Where to Celebrate a Vegan Thanksgiving All Year-round

Thanksgiving isn’t just a day for turkey.  You can enjoy a wonderful vegan holiday on the proverbial “Turkey Day” as well as fabulous vegan meals all year long.  Here are some of our favorite locations:

The Gramercy Schoolhouse presents ‘Thankful’:

For a true, family-style feast, vegan chef Daphne Cheng and her Verite catering are offering a Thanksgiving spread at the Gramercy Schoolhouse from 6-10pm on Sunday, November 27.  Think fall classic flavors such as pumpkin, sweet potato, and cranberry, with a twist of vegan-friendly flare and plant-based dishes.  Roasted seitan with cornbread stuffing and strawberry-cranberry chutney is just one of the numerous, mouth-watering options, to be washed down with mulled apple cider and fresh ginger sangria. Tickets are $25, with special VIP admission for $60 (include unlimited drinks and a goodie bag).  Reservations available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/203790

Location: 277 Park Ave South (between 21st and 22nd St), NYC

Phone: 917.410.0295

Candle 79:

Chef Jorge Pineda offers a sophisticated selection of vegan bites at this Upper East Side favorite, with fall specials including roasted squash soup, saffron and wild mushroom ravioli, and walnut-sage crusted seitan.  Reservation information and menus can be found at www.candle79.com

Location: 154 E. 79th St, NYC

Phone: 212.537.7179

Candle Café:

The amiable companion to Candle 79, Candle Café offers a more informal Thanksgiving and year-round dining experience with a four-course prix fixe menu at $55 or a wallet-friendly assortment of a la carte options.  Menu options range from grilled artichoke appetizers to pumpkin seed-sage crusted tempeh to the enviable pecan pie.  The Café will serve from 12 Noon-6pm on Thanksgiving Day.  www.candlecafe.com

Location: 1307 Third Ave. (between 74th and 75th St) NYC

Phone: 212.472.0970


A Chelsea and Upper West Side vegan treasure, Blossom hosts Thanksgiving dinner until 9pm on Thursday. Start with the sweet potato hash appetizer, followed by the walnut and pumpkin ravioli or Portobello French onion soup. Entrees Seitan Frites or marinated grilled tofu. Finish off with a seasonal pumpkin dessert, a perfect ending to a filling meal. Reservations and menu at www.blossomnyc.com

Location: 187 9th Ave, NYC

Phone: 212. 627.8216 or

Location: 466 Columbus Ave, NYC
Phone: 212.875.2600

Peacefood Café:

Another vegan hot spot on the Upper West Side, the casual Peacefood café will be serving homemade stuffing with all entrees.  Other holiday favorites include porcini mushroom gravy, mashed creamy Asian purple sweet potatoes and sautéed kale with lemon.


Location: 460 Amsterdam Ave (at 82nd St), NYC

Angelica Kitchen:

A landmark of the East Village since 1976, Angelica Kitchen is well known for its no- reservation policy.  Come Thanksgiving, however, reservations are strongly recommended to get a taste of the 5-course prix fixe menu of veggie delight.  At $55/person, the dining room will be serving indulgences like polenta baked with fresh figs, Thai-style red kuri squash bisque and cauliflower celery root soufflé.  Top it all off with a pear spice cake sugared in lemon balm poached Seckel pear.  You are welcome to bring your own wine (or beer), as there is no corkage fee on Thanksgiving, http://www.angelicakitchen.com/pdf/menus/daily_specials.pdf

Location:  300 E. 12th St, NYC

Phone: 212.228.2909

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One Response to “Where to Celebrate a Vegan Thanksgiving All Year-round”

  1. 1upgrades says:


Planning a trip to NYC?