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Mar 11, 2007 11:41 AM

Manhattan vegetarian restaurants

Going to Manhattan for a few days. What are some must visit vegetarian places.

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  1. Some outstanding vegetarian food can be found in restaurants that are not vegetarian.

    Devi, an Indian restaurant, is a perfect example. The cuisine is superb, and there are many delicious vegetarian dishes on the menu. Plus, there is a vegetarian tasting menu. If budget is an issue, the 3-course lunch prix-fixe, an excellent value @$24.97, includes several vegetarian options, all taken directly from the regular dinner menu.

    1. Agree with RGR! Devi (Indian) is a good place for vegetarian food even if some of your companions are not vegegarians. Daniel (French) also has a vegetarian menu and , but it is more expensive than Devi.

      If you do a search of vegetarian in the Manhattan board, the topic should have been covered several times. For pure vegetarian restaurants, I personally prefer Pure Food and Wine. But they only open for dinner.

      1. I am not a vegetarian and would normally hate the idea of a vegetarian restaurant. Then I went to dinner at Hangawi on east 32nd for for a friend's birthday dinner and was truly amazed. Hangawi is an upscale korean vegetarian place with great service and the atmosphere is relaxing. It is moderately priced (for manhattan). It is probably the only vegetarian restaurant I would consider dining at again.

        I really recommend Hangawi to vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

        1. I am a devout vegetarian (not vegan tho). DEFINITELY go to "VP2" (Vegetarian Paradise Two) on 4th street by NYU in Greenwich Village!!!!!!!! It's our favorite restaurant and is amazing- try the mango "chicken" or the crispy soul "chicken". A good lunchy/brunch place is right around the corner from there- Quantum Leap. They have amazing veggy burgers and pretty much everything is delicious/healthy. In Union Square Zen Palate is fantastic- they have downstairs dining which is more cafe-ish (try the sweet and sour sensation), AND lovely upscale upstairs dining (try the Wheel of Dharma), AND a middle section with the sit-on-the-floor tatami tables. If you want to check out really traditional style Chinese vegetarian, go to the Vegetarian Dim Sum house at 24 Pell St, in the heart of Chinatown. Another great place is Curly's Vegetarian Lunch on 14th- it's tiny though! Also try Blossom on 9th Ave in Chelsea, which is upscale townhouse-style's totally vegan too. Candle Cafe on 3rd Avenue at 75th has an awesome portobello burger. At 45 8th avenue is S'Nice, which is a very casual coffee house with an all-veg menu of soups and salads. For Indian vegetarian dining, we recommend Bukhara at 217 E 49th, which has great atmosphere. It's not ALL veg though, but they are very meticulous about separation. STAY AWAY from: Kate's Joint (which is just soooo filthy), and Village Natural which has the most ugh atmosphere, and B+H Kosher which is super greasy and fries their veg burgers right on the grill with fish. I hope this helps!! -Mink :)