Peacefood is one our favorite vegan spots in town. There’s faux chicken and something called “tahini sprouts” on the menu, but there are also items with much more crowd-pleasing power. We like the fluffy avocado salad, chickpea fries (get them with agave and hot sauce on the side), and the nachos. To be clear, Peacefood isn’t necessarily healthy (especially if you get the vanilla cake, which you should), but it’s a good substitute when you’re sick of your usual sandwich and sushi rotation. Come for lunch or an early dinner, or get something to-go from the counter up front.
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Kyma is a big, upsacle Greek restaurant near Union Square. The seafood is reliably good (but a little overpriced), and it’s easy to get a reservation.
This is the first US location of a very popular Japanese chain, and they specialize in udon.
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Jajaja is a vegan Mexican restaurant on the LES. Is it the best Mexican in the city? No. But if you’re a vegan, you’ll probably be into it.
Superiority Burger is a tiny vegetarian counter-service place in the East Village with a decent veggie burger, great sides, and excellent gelato.
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Nix is an upscale vegetarian spot near Union Square with an attractive dining room and expensive food that isn’t all that great.
Dudley's is more about the hang than it is a memorable meal. Go in with the right expectations and you’ll be glad it’s there.
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