Heading to New York this summer? Shake things up and try some of the coolest places in town at the moment, instead of just going for the typical go-to spots. We tried some trending restaurants and the most Instagram-worthy hotel in the Big Apple to share our favourite hangouts with you…
For breakfast: ABCV
French-American chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s vegan restaurant ABCV is the place to go to for breakfast right now, whether you’re vegan or not. The restaurant’s mantra is to ‘serve, inform and inspire a cultural shift towards plant based intelligence, through creativity and deliciousness’. Plus there’s vegan croissants. What’s not to love?
To stay: The Ludlow Hotel
Yes, The Ludlow Hotel is really worth its hype. From cosy rooms, to a vivid bar, stylish restaurant and a rooftop overlooking the East Village: it actually exceeds expectations. East Village is probably one of the hippest areas right now, so this is a great place to have as a hub on your trip.
For lunch on the go: Dig Inn
Salad bars just got better. Dig Inn offers a wide range of fresh hot and cold salads, protein toppings and dressings to mix and match in your own, personalised bowl. With over 20 locations across town and an app that lets you pre-order your meal for pick up, it will quickly become your go-to for a delicious and healthy lunch on the go.
For dinner in Brooklyn: The Butcher’s Daughter
If you think the interior looks good, just wait until you see the food. The daily-changing menu is 100% vegetarian, with the option of all dishes being made vegan by swapping cheese for vegan alternatives. We recommend the vegan mac n cheese and the spicy kale caesar salad (the veggie chicken is to die for).
For a vegan dinner in Manhattan: Le Botaniste
Le Botaniste is a restaurant and natural wine bar offering healthy, delicious plant-based and organic food. It takes dishes that are popular in NYC like tartare, caviar and sushi and makes them vegan. There’s good reason it was recently named one of the most reliable vegan restaurants in the city…
For a vegan dinner in Brooklyn: Modern Love
Vegan buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks and truffle poutine? At Modern Love you can get the food you’ve been craving without any added guilt. Plus, there are five desserts to pick from (including a s’mores brownie)… Don’t miss out on this hidden gem.