Are you ready to take on the Big Apple the plant-based and food-conscious way? Great, you've come to the right place! New York is probably one of the most exciting places in the world for vegan friendly foods, and here are some of my personal favorites - enjoy!
Did you think you had to give up sushi the day you decided to go plant-based? Think again! Beyond Sushi is (honestly) the best sushi I've ever had and it's all completely plant-based! Every plate they serve is a piece of art and you get a great deal of food for the price you pay. Arthur and I make sure to always get at least one stop in at one of the BS places every time we go to New York!
Locations: FiDi, Union Square (3rd ave), Meatpacking District, Midtown
Healthy delicious plant-based organic food & wine bar. Do I need to say more? Create your own bowl or pick some of their specialty dishes, whatever you choose you will for sure walk out the door again full and satisfied. The cute and comfy atmosphere makes it a perfect spot for a date night, a catch-up with a close friend or to bring your mom who's in town, I literally can't think of a time when you wouldn't want to go here :).
Locations: Soho & Upper East side
Little Choc Apothecary
If you're looking for the cutest crêpe place in town (or on the planet, even) this is it! And what better? It's all vegan! Savory or sweet doesn't matter, they have it all! And I should probably mention that their açaí bowls are to die for as well. I was lucky enough to live down the street from this gem for a period of my NYC life and now I try to visit every time I go back. Make sure to check it out!
Locations: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
Few things in this world are as mouth watering as the vegan flavors at Van Leuween Ice Cream! When we go we always share 3 scoops (trust me, sharing is enough!) and the pairings will always include at least one scoop of the vegan chocolate cookie dough!
Dine in at one of their cute locations or bring with you for a stroll down NYC streets. Magic.
Locations: West Village, East Village, Williamsburg and Greenpoint
Paulie Gee's Pizza
This hidden gem in one of the industrial buildings by the water front in hip and upcoming Greenpoint is a great option for a cold NYC night. A big authentic Italian pizza oven, a menu with no less than ten vegan options and an ambience that will make you wanna stay forever. Try to come early because they fill up!
I was surprised to find myself here at a lunch meeting last summer, looking at a menu where the majority of the options were gluten-free and vegan. It's so refreshing to be able to go to a restaurant and pick from multiple options and not just go for the regular salad or veggie burger. Multiple appetizers, four vegan mains and a veggie burger - you will for sure find something you fancy at the given moment!
Have I missed your favorite? Any spot I should check out? Please let me know - I'm ALWAYS up for new plant-based tips and advice!