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10 Vegetarian Restaurants for Plant-Based Dining in Westchester

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Whether you follow a vegan lifestyle or just want to eat more vegetables, these Westchester County eateries have the veggie-powered meals for you.

Plant-based eating has been growing like a weed over the past couple of years, and it’s definitely on-trend in Westchester where more and more vegetarian-friendly restaurants are fitting right into the county’s thriving dining scene. Here are our top ten spots for meat-free eats on meatless Monday, taco Tuesday, or any old day of the week.

Falafel Place

2219 Central Park Ave, Yonkers; 914.902.0072

Featuring “Mediterranean staples and a new take on New York falafel,” this busy and friendly strip mall quick stop boasts an endless array of filling side items like tabbouleh salad, baba ghanoush, and tzatziki to complement a variety of hummus plates, eggplant or falafel pita sandwiches, and spicy shakshuka.

Falafel Taco

30 Wheeler Ave, Pleasantville; 914.579.2526

If the word “Mexraeli” intrigues you, stop by to find out what it means. Inspired by the idea that “food should be passionate rather than indifferent,” this trendy trackside eatery combines falafel and tacos, as its name suggests. Led by a multicultural couple (he’s Jewish, she’s Mexican) and their vegan daughter, the restaurant serves a menu that is unique and vegetarian-friendly. Not only are there breakfast options like avocado toast, but also specialties such as vegan empanadas, Mexican latkes, and, of course, falafel tacos.

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Good Choice Kitchen

147 Main St, Ossining; 914.266.3003

In addition to daily specials, this vegan café offers an array of flavorful dishes for breakfast and lunch. Whether it’s crepes, avocado toast, tikka masala, or pizza, the offerings on the menu are sure to become fast favorites. Still indecisive? Build your own Good Choice plate with a selection of sides. In addition, the café doubles as a culinary center offering weekly meal plans and cooking classes.

Grass Roots Kitchen and Sweet Grass Grill

124 Wildey St, Tarrytown; 914.909.5588
24 Main St, Tarrytown; 914.631.0000

Between the menus of these Rivertown sister restaurants, there’s no shortage of delicious vegetarian meals for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. First thing in the morning, Grass Roots serves up omelets, scrambles, and breakfast sandwiches, complete with a side of “bacon.” For brunch, Sweet Grass flips pancakes and offers specialties like a tofu winter hash. For lunch or dinner, both establishments tempt with “burgers,” sandwiches, Philly cheese “steak,” Buffalo wings, and meat-free “carnitas” tacos.

Jolo’s Kitchen

49 Lawton St, New Rochelle; 914.355.2527

If you’ve been on the hunt for Caribbean mock meat, look no further. Everything here is vegan, and the menu is diverse with salad, mac and cheese, “ribs,” and curry dishes, along with smoothies, shakes, and juices from the juice bar. Don’t skip dessert either, as that, too, is vegan.

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The Little Beet

125 Westchester Ave, White Plains; 914.620.1166

A healthy addition to The Westchester’s revamped and elevated food court, this counter service chain offers countless combinations of veggie toppings for unique bowls, with choices like sweet and spicy tofu, sesame avocado, avocado bean dip, and spicy cold noodles. As a bonus, everything is gluten-free in addition to being vegetarian.

Masala Kraft Cafe

206 E Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale; 914.722.4300

Reminiscent of a Bombay bistro, this downtown specialty café combines dishes from across India to create a diverse, tasty menu. Between appetizers, thalis, dosas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts, there is no shortage of authentic Indian cuisine, all plant-based. There’s also counter service for a quick bite, but don’t leave without a sip of Indian soda or a refreshing lassi.

PK Blendz Juice Bar

1002 Main St, Peekskill; 914.930.7358

Don’t let the name of this vegan spot fool you — there is much more than juice available here. Perfect for a quick meal, the eatery allows diners to choose from dishes like veggie pasta, nachos, or stuffed peppers, all prepared daily in-house. In the mood for something lighter? Pick from a variety of PK Blendz’ smoothies, bowls, juices, and shots.

Skinny Buddha

159 Lexington Ave, Mount Kisco; 914.358.1666

More than just a vegan dining paradise, the restaurant focuses on a well-rounded lifestyle including mental, physical, and spiritual goals. With that in mind, visitors can choose from unique offerings like a coffee smoothie and vegan meatballs or a signature Buddha bowl born from an endless list of options.