New York City Vegan Dining Month 2023 Restaurant Guide
Supported by Veganuary and brought to you by Ace Natural. Benefitting Support + Feed. Jan. 1 – 31, 2023
Welcome to New York City Vegan Dining Month 2023!
This January marks the inaugural year of Vegan Dining Month by Vegans, Baby. Designed to complement Veganuary and to highlight the diverse vegan culinary scene in NYC, this year there are more than 20 vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants in town to support. During the month, participating restaurants are offering special dishes or prix fixe menus to showcase vegan food. A portion of all Vegan Dining Month dishes sold this year benefits Support + Feed, the official NYC non-profit partner. The organization works to combat food insecurity and the climate crisis.
Here’s a map of participating restaurants to make it easy to find vegan food near you.
This event is separate and not affiliated with Restaurant Week. Restaurants participating in VDM do so for the entire month of January and donate a portion of the proceeds from the dishes below to Support + Feed.
NYC Vegan Dining Month Participating Restaurants
Paella – with calasparra rice, Merguez royal trumpet, almonds, red pepper cream
Ayza – beginning Jan. 6
$95 prix fixe menu for two
Appetizer tasting plate
Smoked eggplant – pickled peppers & freshly chopped parsley
Mixed marinated olives – herb infused EVOO
Hummus dip – EVOO, freshly chopped parsley & juicy kalamata olive
Ayza’s guacamole – mango and radish salsa, crunchy green plantains chips & pomegranate seeds
Anjou pear salad – baby rocket arugula, juicy Anjou pear, roasted walnuts, fresh chopped strawberries, vegan cheese and port wine reduction
Impossible burger – plant-based burger patty, plum tomato, onion, romaine lettuce, plant-based cheddar cheese and creamy avocado chimichurri sauce
Asparagus ravioli – asparagus ravioli with wild oyster mushroom with almond pesto sauce
Dark Chocolate Fondue – Belgian dark chocolate with strawberries and bananas
Smoked grits – with tomatoes, rosemary butter, garnished with fried oyster mushrooms and crispy garlic
Caravan of Dreams
Cauliflower Cakes – tender cauliflower and red lentil cakes, topped with cashew mint raita sauce, over a bed of Cayuga Pure Organic Fingerlakes grown farro, made with orange and saffron, harissa sauce, and baby bok choi. Sautéed in garlic and avocado oil
Smoked ‘chorizo quesadilla’ – housemade chorizo, guajillo salsa, peppers, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, salsa verde, wheat tortilla
Corn rib elote – pickled red onion, Cotjija cheese, cilantro ailoi
Ladurée Paris – SoHo location
Vegan omelet – vegan ham, tomato concasse, mushrooms, vegan cheese
KFB (Korean fried broccoli) – with tempura fried broccoli, gochujang tamari sauce, sesame, scallion
Teriyaki Burger – Teriyaki sauce, grilled pineapple, red onion, and cabbage.
$25 Prix Fixe Menu
Soup, choice of flatbread, bowl or salad, dessert
Marty’s V Burgers
Crunchwrap – Beyond or Impossible patty topped with spicy mayo, cheeze sauce, tortilla chips, pico de gallo and shredded lettuce in a grilled tortilla
$25 prix fixe menu: cup of soup of the day and choice of burger:
Green Machine burger – roasted mushroom patty, nut-free pesto, housemade soy-free cheddar, guac, lettuce, tomato, sprouts. Served with pickle and kraut on side.
Original “OG” burger- Original Organic Grill’s patty topped with sunflower sour cream drizzle, buffalo sauce, cashew spirulina blue cheese, lettuce, tomato, sprouts. Served with pickle and kraut on side.
Rich Roll’s Lentil Tzatziki burger – lentil patty served with tzatziki sauce, fresh cucumber ribbons, lettuce, tomatoes, and sprouts on potato dill bun. Served with pickle and kraut on side.
