If you are Manhattan bound, reserve a spot at the Natural Gourmet Institute’s four course Friday Night Dinner. The site says the meals are vegetarian, but that usually means they just top the salad with some cheese, which you can ask them to leave off. That was the case when I went recently and everything was super delicious.
Are you new to New York City? Look for a vegan meet up near you. You might find one like VegOut, which holds monthly potlucks in addition to arranging outings to area restaurants. If there is no vegan group in your area, give some thought to starting your own. According to a customer service representative, Meetup.com started, among other reasons, to get America offline. The irony that the organization is web based aside, she is right: I mean, where else would you find access to so many real, live vegans and vegetarians on an ongoing basis?
Eighteen Arhans is the only restaurant in a Buddhist temple that I know of. When I was first going there, the hours were kind of strange precisely because they had to coincide with the temple’s hours. With the success of the restaurant, they have expanded the restaurant’s hours, although they now serve a limited menu on Sunday when they are open.
Nearly all major New York City newspapers employ restaurant critics and publish online dining guides for the cities they serve. New York City newspaper restaurant critics typically visit dining establishments anonymously and return several times so as to sample the entire menu. Newspaper restaurant guides, therefore, tend to provide the most thorough coverage of various cities’ dining options. Tom’s Diner is a restaurant in New York that was made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld.