Don't miss these Trending Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in New York City!

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Ditch the pizza and barbecue in New York City, for you are about to ride the latest foodie spaceship in town. New York is now leading the path for the most innovative, creative and sumptuous Vegetarian and Vegan hotspots and here's a sneak peek:

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Hangawi: You will be transported from the streets of Chinatown to a Korean shrine. Its low seating, dim-lighting and peaceful ambience is sure to capture your senses. You cannot walk away without indulging in their rice stone bowls whether you pick the tofu, avocado or kimchi.

Vatan: A popular Gujarati thali restaurant, Vatan, offers an array of options for one's dietary needs like Gluten free, Vegan, Nut free and other fixed menus. So, if you are craving some spicy Indian food beyond Chicken Tikka and Katti Rolls, pay them a visit. They are only open for dinner.

Photo of Vatan, 3rd Avenue, New York, NY, USA by Radhika Changoiwalla

Red Bamboo: Whether you're an ex-meat eater or a curious vegetarian, Red Bamboo is popular for its mock meat. Try their soy chicken dishes and BBQ wings for some finger licking goodness. A little secret: They deliver across different boroughs in New York.

abcV: At ABC's vegetarian offshoot, you will be going home with a pocketful of Instagram content of their flawless restaurant, presentation, and food. The Dosa on the menu is their secret weapon! Reservations made in advance are highly recommended.

Photo of abcV, East 19th Street, New York, NY, USA by Radhika Changoiwalla

Le Botaniste: For a homely lunch or dining spot, Le Botaniste is a pleaser. This vegan place serves gluten-free organic food and has a natural wine bar. They serve an array of fresh salads and DIY bowls that will leave you feeling super healthy. Some of their highlights are Young Coconut Ceviche, Red Beet Caviar, and Tibetan Mama Rice Bowls. Don't forget to thank us as you walk out the door.

Candle 79: Candle 79 is your next vegan date. This high-end restaurant with its romantic setting and eclectic dishes is sure to leave an impression. The Breadcrumb-Crusted Cauliflower and Ginger-BBQ Seitan Skewers are a good indulgence.

Photo of Candle 79, East 79th Street, New York, NY, USA by Radhika Changoiwalla

Beyond Sushi: Sushi and vegetarian are not often part of the same sentence, except that's not true at Beyond Sushi. This chain of restaurants across New York serves Sushi with the most delicious vegetables combinations including Pickle Me, Spicy Mang and Mighty Mushroom.

Blossom: A vegan chain of restaurants popular for infusing the classic with modern, Blossom is known for its cooking techniques. The star of the show is Pistachio & Pepper-Dusted Tofu, Tuscan Kale Salad, and Southern Seitan. Treat yourself with Chocolate Ganache for a happy ending!

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