If you know me through the world of Instagram you’ll know that I recently traveled to New York City, and I shared a lot of my veg foodie experiences with you through my stories! I had to hit up all of the best locations while I was in New York, and I thought I would create a restaurant guide to make the best vegan food experience for you if you happen to find yourself in the city that never sleeps! While I was in New York I realized one thing and that is; people are passionate about food, where it’s sourced, and how it’s made. The food industry is absolutely booming in New York and healthy hip restaurants are on wheels. It is so inspiring to see a slow food revolution from processed unhealthy food to food that has been carefully sourced and prepared that doesn’t lack in flavour or indulgence. I’m going to share with you some of my favourite healthy restaurants that cater to vegans and non-vegans throughout the bustling city… so let’s hop into the review!
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If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I absolutely loved Bluestone Lane it’s an Australian café founded by Nick Bluestone who brought the relaxed Melbourne style coffee shop to the city that never sleeps. Bluestone has several locations throughout the city from small cafés to sit down restaurants. Luckily my hotel was super close to the Bryant Park location so I went to Bluestones every morning. My first morning I had the regular avocado toast on gluten-free bread which they smother in fresh avocado and top off with olive oil, chilli flakes, and a bit of fresh pepper. I also tried their steamed almond milk oatmeal which was super filling with cranberries, coconut, and cashews. I had both the hot and cold matcha lattes, but I would have to recommend the hot over the iced since I found it a bit smoother! Try this place out if you’re looking for delicious food for all members of the family (cause they cater to everyone!) with some Australian hospitality!
2. by CHLOE.
Probably the most popular vegan/plant-based restaurant in New York, it’s almost always packed and noisy! By CHLOE. has several locations throughout New York City, Boston, and LA so be sure to check it out if you come across one. The menu has so much to offer from burgers, meatball sub sandwiches, salads, pesto pasta, macaroni and cheese, air baked fries, cookies, cupcakes, ice cream, and so much more! I had the “classic burger” with sweet potato fries and beet ketchup (which was amazing!) P.S by CHLOE. also has a by CHLOE. sweets shop in NYC that caters to all of your sugary cravings.
I found out about this place through one of Niomi Smart’s “What I Eat in a Day” videos from when she traveled to New York. The Butcher’s Daughter is a beachy style cafê/restaurant that is 100% vegetarian (with mostly vegan dishes). Although I only had a juice and chai latte (which is absolutely dreamy!), I loved all the variety that they offered for vegans. For breakfast they offer pancakes, acai bowls, avocado toast, and so much more! Go give it a try if you’re looking for delicious veg food with a calm vibe amidst the bustling city.
4. Hu Kitchen
Although Hu Kitchen is a strictly paleo restaurant, they also have an endless amount of healthy vegan options which is perfect if you’re traveling with others and need some variety. I had the vegetarian bean chilli with quinoa and a raw brownie which all tasted incredible. Something I should also mention is that Hu Kitchen makes delicious chocolate bars that can be spotted in Whole Foods and many other locations throughout the city which contain only natural ingredients unlike most chocolate bars.
5. Juice Press
Juice Press has a ton of locations throughout New York City, I went to an Equinox location because it was the closest to my hotel. I surprisingly did not have juice here, but I did order a kale salad with a creamy tahini dressing and I grabbed a pack of gladiator cookies. Although the location did not have that much to select from the salad was pretty good, and the gladiator cookies are the perfect on-the-go snack! I wanted to try the ‘Doctor Green Juice’ or ‘Love Me’ green juices (so go try them for me!)
Yet another juice place (I know, I know). I walked down to Lexington Avenue to find a quaint Pressed Juicery where super friendly staff greeted me and I tried a few juices. I got both the limited edition Vogue lemonades which were not too sweet and quenched my thirst. Unfortunately, the Lexington Ave. location does not have the Freeze so I definitely think you should try it out for me if you find yourself in NYC!