12 Best Plant-Based Eating Options in Westchester and Dutchess
Feb 26, 2020 11:07AM
By Marilee Burrell
Avocado Toast at Nella’s Nutri-Bar
54 East Market St., Rhinebeck, NY
• More Info
Small all-vegan Middle Eastern restaurant serving falafel, salads, hummus, soups and specials. Everything is made fresh to order using organic chickpeas and locally sourced food when possible. There are gluten-free options. Take out or eat in. Spicy condiments available for those with a hot palate.
BeWies Holistic Market
430 Bedford Rd., Armonk, NY
• BeWies Holistic Market
Mother and daughter Amy Berman and Julie Wiesen own this market, which offers a full menu of organic and fresh-made options for a healthy meal or snack, including juices, smoothies, salads, wraps and sandwiches, acai bowls, and fresh-baked treats that are gluten free, nut free and vegan. Take out or eat in. Seats 10.
Chakra Bowls Café
33 Arlington Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY
• Chakra Bowls Café
Beautiful and healthy smoothie bowls, super-food smoothies, rice and quinoa bowls, healthy toasts (gluten free available), and house-made soups. Online orders available. Serves Laughing Gut kombucha on tap and organic cold brew from North River Rosters Coffee.
Good Choice Kitchen Vegan Café & Culinary Center
147 Main St., Ossining, NY
• Good Choice Kitchen Vegan Café & Culinary Center
Chef and owner Laurie Gershgorn has designed a diverse menu from ingredients that are vegan, organic, bio-farmed, seasonal, local, non-GMO, fair trade, (mostly) gluten free, veg-centric, peanut free and plant based. Serves breakfast, soup, salads, savory bowls, sandwiches, wraps, burritos and pizza. Build your own plates from healthy side dishes and daily specials. Also serves fresh juices and smoothies, New York craft beers, and sustainable local wines and hard ciders.
179 Rectory St., Port Chester, NY
Offers a selection of vegan entrées, including tacos, burgers and build-your-own bowls. Vegan concept by the people behind Senora. Take out and delivery only.
Jolo’s Kitchen & Vegan Restaurant
Take out: 412 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY
Eat in: 49 Lawton St,. New Rochelle, NY
• Jolo’s Kitchen & Vegan Restaurant
Jolo’s Kitchen opened in 2008 at 412 North Avenue, New Rochelle, as a vegan, buffet-style, take-out café with a juice bar. It recently opened a second, eat-in location less than a mile away, at 49 Lawton Street. Both locations offer vegan, gluten-free and raw menu items with signature island flavors from owner and chef Marc “Jolo” Moise.
Masala Kraft Café
206 E Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale, NY
Masala Kraft Cafe • 914.722.4300
Indian café with many gluten-free and vegan options created by chef and owner Jasumati Vaghji. Serves lunch, dinner and coffee. Offers catering and delivery. Reservations and walk-ins welcome.
2 Maple St., Croton On Hudson, NY
• Nella’s Nutri-Bar
Founded in 2020 by owner Nella Servedio, this smoothie shop serves nutritious, vegan-friendly food in a family-friendly environment. Menu features smoothies, smoothie bowls, salads, toasts and yogurt parfaits. Seats 20.
8 E. Market St., Red Hook, NY
Certified holistic health coach Jeni Wrightson bought the former Get Juice and reimagined it as Nourish—serving cold-pressed organic juices, toasts, smoothies, smoothie bowls and salads with a focus on local, organic ingredients and zero food waste.
The Pureganic Café
46 Purchase St, Rye, NY
914.967.2332 • The Pureganic Café
Andy’s, now owned and operated by Moshira Solimon, The Pureganic Café offers
customizable meal plans, baked goods and cleanses. Everything, including
catered options, is made fresh daily in the café’s organic, vegan, gluten-free,
Skinny Buddha Organic Kitchen
159 Lexington Ave., Mount Kisco, NY
• Skinny Buddha Organic Kitchen
Elyce Jacobson, head chef and co-owner of Skinny Buddha, keeps a large selection of organic, vegan and gluten-free meals in the restaurant’s deli cases, including BBQ vegan meatloaf, zucchini rollatini, and brown rice penne Bolognese with house-made “meatballs” (base is butternut squash and navy beans). Other offerings include soups, salads, smoothies, acai bowls and plant-based, gluten-free baked goods.
504 Main St., Beacon, NY
Végétalien—a locally sourced, 100% plant-based café and juice bar—opened two years ago in the heart of Beacon. Menu includes salads, Buddha bowls, juices, sandwiches (with gluten-free options) and baked goods. Seats 20.
Did we miss your favorite? Let us know! Email [email protected].