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Vegan Mexican Food?

muchamuncha Sep 4, 2010 04:09 PM

Please, does anyone know of any vegan Mexican restaurants in any of the five boroughs?

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    small h RE: muchamuncha Sep 4, 2010 06:13 PM

    I don't know of any vegan Mexican restaurants, but you can cobble together a vegan dinner at any number of places. Itzocan, Toloache and La Palapa (three I would recommend) have a few options that are vegan already, and requesting no cheese on other dishes gives you more choices.


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      muchamuncha RE: small h Dec 30, 2010 12:01 AM

      A bit tardy in replying...but thank you so much for this info!

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        small h RE: muchamuncha Dec 30, 2010 06:57 AM

        You're very welcome. When I last contributed to this thread, I hadn't been to Caravan of Dreams (recommended below) in years. I ate there a couple of weeks ago, and you could do worse. You could also do much better. You'd have a lot of options, but based on the three dishes I tried - which weren't Mexican, but I think they're representative - the attractively-worded menu descriptions are much more appetizing than the actual food.

    2. Wilfrid RE: muchamuncha Sep 4, 2010 06:41 PM

      L.A. Burrito (not sure if there are branches in Manhattan) can assemble vegan burritos and similar. A lot of burrito places can do this. Mi Nidito in the Theater District actually has a separate and lengthy vegetarian menu, so as long as you ask them to hold the dairy you'll find something (I am not telling you it's a great restaurant).

      Mi Nidito
      852 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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        fm1963 RE: muchamuncha Sep 4, 2010 07:10 PM

        Blockheads can make vegan burritos with tofu, soy cheese and soy sour cream. It's not my thing, but the option is there in case you want to try it.

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          funniduck RE: muchamuncha Sep 4, 2010 07:41 PM

          Not vegan Mexican restaurants but all of these places serve vegan Mexican food.
          Quantum Leap: cheap burritos, but decent food.
          Caravan of Dreams: I haven't been here in awhile (it's a little on the pricier side) but they do have a really decent selection of vegan Mexican food.
          The Organic Grill: I usually go here for brunch here, but they have a couple of Mexican things on the menu

          Caravan of Dreams
          405 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009

          Quantum Leap
          226 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

          Organic Grill
          123 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

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            Wilfrid RE: funniduck Sep 6, 2010 06:18 PM

            The OP should know that Caravan and Organic Grill are not even close to being Mexican restaurants. They both serve guacamole and nachos, that's about it. Quantum Leap does have a Mexican menu at least.

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              funniduck RE: Wilfrid Sep 6, 2010 07:30 PM

              I said that in my first sentence. Caravan also serves burritos.

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                Wilfrid RE: funniduck Sep 7, 2010 11:21 AM

                "Not even close" was my helpful addition.

          2. taraxstar RE: muchamuncha Sep 4, 2010 09:45 PM

            Benny's Burritos has non dairy cheese & sour cream. This is our vegan mexican restaurant of choice!

            Benny's Burritos
            113 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

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              emma RE: muchamuncha Sep 6, 2010 05:53 PM

              papacitos in greenpoint has plenty of vegan options

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