Where to Eat with Vegetarians and Meat Lovers in NYC: An Omnivorous Guide to 60 Restaurants

Being a vegetarian in New York isn't the challenge it used to be, but that doesn't mean it's always easy. Sure, most restaurants these days offer one or two decent vegetarian options, but sometimes you don't want the pasta or a meal made cobbled together from side dishes.

The city has its smattering of pure vegetarian restaurants, but chances are that you'll be eating with some meat eaters in tow who may not look too kindly to tofu. Or conversely, you're putting together a small group meal and don't want to leave the lone vegetarian out.


Click chart to enlarge! [Chart: Tiffany Tay and Robyn Lee]

With that in mind, here are 60 recommendations for restaurants that accommodate vegetarians without disappointing carnivores. Some offer a few great vegetarian options, others have good vegetables in abundance, and some, yes, are all-veg, but good enough for anyone to enjoy. You can see where all our picks fall on the handy chart above (click to enlarge).

See all the picks in the slideshow, or jump straight to one below, all grouped by level of fanciness from quick eats to formal sit-downs.

Street Food

Quick Bites

Casual Sit-Down

A Little Fancy

How About You?

Of course this isn't everything, so we want to hear from you: what are your top picks for omnivorous eating in New York?