New York City, New York, USA Vegan Friendly Restaurants


Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants

Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or just searching for plant-based dining options, it's nice to have personal recommendations. That's why HappyCow has created this list, featuring the ten best vegan restaurants in New York City, NY, as determined by the highest scores calculated from HappyCow community member reviews.

Even curious carnivores should agree that the tasty vegan options available at these restaurants would please even the most discerning palate. From breakfast to brunch, dinner to late-night snacking, and every meat-free meal in-between, we're sure that you'll find the very best veggie dining experiences using our Top 10 list as your guide.
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20 Christopher St (at West Village, Manhattan), New York City, New York

212-243-7200

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Cuisine: Vegan, Beer/Wine, Take-out, French

European restaurant and creperie in Manhattan. Makes vegan French cuisine and crepes both sweet and savory (galettes). Fully vegan since Jan 2017.

69 Reviews

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2 Pennsylvania Plaza, Pennsy Local Food Hall, New York City, New York

862-246-6431

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out, Bakery, Fusion

Vegan food truck turned brick and mortar, now a counter in Pennsy Food Hall in Midtown Manhattan, since 2015. Offers sandwiches, burgers, and vegan doughnuts.

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41 E 11th St (at downtown Manhattan), New York City, New York

212-979-2288

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, International, Raw, Juice bar, Take-out, Bakery

Sister to the uptown Manhattan location, this one opened in March 2013 and provides a more relaxed atmosphere. Serves all vegan fare inspired by international cuisines, and pastries are baked in-house. An all day dining menu and nightly dinner specials, including raw, juices, smoothies, coffee, and tea.

41 Reviews

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62 W 56th S (at Midtown West, Manhattan), New York City, New York

646-964-5097

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Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Fast food, Juice bar, Delivery, Take-out, Fusion

Vegan sushi store with a few outlets, primarily grab-n-go with few seats. Offers choice of nori or soy bean paper for rolls plus freshly squeeze juice and side salad.

88 Reviews

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12 Park Ave (at Midtown, Manhattan), New York City, New York

212-213-1001

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Cuisine: Vegan, Take-out, Asian, Korean

Sister-restaurant to the venerable Hangawi vegan restaurant, Franchia offers a casual take on refined Asian fusion cuisine. Decor is traditional Korean architecture contrasts with elements of modernism. On the menu are dishes like vegetable sushi, Korean dumplings, and a selection of noodles, rice dishes, and main entrees. Teas and gifts available for purchase.

28 Reviews

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833 Lexington Ave, New York City, New York

917-262-0766

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Cuisine: Vegan, Western, Beer/Wine, Take-out, European, Fusion

Plant-based cafe and wine bar est. Jan 2016.

24 Reviews

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77 Mulberry St (at Chinatown, Manhattan), New York City, New York

212-233-2921

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Take-out, Catering, Kosher

Chinese food menu with dim sum and a variety of vegetable dishes and faux meat. Not affiliated with the Buddha Bodai on Mott St. Oct 2016 reported no longer using whey. August 2017 reported that some dishes mention eggs explicitly so check.

44 Reviews

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229 E 14th St (at Union Square, Manhattan), New York City, New York

646-861-2889

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Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Fast food, Juice bar, Delivery, Take-out, Fusion

Vegan sushi shop with a few outlets, primarily grab-n-go with few seats. Offers choice of nori or soy bean paper for rolls plus freshly squeeze juice and side salad. Sister restaurant to The Green Roll in Chelsea Market.

82 Reviews

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460 Amsterdam Ave (at uptown Manhattan), New York City, New York

212-362-2266

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, International, Juice bar, Take-out, Bakery

Its flagship Manhattan location, a relaxed cafe with vegan bakery on premise. Offers various pastries, cookies, cakes, juice, smoothies, salads, live food, sandwiches, vegan entrees, and daily specials.

107 Reviews

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154 East 79th St (at Lexington, Upper East Side, Manhattan), New York City, New York

212-537-7179

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Catering, Gourmet

Upscale sister restaurant to Candle Café. All vegan, organic cuisine presented in a two-floor dining oasis with an organic wine and sake bar. Brunch on Sunday.

So, there you have it - our list of the very best vegan food that New York City, NY has to offer. We hope that you enjoy your dining experience.

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