140 W 4st New York, NY 10012 Vegetarian Soul Food Dine-in($$) (212) 260-1212 This is another post for the faux meat lovers. Red Bamboo is a small restaurant in Greenwich Village that provides a rare choice of vegetarian cuisine. They take aim at meat free soul food. The menu has a few items that contain dairy products but they are clearly labeled and the staff is happy to provide...
Green House Cafe
7717 3rd Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11209 Continental Cuisine Dine-in($$) (718)833-8200 This was a pending post from last year. I have finally been able to visit this restaurant and now I wish I had done it a very long time ago. Rooted in the heart of Bay Ridge, Green House Cafe is a restaurant that many locals visit. Being vegan, I have always walked by it without any expectation that they...
For good this time. I return with weekly posts and a few modifications to the blog to make it more practical. Previously, I had it planned to highlight vegan friendly locations one neighborhood at a time. Now, the locations will not be localized to one area or organized into a pattern. The posts may be localized in New York or another place entirely since I travel at times. For those who are...
I return on May 2nd with new reviews and vegan spots. Sorry for the delay. And thank you for following.
752 Union St Chinese dine-in ($$) 1(718)789-1400 Discreetly resting on the corner of 6th avenue, finding this location proved to be a delight. Being a big fan of vegetarian meats, I was excited to see that this restaurant had not just a vegetarian selection but a complete vegetarian menu. The contents of the menu are delivered to you by fast friendly service and you have the choice of...
156 5th Avenue Vegan Latin Cuisine Dine-in($$) 1(718)622-2275 “I do not know where to begin”. “I am speechless”. These are the words that I used when I had my first dining experience here. The V-Spot will always have a place in my heart. Whilst an up and coming vegan, V-Spot was the first completely vegan restaurant that I visited. The first visit...
295 5th Avenue Thai Cusine Dine-in($) 1(718)965-1108 Advertising itself only with blue spot lights at its entrance, Song is a popular place to dine in the Park Slope area. Attracting people with their low prices, quality ingredients and modern interior, Song has become a regular spot for locals as well as my friends and family. Becoming Vegan required that I look at the...
Vegan Friendly Bagel Shops in Park Slope
Freshly baked hand rolled New York Bagels cannot be beaten. The only other thing to ask for is a dairy free cream cheese option. Ask no more! The locations below have variations of tofu “cream cheese”. Bagel World 339 5th street 1(718)499-1143 La Bagel Delight 284 7th avenue 1(718)768-6107
315 5th avenue Cafe/Sandwich Shop($$) 1(718)788-2121 Saying it ‘snice is an understatement. The interior (or exterior if it’s warm) is comfortable for a naturally brightly lit cafe and the service is quick and competent. This one was found not by me but by my mother some time ago. Knowing I am in the habit of collecting menus, she brought it home to me one day after...
359 7th Avenue Dine-in($-$$)/Take Out($-$$) 1(718)768-5327 I know you crave New York Pizza. I did too, until I found Pizza Plus. I have tried many vegan pizzas from various locations that I have yet to write about. However, It was not until I ate at Pizza Plus that the search for New York Vegan pizza ended. The combination of the homemade dough and sauce with daiya cheese surfaced...
Next Area Of Focus: Park Slope
7717 3rd Avenue 1(718)833-8200 Stay tuned for more information on this location. I was told by the staff that they have Vegan chefs but have been unable to dine here to experience it for myself.
8405 5th Avenue Sit-in/Take Out/Carry Out($-$$) 1(718)238-1300 Chopstix is a local Chinese restaurant that I have visited regularly since I was younger. The interior is kept modern, service pleasant and the food was always very tasty. After becoming Vegan, it took me a few visits to realize the options they had for me. Usually getting tofu and broccoli, I then realized that they had more...
The Owl's Head
479 74th Street Wine Bar($-$$$) 1(718)680-2436 New to myself and Bay Ridge, this wine bar feels as if it belongs in Williamsburg. Being that I love Williamsburg and Williamsburg loves vegans, I felt very comfortable at this establishment. My friends and I were able to choose from a variety of Wines and Six Point Beers. Immediately after finding out I was vegan they made known to me...
