a) proximity to where we're staying
b) proximity to somewhere we'll be going during the day
My mum doesn't like meat, so vegan restaurants with 101 seitan steaks and no dishes for people who like eating vegetables don't really appeal. Also, she can't eat mushrooms and doesn't much care for peppers or courgettes (zucchini), which is what many of the vegetable dishes seem to consist of (because they're New World vegetables?). And, much as I like good healthy veggie dishes, I have a strong fondness for "I can't believe it's vegan!"-style 'junk' food.
Restaurants & Cafes I really want to go to:
Babycakes - Vegan Bakery
248 Broome St, New York City, New York (10002) (at between Orchard St & Ludlow St, Lower East Side, Manhattan)
Open Tuesday-Thursday: 10am–10pm
Babycakes get serious props from me for managing to provide the out-of-towner with all of the information they'd need to find the place, in the way of both a map and subway stops: F J M Z Delancey Street, B D Grand Street.
140 West 4th St, New York City, New York (10014) (at Washington Square and 6th Ave, West Village, Manhattan)
Open Mon-Thur 12:30am-12am, Fri-Sun 12pm-12am.
I wouldn't say I really want to go to Betterburger, but I've been there every time I've been in New York (which is twice), and anything you do twice becomes a tradition. Plus, it is literally minutes from where we're staying. I suspect this will be for dinner after the flight tomorrow, before we go to find Whole Foods.
561 Third Ave at 37th St
Other places we could go to:
Blossom - warning, site contains annoying audio
187 9th Ave, New York City, New York (10011) (at 21st St, Midtown, Manhattan)
Dinner: Mon-Thurs 5pm-10pm.
also Cafe Blossom
466 Columbus Ave, New York City, New York (10024) (at between 82nd and 83rd, Natural Musuem station, Manhattan)
Open Mon-Fri 9-10:30
1307 3rd Ave, New York City, New York (10021) (at 75th St, Upper East Side, Manhattan)
Open daily 11:30am-10:30pm
Curly's Vegetarian Lunch
328 East 14th St, New York City, New York (10003) (at between 1st & 2nd Ave, Manhattan)
Open daily 11am-11pm.
Little Lad's Basket - Wall Street
120 Broadway, New York City, New York (10271) (at lower arcade, between Cedar & Pine St, Subway 4 & 5, West Village, Manhattan)
Cash only. Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm (stop serving at 3pm, take-out only after).
I hope to hear from redbird & rosefox (and anyone else who lives in NY that I missed) about meeting up.