Queens – Flushing
135-37 37th Ave bet. Main and Prince Sts.
Queens, NY 11354
Flushing is famous for having some of the best dim sum in the City. Happily for vegans, there's Happy Buddha, a modern, spiffy, spacious restaurant with a full array of mock meat. Prices are affordable and dishes are shareable. Dim sum (served from 11am to 3pm) includes mock shrimp dumplings, mock pork buns and sweet tapioca dumplings. At night expect a wealth of steaming soups, tofu specialties, clay-pot vegetable casseroles and flavorful noodle and rice dishes. To drink are teas, smoothies and organic juices, and to finish, vegan chocolate cake, tofu cheesecake and mango pudding. During the week it's a serene place to dine, but on weekends it's a jam-packed flurry of activity.