Souen Organic Ramen

Fortifying bowls of steaming ramen are the speciality here. The noodle broth is filling and flavorful, without being overly salty. It is an especially effective antidote to the cold on a blustery winter’s day.  

326 East 6th St. (between 1st Ave & 2nd Ave)

New York, NY 10003


Candle 79

Meals are as satisfying as they are nourishing at this upscale establishment. Get the seitan piccata with creamy lemon caper sauce and round off the meal with one of their well-composed salads.

154 E 79th St
New York, NY 10075

(212) 537-7179



This Chelsea restaurant offers high-end cuisine for vegans. But their dishes also have broad appeal. The crispy fried black-eyed pea cake gets a real kick from chipotle aioli and the Port Wine Seitan is just as hearty as any meaty main.  

187 9th Ave. (between 21st St & 22nd St)
New York, NY 10011

(212) 627-1144


This eatery boasts a sophisticated bistro ambience and reasonable prices. Get the rich panini with walnut lentil pate. It is a favourite amongst regulars. Also on offer is an extensive selection of organic wines.

105 1st Ave (between 6th St & 7th St)
New York, NY 10003

(212) 982-5870


Vegetarian Dim Sum House

For the adventurous veggie lover, this place is not to be missed. Steamed spinach dumplings, crispy taro treasure boxes and mock roast pork buns are always fresh, hot, and delicious. Plus, unless you have an unusually large appetite, it is difficult to spend more than $10 per meal.

24 Pell St
New York, NY 10079

(212) 577-7176


New York City has a host of great places serving vegetarian friendly fare. But without a guide or some help, they can be difficult to find. Check out lifestyle sites like and local publications like the Village Voice for more information. Vegetarian food tours are also available for those on restricted diets.