Nutrition And Fitness

The Best Spots For Raw Food In NYC

Raw food restaurants NYC

There is no doubt that the all-raw diet has many health benefits, and surely the unprocessed uncooked plants should make up a significant part of the food we consume. Raw food restaurants offer strict adherents the opportunity to sample sophisticated and adventurous dishes they might not be able to replicate at home. At the same time, omnivores can enjoy a healthy and fascinating detour from their usual dining experience. 

Plant Food + Wine

67 2ND AVE NEW YORK, NY 10003


Pfw proposes a beautiful selection of locally sourced fare in a seasonally crafted menu, enriched by an extensive wine list of organic and biodynamic varietals. Designed as a public gathering place, plant food + wine offers a unique experience around delicious, health-conscious food. Decor light and airy, with minimalistic features, never seems overcrowded even when full, outdoor seating is perfect for watching the passing parade on 2nd ave. Be sure to reserve to avoid disappointment. 

What to eat: Raw lasagne, Avocado toast, Banana Cream Pie with the macadamia crust, roasted beets.

Open daily for dinner 

Open for dinner Sunday-Thursday | 5-10 PM,  Friday-Saturday | 5-11 PM

Brunch Saturday-Sunday



AbcV by Jean-Georges 

38 East 19th St., New York, NY 10003


Even if you are not vegan, but this restaurant is a must-visit when in New York. Plant-based, non-gmo, sustainable, artisanal, and organic whenever possible. Locally and globally sourced from small & family farms, abcV offers some of the best vegan food in NYC. Not too salty also not too oily, as in many other plant-based restaurants. The menu is co-created by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Paulette Cole. Offering high vibration foods, embracing balance with beauty, wellness, wisdom, and love to nurture our personal and planetary ecosystems. Prices might be high, but it is a fabulous meal. 

What to eat: The half or whole roasted cauliflower, with turmeric-tahini and pistachios, beluga lentils, broccoli stems, coconut yogurt, rosewater lemonade.

Open daily for Lunch and Dinner

Brunch Saturday and Sunday

Full service

take-out, catering, wine/beer, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, wine/cocktails


Black Flamingo

168 Borinquen Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 387-3337

Vegan. In 2015 a Brooklyn-based group came together to establish, what was in their eyes, a missing component from the New York City nightlife scene. 

Black Flamingo has a split personality but in a great way. Upstairs you can find an outdoor bar/restaurant featuring a vegan menu and an inventive cocktail list. Downstairs is a low-ceiling, late-night club typically with a line on the entrance and loud music. 

What to try: Tortilla Soup, “mom” tacos, Hearts of Palm Cakes, Strawberries Four Ways, An orange wine

Open: Tues-Sun

Happy hours: Wed-Fri, 6-8PM with beers and snacks starting at 4$

Full service

catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer


Dirt Candy 

86 Allen St. New York, NY 10002

(212) 228-7732

Dirt Candy is the city’s only vegetable restaurant. They serve nothing but vegetables, and the goal of the Chef is to make them taste better than anything you’ve ever had before. Dirt Candy provides a wealth of vegetarian dishes in two different set menus. Diners coming to try will have a choice of The Vegetable Patch ($57, tip included) featuring five courses of Dirt Candy’s greatest hits, or they can take a trip to The Vegetable Garden ($83, tip included) which is at least nine courses and changes according to the season,concept and a la carte menu is available at the bar. Another plus for this restaurant was its wine list, which featured wines made by women winemakers from throughout the world.

What to try: Veggie Ramen, vegan burgers., Radicchio Steak Frites, Carrot Spice Soft, Rutabaga “snickers” bar.

Open for dinner: Tuesday to Saturday at 5:30 PM

(Sunday and Monday closed)

The last tables seated at 11 PM 

Brunch Saturday and Sunday: 11 PM- 3 PM



Beyond Sushi 

229 E. 14th St., New York, NY 10003 (646) 861-2889

Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10011 (212) 929-2889

62nd West 56th St., New York, NY 10019 (646) 964-1117

Beyond Sushi is an all-vegan restaurant in New York City. Best known for innovative vegan sushi rolls and gluten-free options are available too, it’s a popular plant-based chain boasting a variety of seasonal and globally inspired dishes throughout menus. From burgers to homemade pasta and shareable plates. You can order online or stop by one of the locations.

