Belse NYC is one of the new vegan restaurants in New York City
If you’re looking for a spot to go grab a cold one and eat vegan food, Belse Brewery is where to go. The NYC vegan restaurant and brewery opened summer 2022. It’s by the same team as Little Pine in Los Angeles so you know they mean business.
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At Belse, they’re making veganized versions of popular dishes like pizzas, pastas and more.
Of course, the challenge when it comes to vegan restaurants is figuring out what to order when there’s literally a whole menu of dishes to tempt you. So, we’re making it easier.
Is it one of the best vegan restaurants in NYC?
We’ll leave that for you to decide.
In the meantime, here are five of our favorite vegan dishes at Belse Brewery in the Lower East Side.
5 dishes to try at Belse Brewery
1. Pan Seared Brussels Sprouts
These pan seared brussels sprouts are tossed in a sriracha glaze to give it a nice little kick. Then, they’re tossed in sesame seeds. They’re also gluten-free and nut-free.
2. Seasoned Fries
Yes, we put fries on this list. But hear us out. Chipotle raspberry ketchup. Seriously. We didn’t think we’d like it, but it’s the perfect kinda sweet dipper for the fries which are seasoned with herbs and spices. It also comes with lemon caper aioli, but we’re here for that dang ketchup.
3. Grilled Caesar
What makes this salad stand out is that it’s grilled. We always love a Caesar and Belse’s take is one of our favorites. It comes tossed in Caesar dressing and topped with fried capers, parmesan chickpea croutons and chive oil. So. Good.
4. Mushroom Pesto Pizza
This isn’t any old pizza. Belse twist on this pie features a pumpkin seed pesto sauce. Then, it’s topped with shiitake and portobello mushrooms, parmesan and garlic confit. It’s super flavorful and a nice change from regular pizzas. Of course, if you want a regular one, they’ve got a margherita one too.
5. Apple Sandwich
Finally, there’s the apple sandwich.
So, the jury is out on this one. We got it out of sheer curiosity and you will, too. It’s an … odd combo of ingredients and legit we kept eating it because we couldn’t decide whether we loved it or were done with it.
The toasted sourdough sandwich comes filled with Gala apples, prosciutto, smoked provolone, roma tomatoes, sliced avocados and lemon caper aioli.
And … organic peanut butter.
It’s hard to decide if it’s a “yes” or a “no.” So, you’ll have to give it a try yourself and see.
265 Bowery, New York City, 10002; 646-858-0081; Mon. – Thurs.: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Fri.: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., Sat.: 10 a.m. – 1 a.m., Sun.: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Weekend brunch 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.