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Ten years ago, eating at vegan and vegetarian restaurants in NYC meant flavorless seitan “steaks” and dry veggie burgers that fell apart as you tried to take the first bite. Today, meat-free diners can go anywhere from authentic Israeli falafel joints to star chef’s Jean-Georges Vongeritchen’s newest opening, all without fear of chicken broth or beef burger contamination. The city’s best vegetarian-friendly restaurants aren’t trying to hide the fare behind meat substitutes. Rather, they’re celebrating and elevating the vegetable to a point where even your most carnivorous friends can come along without fear of missing the best BBQ dishes. Read on for New York City’s best vegetarian restaurants.
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