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13 Vegan Restaurants in New York City to Try

by Jen Gonzalez
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While there are slim pickings for 100% vegan restaurants in Hudson County, NYC has some of the best vegan food in the country. Luckily for us in the Hoboken and Jersey City area, we’re just minutes away from all of the vegan yumz the city has to offer. We’ve rounded up some of the best spots for you {13, to be exact}, so read on to see which vegan restaurants in NYC worth checking out — most near the PATH stops, by the way:

Delice & Sarrasin {20 Christopher Sreet} 

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A five minute walk from the 9th Street PATH station, Delice & Sarrasin is a 100% French vegan restaurant offering a range of authentic French dishes, along with savory & sweet crepes. French onion soup, brie cheese {macadamia nut-based}, and escargot {oyster mushrooms} are a must. The Tartare De Thon or “raw tuna” made from tomatoes is unlike any mock meat and served traditionally with avocado, mango, pink berries and a lime juice and raspberry vinegar. Save room for the raw chocolate mousse or the orange creme brûlée. Even their wines are carefully chosen as the menu explains that not all wines are vegan due to the fining agents during the filtering process, which can involve egg whites, gelatin, casein and fish bladder.

Beyond Sushi {134 W 37th Street}

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A ten-minute walk from the 33rd Street PATH station, Beyond Sushi on 37th Street has a more comprehensive menu than their other locations, offering not only their famous gourmet vegan sushi, but dumplings, noodle salads, rice bed salads, rice paper wraps, desserts, along with alcohol {sake, wine, and beer}. This spot is top-notch. Come hungry and save room for the black bean sweet potato brownie a la mode.

By Chloe {60 W 22nd Street}

Fun and healthy vegan fast food is the vibe here. The Classic Burger is reminiscent of a Big Mac, but better and better for you {made with a tempeh-lentil-chia-walnut patty}. The Kale Caesar is made with shiitake “bacon” and almond “parmesan”. Original and sweet potato fries are air-baked and do not leave without dessert. Former owner Chef Chloe Coscarelli, who designed the menu made a name for herself when she won Cupcake Wars. Not only are the raspberry tiramisu and Chlostess cupcakes amazing, but homemade ice creams sold by the pint {think kale cookies & cream} along with push pops (salted caramel, birthday cake, coconut matcha) are like no other! Healthy cold-pressed juices are also for sale in the fridge as well as daily smoothies.

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XYST {44 West 17th Street}

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XYST is master vegan chef, Matthew Kenney’s latest contribution to NYC. A 100% vegan Mediterranean menu boasts truffle cheese crostini, smoked hummus, one of the freshest kale Caesar salads complete with tempeh bacon and a sunflower baklava with rose merengue. This spot is adorably cozy.

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Terri {60 W 23rd Street}

Located just outside of the 23rd Street PATH train station, Terri is the perfect grab & go vegan spot. Quickly grab one of their smoothies, cold pressed juices, salads {Southwestern, Kale Caesar}, a wrap or sandwich for lunch on your way to work or for dinner on your way home. Their vegan version of McDonald’s Fish Filet made with a hearts of palm and cashew cream patty is uncanny.

Hangawi {12 East 32nd Street}

hangawi nyc vegan restaurant

Prepare to take your shoes off for a traditionally untraditional experience in Korea town. While many of the Korean restaurants on 32nd Street serve meat and kimchi made with fish sauce, Hangawi is 100% vegan. Open for lunch and dinner, Hangawi serves up dumplings, soups, salads, noodles, rice bowls, savory pancakes and more. There is even a separate gluten-free menu.

See More: Charritos Plants & Herbs: Vegan + Vegetarian Hoboken Restaurant 

Peacefood Cafe {41 East 11th Street}

peacefood nyc vegan restaurant

A roasted Japanese pumpkin sandwich topped with caramelized onions and cashew cheese, a PFC “unchicken” bucket (usually part of the daily specials), vegetable tamales and chickpea fries…say no more. But wait, there’s more. Peacefood Cafe serves up world-class desserts including hands down, the best vegan carrot cake around.

Butcher’s Daughter {581 Hudson Street}

While this is a vegetarian {not vegan} restaurant that serves eggs and some dairy cheese, almost every dish can be made vegan. In fact, they call themselves a vegetable slaughterhouse and most dishes are actually made with vegan nut cheese. Notable menu items include the Buckwheat pancakes with candied pecans, Watermelon Sashimi, Heart of Palm Ceviche, Watermelon Ricotta Salad, and The Butcher’s Burger. Fresh juices and smoothies are also available along with exotic mimosas made with cold-pressed juices (think pineapple orange and passionfruit).

Nix {72 University Place}

nix nyc vegan restaurant

A ten-minute walk from the 14th Street PATH station, this swanky vegetarian spot boasts fancy cocktails and a separate vegan menu. Serving up rich vegetables {hardly any mock meats or tofu}, Nix nails it when it comes to gourmet whole food plant-based fare. This is an awesome date spot.

Urban Vegan Kitchen {41 Carmine Street}

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Specializing in vegan comfort food, Urban Vegan Kitchen offers classics like their Happy Shrimp Po’ Boy, Chick-un & Waffles, Chili Cheese fries, buffalo wings, and lasagna, Urban Vegan Kitchen is a ten minute walk from the 9th street Path station. A full alcohol menu is also available.

Blossom Du Jour {259 W 23rd Street}

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A great grab & go spot, Blossom Du Jour is the go-to spot for vegan bowls. Some premade bowls include the Breakfast Bowl, Protein Bowl and Quinoa Burger Bowl, but you can also “Build a Bowl.” They also offer great sandwiches like the Sloppy Jack made from BBQ jackfruit and Seitan Philly Cheese Steak. Save room for the decadent Butterfinger Shake!

READ: Vegan Food in Jersey City: Subia’s Vegan Café

Cinnamon Snail {The Pennsy 2 Pennsylvania Plaza}

Now permanently located in the Pennsy next to Madison Square Garden, you may recognize Cinnamon Snail from their humble beginnings as a food truck frequently parked outside of the old Club H in Hoboken. Cinnamon Snail has earned many food truck awards including the 2014 Vendy food truck award for best vegan food truck in NYC. Known for their street fare {they even have cookbook called Street Vegan}, Cinnamon Snail makes incredible burgers served on pretzel buns, Banh Mi, jalapeño Mac n’ cheese, kimchi tater tots, doughnuts, and Mexican hot chocolate.

Lifethyme {410 6th Avenue}

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This health market right outside of the 9th Street PATH train station has a cold bar in the back as well as hot food items that can be heated up for you. There is a wide assortment of vegan items including a fridge full of NYC’s best vegan desserts and puddings {chocolate raspberry, banana, chia, vanilla}. You can enjoy your food upstairs where seating is available with a view of the street.

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