Calling veganism a trend is so last year. It’s now a legit lifestyle option, thanks to advocates who relentlessly point out that a meat-free, plant-based diet is beneficial, not just to one's health but to the environment as well. (Did you know that animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions or that the leading cause of rainforest destruction are livestock and feed crops?*) So it’s a good sign that we’re seeing more plant-based establishments cropping up in the city.
We’ve rounded up the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants as well as vegan delivery options in the city, from creative vegan eateries to a raw food cafe to a shop that sells plant-based cheese. Whether you’re a full-time vegan, a dabbler in the diet or somewhere in between, any of these places won’t have you asking for meat.