10 Spots for Vegan Tacos in NYC
If you’re in the NYC area, you know there’s no shortage of delicious vegan taco options. From chick’n to chorizo, we’ve located some of the best plant-based tacos in the city. Here are 10 spots where you can get vegan tacos in NYC.
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Jajaja Plantas Mexicana
Jajaja serves Mexican street food with a New York City flair. The menu offers tacos with a modern twist, like gluten-free Buffalo Flower Tacos, Chipotle Sweet Potato Tacos, and Paleo Caveman Tacos (coconut and arrowroot tortilla, mushrooms, peppers, and tahini maple cream). The sweets menu is also worth taking a peek at, as they offer everything from Caramel Flan to Raspberry Cheesecake—sold!
A taquería by day and a discotheque by night, Black Flamingo serves a variety of unique taco entrees, such as The Jam (crispy potato latke, guava jam, fried garlic, chive-dill crema, red onion escabeche, cotija cheese, and scallion), The Tinga (Canella and chipotle stewed jackfruit, pickled red cabbage, avocado salsa, sour cream, watermelon radish, and tobacco onions), and more. Pair your tacos with an order of Tostones, made with twice-fried green plantains, garlic chimichurri, and cilantro aioli.
Founded by esteemed plant-based chef Matthew Kenney, Bar Verde has National Taco Day covered with sophisticated bites such as the Cauliflower al Pastor Taco (smoked pineapple, salsa enchilada, and scallion), and the Farro Chorizo Taco (potato, cabbage, salsa roja, cashew crema, and avocado). Pair your tacos with a side of Plantain Chips, as well as Churros and Chocolate for dessert—yum!
Get your taco on at Taco Dumbo, which offers vegan-friendly options such as the Roasted Carrot Taco (roasted kyoto carrots, kale and red cabbage slaw, toasted sesame seeds, salsa verde, and guajillo pepper), the Shroom Duo Taco (shiitake and crimini mushrooms, pumpkin seed salsa, red cabbage, and shredded kale), and the Charred Cauliflower Taco (charred cauliflower, black bean mash, shaved white cabbage, toasted sunflower seeds, and pickled onion). Jazz up your meal with a side of Street Corn (char-roasted corn rubbed in chili lime powder served with vegan poblano crema and a side of red cabbage slaw) or Tortilla Soup (roasted poblano and tomatoes, red fresno pepper, morita chilli, and lime juice topped with avocado and corn tortilla chips).
BK Taco Factory
Enjoy National Taco Day at this vegan-friendly eatery, which serves plant-based options such as the Vegan Chorizo Taco Special, Spinach and Mushroom Tacos, and Poblanos and Potatoes Tacos to name a few. The TVP Al Pastor Taco made with texturized vegetable topping is also a tasty choice, and can be topped with guacamole or vegan chipotle mayo.
Prefer your taco in salad form? by CHLOE. is the spot for you! The Quinoa Taco salad is packed with romaine, quinoa, spicy seitan chorizo, black beans, sweet corn, avocado, tomato, tortilla strips, tofu crema, and agave-lime vinaigrette—a perfect way to celebrate National Taco Day!
Can you ever go wrong with Veggie Grill? Of course not, especially when they have tasty tacos! The Two Taco Plate comes with your choice of two Baja Fish tacos with pico de gallo, or two Spicy Fried Chickin’ tacos with roasted poblano ranch, both of which are served on warm corn tortillas. Accompany your tacos with the Southwestern Nachos (corn chips, queso sauce, achiote taco meat, ranchero beans, tomato corn salsa, mashed avocado, crema, and pickled chiles).
A taste of Mexico in NYC, Oaxaca Tacos offers a separate plant-based menu with dishes like the Vegan “Carne Asada” Taco (Beyond Meat seasoned "beef," pickled red onion, salsa roja, avocado lime salsa, and cilantro), the Vegan “Pollo” Tirado Taco (Beyond Meat hand pulled "chicken," pickled red onion, salsa roja, avocado lime salsa, and cilantro), and the Vegan Papas Y Rajas Taco (roasted potato, poblano peppers, Spanish onions, pickled red onion, pico de gallo, salsa verde, avocado lime salsa, and cilantro). Order a bottle of Jarritos Mexican soda with your tacos, and you’ll feel like you're on a beach in Cabo.
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The VSPOT is known for their delicious empanadas and sandwiches, but the tacos are not to be overlooked! The Park Slope eatery offers a two taco special with your choice of Carne Molida Tacos, Portobello Spinach Tacos, Soy Chk’n Tacos, and Chicharron Tacos—all of which you can mix and match per order!
Get your taco fix at this all-vegan quick service eatery, which offers Crispy Cauliflower Tacos topped with chipotle aioli and cabbage slaw, and cashew cotija cheese. The tacos are served with a side of chips and salsa, and you can also add in a Shaken Margarita to wash it all down!
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