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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Fordham chapter.

Trying to go out to eat as a vegan or vegetarian can be challenging (trust me, I know) but luckily New York is home to thousands of amazing restaurants and cafes. While the weather is still nice enough out to embrace outside seating, I encourage all my vegan, and non-vegan, friends to check out some of my favorite vegan friendly eateries in NYC!

By Chloe

This is definitely the most basic and commonly known vegan restaurant in the city, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still great! They so many locations including SOHO, Rockefeller Center, the Seaport District, and Williamsburg. They are constantly adding new items to the menu including the new cobb salad that I can’t wait to try. I also love to order their classic BLT or the kale caesar salad when I’m there!

The Butcher’s Daughter

This is another vegan restaurant that I am OBSESSED with. They have three locations in Williamsburg, the West Village and NOLITA that are beautifully decorated and serve unique and creative vegan dishes with a ton of gluten free options as well. I love to go for breakfast and order the gluten free pancakes or acai bowl!

Pressed Juicery

This isn’t necessarily a restaurant but is still one of my FAVORITE places to go. They have a ton of juice varieties, wellness shots, and nut milks… but the star of the show for me are their vegan soft serve “freezes”. You have the option between chocolate and vanilla or a changing seasonal flavor (right now it’s pumpkin spice)! The freezes are made from almond milk, dates and other natural flavorings with a ton of options for toppings like fresh fruits, granolas, sprinkles, and drizzles of chocolate sauce, honey or almond butter!

Peacefood Cafe

Another great restaurant with a location both uptown and downtown that focuses on the ethical treatment of animals as well its impact on the environment. They have great vegan bowls and sandwiches as well as some amazing pastries like macaroons, raw cheesecakes and so many cookies.

 Le Botaniste

Last but not least is Le Botaniste from the founder of Le Pain Quotidien. They have three NYC locations that all serve amazing and intricate vegan and many gluten free dishes. They have a ton of lunch and dinner options consisting of bowls, pastas, and salads, as well as sushi, soups and amazing desserts!

Meg Cardi

Fordham '22

Meg is an Anthropology major part of the Social Work program at Fordham who has a passion for all things regarding sustainability, fashion and food!