We recently spent some time in New York City and checked out what are friends across the pond are up to. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or somewhere in between, here are our top 5 vegetarian friendly restaurants you need to try in New York.
ABC Kitchen is passionately committed to offering the freshest, safest ingredients, presenting a seasonal menu, that is locally focused and globally artistic, and cultivating a healthy relationship on our tables and for the planet.
We definitely enjoyed Michelin star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s award-winning cuisine, curated in alignment with the farm-to-table movement. The menu is free of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, insecticides, antibiotics, hormones, and is GMO-free. Everything is naturally and humanely sourced from regional farmers and fair trade cooperatives, celebrating community and the future of the slow food movement.
The atmosphere features environmentally conscious stories, honoring the preservation of the arts and global sustainability.
Address: 35 East 18th Street New York, NY 10003
Telephone: +1 212 475 5829
Nix is a restaurant in lively Greenwich Village that has proved to New Yorkers eating vegetarian or vegan is a celebration rather than sacrifice. The only vegetarian restaurant in the US with a Michelin star, Nix serves a health conscious and pure creativity driven menu that is highly flavourful.
Chef owner John Fraser has long been known as a chef who has a particular way with vegetables. Nix was created as a concept when he realized that people aren’t eating out any less, but they are changing the way they eat while they are out.
Address: 72 University Pl, New York, NY 10003
Telephone: +1 212-498-9393
Alta Calidad is located in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn where Indian American Chef Akhtar Nawab is cooking innovative Mexican cuisine. The Spanish translation of “Alta Calidad” means “high quality” and it’s their main goal to provide that with every dish that they serve. Nawab cooks with pride and integrity and has a lot of fun doing it. He’s made a career out of tacos, so we gave a try to the amazing Vegetarian Taco.
Address: 552 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Telephone: +1 718-622-1111
“Everything is vegetarian, a lot is accidentally vegan” they say. East Village’s superior veggie burger destination Superiority Burger attracts people from all around the world to introduce chef Brooks Headley’s creative meatless burgers and sides. This very compact, all-vegetarian fast-food spot is serving up popular burgers in white-tiled surroundings. Nobody stops in for the ambience. They go for an animal-free meal that’s just as good as the real thing. Just a reminder, their core value is humility.
Address: 430 E. 9th Street, New York, NY 10009
Telephone: +1 (212) 256-1192
Located at the Mercer Hotel, Mercer Kitchen brings a chic, sophisticated vibe to the heart of Soho. Situated in the basement of a historic building constructed in the 1800s, the restaurant was designed by Christian Liaigre as a combination of industrial and classic modernism. Exposed brick walls, long banquettes, and candlelit sconces give the place a timelessly stylish, sexy, fun ambiance. Mercer Kitchen was one of the first restaurants in New York City to have a communal table, which remains popular to this day. There is an open kitchen, where you can sit back and watch the show.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the world’s most famous chefs, his skills extend far beyond the kitchen. We tried the very tasty Vegan Burger, topped with pepper jack, avocado, crunchy red onions, Russian dressing, lettuce and tomato. We never knew Russian dressing and avocado were such a good combo on a burger.
Address: 99 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012
Telephone: +1 212 966 5454