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Do you love trying new vegetarian & vegan restaurants? Do you enjoy the company of fellow vegetarians & vegans? Are you occasionally frustrated that your meat-eating friends "don't get it," and do you wish to dine with others that have the same enthusiasm for vegetarian and vegan food that you do?

Welcome to our group. What I am especially proud of is all the wonderful members we have. We seem to attract some of the very nicest, most thoughtful people in New York. Given the focus of our group, I am not surprised.

New York has many excellent vegetarian and vegan restaurants, and new ones are opening all the time. Join us as we explore them all, and enjoy dining with some of the kindest, most gracious, most socially-conscious people in New York.

Plus, join us as we go out on the town to vegetarian and vegan friendly bars and lounges. And partake when we go to visit some outstanding music venues. Great ways to have delightful nights on the town in the company of a fun and friendly group of vegetarians and vegans.

We warmly welcome all vegetarians and vegans as well as those that are considering a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Our meetup group was profiled in a news story on CNN's Headline News channel. Check out the video.

Now you can also follow us on Instagram @nycveganmeetup

Upcoming events (2)

Vegan Dinner @ NYC's Largest Vegan Restaurant - Belse #LowerEastSide

Belse Restaurant Bar & Brewery

Arrive any time between 6:30pm and 9:30pm and stay as long as you want or leave when you need to. Arriving at 7:00pm or 8:00pm is perfectly great. We will be eating indoors.

Join us for a wonderful Vegan dinner event @ Belse Restaurant Bar & Brewery Restaurant, With 11,000 square feet and seating capacity of almost 200 seats, Belse is by far the largest vegan restaurant ever to open in New York City. Belse has already attracted celebrity diners such as Senator Cory Booker, Mayor Eric Adams, and television personality Gayle King. It’s also the city’s most vegan-friendly brewery.

Belse is the creation of the owners and operators of Little Pine in Los Angeles, which is the #1 ranked Los Angeles vegan restaurant out of nearly 500 restaurants on Happy Cow, top ranked on VegOut and ‘Restaurant of the Year’ from VegNews.

For more info :
Website - belsenyc.com

or Follow them on Instagram @belsenyc

Come join us for Dinner!

GOOGLE REVIEW - 4.8/5 stars
A couple of fans reviewed as follows..

Leanne H - "Wow!! The biggest vegan restaurant in NYC, and SO pretty. we now have the perfect spot for celebrating - birthdays, weddings, events, reunions. Came three times in one week! Favorites: sausage flatbread, THE APPLE SANDWICH (I know it sounds so unassuming but I promise you it hits all the spots like a cartwheel of flavors!) cheese plate (with locally made Rind Cheese), risotto, and the chocolate bark! Also the non alcoholic spritzers are so good."

Dan - "This has been one of the best Vegan Restaurants that I have ever been to in NYC. Their Indoor Dining is Huge with the Brewery inside. For Dinner, I had the Maitake Risotto which has creamy risotto, butternut squash, fresh chives, and sautéed maitake mushroom. I will definitely come back here to try more of their Menu items!"

For our new members: this is an incredibly friendly and welcoming group. We are a FUN group. Join us for a stellar evening of lively conversations and great food with fellow vegetarians and vegans.

Everyone pays for themselves. And Belse takes major credit cards. Easy!

Train Directions: Get to 2nd Ave Station (F Train) - Use 2nd Avenue Exit - 3 min/ 0.1 mile walk. OR Prince Street Station (N/R Train) - 8 min/ 0.4 mile walk.

We would love to have you there..
Karthik :)

Arrive any time between 6:30pm and 9:30pm and stay as long as you want or leave when you need to. Arriving at 7:00pm or 8:00pm is perfectly great. We will be eating indoors.

Image courtesy - VegNews.com

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Veg*n Dinner - The Vegoist @ 113 Restaurant #LowerEastSide

The Vegoist at 113

Arrive any time between 7:00pm and 10:00pm and stay as long as you want or leave when you need to. Arriving at 8:00pm or 9:00pm is perfectly great. We will be dining indoors.

Join us for a wonderful Veg*n dinner event at THE VEGOIST @ 113 Restaurant, this venue is fairly new and it is run by the same group that also runs No-5 NYC restaurant in Astoria Queens. Vegoist @ 113 venue used to the famous Mehanata Bulgarian bar (the one with infamous Ice cage room :)), which closed its door during the pandemic. As this venue serves both vegan and non-vegan food, it is easy to invite friends/family who might be curious and like to explore plant based options - FYI they have Vegan Bar! (Of course, as always, no meat eating is allowed at our meetups.)

For more info :
Check them on Instagram @the_vegoist_113

Come join us for Dinner, as we plan to support their vegan venture!

GOOGLE REVIEW - 4.7/5 stars
A couple of fans reviewed as follows..

Emma P - "Phenomenal experience! The food was delicious and the service was amazing! We ordered the buffalo cauliflower drumsticks (very spicy but so good), truffle Mac and cheese, crab cakes, truffle fries, strawberry arugula salad and three types of tacos (all the vegan versions). Flavors were delicious and portion sizes were great, perfect for sharing too! For desert we had the death by chocolate, carrot cake and the white chocolate raspberry cheesecake. All were delicious. I’m not a fan of cheesecake but the white chocolate cheesecake was one of the best desserts I’ve had. The carrot cake and the chocolate cake were moist and frosting was amazing. The atmosphere inside the restaurant was perfect and I can’t give our waitress enough praise. Highly recommend for anyone wanting a delicious meal! We even took some food to go:)"

Dima - "Absolutely amazing! The place is beautiful, cozy and elegant! The food is fresh and awesome! Delicious high quality plates, selection of wines and great service. Love it !"

For our new members: this is an incredibly friendly and welcoming group. We are a FUN group. Join us for a stellar evening of lively conversations and great food with fellow vegetarians and vegans.

Everyone pays for themselves. And Vegoist takes major credit cards. Easy!

Train Directions: Get to Delancey St · Essex St Station (F/M Train) - 2 min/ 499 ft walk

We would love to have you there..
Karthik :)

Arrive any time between 7:00pm and 10:00pm and stay as long as you want or leave when you need to. Arriving at 8:00pm or 9:00pm is perfectly great. We will be dining indoors.

Image courtesy - tagvenue.com

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