What are some good vegan places to eat near Times Square in New York?

Unforntunately, Midtown is something of a vegan deadzone.  I don't know of any strictly vegan restaurants north of Franchia (Korean/Asian fusion at 34th and Park) until you get up to around 79th street (Blossom on the UWS and Candle Cafe, Candle 79, Gobo and V-Note on the UES).

One option is the Dig Inn (formerly 'Pump Energy Foods') on Broadway, between 39th and 40th.  It's not even a vegetarian restaurant but they usually have a lot of vegan options.  It's one of these places where you start with a base (brown rice, cooked greens, salad greens or a wrap) and add protein (tofu is one of the options) then choose from a number of vegetables and other things like bean chili, lentil soup, and then a sauce or dressing (romesco, hummus, basalmic viniagrette). They have a wicked good peanut butter-banana shake that can be made vegan if you ask them to leave out the whey powder, and use soy milk.

There is a Chipotle on 7th Ave at 37th, and a Subway on 44th between 6th and 7th, if you get desperate.

One Reply to “What are some good vegan places to eat near Times Square in New York?”

  1. Quick and easy, Maoz (falafel, salad) has an outpost at 7th Avenue and 40th Street and another at 8th Avenue and 43rd/44th.  Not exciting, but not bad.  If you don't know Maoz, it's part of an Amsterdam-based chain.  It's vegan except for a couple of things that are readily identifiable.  Everything is vegetarian.

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