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One thing is for sure, it's never been easier to find exciting plant-based dishes in New York. But it’s more than just veggie burgers, although NYC has plenty of those, too—we’re talking about falafel joints and tapas bars and some of the city’s best Indian restaurants (even some of the best Manhattan restaurants made the list). We're tired of hearing the narrative that vegetarian and vegan food is a trend: even though it may seem that way on your Instagram feed, many non-western cuisines have been experimenting with and perfecting satisfying meatless dishes for centuries and its time they get their proper due.
Ethical eating at these restaurants doesn't have to be dogmatic or leave you feeling hungry (although so often with many menus' only veggie-friendly option being a measley side salad, it can feel that way): from high-concept cooking to comfort foods, there are the best restaurants in NYC that won't have you asking, "where's the meat?"
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