No Meat Thanks!
By Ilija Sekulovski
Astoria, a place that’s filled to the brim with food options. Whatever you want, we got it. Greek, Italian, Thai, Indian, Peruvian, Chinese, Turkish, Lebanese, Australian and so much more.
You won’t be running out of a place to go and a meal to taste in Astoria any time soon, and with the spark of new restaurants coming in, we’ve most certainly made a bigger spot on the map.
But if you’re feeling less meaty and more veggie, then what’s the options?
Here’s a list of some of the vegetarian/vegan options for those healthy eaters of New York.
This slice of Cyprus will make anyone’s mouth water. While the meats menu will send you to heaven, the veggie options are as delicious as can be.
The staff are always on point, and the feel of the place is cozy and sweet.
Check out some of their Vegetarian Meze Meals. Some recommendations: Manitaria (char grilled mushrooms, seasoned with oregano and extra olive oil), Thalassinosalada (Seafood salad with calamari, crab meat, shrimp and fresh dill with vinegar, drizzled with extra olive oil).
Where: 34-10 31st Ave, Astoria, NY 11106
Phone: (718) 956-0133
A tiny gem with that delicious Thai kick, this cute little place packs a big punch. With so many meh Thai places, it’s good to know there are still the uhuh ones around. Some recommendations: Green Curry (Spicy curry paste lightly sweetened, coconut milk, eggplant, bamboo shoots and bell pepper basil leaves), also any of their sea food specials will surely put a smile on your face. Peanut curry with rice noodles is a treat.
Where: 2137 31st St Astoria, NY 11105
Phone: (718) 777-6789
If we’re talking Vegetarian and vegan, and if we’re talking quality, then we’re talking Jujube Tree. This asian fusion vegan restaurant is the go to for your vegan needs. Pumpkin Kimchee bowl, Tofu skin dish, Hijaki (black seaweed salad), the deserts, and ow so much more. No wonder this place has people driving from all over NY. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service always smiling. A definite must!
Where: 35-02 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103
Phone: (718) 545-1888
Seva Indian Restaurant.
Everyone knows it for a reason, Seva is the go to for Indian cuisine, and has some of the nicest curries out there, especially the vegetarian options. Baigan Bhartha (Roasted and mashed eggplant, baby green peas, onions, tomato), Chana Masala
(Chickpeas, cloves, black cardamom, tomato, caraway seeds) to name a few. This place is a must for the Indian cuisine lovers out there.
Where: 3007 34th St, Astoria, NY 11103
Phone: (718) 626-4440
So if you’re not the biggest meat fan or fancy yourself a healthy and filling alternative then check out some of the veggie options above and have a great night.
Bon Appetite Astoria!
*Featured Image Vie Pickycook.com