5 Restaurants to Check Out in New York City

Ah, The Big Apple. The concrete jungle where dreams are made of… or at least that’s what Alicia Keys says. But it’s true. New York city is one of those places that can literally never bore you. There’s so much to do and so many new things popping up all the time, only adding to that list. So let me help you narrow down some of the top contenders.

430 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009, USA

Located in the East Village, this tiny shack’s unassuming exterior shouldn’t fool you. That’s because the joint dishes out some NYC’s finest take-out vegetarian burgers, with amazing customization options. Still at it with your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier? Firstly, whoa! That’s awesome, #respect. Secondly, Superiority Burger’s got your back! You can choose a side of veggies instead of fries! One classic crowd-pleaser is the Sloppy Dave, a plant-based take on the traditional Sloppy Joe.


145 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

Photo credits: Luzzo’s Bk

One very Instagram-friendly and very trending pizza spot (since it would be a literal shame to come to NYC and not have its most popular delicacy) is Luzzo’s BK. They’ve got tons of vegetarian and even gluten-free options, with a menu consisting of Italian classics like Arancini (cheese rice balls), Bietole Pizza (roasted beets, walnuts, goats cheese and balsamic dressing), Ravioli Al Porcini (mushroom ravioli with a truffle pate if you’re feeling fancy), Estiva (a pizza with a champagne dressing in its list of ingredients) and gnocchi of the day!


841 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, USA

Photo credits: Max Brenner

This is one dessert bar you should definitely find yourself visiting with a group of friends (or family). From their decadent sundaes to their drool-worthy waffles and even a S’mores Pizza, this place is sure to leave you with the sugar rush of a lifetime.


754 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA

Photo credits: The Bagel Store

In addition to Pizza, no New York food journey is complete without the consumption of a trademark American classic: Bagels. And arguably the most popular and most Instagram-famous place to get it: The Bagel Shop in Brooklyn, NY. This fan favorite has been known for its wacky yet absolutely stunning bagels that are truly a sight for bored eyes. Their exciting flavour combinations and fun presentation make it not only a winning combination, but one for the bagel books. Their most notable creation (and a must-try while there) has so far been the rainbow bagel with funfetti-flavored cream cheese.


41 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

Photo credits: Peacefood Cafe

This trendy vegan cafe has made a pretty decent name for itself since its establishment in 2009. Hosting a wide range of foods from baked goodies to sandwiches and juices to even dinner specials, it’s no wonder this place attracts both vegans and non-vegans alike. It’s aesthetically-appealing, sophisticated and elegant atmosphere combined with its fantastic cruelty-free food make this a top pick for anyone looking for a healthy, veggie-based fix.


For more listings, check out www.vegefied.com.

Author:  Aparna Shastry


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