Being vegan and enjoying great restaurants is incredibly easy in NYC, especially with all of the new plant-based spots that continue opening month after month. Le Petit Monstre is one of the standout bakeries that has opened in Clinton Hill, right around the corner from the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It specializes in French pastries like kouign amann, cinnamon rolls, and danishes, but the huge cafe also sells houseplants, coffee, and other home goods. If you want to check it out but don’t live in the neighborhood, you should know there’s a Citi Bike rack right outside of the front entrance.
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Mama Tere Taverna
Mama Tere Taverna is a Salvadoran spot in Sunset Park where you can get a great (and very fresh) pupusa stuffed with meat, cheese, or edible flowers.
This takeout-only restaurant in Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market Hall is the only place we’ve been to where plantains shapeshift from dish to dish.
Jupiter Disco is a little space-themed bar in Bushwick that isn’t as tacky as it sounds.
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Bourke Street Bakery
Bourke Street Bakery started out in Sydney, but now there’s a location in Nomad. If you want some excellent breads and pastries, make a trip here.
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The Awkward Scone moved to Bed-Stuy and got a new name. Ursula makes the best breakfast burritos in Brooklyn. Get a side of chile.
Winner is a neighborhood cafe in Park Slope serving impressive baked goods that typically sell out before noon.
Leland Eating & Drinking House
Leland Eating & Drinking House serves excellent small plates, fresh focaccia, and hot cocktails from its corner shop in Prospect Heights.
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