These are my go-to NYC restaurants! Fill me in on your faves below..
ABCV is amazing! Jean Georges food is insanely delicious. Bear and I went three times last time we were in New York City. The beet Carpaccio is out of this world.
This place has beautiful sexy chic vibes! The wait staff is kind and helpful and the food is the best of the best. I really enjoy two of their toasts, the smoked eggplant puree and the tomato jam with almond ricotta. Both are so so good! Their mushroom dish with king oysters and leeks is off the chain and the beet avocado black sesame plate is absolutely delicious!! For dessert, the rice pudding is lovely. No sugar, just pure yumminess! Even more, the wine is great. I can’t wait to go back!
Last time we were there, Bear got a cinnamon muffin and I had a thin mint cookie, it tasted like real deal Girl Scout thin mints!! It was insane. I also had some bites of a lemon pound cake and cinnamon coffee cake. Both were really really nice!
Never been but excited to try!
When I’m in a crunch time wise, their taco salad is handy!
Must try chic upscale restaurant. Perfect for flirts! I recommend: Seitan Picatta, Seitan Chimichurri, and peanut butter bliss…and the cocktails! Sangria! Rub owner Bart’s belly for me! Give joy a hug…and enjoy the really sweet staff.
Excellent for flirts. I recommend the Aztec salad, club sandwich, hummus plate and chimichurri for sure!
I love the spaghetti and meatballs, seitan piccata (in The Kind Diet, pg. 156), and the mezze plate. Their flautas and spinach ravioli are yum, and the seitan chimichuri. I always eat here!
This place is good. The smoothie with ice cream is great, and the burrito is terrific.
Haven’t been here yet but looking forward to try!
Vegan tasting menu that’s lovely and amazing. This place is divine.
Insane! Their truffle oil pizza – so good.
Has ice cream now! Yum!!
This place is a great cocktail spot downtown. They have food too, but their cocktails are crazy good. I had a tequila cocktail with jalapeño and grapefruit juice. I’d go there for a drink and a big fat salad. Their salad greens and kale are so fresh and vibrant and the staff is really friendly. It’s got a super groovy vibe.
This is HanGawi’s sister restaurant. It is good for flirts. The teas there are so good, and the savory pancakes are great. The sushi is also really good.
Amazing tasting menu..
I love their location in the Hampton’s it’s so good. I order #6 Masala Deluxe with avocado and butternut squash added. I love tomato and pumpkin chutney’s. Off the charts!
Great Korean restaurant. There is a lovely zen, sexy vibe in there. Great place for flirts! I recommend the vermicelli noodles, the mountain roots, ginger grilled tadok root (SO good), veg dumpling soup and the desserts (pudding, rice balls). Tell them hi from me! I love the people who work there!
The counter service food is great here.
Jewel Bako has lots of nice veg dishes if you’re looking for a fancy sushi meal.
Good for flirts . Great for vegans and superheroes. The vibe is nice. The staff are super friendly and helpful. I loved the quinoa, kale, and rosemary seitan. Also loved the grilled cheese and the eggs on toast!
I went here a few times about three and a half years ago, and I haven’t made it back yet. But I’m dying to! It’s so sweet in there. The vibe, the serving ware, the cups are so cute! Kaijitsu serves Shojin cuisine, an ancient Japanese cuisine developed in Zen Buddhist monasteries. It’s delicious and great for non-veggies, flirts and superheroes (as long as you skip the sugary desserts). Or if you’re feeling naughty, go crazy and have a treat. I love the simple and elegant food here. I can’t wait to go back. It’s an East village, groovy, sweet spot.
This place is so great. Really yum! You can make your own little sandwich at the bar. These cafes are so convenient and have multiple locations. I went to one in Paris once. So good.
It’s amazing but a little tricky to get a vegan meal. Sometimes you get luckier than others! The food is so good, check their menu or call ahead!
Go on a Friday night for dinner, the students make a fancy meal and it comes at a really good price. I really enjoy this meal. You can bring your own wine if you want. They also have great cooking classes.
This Indian food stand is sooo good.
Amazing!! Jean Georges!
Excited that this place exists in Midtown!
This place has good buckwheat pancakes on weekends. Yum! They also have a good macro plate. Nice and easy. I would take someone non-veg for the pancakes, but not the other food. I used to eat here 10 years ago, all the time, when I did The Graduate on Broadway.
A lot of great side veggies.
Sacred Chow is a great little veg joint with an indie vibe. The Reuben sandwich is a must. I’ve only been here once, but can’t wait to try the rest of their menu.
This is paradise for superheroes! This is my favorite spot in NY…. And there are 2 locations! They have great, simple, clean macro food. I recommend the squash, greens and daikon, and carrots with carrot dressing. I also like the kinpira, yuba soup, the black-eyed pea bean soup, the tempura, the maze rice, and the watercress salad. I’m obsessed with their soups! Some of my go-to dishes more recently include: amazing avocado kale salad, sautéed mushrooms, burdock root sushi, hijiki, and squash tofu dish. They also have really yum baked goods!
Great pizza. Flirts will like and vegans will rejoice!
So nice! This place has the best bloody mary and food on the Upper East Side.
Amazing ice cream! A wide selection of great vegan options.
Great for flirts! Staff is grumpy but it’s a fun adventure. The food is yum. I love the pork buns and the veg soup.
If you end up at Zen Vegetarian House, try the honey (I know, it’s not totally vegan) “pork,” plate of ginger greens, and “chicken” fried rice.