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Our Favorite Vegan Options In NYC

Switching to a diet that does not harm our health and the health of the planet has become almost effortless!

After 13years of being a vegan in NYC, I have a few ideas about where to find the best vegan dishes! These options are available everywhere – here is my list of favorites keep you light and fit all through summer!

For the fanciest of meals, head to Jean-Georges at the Trump International Hotel & Tower. His gifted hands have put together a vegan 8 course menu to die for.

ABC kitchen also has satisfying choices, and I must recommend their chocolate and mint sorbet!

For the true vegan meal and the best light options, taste the real thing at Blossom Restaurant in Chelsea or next door at Souen. Their macrobiotic and organic food is neither greasy nor salty, and keep you feeling fresh.

Dirt Candy will definitely blow you away with their vegetable based plates to share, available for vegetarians and vegans. Try their hot dog and sizzling brussel sprouts, served on a hot stone with a choice of ingredients to make up your own tacos. This is a place meat eaters will enjoy as well.

This year brought us Nix, which became the shining star of NY’s vegan and vegetarian scene. Always buzzing with a young, intellectual crowd, this place offers the most interesting, delicious dishes that will appeal to meat eaters and vegans alike. They have Chinese “pork” buns, grilled avocado, and shiitake “cacio e pepe,” just to name a few.

For lunch, try Le Pain Quotidien which has flooded the city with organic vegan salads, tartines and soups.

Check out Sun in Bloom in Tribeca and Brooklyn – they offer gluten-free and raw meals to-go.

Inday in the Flat Iron district offers healthy, light bowls with a taste of India available for vegans too.

For your green beverage fix, LuliTonix is found in a few Whole foods stores, online, in Soho and many other locations throughout the city. Their smoothies are far more satisfying, yet less intense on the body than juices. Their selection of six green smoothies include dates, figs, ginger, and avocados that blend perfectly with different sorts of greens, making a great breakfast on the go (I add my vegan peapod protein powder).

We are so lucky that New York City has countless vegan options in grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries. Now, switching to a diet that does not harm our health and the health of the planet has become almost effortless!

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