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Where to Eat Near Grand Central Terminal (Our Updated Guide)

New York Ida Yu 14 comments

We've updated our guide to eateries in and around Grand Central Station to clear up all of your questions if you find yourself in the area looking for somewhere to eat. "How do I avoid the tourist traps?" "Should I venture outside the terminal?" "Where should I go for a solid, quick slice of pizza?" "Can I get a world-class dinner without hopping a cab?" Read on for the answers and our list of suggestions, complete with a map! More

Erin Zimmer's 15 Favorite Vegan Meals and Snacks in NYC

New York Erin Zimmer 2 comments

I was only vegan for a month. February—the shortest month of the year—at that. Not long enough to comprehensively explore the many vegan options in this city, but long enough to befriend some new favorites that I otherwise might have scanned past on a menu as a flexitarian. More

Where to Eat with Vegetarians and Meat Lovers in NYC: An Omnivorous Guide to 60 Restaurants

New York The Serious Eats Team 9 comments

Being a vegetarian in New York isn't the challenge it used to be, but that doesn't mean it's always easy. Sure, most restaurants these days offer one or two decent vegetarian options, but sometimes you don't want the pasta or a meal made cobbled together from side dishes. With that in mind, here are 60 recommendations for restaurants that accommodate vegetarians without disappointing carnivores. More

Kenji's Top 8 Bites in New York From 2012

New York J. Kenji López-Alt 2 comments

Only after putting together my list did I realize that a full seven out of eight of the very best bites I had in New York this year were from East Asian restaurants. Not a single burger or pizza on the list! More

The Vegan Experience, Day 11: Diversity Through Restriction

The Vegan Experience J. Kenji López-Alt 36 comments

On Day 3 of The Vegan Experience, I noted that when dining out, I often felt that I was always missing something, like a second class citizen who would only be begrudgingly catered to. But as the days have progressed, I've come to realize that with just a tiny bit of planning, it's in fact the opposite: my food choices have actually diversified since beginning my one month abstention from animal products. More

Exceptional Shojin-ryori at Kajitsu in the East Village

New York J. Kenji López-Alt 16 comments

Shojin-ryori, the predecessor to kaiseki cuisine devised centuries ago by Buddhist monks (and the basis for the food served at Kajitsu) has been a purely vegan cuisine from its outset. There are no wizard-like attempts to transform vegetables into meat-like products, no culinary mimicry, rather It's a cuisine that celebrates vegetables in all of their diverse glory. Kajitsu practices this tradition exceptionally well. More

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