Restaurant, Vegan, $$$
This Upper East Side spot has a cozy and traditional atmosphere that makes all guests feel comfortable. Boasting a two-time rating as Zagat’s number one vegetarian restaurant, the food at Candle 79 is hearty and creative, featuring veggie-friendly spins on traditional meals. Try meat-free favorites such as spaghetti and wheatballs and the house-made live cheese plate, comprised of pepper-macadamia, almond and herb-cashew cheeses. Fortunately, Candle 79 has also released some of their kitchen secrets in a cookbook, so you can enjoy delicious and inventive vegetarian meals at home.