Avant Garden’s name isn’t exactly doing it any favors - but this restaurant does make some very good vegan food. They just opened a new location in Williamsburg with a setup that’s very similar to the original in the East Village: fancy (but not pretentious) plates of vegetables that won’t make you miss the presence of meat, in an intimate space that would be good for a low-key date. Skip the cocktails and try something off their interesting wine list instead, and get the eggplant toast - which is excellent, and one of the new menu items that’s only available at this location.
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Pies 'n' Thighs
The new Pies ‘n’ Thighs has opened its doors, and Williamsburg’s most influential hipsters are rejoicing. This new, larger location is still turning out amazing fried chicken and comfort food classics.
If you live near Walter Foods, you come here a lot. I guess if we lived near Walter Foods, we would too.
Mister Dips is a little trailer in a Williamsburg park where you can pick up a burger, some ice cream, and a thing of waffle fries covered in cheese.
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Candle Cafe is one of your only vegan options on the Upper East Side, but it’s also pretty good.
Superiority Burger is a tiny vegetarian counter-service place in the East Village with a decent veggie burger, great sides, and excellent gelato.
The new and improved Dirt Candy location on the Lower East Side is bigger and shinier. And it’s still really, really good.
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Llama Inn isn’t actually a hotel for llamas, but it is a Peruvian restaurant very much worth the trip to Williamsburg.
Lighthouse is our go-to spot in Williamsburg for a casual, kind of healthy, but still impressive meal.
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