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Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free Restaurants in NYC

Finding vegetarian, vegan and gluten free restaurants in NYC can be daunting. In your hometown, you probably have figured out at which restaurants you can eat, but it is much more difficult to find similar restaurants when you travel. Luckily, there are apps you can download to your smartphone that will locate vegetarian, vegan and gluten free restaurants in New York to delight your taste buds. Here are just a few restaurants and apps to help you find exactly where to eat in New York City:

Suggested Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free Restaurants in NYC

NYC is a large, pulsing city with a multitude of restaurants, bars and cafes. Here are just a few of the gluten free and vegan restaurants that have customers flocking to them everyday.

  • Candle 79: For a farm to table experience, check out this trendy, vegetarian and vegan restaurant. They also have a gluten free menu, light options and heartier ones like black bean pumpkin seed burgers, which will satisfy any hungry traveler. Candle 79 is at: 154 E 79th St, New York, Upper East Side.
  • Bistango: Hidden away on the east side, Bistango has a tasty menu for any gluten free foodie. They specialize in light Italian fare and offer special seasonal dishes with both regular and gluten-free options. They have two locations to choose from: one at the Kimberly Hotel in Midtown East and the second in Kips Bay near the neighborhood of Murray Hill, Rose Hill and Gramercy Park.
  • Beyond Sushi: Located in Union Square, offers a healthy and fresh approach to vegan and vegetarian sushi.
  • The Butcher’s Daughter: An all vegetarian dining experience spotlighting fresh fruits and vegetables and “butchering” them in a similar way meat is.
  • Organic Grill: An East Village Favorite featuring locally grown produce and artisan ingredients make up dishes like black-bean-and-corn quesadilla with a cherry-tomato salsa.

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Recommended Apps

If you aren’t sure where to stop for lunch or dinner while you are out on the town, be sure to search for some related apps:

  • How to Eat Clean Save Money in New York City – a great article from my friend, Gabi, who visited NYC last year with her husband while also trying to eat healthy. Great job, Gabi!
  • Happy Cow: This app is specifically designed to find vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants wherever you are. You can search by location or cuisine to find a nearby restaurant.
  • Zomato (formerly Urbanspoon): You should have this app no matter where you live or travel. You can search for nearby restaurants based on price, location and cuisine. You also can read reviews from both critics and users to help find the best fit for you.

Traveling can be a wonderful experience for everybody. Thankfully, with current technology, it is easier than ever to find restaurants that suit your lifestyle choices and dietary restrictions. This way, you can still experience local hot spots and everyone can find something they will love.

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