5 Vegan Restaurants You Must Visit When in New York City

When in New York City, you will undoubtedly savor the sights, but let’s not forget about all that excellent food! It’s a culinary mecca, and if you’re vegan or simply looking to expand your taste-buds horizons, these NYC vegan staples should be on your must-visit list.

Red Bamboo

Ah! Red Bamboo. This has been a staple in the New York City vegan scene since 2002. Their menu provides a wide variety of cuisine, ranging from American to Asian. They are probably best known for their insanely delicious buffalo wings. Many dishes have mock-meat in them, so swing by if you’re looking for a ‘chicken’ sandwich. It’s a bit small and gets filled quickly, but it’s worth the wait.

Champs Diner

Stop by here if you are craving a good ol’ diner breakfast or one of their famous milkshakes. Just a quick peek at their Instagram, and you will find yourself heading right over. Their menu is stacked with creative sweet treats like cinnamon swirl pancakes and comfort food like po boys! You can find this retro diner right off the Montrose stop. Bonus: They are open late!

Screamer’s Pizzeria

As opposed to pizzerias usually having just one vegan option, all the slices at this joint are vegan-friendly! There are two locations that have two different menus – one in Greenpoint and one in Crown Heights. You’ll find everything from your classic cheese slice to a buffalo cauliflower slice.


Tacos, burritos, and sweet cocktails. What else could you ask for? We are happy to report that Jajaja has a vegan fish taco as well. You can find two locations in Manhattan, one in the Lower East Side and another in the West Village. A third is in Brooklyn. Each location also offers different options.

Modern Love

This Brooklyn-based restaurant serves up a delicious dinner and brunch. Choose from options like an oyster mushroom calamari or a Swiss fondue as an appetizer and follow it with more warm comfort food like a Chick’n pot pie. Brunch is available on weekends from 10 am to 2:30 pm.

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