New York City Preferred Hotel(s):
Hilton Garden Inn – Central Park & Midtown West (54th St. – Broadway & 8th Ave)
Less than $200/night. Highly convenient (walking distance) to Central Park, 5th Avenue, Broadway Theaters, Rockefeller Center, Subways.
New York City Restaurants (* Walking Distance from Hilton):
Beyond Sushi | 3 locations: *Midtown West (56th St – 5th & 6th Ave), Union Square (14th St – 2nd & 3rd Ave), Chelsea Market (9th Ave – 15th & 16th St)
Blossom Cafe | 3 locations: *West Columbus & 84th (Menus) | Chelsea 9th Ave & 21st (Menus) | West Village Carmine St between 6th Ave of Americas & 7th Ave (Menus) | East V-Note (closed-bummer!) Blossom Du Jour | 5 locations: *Midtown West (9th Ave – 43rd & 44th), *Upper West (Amsterdam – 67th & 68th), *Upper West (Amsterdam – 81st & 82nd), Union Square, Chelsea
Buddha Bodhi | Chinatown – 5 Mott St. | Huge menu of 100% vegetarian |(ate here 5/16 – not overly impressed)
Burrito Box | *9th Ave – 57th & 58th St. | Vegan Mexi Food
Butcher’s Daughter | 2 locations: Nolita & West Village
By Chloe | 22nd & 6th Ave + West Village (& growing) | New chain of fast food vegan eats
Candle Cafe | East 3rd & 74th (East Menus) | *West Broadway & 89th (West Menus)
Candle 79 | East Lexington & 79th
Chai Thai Kitchen | *8th Ave – 55th & 56th St. | Right around corner from Hilton. Trendy. Delicious Edamame & Veg/Faux Meat options.
Chop’t | Multiple Locations – *56th St – 6th & 7th Ave | Build Your Own Salad & Wrap Bar
Cinnamon Snail Food Truck | Mobile location (Menu via Facebook)
Dirt Candy | 86 Allen St. – Grand & Broome St.
Franchia | 12 Park Ave (between 34th and 35th St) | Exciting vegan asian fusion menu. Can’t wait to try!
Hangawi | 12 East 32nd Street | Sister restaurant of Franchia. Upscale Korean Vegetarian.
Hummus Kitchen | *9th Ave – 51st & 52nd St (+ Upper East Side & Murray Hill) | Hummus & pitas are the specialties of this fast-serve Mediterranean stop
Iguana | *54th St. – 7th & 8th Ave | Awesome Happy Hour w/ tableside guacamole & margaritas across street from Hilton.
Just Salad | Multiple Locations – *49th St – 8th & 9th Ave | Build Your Own Salad & Wrap Bar
Kajitsu | East 39th St & Lexington
Kashkaval Garden | *9th Ave – 55th & 56th St | Mediterranean Tapas, Fondue & Wine Bar near hotel | (ate here 5/16, delicious 6 selection hummus/dip platter & good happy hour pricing on wine)
Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot | Bowery – Hester & Grande| Chain restaurant in Chinatown with delicious hot pot soup & plentiful veggies to share
LuAnne’s Wild Ginger | Broome St. – Mott/Mulberry | Upscale vegan in Chinatown
Noodies Thai Kitchen | *9th Ave – 54th & 55th | Contemporary Thai street food w/ lots of veg options
Peacefood Cafe | *Upper West Amsterdam & 82nd St and West Village 41st East & 11th St.
Pick-A-Bagel | *8th Ave – 53rd & 54th St. (other locations also) | Yummy Veg Cream Cheeze on a NY Bagel right near the Hilton!
Quantum Leap | West Village Washington Square Street (Thompson St) | Signature village & NYU spot for veg food.
