3 Best Vegan Restaurants in New York

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New York is well known for its culinary scene and vegan restaurants are no exception. If you’re looking to explore some plant-based cuisine, these three restaurants might just convince you to give up meat for good. 

Red Bamboo

Red Bamboo has been a go-to destination for vegan and vegetarian dinners for decades. This cozy and welcoming restaurant specializes in vegan comfort food dishes like BBQ seitan ribs, Southern-fried tofu, and a variety of vegan burgers. And don’t leave without trying their vegan BBQ Buffalo Wings – a crowd favorite. 

Vegetarian Dim Sum House

Located in the heart of Chinatown, Vegetarian Dim Sum House offers a vegan twist on traditional Chinese dim sum. This family-run restaurant is known for its wide selection of dumplings, buns, and other dim sum delights, all made with plant-based ingredients. The best dishes to try – are tofu skins and vegetarian duck-on noodles. 

Mamoun’s Falafel

Mamoun’s Falafel, a beloved NYC institution, has been serving Middle Eastern cuisine for decades. Even though it is not a fully vegan restaurant, its mouthwatering falafel is worth the stop. The falafel sandwich served in warm pita bread with a mix of fresh vegetables and tahini sauce, is a crowd favorite.