What to try: spicy mang, sweet tree, eggplant & “ricotta” Lasagna, lemon almond cake, vegan cinnamon roll

Open daily for lunch and dinner

Counter service, vegan options, take-out, delivery, catering


Candle Café 

1307 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10021

(212) 472-0970

Candle Café is all about sustainability, veganism, plant-based, and “green” philosophy. They strive to minimize carbon footprint, which is making our planet cleaner, healthier. They believe that eating a plant-based diet and choosing local organic foods is the most direct and simplest way to create a more balanced and sustainable world. Everything that served in Candle Cafe is free of pesticides, chemicals, and hormones. No genetically modified foods. ​

The atmosphere is pleasant. The food is delicious and quite affordable All locations offer a wide variety of cocktails, including non-alcoholic, serves up 100% certified and seasonally sourced organic spirits mixed with fresh fruit juices and blended with attention to detail. 

What to try: Grilled Rosemary Tempeh Sandwich, Grilled Tempeh Portabello Burger, Seitan Toastadas, Lentil Croquettes, Hijiki Caviar. 

Open daily for lunch and dinner

Full service, take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer



Peacefood Café 

460 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024 (212) 362-2266 

41 E. 11th St., New York, NY 10003 (212) 979-2288 

Vegan/natural foods/bakery. Peacefood Cafe serves delicious, innovative, and healthy vegan cuisine prepared with mindfulness, gratitude, and intention to nurture spirit and body. Warm ambiance and service, and even more for its varied and tasty vegan meals. Prices are also reasonable.

What to try: fluffy quinoa salad, yellow split pea soup, chickpea fries, strawberry shortcake, and raw key lime pie.  

Open daily for lunch and dinner

Full service, take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, non-alcoholic beer, special beverages


Seasoned Vegan 

55 St. Nicholas Ave., New York, NY 10026

(917) 232-3446 

Vegan/soul food. Seasoned Vegan is a restaurant run by a mother and son duo. Has earned loyal clients for its delicious twist on soul food. Everything here is organic, kosher, and made entirely without animal products. The menu features southern, Caribbean, Moroccan, and Asian comfort foods.

What to try: “Crawfish” in basil sauce, Mango “Beef” and “Chicken” in ginger sauce, barbecued ribs (made with lotus root and fermented soy), spicy chocolate, Vegan Ice Cream cookie sandwich. 

Open daily for lunch and dinner

Full service, take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies


Le Botaniste

833 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065


‘Le Botaniste is a plant-based organic food & Winebar that makes eating vegetables easier, more convenient, and more enjoyable than ever. They serve delicious, pure, plant-powered organic meals, good for your body and the planet.’ 

What to try: Joe’s Smashed Potato, Botanical Salad, Roasted Honeynut, cashew cream brownie.

Open daily for lunch and dinner

Full service, take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies




162 E Broadway, New York, NY, 10002

(646) 883-5453 

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Plant-based Mexican cuisine. The venue features a playfully curated Tequila and Mezcal program, as well as Mexican beers on tap, Mexican-style lagers, and pilsners from local microbreweries, fresh-pressed juices, and plant-based street food with options for both comfort and health. Tasty cocktails. Fun atmosphere. 

What to try: Tumeric Cauliflower Rice, Coconut Queso quesadilla, pupusas, matcha coconut cocktail

Open Sun-Wed 11:00am-12:00am. Thurs-Sat 11:00am-1:00am. Only accepts walk-ins, no reservations.

Full service, vegan, take-out, delivery with Caviar only, juice, beer/wine, cocktails



Blossom on Columbus 

507 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10024

(212) 875-2600 

Vegan. The restaurant established to creatively bring vegan dining to a fresh, new, and delicious level. Fresh organic ingredients come from local farms and small distribution companies. All of the dishes are completely animal-free. The venue divided into the open dining area, as well as a full bar and an upstairs suitable for private events. They also have an outdoor dining area with live music on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings. 

What to try: jackfruit tacos, huevos rancheros, seitan piccata, cashewtopia ice cream, apple ginger mojito

Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday.       

Brunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday.

Full service, vegan options, take-out


Raw foods restaurants NYC

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