NYC Healthy Restaurants

Organic Juice Bar chains - Manhattan

The Juice Press (multiple NYC locations)

Juice Generation (multiple NYC locations)

NYC Healthy Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants

Plant-Based Restaurants - Manhattan

Vegetarian Restaurants: Harlem

Seasoned Vegan St. Nicholas Ave./113th St.

Uptown Veg 125th St./Madison-5th Ave. (juice bar, hot food bar with greens, beans, rice, etc. all with delicious spices - but note that most items are not organic)

Vegetarian Restaurants: Upper East Side

Candle Cafe 75th St./3rd Ave. (vegan)

Candle 79 79th St./Lexington Ave. (vegan sit-down restaurant)

Green Bean Café 75th St - 76th St./1413 York Ave. (juice bar, food bar, restaurant, many gluten-free options including big selection of baked goods and raw deserts)

Vegetarian Restaurants: Upper West Side and Midtown West

Cafe Blossom 84th St./Columbus Ave. (sit-down restaurant, vegan)

Peacefood Café 82nd St. - 83rd St./460 Amsterdam Ave.

Blossom du Jour Upper West: 67th - 68th St./Amsterdam Ave. (vegan, eat-in or takeout, healthy fast food)

Candle Café West Broadway/89th St. - 90th St. (vegan)

Soomsoom 72nd St./Broadway (vegetarian falafel, not GF)

Cafe Viva Broadway/97th St. (pasta and pizza, all vegetarian, kosher, vegan options, GF options)

Vegetarian Restaurants: Midtown

Kajitsu 39th St./Lextington Ave. - Park Ave. (Japanese vegan, NO gluten-free options)

Blossom du Jour Midtown West: 43rd - 44th St./9th Ave. (vegan, eat-in or takeout, healthy fast food)

Blossom du Jour inside the Columbus Circle subway station, enter at 57th or 58th St.

Vegetarian Restaurants: Chelsea

Blossom Restaurant 21st - 22nd St./9th Ave. (sit down restaurant, vegan)

Terri 23rd St./6th Ave. (vegan, some gluten-free options)

Blossom du Jour 20th - 21st St./9th Ave. (vegan, eat-in or takeout, healthy fast food)

Vegetarian Restaurants: Murray Hill, Gramercy, Union Square, Flatiron

Franchia 34th - 35th St./Park Ave. (Korean, vegan, gluten-free menu available)

Le Verdure inside Eataly 5th Ave./23rd-24th St. (Vegetarian with vegan options)

Blossom du Jour 13th St./5th - 6th Ave.

JivamukTea Café 13th St./841 Broadway, 2nd floor (vegan, some gluten-free options)

Maoz Union Square East/16th-17th St./

Peacefood Café 11th St./University Place

Vegetarian Restaurants: Greenwich Village, East Village, Nolita, SOHO, etc.

Rockin Raw 171 Sullivan St./Houston St. (All vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and raw. Fabulous Peruvian and Creole food, very flavorful without being hot spicy.)

LifeThyme 6th Ave./8th St. - 9th St. (hot food bar, salad bar, bakery, juice bar, vegan options, outstanding gluten-free vegan baked goods and raw deserts)

Quintessence 10th St./1st Ave. - Ave. A (vegan, many gluten-free options)

Souen 2 locations: 6th Ave./Prince St. and 6th St./1st Ave. - 2nd Ave. (some gluten-free options, mostly vegan, but some fish entrees, too)

V-Spot 12 St. Mark’s/2nd - 3rd Ave.

Angelica’s Kitchen 12th St./2nd Ave. (vegan, organic)

Caravan of Dreams 6th St./1st Ave. - Ave. A (vegan, some raw, tons of gluten-free options)

Sacred Chow Sullivan St./3rd St. - Bleecker, just south of Washington Square Park (vegan, many gluten-free options)

The Butcher’s Daughter Kenmare St./Elizabeth St.

The Organic Grill 7th St. - St. Mark’s/1st Ave. (all vegetarian, some vegan items)

Taim 2 locations: West Village: 222 Waverly Place/11th St.-Perry (near 7th Ave.) and NoLita: 45 Spring St./Mulberry St. (all vegetarian, many vegan options. Hummus, several flavors of gluten-free falafel, smoothies, etc.)

Blossom (West Village) 41 Carmine St./Bedford St.-Bleecker St., near 6th Ave. (all vegan, many gluten-free options, and a few soy-free options)

Vegetarian Restaurants: Tribeca and Financial District

Terri Maiden Lane/Pearl St. - Gold St. (vegan food, juice, smoothies)

Sun in Bloom Reade St./Church St. (vegan, organic, kosher, mostly gluten-free)

Magic Mix Fulton St./William St. (raw vegan food, organic, gluten-free, soy-free)

Indian Vegetarian Restaurants - Manhattan

Saravana Bhavan (Kips Bay) 26th St./Lexington (vegetarian with vegan options)

Saravana Bhavan (Upper West) Amsterdam Ave./80th St. (vegetarian with vegan options)

Ayurveda Cafe 94th St./Amsterdam Ave. (vegetarian with vegan options)

Pongal 28th St./Lexington Ave.

