It seems like veganism continues to be on the rise, with new restaurants popping up constantly throughout the city. We thought we’d compile our current faves of plant-based spots that will fill your tummy and leave you feeling satisfied.
Modern Love Brooklyn
Where: 317 Union Avenue, Williamsburg
Modern Love Brooklyn is the perfect place to go if you’re craving some of that good comfort food we all love. Whoever slanders the vegan diet as only being able to eat bland vegetables is seriously mistaken. Whether you’re in the mood for some fried chicken (made with tofu), some mac n cheese (made with spinach & artichoke) or simple chicken and waffles (with a little twist on the chicken).
Oh and the best part is their brunches on Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Looking for some weekend plans?
Where: 78 Orchard Street (LES)
If you love a morning bagel or sandwich for lunchtime, the Orchard Grocer is the perfect little deli for you. Specialising in rich, filling sandwiches, bagels and homemade sweets (even soft-serve!) this place will leave you satisfied in every way possible (hello no palm oil either!). They describe themselves as a deli for a better world and we think that’s honestly adorable! Check out what’s available on their menu.
Delice & Sarrasin Restaurant
Where: 20 Christopher Street (Greenwich Village)
Delice & Sarrasin is a French vegan restaurant. Yes that’s right, a place for vegans to enjoy some of France’s best dishes. Delice = delicious and Sarrasin = the buckwheat flour that’s used in a savory crêpe. Get ready for some authentic food from a true French chef. This place is fancy (have a look at the vegan escargot) and cruelty-free.
Address: 203 Wilson Avenue (Bushwick)
This is our personal favorite on the list because the story of how it came to be is quite inspiring. Owned by a black woman entrepreneur who’s only 22, Francesca Chaney had the idea to open this place while she was at college, working three jobs and struggling to eat healthy food at affordable prices. From selling healthy smoothies/juices to her friends/family/community and then at various events, she realised she was sitting on an amazing business idea. You can find the tastiest food on the menu, from chick’n waffles to hearty breakfast burritos to much more! Read more about her story here.
Address: 620 Manhattan Avenue & 685 Manhattan Avenue (Brooklyn)
Pizza is one of the hardest foods to give up if you’re thinking about making the transition to veganism, so what if we told you that you can still fully enjoy it while sticking to your vegan diet? One look at the cheesy pizza’s below and you’ll see for yourself…check out their menu’s here (they change depending on the location).
A dream for your instagram aesthetic, by CHLOE is the more established vegan brand on this list with locations around the USA and two in London. With an extensive menu of options to choose from, whatever food you’re into, you’ll find at by CHLOE. Check out their menu here.
With several locations around NYC, for either savory or sweet bites, chances are theres one close to you!
featured image: instagram.com/@modernlovebrooklyn