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4 Vegan Eateries to Try in Harlem

Harlem now boasts a solid selection of vegan restaurants.

In the past few years the neighborhood has welcomed not only two brand new vegan eateries, but the second location of an uptown pioneer.

Ready to start exploring? Here's where to go, from south to north:

2100 Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 113th and W 114th Sts

What started as a wildly-popular takeout-only spot in 2020 is now a full-fledged sit-down restaurant serving soul food- and Caribbean-inspired dishes like vegan fried chicken and vegan oxtail.

• East Harlem 52 E 125th St between Park and Madison Aves

• Central Harlem 349 Lenox Ave between W 127th and W 128th Sts

This East Harlem vegan pioneer whose fans include Mayor Eric Adams offers tasty Caribbean-style vegan stews served from the steam table, plus veggie burgers, fresh juices, shakes, and desserts.

Uptown Veg at 52 E 125th Street in East Harlem.
Uptown Veg at 52 E 125th Street in East Harlem.

300 W 135th St between Frederick Douglass Blvd and St. Nicholas Ave

Serving up plant-based burgers with names like One Night Stand and Sloppy Toppy, this fast-growing vegan chain out of Atlanta opened a takeout spot in Harlem last year.

763 St. Nicholas Ave between W 148th and W 149th Sts

This Ethiopian restaurant with a down-to-earth vibe features a fully vegan menu including the Ethiopian Veggie Combo, a plate of injera bread topped with classic stews made of ground chickpeas, red lentils, and more.

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