I'm wondering what the best vegetarian restaurants are in Manhattan. Any type or ethnicity, even raw. Looking forward to your responses.
Even though Angelica Kitchen gets a lot of praise, I would have to say my favorite is COUNTER, on First Avenue (between 6th and 7th streets). The food is much more inventive, and I've been able to bring non-vegetarians there who end up liking it as much as I do. They have a great selection of organic wines and beers, and the decor and overall ambiance of the place is really quite cool.d
The hummus is amazing. I ran out of pita and considered just eating it off my fork.
Counter's pretty good but favourite was always Gobo. The foos there always manages to surprise me, especially the appetisers.
I love Pongal indian on Lexington at 26th. The food is great. Chennai garden in the same area is also very fresh.
Heirloom is quite good, even if it in no way lived up to its hype.
Hangawi (korean vegetarian) in ktown is great and has really lovely atmosphere. I love taking off my shoes and having the feet underneath the tables like that.
and all the veg/kosher Indian restaurants (haven't found a standout yet)