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The Best Restaurants with Vegan Options in New York City

The OpenTable Team

There is no doubt that NYC is one of the top culinary capitals of the world. This pulsing, hectic concrete jungle has an endless variety of restaurants in nearly every cuisine possible. The city also has a huge selection of eateries that cater to people with special dietary preferences, especially vegans. There are many restaurants in New York that serve up high-quality, animal-free fare. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best restaurants with vegan options among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:Nix, Tamarind - Tribeca, ilili
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Vegetarian, Indian, Lebanese
Neighborhoods:Greenwich Village, TriBeCa - Downtown, Gramercy / Flatiron
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Nix

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Greenwich Village
1,773 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
Get ready for an experience that is awe-inspiring at Nix, one of the best vegan restaurants in the area. The team behind it (Nicolas Farias and John Fraser) is also the team behindRead more
88% recommended
Healthy in Manhattan
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Tamarind - Tribeca

$$$$·Indian·
TriBeCa - Downtown
3,121 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Vegan diners who like Indian food should head to Tamarind Tribeca. This gorgeous restaurant's menu has plenty of vegan options to satisfy your craving. Tamarind was once Tamarind RRead more
86% recommended
Indian in New York / Tri-State Area

ilili

$$$$·Lebanese·
Gramercy / Flatiron
5,856 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Head to the Flatiron District in NYC to et at ilili, which serves some of the best vegan in New York. The restaurant is Lebanese-fusion, and they feature dishes that combine elemenRead more
92% recommended
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Indochine

$$$$·Vietnamese·
NoHo
1,756 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • People Watching
  • Special Occasion
Indochine opened in the 1980s, but that doesn't mean the restaurant is outdated. In fact, they are one of the best vegan restaurants in the city, and they offer a quintessentially Read more
88% recommended

Vic's

$$$$·Italian·
NoHo
1,015 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
In 2014, Victoria Freeman, Marc Meyer, and Chris Paraskevaides opened Vic's. This trio was the mastermind behind two other successful restaurants: Cookshop and Hundred Acres. Vic'sRead more
100% recommended
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EN Japanese Brasserie

$$$$·Japanese·
West Village
2,179 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
Head downtown to EN Japanese Brasserie for a take on Japanese food that's vegan-friendly. The chef of the restaurant is Abe Hiroki, and he cooks up a fresh, inventive menu that chaRead more
90% recommended

Felidia

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown East
5,182 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Felidia is an NYC Italian classic. Their menu also includes some of the best vegan in New York. Lidia Bastianich opened the restaurant in the early 1980s, and they have been going Read more
83% recommended

Little Park

$$$$·Contemporary American·
TriBeCa - Downtown
992 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Seasonal
Hotel restaurants can get a bad rap. This isn't the case for Little Park, an elegant little gem of a restaurant located inside the Smyth Hotel. Andrew Carmellini is the chef of LitRead more
91% recommended

Masseria dei Vini

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown West
1,655 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
For diners that love authentic Italian food, there's no better spot than Masseria Dei Vini. This gorgeous Italian restaurant offers delicacies made vegan-style, like eggplant cakesRead more
93% recommended

Santina

$$$$·Italian·
Meatpacking District
1,353 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Another great Italian option for vegans in NYC is Santina. Located downtown on Washington Street, Fantina features more coastal Italian food instead of traditional pizzas and plateRead more
89% recommended

Lil' Frankie's

$$$$·Italian·
East Village
668 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Casual
While we're on the subject of Italian, Lil Frankie's in the East Village is an excellent option for vegan diners downtown. It's not technically a vegan restaurant, but the menu feaRead more
90% recommended

Lincoln Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Upper West Side
5,399 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Lincoln Ristorante is a restaurant in Lincoln Center, and it has excellent, artfully-prepared vegan options. Tables at Lincoln offer great views of the surrounding entertainment coRead more
92% recommended
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LArtusi

$$$$·Italian·
West Village
2,287 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Located in the West Village is Artusi, a restaurant that shines for its wine list as much as its food. Vegans can enjoy the spaghetti with garlic and chilies (hold the parmesan), oRead more
92% recommended
Italian in Manhattan
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Freds Madison at Barneys New York

$$$$·American·
Upper East Side
1,730 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
Shopping in NYC can be exhausting. So, browse all of the racks at Saks, Bloomie's, and Bergdorf, then head to Barneys on Madison Avenue to shop and grab lunch at Freds. Enjoy veganRead more
86% recommended
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Casa Enrique

$$$$·Mexican·
Long Island City
824 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Looking for vegan Mexican food in NYC? Then look no further than Casa Enrique, a standout Mexican restaurant that is lively, bright, fun—and delicious! The menu at the restaurant iRead more
93% recommended
Mexican in New York / Tri-State Area
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The Polo Bar

$$$$·American·
Midtown East
696 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Ralph Lauren doesn't just make clothing and home goods. He also has restaurants, like the Polo Bar, in midtown Manhattan. Picture a Ralph Lauren Polo restaurant interior—and that iRead more
95% recommended
American in Manhattan
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Shuka

$$$$·Mediterranean·
SoHo
2,309 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
Shuka is one of New York City's most outstanding Mediterranean restaurants. Located in Soho, on legendary MacDougal Street, they offer a cozy, quintessential downtown New York restRead more
93% recommended
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ABC Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
6,770 reviews
One of the best restaurants in NYC for vegans and non-vegans alike is ABC Kitchen. Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the legendary Alsatian chef who launched countless successful restauraRead more
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ABC Cocina

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Union Square
2,530 reviews
Like ABC Kitchen, ABC Cocina is a Jean-Georges restaurant located in ABC Carpet and Home. The atmosphere is similarly upscale, elegant, and romantic. However, the menu is differentRead more
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Barbuto - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
Meatpacking District
1,390 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Barbuto may be well-known for their roast chicken, but, that doesn't mean that vegans can't find delicious things to eat here, too. This cozy neighborhood cafe has tons of good meaRead more
95% recommended
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