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Best Vegetarian Restaurants in NYC

veggie1 Sep 12, 2007 09:28 AM

What are some of the best vegetarian restaurants in NYC? Thanks.

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    abud Sep 13, 2007 09:39 AM


    1. scarlet starlet Sep 12, 2007 12:01 PM

      I vote against Angelica. I have been there twice and the food is horribly bland. It's the epitome of what people think of when they hear the words "health food."

      I love the South Indian vegetarian places on Lexington between 25th and 28th, particularly Pongal and Madras Mahal.

      I also love Pukk on 1st ave near 7th St. - it's a completely vegetarian Thai restaurant - no fish sauce, no meat (but lots of fake meat made from soy).

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      1. re: scarlet starlet
        holland_oats Sep 12, 2007 12:10 PM

        re: angelica - fine, more dragon bowls & cornbread for me!

        1. re: scarlet starlet
          Mandymac Sep 12, 2007 12:13 PM

          Agree about the Indian places--I am not a veggie and I would always choose these over their meaty counterparts on 6th St. Personal fave is Chennai Garden. Who needs fake meat products when veg can taste this good?

          1. re: Mandymac
            djk Sep 13, 2007 08:54 AM

            what about blossom on ninth av around 20th st? i haven't been but have heard it's very good and it looks very pretty. plus there's counter on first av - always been a positive experience.

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              holland_oats Sep 13, 2007 12:00 PM


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          cidonie Sep 12, 2007 10:48 AM

          For a casual atmosphere and good food, I really like Red Bamboo: http://www.redbamboo-nyc.com/

          I recommend the Creole Soul Chicken appetizer and the Collard Green Rolls

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          1. re: cidonie
            piccola Sep 12, 2007 06:12 PM

            I second Red Bamboo. Also, Vegetarian Dim Sum House.

          2. holland_oats Sep 12, 2007 10:25 AM

            angelica kitchen, hands down


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              dloech Sep 12, 2007 09:37 AM

              Gobo is prett good - Zen Palate is decent

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              1. re: dloech
                TBird Sep 12, 2007 09:41 AM

                pure food and wine at 54 irving.


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