Omnivore visiting NY with an herbivore
A friend from L.A. will be taking an 18-year old to New York next month for a few days as a graduation present. The young girl is a vegetarian, a very un-adventurous one at that. I'm told she won't eat Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, etc., which eliminates many possibilities. She may eat Italian. What are the not-super-expensive options where both can eat well? The other woman will eat most anything.
What do you mean by "not-super-expensive"? $20pp before tax and tip? $40pp before tax and tip?
Some ideas off the top of my head...
Italian/pizza - Scarpetta (more pricey BUT they have a very large vegetarian menu on request), Hearth (ditto, most dishes can be made vegetarian), Motorino, Otto, Eataly's Le Verdure restaurant, Paulie Gee's, South Brooklyn Pizza
American - Westville, Northern Spy (they also have a stand on the High Line now), The Green Table, Gramercy Tavern (the front room is cheaper/more casual), S'mac, Crif Dogs (has vegetarian hot dogs)
Burger - Shake Shack (shroom burger)
Sandwiches - Tiny's, 'wichcraft, No. 7 Sub, Parm (eggplant parm)
Middle Eastern - Taim (they have a truck, too), King of Falafel and Shawarma (also has a cart), Babaloosta, Hummus Place
None of these are super high end.
There some open air markets like Hester St Fair, New Amsterdam Market, or Smorgasburg which will have a mix of omnivore and herbivore options.
My vegetarian friends also like the Cinnamon Snail truck, check the menu if that's too adventurous.