Red Bamboo | West Village Washington Square Street
Sacred Chow | West Village Sullivan St near Washington Square
Terri | 3 locations: Midtown East Chelsea, Financial District, Midtown East 43rd St and 3rd Ave
Taim Falafel & Smoothie Bar | 2 locations: West Village Waverly Place & Washington Square Park
Two Boots |Vegan Pizza | 6 locations: Hell’s Kitchen is closest to Hilton on 9th Ave – 44th & 45th St.
Vegetarian Dim Sum House | Chinatown – Pell St. between Bowery & Mott St. | Huge menu of 100% vegetarian w/ vegan faux meat entrees from May Wah. Not to be missed!
Wild |Vegan Pizza | West Village – Hudson & Charles
Brew Pubs & Bars:
VeganDrinks.org | Vegan Socialnetworking – Fontana’s Bar, 105 Eldridge Street on the Lower East Side, from 7pm to 10pm, generally on the last Thursday of the month
Beermapping Google Map NYC
The Three Monkeys | 54th St. – Broadway & 8th | Sports Bar w/ Veggie Dumplings & Veggie Slider
House of Brews | 51st St. – 8th & 9th Ave + 46th St. – 8th & 9th Ave (Restaurant Row) | Hummus Platter, Salads & Black Bean Burger
Jasper’s Tap House | 51st St. & 9th Ave | Hummus, Fried Pickles & Eggplant
Heartland Brewery | 8th Ave – 40th & 41st St. (Times Square) | Yummy Veggie Burger + Fried Food, Beer Flights
The Pony Bar Hell’s Kitchen | 45th St. & 10th Ave | 20 craft beers and two hand-pumped cask ales on tap at all times $5
New York Beer Co. | 44th St – 8th & 9th Ave | Coney Island Beer + Events Page
Blind Tiger | 281 Bleeker St. | Craft Beer Bar (highly rated on Beer Mapping)
Brickyard Gastropub | 9th Ave – 52nd & 53rd St. | Extensive variety of craft beers + gourmet bar food (Veggie Burger)
Apotheke | Doyers St. – Mott & Bowery | Chinatowns hottest bar with 500+ liquors. Absinthe Sundays.
Frames Bowling Lounge | 40th St. & 9th Ave | 35,000 square feet of bowling, billiards, sports bar
Corkbuzz Wine Bar | Chelsea Market | Blind Tasting Happy Hour to 6PM + Classes & Events Calendar
Chelsea Piers | 21st & 12th Ave (West Hudson River) | Spots & Entertainment Complex. Harbor Cruises.
New York City (Foodie Sightseeing):
May Wah Chinatown Faux Meat Marketplace | Hester St. – Canal & Baxter St. | Amazing! Pack your cooler!! On-Line ordering available.
New York Mart | 128 Mott St. | Huge Asian Supermarket in Chinatown
Hong Kong Supermarket | 157 Hester | Another large Asian Supermarket
Whole Foods & Trader Joes | Union Square – 14th St. & 3rd & 5th Ave
The Market NYC | 290 Mulberry & Houston | 3000 square foot Flea Market
Imbible.com SOHO Playhouse | 15 VanDam St. & 6th Ave | A spirited History of Drinking
Chelsea Market | 9th Ave – 15th & 16th St. | One of the greatest food halls in the world. 35 shops & eateries.
Manhattan Street Fairs
Manhattan Vegetarian Food Festival (Annually in May)
Manhattan Vegan Food Fair (rumored Sept 2016)
TKTS – Get the App and purchase same day Broadway tickets at 50% off
Central Park Free Summer Concerts (Good Morning America every Fri)
Madison Square Garden Events
Radio City Music Hall
NYC.com – Attractions
Village Vanguard Jazz Club
The Iridium | 51st St. – 7th & 8th Ave | Midtown Jazz Club
Chicago City Limits | 74th St. & 1st Ave | Comedy Club
AMC iMax Movie Theatres | AMC Empire 25 – 42nd St. – 7th & 8th Ave | Lincoln Square 13 – 68th St. & 9th Ave.
NewYorkled Magazine Events Calendar
Social Eyes NYC Events Calendar