Beyond Sushi

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77 Solid

Forget the fish — there’s none at this “sushi” spot, where the rolls, wraps, and sashimi are all inventive vegetable-based combinations.

229 E. 14th St., New York, NY, 10003


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Vegan sushi calls to mind white rice — or maybe brown — concealing a sad sliver of cucumber or burdock. Nothing like the multihued constructions served up by this burgeoning chainlet, which has carved a niche for itself by transforming the globally inspired contents of latter-day grain bowls into distinctive plant-based rolls. The Mediterranean-themed Chic Pea, for instance, enfolds roasted eggplant, artichoke, and saffron-chickpea purée in nutty black rice, and garnishes it with tahini. It might not be the stuff of Jiro’s dreams, but judging by the packs of famished yoginis regularly storming this location, the New York market is ripe for it.

Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite

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