It’s a great time to be a vegan in New York City. From restaurants to cafés to food halls, meat-free eateries are popping up everywhere. And long gone are the days of brown rice and steamed vegetables. Today you can get vegan versions of Southern comfort food, traditional Mexican fare and even fast food burgers. Even better? They’ve got your little ones’ taste buds covered. Hello, mac ‘n’ cheese! All vegan, all family-friendly, all delicious. Click through to check out the city’s newest and greatest vegan restaurants and cafés.

Cinnamon Snail

Just took the family to a show at Madison Square Garden and feel lost in that Midtown hustle and bustle? Not to worry, Cinnamon Snail is just around the corner. The original concept of Cinnamon Snail, a food truck, became so popular and loved it now has a brick and mortar location at the Pennsy food hall. You’ll want to go for the insanely delicious vegan cinnamon buns and donuts that made them famous, but you’ll stay (are return over and over again) for the savory and satisfying food. And given the vast space of the food hall, strollers are welcome. Hooray! What you’ll want to try: the Thanksgiving sandwich, a burger with mac ‘n’ cheese on it, and the sunflower crusted tofu salad. What your kids will want to try: the baked ziti, cheesy tater tots, and mac ‘n’ cheese of course.

Good to know: Cinnamon Snail also has mobile food truck that travels all over NYC and Jersey, you can follow its location on twitter ‪@VeganLunchTruck

Cinnamon Snail
2 Pennsylvania Plaza

photo: via Cinnamon Snail Facebook page 

What’s your favorite family-friendly vegan restaurant in NYC? Let us know in the comments below!

— Danielle Krupa