Spicy black bean burger – with aquafaba sriracha mayo, onions, avocado, pico de gallo, lettuce, tomato, sprouts. Served with pickle and kraut on side.
$45 PLNT Burger special:
1 Mushroom Bacon BBQ burger, 1 Crispy Chik’N sandwich, 1 12-piece Lil’ Dippers (with 2 sauces), 2 large fries (with 2 sauces), and 2 large milkshakes
Oyster mushroom enchilada tacos – Heirloom corn tortilla, almond cotija, red onion, cilantro creama seared lime
Pure Grit BBQ
Raíz Modern Mexican
12-course raw vegan tasting menu – $75 per person
Gigli – with truffle cream sauce and leeks
Tunnel chixn sandwich – vegan chix’n seasoned, breaded and fried, then tossed in housemade buffalo sauce. With vegan mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, pickles, ranch sauce
Flatbush – vegan oxtail seasoned with west Indian blend of herbs and spices, pan seared with butter beans. Served with choice of two sides
Vegan on the Fly
Chopped cheese loaded fries
Pickled lemon falafel sandwich – 3 pieces of Egyptian falafel, lightly pickled beets, tomato-cucumber salad, arugula, hibiscus tahina, pickled lemon sauce stuffed in homemade baladi bread
Dukka fries – thick-cut fries tossed in a housemade 12-spice blend
Hibiscus tahina sauce
Juice (Mint Limeade, Hibiscus Limeade, Egyptian Ice Tea)
Egyptian falafel salad – 3 pieces of Egyptian falafel, seasonal greens, arugula, roasted eggplant, fava bean hummus, lightly pickled beets, shredded carrots, nigella seeds, hibiscus tahina, a light cilantro vinaigrette
Lentil soup – orange lentils, carrots, tomatoes, onions, cumin, garlic. Served with a side of dakka vinegar
Homemade baladi bread
Juice (Mint Limeade, Hibiscus Limeade, Egyptian Ice Tea)
Vegan Dining Month Sponsors
Title: Ace Natural
Ace Natural is the New York wholesale plant-based authority. The provide the freshest and cleanest selection of fresh, certified organic produce in the Tri-State area. The offer the largest selection of natural and organic foods to restaurants and retailers.
Gold: MyForest Foods
MyForest Foods is the maker of MyBacon, which is made using mycelium. Grown inside a special farm, MyBacon is wildly meat-like and uses minimal ingredients. MyBacon is now sold at select restaurants and retailers throughout the New York and New England region, with New York City availability at: Westerly Natural Market (Midtown), Elm Wellness (West Village), Lifethyme (Greenwich Village) and Health Nuts (Upper East Side). Find the details on all these retailers and more at MyForestFoods.com/Find-MyBacon
VFC was founded by Matthew Glover, co-founder of Veganuary, and innovative chef, Adam Lyons. Their mission is to spare chicken from the cruelty of animal agriculture with great-tasting food made from plants. Vegan Fried Chick*n is available on GTFO It’s Vegan, Ralphs on the west coast, and in independent retailers across the US.
Silver: Vegan Wines
Vegan Wines is the only vegan wine important and distributor in the country. They offer a vegan wine club for customers and also provide vegan wines to restaurants in New York City and beyond. The BIPOC, women-owned business ensures all wines are vegan from soil to pour. Owner Frances Gonzalez personally travels to vineyards around the world to meet with winemakers to share information regarding veganic wine-making and hand-selects each winemaker for Vegan Wines portfolio.
Bronze: Abbot’s Butcher
Abbot’s Butcher is leading the next generation of plant-based meats by offering a variety of protein alternatives made from simple, wholesome ingredients. Founded in 2017, Abbot’s Butcher grew out of farmers’ markets across Southern California and has since expanded into grocers, markets, and restaurants throughout the country. Abbot’s Butcher’s ethos revolves around the belief that food can be both craveable and healing for our bodies and the planet. Each of Abbot’s Butcher’s plant-based meats are Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegan-certified, Whole30 approved, and completely free from soy, canola oil, or additives.
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