At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for New York's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Vegetarian food in New York, we head to Vatan - a reader favorite - or we count on Elio's's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Vegetarian cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant East Village area.

Hale and Hearty Soup

Remember how warm and good you felt when Mom made homemade soup on a cold winter day? Come back home to Hale & Hearty where you will find rich soups made with fresh ingredients, such as chowders, chicken vegetable with noodles and others....  Read More

East Village

Green is the dominant color at this funky, East Village Thai, and for good reason. The menu is all-vegetarian. That in no way limits the kitchen's capacity for creativity, as evidenced by appetizers like spinach toast or Thai pancake with curry...  Read More

Though not much to look at on the outside, this Vietnamese restaurant remains popular thanks to its excellent dishes and reasonable prices. Among the regulars, favorites include staples like banh mi cary ga (curried chicken), the steamed fish...  Read More


Regarded as one of the best deals for the money in eclectic Murray Hill, Pongal offers one of the most unique menus around – a kosher Indian menu. Oy! That's right. The combination (thali) plates are a first-timer's best bet, and "seasoned"...  Read More

East Village
Angelica Kitchen

The line out the door will show you that vegans and carnivores agree – Angelica Kitchen is a wonderful dining experience. Anyone worried that vegetarian fare isn't filling hasn't tried the sweet potato croquettes flavored with pecans, garlic,...  Read More

Once you have passed the entrance and entered the dining room, you'll be amazed that such a friendly and professional staff, delicious Thai food and low prices could all be found under one roof. They serve delicious authentic Thai dishes but...  Read More

Thailand Café

Tucked away between Fifth and Sixth Streets, this East Village Thai restaurant is popular with locals for three simple reasons: great food, friendly service and reasonable prices. A word of advice: when the menu indicates that something is hot,...  Read More

Royal Siam Restaurant

This no frills Thai spot with the bright blue banner serves great Thai food. Here, inexpensive prices do not mean that the food is average. Diner-style with little atmosphere, the restaurant features delicious beef satay and nutty pad Thai....  Read More

Upper East Side
Regional Thai Sa-Woy

The sister of Chelsea's Regional Thai Taste, this Upper East Sider specializes in traditional Thai cuisine. Spices and creative twists add to the delicious taste of food here, from the deep-fried chicken bits served with sweet and spicy dipping...  Read More

Hoomoos Asli

Located just off Bowery, Hoomoos Asli is an oasis for those looking for good Mid-Eastern cuisine on this side of town. The restaurant doesn't offer much in the way of fancy décor or flashy service, they do serve up a cornucopia of reasonably...  Read More