NYC Vegan Restaurant Guide

Hi guys! I’ve been getting a ton of messages and emails lately about my favorite spots to eat out at in NYC. I thought it would be best to include it all in a blog post here. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t eat out a ton just because I love preparing my own food and it’s definitely more cost-effective. That being said, I definitely take full advantage of the amazing plant-based options New York City has to offer from time to time. I might add to this list in the future but I figured this is a great place to start. Enjoy!


Beyond Sushi NYC

62 W 56th St. New York, NY 10019

(They have 5 locations in NYC, this is the one I go to most)

  • 100% Plant-based : )
  • My top picks on the menu: Nutty Buddy wrap, Sweet Tree Roll, Mighty Mushroom Roll, Zen Salad
  • No reservations needed, usually seating available
  • Great option for a quick lunch or dinner



Peacefood Café

41 E 11th St. New York, NY 10003

  • 100% Plant-based
  • My top picks on the menu: So many options here but my go-to’s are the Fluffy Quinoa Salad and Chickpea Fries
  • I haven’t been here for dinner but lunchtime isn’t usually too crazy
  • Cute café atmosphere plus they have lots of vegan desserts!



8 E 18th St. New York, NY 10003

(17 Locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn)

  • Plant-based options available
  • Typically, long lines during peak lunch hour time. Pro-tip: Download the app and order on your phone in advance for quick pick-up
  • I usually create my own salad here depending on what I feel like. My favorite add-in’s are kale, organic wild rice, spicy sunflower seeds, spicy broccoli, shredded cabbage, warm Portobello mix, avocado, housemade hummus, and hot chickpeas. Obsessed with the spicy cashew dressing!


Juice Generation

28 E 18th Street New York, NY 10003

(Locations all over NYC)

  • Almost all smoothies, juices and bowls are vegan
  • Perfect post-workout spot
  • My top picks: Joyful Almond smoothie is my all-time fave! It tastes like a milkshake! If I’m feeling all the greens, Mr. Greengenes is my JAM. I also love the XO Coco acai bowl.


Candle 79

154 E 79th St. New York, NY 10075

  • 100% plant-based
  • Definitely one of the pricier and fancier of the options that I’ve listed
  • Great for date night!
  • My top picks: Mezze platter, Grilled Kale Salad
  • They serve Kombrewcha!



48-19 Vernon Blvd Long Island City, NY 11101

(One of my fave local spots in Queens but they have locations in Manhattan also)

  • Not 100% plant-based but great vegan options
  • Perfect compromise if you are with non-vegans
  • My top picks: Cali Fresh Salad, Guadalupe Burger, Sweet fries
  • Beware: the brussel sprouts have bacon (I learned the hard way)
  • The guacamole is amazing!


Hope this helps! Would love to hear your thoughts!

**(This post is not sponsored – just based on my personal experiences)

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  1. We went to Beyond Sushi on 37th between 7th and Broadway – right off the 7, super easy and the most beautiful space… Have you been to Double Zero, Dirt Candy, and Bunna Cafe? My fave spots! Ps. The impossible burger should be coming to the LIC Bareburger very soon, I can’t wait, have you had it? It’s so good!!!!


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