10 Best Restaurants for Vegetarian Food in New York (Even if You're Not a Vegetarian!), 2013 Edition

Categories: Our 10 Best


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Thomas Schauer


Blue Hill

Dan Barber's West Village restaurant serves some of the most elegant vegetarian dishes in the city, with a menu that changes every night (5 course/$85; 7 courses/$125). At the moment, all sorts of winter produce is getting the VIP treatment -- a recent menu included parsnips cut and cooked to mimic risotto, and sweet celery root noodles garnished with shavings of cured "immature" eggs. The kitchen has a way with vegetables. 75 Washington Place 212-539-1776




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Dirt Candy
Amanda Cohen's little restaurant in the East Village is as smart and fun as it is delicious. Vegetables (a.k.a. dirt candy) are the stars of the menu, and you'll find them presented in unexpected ways, even brightening up the desserts (eggplant in the tiramisu!). Cohen's kitchen stands out with its strong, unique point of view, and it's a must-visit for food lovers in New York -- even the ones who aren't over that whole pork belly thing. 430 East Ninth Street, 212-228-7732




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Kajitsu
Ryota Ueshima has been running the kitchen at this East Village gem for about a year, continuing the restaurant's tradition of Shojin, the elegant, vegan Japanese cuisine that evolved in the country's Buddhist monasteries. Ueshima changes the menu each month as his predecessor did, to show us seasons within the seasons. January's menu features beautifully prepared arrowhead, burdock, and lotus roots, snow peas, golden beets, and chayote, to name a few. It's ideal for a special occasion (8 courses/$80) or a quiet, life-affirming dinner (4 courses/$50). 414 East 9th Street 212-228-4873




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Location Info

Maimonide of Brooklyn

525 Atlantic Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Cocoron

37 Kenmare St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Eataly

200 Fifth Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Taim

222 Waverly Place, New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Dovetail

103 W. 77th St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Danji

346 W. 52nd St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Blue Hill

75 Washington Place, New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Dirt Candy

430 E. Ninth St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

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2 comments
alexis136
alexis136

If Taim is Palestinian, kindly change this review. In the meanwhile, to your bellowing racist reader below - there is such a thing as Israeli food, and furthermore, Jews are Middle Eastern, Iranian, Moroccan, and Indian. They are not colonial occupiers......what a disgusting poisonous tirade. Do we need a war on a food site????

maximilian
maximilian

Taïm - Israeli food? FUCK NO. It's PALESTINIAN food that the colonial Zionist occupation stole. I realize NYC is full of Zionist shitbag racists, but that sleazy stench need not slither into food reviews. Get it straight, stop the hasbara.

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