The only thing better than the seven-course haute Indian tasting menu is the vegetarian version.
8 E. 18th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-691-1300
The “Potager” section of the menu is nirvana for gourmet vegetarians.
20 E. 76th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-772-2600
3. Pure Food and Wine
For the nutrient-obsessed, nothing at Matthew Kenney’s raw-food restaurant is heated over 118 degrees.
54 Irving Pl., nr. 17th St.; 212-477-1010
The menu eschews fake meat in favor of eclectic concoctions that are only incidentally vegetarian, like raw curried-plantain dumplings or crispy chickpea-and-artichoke farinata.
105 First Ave., nr. 7th St.; 212-982-5870
5. Candle 79
The vegan bar scene revolves around organic wines and healthy snacks like satays and nori rolls, and the feng shui–adjusted premises have plenty of room for cooking classes, chef demos, and baby showers.
154 E. 79th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-537-7179