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Sep 7, 2008 10:35 AM

Best Vegetarian Restaurants in NYC !!?

Hi so i just turned vegetarian a couple weeks ago
which places in NY do you think are the best! any suggestions ..

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  1. It depends a) where you are located (if that matters at all) b) what you can afford and c) what type of cuisine you like / dislike or if you're a picky eater. Your question is way too vague. "Best" is relative.

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    1. re: kathryn

      oops i agreee...location doesnt matter much , nor does price.
      im looking for variety of places
      i have been to candle 79 and blossom cafe. both are great
      i wanted to see where other people have been and get there feedback

    2. GOBO on 3rd Ave and 82nd (or possibly 81st) street is pretty good.

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      1. there are also plenty of restaurants that are veg-friendly without being vegetarian. in fact, most places will accommodate. but i know what it's like when you want more than one "token" vegetarian option. have you been to josie's? its not vegetarian, but it's very veg-friendly...

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        1. Candle 79 at 79th and 3rd or Candle Cafe at 75th and 3rd for a more casual atmosphere.

          Candle Cafe
          1307 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021

          Candle 79
          154 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021

          1. Gobo is good. I also like Beyoglu for their vegetarian platter. Its so good and has alot of variety..hummus, Smoked eggplant, different salads and their pita bread is yummy! (The restaurant is not vegetarian itself)