Let’s be real. Was eating healthier one of your New Year’s Resolutions? The vegan lifestyle is one of many choices on the rise.
While a plant-based diet leads to choices that generally include more fruits and vegetables, let’s keep in mind that even Oreos and Bacon Bits are vegan! #healthy!
Whether you’re already following a vegan diet, trying to impress your animal-lover date, or want to expand your palate, here are nine of our favorite places that are either solely vegan or offer vegan food. Give that veggie-life a go!
With the most breathtaking interior of all others listed, Modern Love in Brooklyn offers “swanky vegan comfort food.”
With starter items such as 5-Spice BBQ Cauliflower Wings and Tempeh Stuffed Avocado, their menu definitely stands out.
Blossom Restaurant (187 Ninth Ave)
Located in Chelsea, Blossom offers food all day long! With menu items like Tofu BLT, Tofu Florentine, and Wasabi-Crusted Tofu, this is a tofu-lovers dream.
From brunch to lunch to dinner, this location will satisfy all vegan cravings. Blossom also provides catering—perfect for any occasion.
Jajaja Mexicana (162 East Broadway)
Late night? This contemporary Mexican restaurant is open until 1 am on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Though they offer traditional Mexican food such as empanadas, enchiladas, and burritos, they also offer some unique foods like Kale Pancakes and Beet and Pumpkin Empanadas. Ever had coconut bacon? Yeah, we didn’t think so!
So if you’re in the mood for some Mexican and/or one-of-a-kind menu items, look no further.
Double Zero (65 2nd Ave)
Did someone say vegan pizza?! Double Zero makes plant-based pizza a reality.
Satisfy your late night cravings Located near the East Village, this vegan pizzeria with nut-based cheeses will be your new go-to.
Beyond Sushi (229 E 14th St)
Replace raw fish with raw veggies. Items you can expect to see on the menu at this plant-based sushi spot include Wild Shroom Noodle Salad and Spicy Mang Sushi Rolls.
With locations at Union Square, Chelsea Market, 56th Street, 37th Street, and Financial District, Beyond Sushi is a big hit with 100% vegan ingredients at the five joints throughout Manhattan.
Vegan and craving a burger? Such a struggle. Well, this is the place for you. This vegetarian fast-food spot offers both vegetarian and vegan items on their menu.
They claim on their website that "Everything is vegetarian. A lot is accidentally vegan, just ask!"
What's better than a Megamouth? Having a Megamouth delivered to you, of course! Yes, they cater too!
Bunna Cafe (1084 Flushing Ave)
In the mood for something exotic? Bunna cafe offers Ethiopian food that is also vegan!
As an Ethiopian place, this spot offers dishes with lentils, chickpeas, peas, carrots, potatoes, and ginger—yum!
Located in Brooklyn, this vegan gem serves Ethiopian Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-4pm that will give you one more reason to count down to the weekend.
Peacefood Cafe (460 Amsterdam Ave)
This vegan kitchen and bakery will make you believe in love at first sight.
The charming cafe serves a wide range of options to satisfy any vegan pallet.
From sushi to pizza to soup to smoothies, this cafe alone almost includes items from all the previous menus! With locations at 82nd and 11th street, there is no excuse not to go!
Siggy’s Good Food (292 Elizabeth St)
While not an entirely vegan place, like most of the other restaurants listed, Siggy’s Good Food in Lower Manhattan is an organic restaurant with vegetarian and vegan options.
Siggy’s uses only clean, pure, and organic products, meaning they avoid artificial ingredients, genetically modified products, starch, butter, fillers, thickeners, and highly processed food- this is as real as food gets!