Thursday, May 23, 2013

Eating Vegan in New York City

So. I haven't posted in like a month. I do, however, have a really good excuse. Between finals and going to New York City to get married I have honestly been super busy. Here's a picture of me and my new husband (Sam.)

I will admit that besides getting married, my main goal while in the city was to eat as much delicious vegan food as possible. There are a lot more options there than in Salt Lake City, and needless to say I was very successful.

Our first stop was Buddha Bodai which we were lucky enough to accidentally find since our hotel was in Chinatown

Veg. Steak and Chinese Broccoli
Sweet & Sour Veg. Chicken

The next place we ate was my personal favorite. It was a delicious raw restaurant called Pure Food & Wine. I had made reservations here about a week before we arrived because I really wanted to make sure I was able to eat here.

Plate of Assorted Cultured Dr. Cow Tree Nut Cheeses and Rosemary Crisps

Philly Roll of Avocado, Kim Chee and Creamy Cashew Cheese
tatsoi, hijiki, scallion, sweet chili sauce

Zucchini and Local Greenhouse Tomato Lasagna
basil pistachio pesto, sun-dried tomato marinara, macadamia pumpkin seed ricotta

Curried Vegetables with Sprouted Quinoa Poppadom
coconut cumin, cilantro mint, and tomato tamarind sauces

While exploring Central Park we found a fast food joint that was vegan friendly and couldn't have been more stoked, it was called Otarian (seriously check their website out.) We were impressed to say the least, the food was delicious, fast, and honestly pretty cheap. My picture of the food here isn't the hottest, but you'll get the point.

Potato Spinach Burger with Fries...And Veg Curry

While in Brooklyn, our friend introducaed us to a delicious Venezuelan spot. Sam had these amazing plantation banana chips with some guacamole, I was a little bit more hungry than that haha.

Plato Vegetariano: Baked Tofu, guasacaca, white rice and black beans paired with leek, onion, and tomato stew

All in eating in NYC experience was definitely a good one! Has anyone else eaten at any of these places? Or better yet, one not listed? I'd love to hear about it!!!



  1. It was all so delicious. The cheese at pure food and wine was hands down the best vegan cheese I've ever tried.