We’re honestly surprised it took this long for the NYC vegetarian empire to settle in Brooklyn. You know the drill: come here in your gym clothes for veggie market plates, salads that aren’t sad, or lemon pepper chicken sandwiches. While we have your attention, we’d like to remind you that it’s scientifically impossible to tell the difference between gym clothes and lazy clothes. Your secret is safe with us.
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Celestine feels like a casual neighborhood restaurant, but this Mediterranean spot is on the water in Dumbo and has excellent views.
Vinegar Hill House
One of our favorite restaurants in Brooklyn, especially in the summer when their back garden is in full swing. Bring some bug spray, eat a pork chop.
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Good Enough To Eat
The Upper West Side may not be flush with noteworthy dining out options, but they certainly have one meal on lockdown – brunch. Good Enough To Eat has been an institution up in these parts for a good 30 years, and a spot we'll happily go to for simple, heavy handed home cooking.
If you enjoy a shared small plates dinner experience, then Traif in Williamsburg should be on your radar.
Community Food & Juice
Community Food & Juice is one of the best brunch spots around Morningside Heights and Columbia University. Unfortunately, that's exactly when it's at its worst. Hit it any other time for best results.
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Gran Electrica serves simple, excellent Mexican food and creative cocktails. It also has a great back patio.
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