The Queens Vegan Dining Guide

By Alicia Kennedy / Photography By Megan Martin | Last Updated September 06, 2017
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The Queens Vegan Dining Guide Illustration by Miguel Pang Ly
Illustration by Miguel Pang Ly

May we present the ultimate guide to vegan dining spots around the borough. Here are 16 suggestions that should leave you full and happy, with no animals harmed in the process.

Bareburger

Bareburger in Forest Hills and Bayside, Queens.
Why We Love It: The Astoria-born organic burger chain now needs no introduction; however, any list of vegan options must pay homage to this joint that offers not just one, but two vegan burger patties and clearly...
|71-49 Austin Street, Forest Hills, NY, us
|718-275-2273
|42-38 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY, us
|718-279-2273

District Saigon

District Saigon Vietnamese cuisine in Queens New York
Why We Love It: For pho, an essential meal throughout the year, or excellently acidic pickled mango summer rolls, head to this family-owned and family operated Vietnamese eatery that takes veggie options very...
|37-15 Broadway, Astoria, NY, us
|718-956-0007

Flattopps

Flattopps burgers in Astoria Queens.
Why We Love It: It’s another Astoria burger joint, yet it’s become an essential. From the owners of Queens Comfort, this wacky, colorful restaurant also specializes in comfort food, but they’ve made a point of...
|33-06 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, NY, us
|718-267-0400

Xi’an Famous Foods

Xi’an Famous Foods in Flushing and Woodside, Queens.
Why We Love It: This now-super-famous northwestern Chinese chain has spread into Manhattan and Brooklyn, bringing the cuisine of its namesake city to everyone who craves a tasty plate of noodles for lunch. You can go...
|41-10 Main Street, Flushing, NY, us
|(212)-786-2068
|55-01 37th Avenue, Flushing, NY, us
|(212) 786-2068

King of Falafel & Shawarma

King of Falafel & Shawarma in Astoria Queens.
Why We Love It: A list of vegan recommendations can’t leave out falafel, and Astoria has one of the best around in King of Falafel. The brick-and-mortar has followed the insanely popular truck and cart, and their...
|30-15 Broadway, Astoria, NY, us
|718-340-8068

Ayada Thai

Ayada Thai in Woodside Queens
Why We Love It: Do you like your veggies and tofu spicy? You’re in luck! Ayada Thai in Elmhurst can make things very, very hot while maintaining a ton of flavor. From the fried tofu with chili and peanut sauce...
|7708 Woodside Avenue, Flushing, NY, us
|718-424-0844

Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao

Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao in Flushing Queens.
From Alicia Kennedy's article "No Animals Were Harmed..." "On your next trip to Flushing (perhaps after you’ve digested the noodles...
|38-12 Prince Street, Flushing, NY, us
|718-321-3838

Jujube Tree

Jujube Tree in Astoria, Queens New York.
Why We Love It: At Jujube Tree, everything is vegan. The Astoria staple goes pan-Asian in style, with a lot of mock meat in their expansive main entrees (like General Tso’s soy protein) and rice bowls. They have a...
|35-02 30th Avenue, Astoria, NY, us
|718-545-1888

Seva

Seva Indian Cuisine in Astoria Queens
Why We Love It: “For standard North Indian dishes, Seva is a Manhattan-beater,” says Greer, “with amazing aromas and my favorite coriander chutney.” Every vegan option on the menu is clearly marked with a...
|30-07 34th Street, Astoria, NY, us
|718-626-4440

De Mole

De Mole in Astoria Queens
Why We Love It: At this Mexican spot in Woodside (which also has a location in Sunnyside), you can order a seitan burrito with tofu cream cheese. “They have vegan cheese to make vegan quesadillas or sub cheese in...
|4502 48th Street, Woodside, NY, us
|718-392-2161

Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana

Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana in Astoria, Queens New York.
Why We Love It: This is the most vegan-friendly of pizza kitchens, with tons of vegetables available to top your brick-oven-baked marinara pie that comes with simple tomato sauce, garlic, oregano and basil. Peppery...
|36-08 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, NY, us
|718-278-4800

Natural Tofu & Noodles

Natural Tofu & Noodles in Sunnyside, Queens.
Why We Love It: This cozy Korean kitchen specializes in tofu stew, and Sohn loves the vegetarian one. “The tofu is made in house,” she adds. And if you order the bimbimbap, just request no egg.
|40-6 Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside, NY, us
|718-706-0899

William Hallet

William Hallet restaurant in Astoria, Queens.
Why We Love It: A gastropub doesn’t necessarily scream “vegan!” but Roth says it’s become one of her go-tos. “Surprisingly, they offer numerous vegan entree options, such as vegan fried chicken banh mi (no...
|36-10 30th Avenue, Astoria, NY, us
|718.269.3443

Monika’s Cafe Bar

Monika’s Cafe Bar in Astoria Queens, New York.
Why We Love It: Do you want vegan calamari? Of course you do! This place serves it up with oyster mushrooms for that same chewy, meaty texture you once knew and loved. You should also hit up Monika’s if you’re in...
|32-90 36th Street, Astoria, NY, us
|718-204-5273

Dosa Delight

Dosa Delight in Jackson Heights, Queens New York
Why We Love It: There is no list of vegan eats in Queens without dosa, and Dosa Delight in Jackson Heights delivers some of the best. You should also go for their momos, vegetable uttpam and aloo gobi (cauliflower...
|35-66 73rd Street, Jackson Heights, NY, us
|718-397-1000

Mama’s Empanadas

Mama’s Empanadas in Jackson Heights, Queens New York.
Why We Love It: Much of the menu uses veggie stock in the filling, so you can enjoy these veggie empanadas when you’re in the mood for something fried and delicious.
|85-05 Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights, NY, us
|718-505-9937

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