7917 3rd Avenue Take Out/Carry Out/Sit-in($-$$) 1(718)238-2202 Dragon China is a fairly new and surprising discovery of mine. I have a habit of picking up menus everywhere I go. One day I was walking to Apple Tree(see previous posts) and I swiped a menu while passing by Dragon China which so happens to be next door. From the outward and inward appearance of the place, I expected it...
Great Wall Supermarket Group
6720 Fort Hamilton Parkway Shopping($) Warning: This supermarket has tanks and barrels full of living beings that they sell by the pound for food. They also feature a large selection of Meat. It is hard to avoid seeing this while there. If seeing this would bother you, I would suggest you avoid shopping here. Previously a movie theater, Great Wall is a large authentic Chinese market for...
7305 3rd Avenue Dine-In/Take Out($$) 1(718)745-0222 Like other establishments in Bay Ridge, Vesuvio has the humble beginning of a family owned restaurant. Established in 1953, the owners found delight in feeding and treating their customers as if they were family. Over five decades later, this restaurant still draws a regular flow of locals inside and is constantly sending deliveries...
Klein's Ice Cream House
3614 15th Avenue Dessert($-$$) 1(718)972-0222 Yes, it exists! I had to keep repeating that to myself when I discovered this one. As an ice cream parlor for both vegans and omnivores, this location also serves as the factory and headquarters of Klein’s Ice Cream. This factory ships their one of a kind ice cream to many vegan restaurants as well as to Klein’s other small ice...
7417 3rd Avenue Take Out/Carry Out($$) 1(718)680-6900 Nature’s Grill boasts itself as a “health conscious kitchen” but it disappoints in many areas. The “health foods” are actually on the brink of becoming comfort foods. For Vegetarians and Vegans the options are limited and these options are best used as a last resort because of their unsatisfying dull...
Apple Tree Natural Market
8002 3rd Avenue Shopping($-$$$) 1(718)745-5776 This store has saved a Vegan many times. Located in the heart of Bay Ridge, Apple Tree has anything you may need to be an herbivore. Although prices are slightly higher than they are at Fairway or Whole Foods, this local store has specialty items in stock that cannot be found anywhere else in the neighborhood. With friendly and...
8002 3rd Avenue Carry Out($) 1(718)748-0366 A popular spot for the residents of Bay Ridge to get their breakfast, Bagel Boy is more than your average bagel store. Like other bagel shops in the area, they have many bagels that are free of animal products as well as a minimal salad bar. Surprising to me at first, they offer more. They have on their shelves a variety of vegan cookies....
Kombucha in Bay Ridge
The addictive and guilt free effervescent tea that never fails to satisfy can be found at two locations in Bay Ridge: Apple Tree Natural Market 7911 3rd Avenue 1(718) 745-5776 Fruit Land Produce 7405 3rd Avenue 1(718) 680-4900
7523 3rd Avenue Dine-in($$$) 1(718)748-5600 Tanoreen manages to draw people from various neighborhoods and into Bay Ridge by way of the fine dining experience it has to offer. It boasts a “Middle Eastern food with a Mediterranean aroma”. The eye pleasing formal yet comfortable interior is only forgotten when the taste of your food crowds your senses. The service is...
7701 5th Avenue Carry Out($) 1(347)492-0509 Named after the pies in which it specializes, Manouche is as home made as Middle Eastern food can get. Once placed, you can see your order manually transformed from raw ingredients into a satisfying treat of a meal. The menu caters to a mix of tastes and preferences. The wait may be lengthy but it is worth it. Especially since they house...
611 86th Street Take Out($$) 1(718) 238-1388 A rare find indeed. This takeout Thai restaurant caters to vegans in many ways. Their menu boasts an arsenal of faux meats, vegan appetizers, vegan soups, and bubble tea made with soy milk. The establishment is not ideal for dining in but their take out service is superb and they cater to any diet. Appetizers: Vegetable Summer Rolls ...
From Brooklynite to Veganyte
I was born, raised and continue to live in the Dyker Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Growing up in the ultimate melting pot has cooked me into the curious person that I am. My entire life has been excited by the desire to try new things and make new experiences from the unknown. Being impartial to no cuisine, I had never said no to trying something new. However, this changed a few years...