"For lunch, which, for the nature of my business, is my favorite time to go around to interesting and off the beaten path restaurants in New York City, a great place with counter service on 11th St. and 2nd Ave. is Momofuku Noodle Bar -- great soup and a major hang out for chefs and people in the restaurant business. Barbuto, in the West Village, is lots of fun. If you like Italian, Lupa in the Village is definitely one of the best. For lobster rolls, try Mary's Fish Camp – fantastic, and Fatty Crab on Hudson St. – funky place, great food. I love these places because aside from great food, they represent the most innovative ideas in restaurants. So, if you have two or three hours during the late morning / early afternoon, you can try a few of the places one after the other, like we New Yorkers do."
Pino Luongo, Restaurateur & Author
Vegan in New York
What's a vegan? Well...for starters, we don't eat meat, chicken, fish,
eggs, dairy products, or any other animal-derived food. Of course,
there's much more to this lifestyle than can be covered in a single blog
post - e.g.,vegans also don’t "wear" animals (wool, fur, leather, down,
etc.) - but what we're here to report is that our fair city is nothing
short of a vegan paradise.
East Side or West Side, Uptown or Downtown...beneath NYC's concrete
façade lies a vast array of strictly vegan eateries along with an
incalculable number of vegan-friendly establishments. Fast food, slow
food, organic food, raw food...no one does the vegan thing like
From A (Angelica Kitchen) to Z (Zen Palate), no
major metropolis on the [more]