Below is a list of the top and leading Vegetarian Restaurants in New York. To help you find the best Vegetarian Restaurants located near you in New York, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
New York’s Best Vegetarian Restaurants:
The top-rated Vegetarian Restaurants in New York are:
- The Little Beet – a fast-casual restaurant that’s popular with gluten-free patrons.
- Beyond Sushi – mini-chain that specializes in vegan sushi.
- Kajitsu – the only go-to shojin ryori place in Midtown Manhattan.
- Avant Garden – the first pure upscale vegan project of Ladybird’s founder, restaurateur Ravi DeRossi.
- Dirty Candy – creative vegetarian dishes & classic cocktails presented in stylish, airy surrounds.
The Little Beet
The Little Beet is the go-to place if you’re looking for a light and healthy meal. The line will be long as this vegetarian joint is very popular, but the staff is very efficient and moves fast. They’re also very friendly and will help you through the process if this is your first time dining at a vegetarian resto. It is also noteworthy that they use all-natural plant-based ingredients to ensure you get all the nutrition that you need and deserve.
They have branches in New York City, Manhattan, Long Island, Westchester, Jersey City, and the DC Area.
Authentic wholesome vegetarian cuisine, gluten-free dishes, create-your-own-plate, catering.
Address: 135 W 50th St New York, NY 10020
Phone: (212) 459-2338
I made my own with salad, avocado, chicken, sweet potatoes, and super seeds. Not a huge fan of the sauces that I’ve tried. It’s very healthy and also tasty so I love coming back. – Elizabeth L.
Beyond Sushi is a 100% vegetarian and kosher restaurant popular for its innovative sushi rolls that have elevated vegan cuisine in New York City via their seasonal and global dishes. Their menu boasts a collection of healthy comfort foods, sharable plates, and homemade pasta that inspires diners to eat clean and leave a positive imprint on our planet.
They have five restaurants spread across Manhattan that you can go to to have your fix of healthy and sustainable vegetarian cuisine. Their menus vary depending on the branch so be sure to check out their website for more information.
Vegan sushi, kosher, takeaway, no-contact delivery.
Address: 134 W 37th St New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 564-0869
They serve vegetarian delicacies as well as beer, sake, and wine. The blood orange Bloody Mary was delicious. The sake spiked lemonades were so-so. The food was very good. Our friends also got sliders and said they were amazing. Prices are good for NYC – will be back. The staff was friendly. – Heather Boesch
Kajitsu is Midtown Manhattan’s only place to get shojin ryori, a vegetarian diet branching from Zen Buddhism, and is known to be the ‘devotion cuisine’. Chef Hiroki Abe highlights this stark belief by using vegetables at their specific peak season. Kajitsu is also Michelin-starred giving it more reverence for vegetarian diners everywhere. They also use authentic pottery, an integral piece of traditional Japanese cuisine that makes the dining experience go beyond authentic.
Shojin ryori, bento, takeaway, and delivery.
Address: 125 E 39th St New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 228-4873
We had the most wonderful quarantine delivery experience ever this evening. They brought us flowers. The food was beautiful and delicious. We felt like we left our NYC apartment and went to Japan. Can’t wait to go someday in person! Highly recommend. – Jennifer H.
Avant Garden is one of the many exquisite restaurants of restaurateur Ravi DeRossi. It might be smaller than the other restos that DeRossi has built up, but unlike other vegan or vegetarian restaurants that try and serve vegetables as meat substitutes and make them taste like say pork or chicken, Avant Garden serves vegetable dishes that taste like vegetables which are quite rare in today’s culture. If you get the chance to drop by this quaint and healthy diner, try their Pickled Peach, Tomato, Almond Ricotta, and their beets.
Refined vegetarian cuisine, caviar, and wine collection.
Address: 130 E 7th St New York, NY 10009
Phone: (646) 922-7948
Exceeded my expectation, so many flavors and all from vegetables, it’s impressive. Any meat eater employing a “meat and two vegs” mentality will have that philosophy well and truly tested. The highlight for us was a cauliflower dish, delicious, and great wine selection. – Matthew Reid
Dirty Candy is a pioneer in vegetarian cuisine in NYC with its two prix-fixe dinner options. The first one is “The Vegetable Patch” that consists of five courses that cost $65 including tips, and “The Vegetable Garden” that has ten courses and is worth $99 including tips. It’s a bit pricey, but believe me when I tell you it is worth every penny. Dishes like smoked cabbage hot pot, zucchini Takoyaki, and cool spinach ramen with Thai basil pesto are among the popular dishes. They also have a bar that has a la carte that offers unique vegetarian treats.
Unique vegetable dishes, classic cocktails, takeaway, and delivery.
Address: 86 Allen St New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 228-7732
It’s not your typical vegetarian restaurant, it’s not trying to save the planet, nor is it filled with self-righteous people eating vegetables. This is a place where the chef makes a real effort to transform basic vegetables into a gourmet experience. It was fun, it was an adventure (albeit an expensive one), but well worth it. – Hugo Sparks
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