Where to Find Vegetarian Restaurants in Manhattan

One of the greatest adventures in Manhattan is to explore and find a new restaurant. However, sometimes it is nice to know where you are going. Especially if you are new to the city or if going to be in a specific neighborhood, like a certain cuisine and want to make sure you will find it. These are just some of the great Vegetarian Restaurants that abound in Manhattan. I have included listings from as many different neighborhoods as possible. And have looked for as much variety as possible. For instance, there are Kosher Vegetarian. Chinese Vegetarian, Caribbean Vegetarian. And some that offer vegetarian menus in addition to more traditional ones such as the Vietnamese Vegetarian one. Take a look around. They all have a web site with menus. So you can get a sneak peak Happy eating.

Chinatown. Manhattan Vegetarian Restaurants
Buddha Bodai
Vegetarian Chinese (kosher available)
5 Mott St, New York 10013
At Worth St
There is no meat or dairy here. Check out the photos’ page to get a look at the different dishes. Prices are reasonable. The highest price on the menu is $12.95

East Village, Manhattan Vegetarian Restaurants

Angelica Kitchen
Organic Vegetarian Cooking
300 E 12th St, New York 10003
Between 1st & 2nd Ave
An example from their menu
Three Bean Chili – piquant chili made with homemade seitan, kidney and pinto beans & lentils; slowly simmered with sun-dried tomatoes and a blend of chilis; topped with lime-jalapeÃ?±o tofu sour cream. Served with fluffy Southern style cornbread and cucumber-red onion salsa.
Wee portion $7.50/Grand port. $10.00

Caravan of Dreams
Kosher Vegetarian
405 E 6th St, New York 10009
Between Ave A & 1st Ave
They have music nightly.
From their menu
Peanut Sesame or Pesto Noodles ( $7 before 7PM $9 after 7PM)
We toss wheat spaghetti with our homemade spicy peanut-sesame sauce and serve it on a bed of greens with cucumbers and sprouts. Served hot or cold.

Financial District, Manhattan Vegetarian Restaurants

227 Center St, New York 10013
Between Grand & Broome St
Prices are reasonable. Everything is below $10.
An example from their menu
Glass Noodle (Mung Beans)
w/ mock chicken, bean sprouts, cabbage, onions
stir-fried in spicy vinegar-garlic sauce 9.00

Gramercy Park, Manhattan Vegetarian Restaurants

Bonobo’s Vegetarian
Restaurant & Store
Vegetarian, Health Food
18 E 23rd St, New York 10010
Between Broadway & Park Ave South
Near Madison Square Park
They are relatively new and the prices are reasonable. You can eat for less than $10.00. They also do catering.

Greenwich Village, Manhattan Vegetarian Restaurants

Restaurant & Bom Bar
Vegetarian, Vietnamese
17 Waverly Pl, New York 10003
Between Greene & Mercer St
They are available to do catering. This is a good place to consider if not all of your party enjoys vegetarian cooking. There is a good mix of both vegetarian and traditional Vietnamese cooking

Harlem, Manhattan Vegetarian Restaurants

Raw Soul
Southern and Vegetarian
348 W 145th St, New York 10031
Between St Nicholas & Edgecombe Ave
How about a nice healthy pizza for a change.
Personal Pizza (8 )
A crunchy crust made with sprouted buckwheat, carrots, and flax, topped with a walnut/brazil nut cheese and sun-dried tomato pizza sauce. Toppings include choice of mushrooms, onions, low-sodium black olives, scallions, red bell peppers, fresh basil

Mobay New York
Caribbean Vegetarian w/southern and soul
17 W 125th St, New York 10027
Between Lenox & 5th Ave
They have quite a variety, something for everyone from traditional Caribbean and Southern to vegetarian like the one below.
Curried Veggie Chicken $13.95
It’s not chicken Texturized soy protein cooked in a rich curry sauce with onions, pimento, potatoes, and ginger.

Midtown West, Manhattan Vegetarian Restaurants

Mi Nidito Cantina Mexicana
Mexican Vegetarian
852 8th Ave, New York 10019
At 51st & 52nd St

Murray Hill, Manhattan Vegetarian Restaurants
Korean Vegetarian
12 Park Ave, New York 10016
Between 34th & 35th St

They have such items as Vegetarian sushi. There is no meat, dairy or seafood in any of the dishes

Upper East Side, Manhattan Vegetarian Restaurants

Candle 79
154 E 79th St, New York 10021
Between Lex & 3rd Ave
Price are a bit higher here, but that is indicative of th Upper East Side. You can still get a good meal for under $20. Everything is A La Carte, so you can really control the size of the portion and well as the price tag. Here is an example from their menu. Go to the bottom of their menu page. They have definitions of the different ingredients and terms.
Ancho Grilled Tofu
Ancho marinated tofu served with a quinoa salad over steamed greens with toasted cumin vinaigrette & avocado-mango salad.

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