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04-07-2010, 08:13 PM
A friend and I are meeting in NYC for a comedy show on Saturday night, and we'd like to do dinner beforehand. The hiccup is that she is vegan, and I'm not. :) We're sure there are places that have vegan/vegetarian sections of their menu, but neither of us know any offhand. I figure Japanese might be a good place to start, but I'm open to suggestions. If it helps, the theater we're going to is on 53rd and 8th. Thanks!

Hello Again
04-07-2010, 08:44 PM
9th ave btween 55th & 56th.

It's actually a fancy deli/cheese store with about 6 tables and a wine bar in the back. You can order a selection of items off their tapas menu (http://www.kashkavalfoods.com/menus/RestMenu.pdf) (many vegetarian quite a lot vegan) or a selection of fancy meats & cheeses, as you prefer.

It's not "fancy restaurant" atmosphere though, if that's what you're looking for. It's kind of "baby bistro... with a deli in front."

04-08-2010, 11:24 AM
Zen Palate is good. 46th & 9th.

04-08-2010, 11:27 AM
I was all set to help you out until you mentioned she was a vegan. I have no non-meat suggestions except that there are quite a number of tasty Thai places around there you might enjoy.

04-08-2010, 11:39 AM
Indian food is a good choice for vegans dining with non-vegans.

MenuPages results, Indian restaurants west side midtown (http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/midtown-west/all-neighborhoods/indian/)

04-08-2010, 03:22 PM
I'll 2nd Zen Palate. I'm about as far from a vegan as one can be, but that place has a way of making you forget the animal stuffs you're missing.

04-08-2010, 03:32 PM
Zen Palate is good. 46th & 9th.

That whole street (46th from 8th to 9th ave) is called "Restuarant Row". You should be able to find something you like there.

04-09-2010, 04:54 PM
My friend happened to find a Mexican chain called Blockheads that has vegan options so that's where we're going. Thanks for the suggestions!

Dewey Finn
04-09-2010, 04:56 PM
Indian food is a good choice for vegans dining with non-vegans.

MenuPages results, Indian restaurants west side midtown (http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/midtown-west/all-neighborhoods/indian/)
Really? Because in my experience, even vegetarian Indian food involves lots of dairy products.

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