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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 10:32 am from Brugge, Belgium
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Posted February 10th, 2013 - 6:54 pm by from Lahaina, United States (Permalink)
I really like Red Bamboo in the village, I used to like it more but I dont know if the quality went down or I was just there on off days, either way its still pretty good

Posted February 11th, 2013 - 4:13 am by from Boston, United States (Permalink)
If you feel like stopping off in Brooklyn, there's a place right off the Bedford L stop called Wild Ginger that's amazing. Williamsburg in general is pretty cool to check out. Also, most places in NY tend to be pretty vegetarian friendly, so even if a place doesn't market itself as such, I wouldn't worry too much, you'll always find some cool eats no matter where you go.

Posted February 11th, 2013 - 9:48 pm by from Sliema, Malta (Permalink)
I went to "Dirt Candy" Saturday and absolutely loved it. A lot of the veggie places in this city do like the "Ginger" chain. Cook a lot of variations of soy based meat-imitation.. Dirt candy on the other hand got a small menu with very thought through dishes based on vegetables, where they let the natural flavors be dominant. A bit more pricey than the "Ginger" or "Palate" places, but as you're on the hunt for an 'interesting' place I'd give it a chance. Price was about $60 for a 3 meal with tax and tip and all that.
Remember it's wort making a reservation. I came there alone at about 6pm and was lucky they just got a cancellation.

Here are a couple of places in midtown Manhattan where i go for lunch that are OK if you're out for good food in the range $10-$20. Loving Hut and Zen Palate probably can't claim to be the 'Best vegetarian restaurants in NY' but OK if you're in the city and are going for a good veggie meal on a budget.

Posted February 11th, 2013 - 10:14 pm from Brooklyn, United States
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Posted February 11th, 2013 - 10:39 pm by from Sliema, Malta (Permalink)
Cassandra Brooklyn.. you must be the most social internet user in NYC. I have also seen you post on airbnb and yelp since I came here :)

I agree, and say that most places I found here serve mostly variations of meat imitation. I'll surely explore some of the ethnic ones you suggest. Are they generally veg only, or veg 'friendly'?

Posted February 12th, 2013 - 6:27 pm from Brooklyn, United States
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Posted February 12th, 2013 - 4:55 am by from Moscow, Russia (Permalink)
copypasting from a list that I made for myself by positive reviews by others:


Candle Cafe http://www.candlecafe.com 3rd ave between 74 and 75

Caravan of Dreams http://www.caravanofdreams.net 405 E 6th str!


Gobo - 401 6th Ave. http://www.goborestaurant.com
big menu price ok

Hangawi (vegetarian Korean) - 12 E. 32nd St. http://www.hangawirestaurant.com
Soy and Sake in the Village - a vegan sushi restaurant with fake fish in their fish tank, the rest of the Korean dishes are excellent, too!

Posted April 30th, 2013 - 12:04 pm from Stavanger, Norway
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Posted May 6th, 2013 - 8:17 am from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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Posted May 9th, 2013 - 7:23 pm by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
There's SO many.

have you had a look at happycow.org - also when you get here you can buy a "vegan guide to NYC".

Pure food and Wine is great but pricey...
Pukk Thai is good and cheap.
There are a few Wild Gingers...
Cinnamon Snail food truck is worth hunting down.

also there are a couple of vegan/veggie meetup groups that run regular dinner outings - perhaps you could join in on one when you are here.

also i am sure that there will be CSers that will be happy to meet up and share a meal somewhere.

stay in touch.