Lately, herbivores, carnivores and everyone in between have been flocking to vegetarian and vegan restaurants not only for ethical or health reasons, but also because the food is really, really good. Whether they’re dishing out faux meat or serving vegetable-centric plates, NYC’s meat-free restaurants are inventive, trendy and—most important—delicious. Read on for some of our favorites.
Order a burger at Superiority Burger, and the counter person might ask if you want it "vegetarian." "Isn't everything vegetarian?" you say, already schooled in the hype surrounding this Brooks Headley (ex-Del Posto) sensation, where all menu items are meat-free.
Herbivores flock to this East Village outpost for a menu featuring no meat or dairy, but plenty of variety: regulars love such diverse dishes as the hearty Olé Man Seitan, the greenery-filled Dragon and Combo Bowls, and the classic marinated tofu sandwich.