Brown rice, beans, avocado, cilantro, black olives, cheddar, sour cream, salsa, and some garlicky special sauce. Those are the only nine ingredients in the gluten-free bowls at The Whole Bowl in Williamsburg, and together they taste like a nacho platter that turned in its cleats for a spot on the student council. They can be made vegan, and they come in three different sizes - 12, 16, and 24 ounces - which are all less than $12.
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Brooklyn Winery is (you guessed it) a winery in Brooklyn - but it also has a wine bar and an event space that people enjoy getting married in.
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Bar Verde is a vegan Mexican restaurant in the East Village that’s good for vegans, but not so much for everybody else.
For good vegan food without pretension, head to Jungle Cafe in Greenpoint. It’s not hip whatsoever, and that’s why we like it.
Renegades of Sunset
If you’re looking for some fun vegan food in Industry City, go to Renegades of Sunset.
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The Mekelburg’s Williamsburg location is the kind of place you should go in a time of need. Or anytime you want fantastic sandwiches and beers.
You’ve probably heard of Sweetgreen. It’s a big chain where you can get a pretty-good salad, and there’s one location in Midtown East.
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