Not strictly vegetarian or vegan, and definitely not raw, Souen offers natural, organic foods with no dairy, wheat, sugar, chemicals, preservatives or meat in a clean, bright and peaceful setting. The Asian-influenced menu is extensive: teriyaki or ginger-steamed fish, broccoli tofu and stir-fried soba noodles with vegetables. But don’t be distracted from the chalkboard specials, which reveal the freshest fish choices and other interesting twists on the basics. Servers seem oddly eager to see you leave (guard your plate if you’re not finished or want to take home leftovers), so do them and yourself a favor and skip the bland desserts.
210 Sixth Ave
|Cross street:||at Prince St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–10:30pm; Sat 11am-10:30pm; Sun 11am–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to Spring St|
|Price:||Average main course: $18. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|