Slideshow SLIDESHOW: Erin Zimmer's 15 Favorite Vegan Meals and Snacks in NYC

What's it like for a flexitarian eater to go vegan for a month? Sometimes rather complicated. "Does this contain eggs or butter?" is a question I found myself asking all the time. Many of my usual go-to dishes were suddenly off-limits. Adios eggy breakfasts. Toodle-oo, yogurt. Quite a bit of Asian food, even the vegetable sides, weren't allowed either, because of the fish sauce and pork fat laced in there.

I was only vegan for a month. February—the shortest month of the year—at that. Not long enough to comprehensively explore the many vegan options in this city, but long enough to befriend some new favorites that I otherwise might have scanned past on a menu before.

My goal was to find dishes that weren't just the predictable faux meats or cheeseless pastas. There are plenty of more exciting, satisfying, not-just-beige-hued vegan foods out there if you know where to look.

Here are 15 highlights from my monthlong vegan adventure in the slideshow above and listed below.

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