Meg’s Favorite Things: Vegan Restaurants in New York City

I love a good culinary experience!  I find vegan food to be so inventive and delicious, and further accentuated by the atmosphere and service wherever I am dining.  Here are my top picks and what you should absolutely order!


Planta – New York | PLANTA in the US and Canada

My favs: Everything here is so good! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. But my must have’s are the Torched and Pressed, Crispy Rice, Potato Truffle Dumplings and Udon Noodles.


Willow – Vegan Restaurant Chelsea NYC – Dine In, Delivery, Takeout | Willow

My favs: MUST get the Mac and ‘Cheese’. It is legit the best, vegan or non-vegan. Also, don’t skip the Chef’s Cookie Skillet.


Coletta- Vegan & Kosher Italian Restaurant Gramercy, NYC – Coletta

My favs: You have to start with the Olive and Rosemary Bread! Don’t forget the Potato Pizza and Eggplant Lasagna. Chef Guy Vaknin is changing the face of vegan dining in NYC! He owns Coletta, as well as Willow, Anixi and Beyond Sushi. 


I also have to mention, Chef Mario Buccellati who is working with Chef Guy Vaknin and is making a big splash on the NYC vegan scene!


LadyBird- Ladybird – Vegan Tapas & Wine Bar | NYC | East Village — Overthrow Hospitality | Vegan Dining | New York City

My favs: The brunch vibe is on point!  Get the whipped coffee and the Matcha waffles!


Delice & Sarrasin- Delice & Sarrasin

My favs: I love the ‘cheese platter’ and highly recommend the Galettes Gourmandes (especially the La Paysanne).


The Butcher’s Daughter-

My favs: I love the cold-pressed juice flights. Add some bubbly to them if you’re in the mood. Then order the loaded banana bread and the Butcher’s Bowl with Tofu scramble.


Double Zero-

My favs: Everything Chef Matthew Kenney does is my favorite!  You will be hard-pressed to find a better vegan chef and his many restaurants prove it.  He put potato pizza on the map and I adore his Cacio e pepe.


P.S. Kitchen- P.S. Kitchen

My favs: The Chicken Pot Pie is a must. I also love the Homemade Lasagna and Beyond Burrito.


Le Botantiste- Le Botaniste | Food and Wine Bar | Plant-based Organic | NYC

My favs: The Pasta Bolo. Also the Spicy Chili Sin Carne, which came highly recommended and did not disappoint!



My favs: My friend Jenny introduced me to this spot. My top picks would be the Black Truffle Dumpling and Vermicelli Delight