Vatan 29th - 30th St./3rd Ave. (vegetarian with vegan options)

Chennai Garden / Tiffin Wallah 2 locations: 87th St./1st Ave. and 28th St./Lexington Ave., NOT 27th St.!!! (vegetarian with vegan options)

Vegetarian Food Trucks - Manhattan

The Squeeze 17th St./Union Squre West

NY Dosas West 4th St./Macdougal St. - Thompson St., south side of Washington Square Park (foot cart, all vegan, many items are gluten-free)

Taim (vegetarian with tons of vegan options, gluten-free falafel, smoothies)

Vegetarian Restaurants - Brooklyn

Sun in Bloom (all vegan, mostly gluten-free)

V-Spot Park Slope (vegan, Latin food, many gluten-free options)

Maimonides of Brooklyn 525 Atlantic Ave./3rd Ave. (vegan restaurant with some gluten-free options)

Champs Williamsburg: 197 Meserole St., near L train to Montrose (vegan bakery, diner, some gluten-free options)

Bliss Bedford Ave./6th-7th St./p>

Brooklyn Whole Foods 3rd St./3rd Ave. (food bar in store, rooftop restaurant, incredible glassed-in organic vegetable garden on the roof)

Juice Press 144 North 8th St.

Juice Generation Williamsburg

Vegetarian Restaurants - Queens

Panorama Cafe Jamaica: 84-73 Parsons Blvd.

Oneness Fountain Heart Flushing: 159-19 72nd Ave. / Parsons Blvd.

New Bodai Vegetarian Flushing: 59-08 Main St.

NYC Healthy Non-vegetarian Restaurants (with some veg options)

Organic Restaurants - Manhattan

FreeFoods NYC 45th St./5th - 6th Ave. (soups, salads, food bar, meat, vegetarian, vegan, and GF options)

Siggy’s Good Food 292 Elizabeth St / E. Houston St. (organic meat, veggie burgers, regular and gluten-free pasta, juice and smoothies, etc.)

Quartino Bottega Organica 11 Bleecker St./Bowery - Elizabeth St. (Italian, salad, pizza, brown rice or spelt entrees, fish and cheese dishes as well as many vegan options)

The Green Table 75 9th Ave., inside Chelsea Market (serves meat, has gluten-free options)

Dig Inn multiple NYC locations (salads, rice bowls, meat and tons of vegan options. Mostly local ingredients, but not all organic.)

Green Symphony 43rd St./7th - 8th Ave. (Fruit and veggie juice and smoothies, healthy bakery with regular and gluten-free options, hot food bar with meat as well as tons of vegan items. Some organic items.)

Ellary’s Greens Carmine St./Bedford St. - Bleecker St.

Local Thyme 286 Madison Ave./40th-41st St. (All organic, serves meat, great vegan options, extensive gluten-free menu)

chain with multiple NYC locations (all organic, many vegan items, increasing gluten-free options, including bread and sandwiches)

Indian Restaurants - Manhattan

Haldi 28th St./Lexington Ave.

Kokum Lexington Ave./27th-28th St.

Dhaba Lexington Ave./27th-28th St.

Chennai Garden by Tiffin Wallah 28th St./Lexington

Hummus Restaurants - Manhattan

Nanoosh multiple NYC locations (mostly organic ingredients, meat and vegan dishes, lots of gluten-free options)

Hummus Place 4 NYC locations (all vegetarian, many vegan items, limited gluten-free options)

Hummus Kitchen (hummus, salads, meat and vegan options, lots of gluten-free options) These locations are all excellent: 2nd Ave./83rd-84th St., Amsterdam Ave./80th St., 3rd Ave./30th-31st St. The 9th Ave./51st St. location looks like part of this chain, but is under different ownership and the food isn’t quite as good.

SoomSoom multiple locations (vegetarian falafel, NO gluten-free options)

Gluten-free Restaurants and Stores - Manhattan

G-Free NYC store 85th St./Columbus Ave. (Many products have eggs and/or dairy, but there is a good selection of vegan items, too.)

Lilli and Loo’s 61st - 62nd St./Lexington Ave. (Chinese, many vegan options)

Lili's 57 57th St./7th Ave. (Chinese, some vegan options. Note that the 84th-85th St./3rd Ave. location of this chain does not have gluten free options.)

Pala Pizza 198 Allen St. (a.k.a. 1st Ave.)/Houston St. (Huge vegan, gluten-free menu, including vegan cheese pizza and pasta. Also serves wheat and dairy pizza, but they are baked separately.)

Nizza 44th - 45th St./9th Ave. (Ask for the gluten-free menu! Pizza and pasta place. No vegan items listed on the menu, but they will make a vegan version of the pizza if you ask.)

Hampton Chutney Company 2 locations: Soho: 68 Prince St./Crosby St. - Lafayette St. and Upper West Side: 464 Amsterdam Avenue/82nd-83rd St.

NYC Healthier Bakeries and Ice Cream

Babycakes NYC 248 Broome St./Orchard St. - Ludlow St. (all vegan, most items are gluten-free, some have spelt)

Blossom Bakery 21st St./9th Ave. (all vegan, some items are wheat-free but nothing is truly gluten-free)

Gingersnap’s Organic 7th St./Ave. A (all items are raw, vegan, gluten-free)

Tu-Lu’s Bakery 11th St./1st Ave. (all gluten-free, some vegan items)

Vegan Divas 75th St./1st Ave. (all vegan, most of their products do have wheat, but the few gluten-free items are excellent)

Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit 17th St./Broadway (all the fruit-based ice creams are vegan and soy-free, and most of the toppings are vegan and gluten-free)

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