travel diaries: veggie eats in NYC

As you all may know, I was a vegetarian for nearly 8 years. I recently (within the past 3 weeks) started eating meat (occasionally.) I am not sure if I will keep this change, but for now I eat meat in moderation.

There are so many wonderful protein choices that are non- meat that we choose instead that suit us quite well. However, should we eat out, J will always eat a burger or something. This means a lot of the restaurants we choose need to accommodate both of our food preferences.

We ate at a few really great restaurants in the New York City (where we visited in the spring) that I wanted to list below that accommodated both J and I, and located all over the city.

  1.  Ummberger @ 99 FIRST AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10003
    While this place is not vegetarian, they have loads of veggie options, like buffalo cauliflower bites (our fave) and veggie burgers (unbelievably good.)
    -This was our favorite place we ate.
  2. P.S. Kitchen: @ 246 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036 = $$
    This place is for completely vegan plates & bar snacks with style, plus they donate all of their profits to charity.
    – This is a bit pricey, with GREAT ambiance.
    – J wasn’t a fan of this place ( it was vegan and gluten free) but I LOVED it.
  3. Blossom du Jour @ 617 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036 = $
    “Vegan cold-pressed juices, sandwiches, soups & salads presented in tranquil surroundings.”
    – this was just a juice stop, but SO good.
    – there are MANY locations of this one.
  4. Sweet Green @1164 Broadway, New York, NY 10001 = $
    This is a salad shop with AMAZING salads!! (even though it’s a chain) it was deliiiiicious.
  5. The Hummus & Pita Co. @585 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011 = $
    This Mediterranean place was a “build your own” type of deal. GREAT pitas and hummus.
  6. Tofu Tofu Korean Tofu & BBQ Restaurant @96 Bowery, New York, NY 10013= $
    This was actually our first meal in NYC. the service was amazing, atmosphere was great, bottomless tea, comfort food, and I saw a broadway star there!
  7. MO Gelato @178 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012 =$
    Great place for dessert.
  8. Milk Bar Upper West Side561 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024 =$
    We are obsessed with Master Chef JR, so we had to get one of Christina’s cookies.
    -there are TONS of these locations


And of course there are great bagel places, and coffee shops everywhere.

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Him and Her. Life and Narrative. Married, partnered, friends. Simple and sweet. The ups and downs together. Be kind, be caring, be loving. A theatre artist and a military officer. Living in Lexington Kentucky, often long distance. We explore, we write, we share. We love to travel, eat, listen to music, try new things, be present each day, and live a minimal lifestyle.

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