1. Vegan brunch, lunch and fun dinner with a multitude of options, great wine selection and helpful indicators on the menu to note nut-free, gluten-free and soy-free options: BLOSSOM
Locations on 9th and on Columbus in NYC.
**Note: outdoor seating in the summer so if you want to bring your dog (as I do mine!) and enjoy dining al fresco, you can!
2. Fancy date night/special occasion dinner with delectable tapas-style dishes focusing on fresh, wonderfully prepared vegetables and grains and superb wine in an absolutely beautifully decorated, intimate setting: AVANT GARDEN
East 7th Street in Alphabet City
**Note: you can actually watch the chef prepare the food, which is really fun. This place is very popular so best to call ahead and make reservations.
3. Pizza and calzones. Vegan. Delicious. Casual. Nuff said. SCREAMERS PIZZA.
620 Manhattan Ave. in Brooklyn
**Note: Yes, this one is in Brooklyn.
4. The best Korean and Asian Fusion vegan food at very decent prices and in the coolest setting - a multi-tiered seating set up with beautiful presentations, with everything from vegan sushi to Bibimbap to noodles to dumplings to delicious sakes: FRANCHIA VEGAN CAFE
12 Park Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets
Go forth and eat delicious, cruelty-free nom noms!