Okay, so #Veganuary – the annual 31-day challenge to go vegan – is almost over, but that doesn’t mean you need to go back to full carnivore mode. Besides the overwhelming environmental reasons to go meat-free, there’s no denying that choosing a plant-based dish is also good for your health (just watch You Are What You Eat on Netflix if you need proof).
So, whether you’re already firmly on the vegan train or simply plant-curious, here are five excellent plant-based eateries around the world to go green:
Los Angeles: Plant Food + Wine
Away from revamping the menu at Ladurée, LA’s beloved Matthew Kenney steers this sleek, fine-dine plant-based supster in fashionable Abbot Kinney Blvd. Graze amid the beautiful people on sensational mushroom tartare, heirloom tomato and zucchini lasagne, washed down with tasty wine cocktails.
Amsterdam: Vegan Junk Food Bar
Loud, graffiti-strewn vegan joint flipping burgers, fries, wings, rings, tacos and other comfort-food morsels that are completely meat-free. Buzzy, busy and with plenty of in/out seating, the food’s so good even your non-vegan friends will be clamouring for an invite. Don’t miss the shwarma burger.
Hong Kong: Root Vegan
Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central district near the escalators, Root Vegan serves up 100% cruelty-free, delicious vegan dishes with Asian influences. Think Khao Soi Thai Curry Noodles with juicy soy drumsticks, Shanghai-style Dan Dan Linguine and Korean Bibimbap with sweet soy sauce. Don’t miss their chocolate cake.
New York: Eleven Madison Park
Michelin-starred fine diner overlooking Madison Square Park. Opened by chef Daniel Humm, who converted the restaurant to 100% plant-based after reopening from the pandemic. Who knew eggplant, tomatoes, fennel and squash could taste this good?
Paris: Le Potager de Charlotte
Le Potager de Charlotte was one of the first restaurants to make waves in Paris’ then-nascent vegan scene. Slide into an emerald-green velvet chair, crowned with Edison-bulb lighting, to indulge in a surprising vegan feast for the senses, drawing on rare, market-fresh, seasonal and local produce. A veritable garden on the plate.
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