New York vegetarian restaurants: Where to go and what to know

GETTING THERE

New York is about 230 miles from Washington up Interstate 95. Tickets on Megabus, Bolt Bus and other bus lines typically start at about $20 one way.

WHERE TO STAY

Chelsea Lodge

318 W. 20th St.

800-373-1116

www.chelsealodge.com

Rooms in the main inn, which include sinks and shower stalls but share a toilet room on each floor, start at $134 single, $144 double. Suites sleep up to four and are $229 double plus $15 for each additional guest.

WHERE TO EAT

Dirt Candy

212-228-7732

430 E. Ninth St.

www.dirtcandynyc.com

Vegetarian, with vegan options. Entrees from $17.

Kajitsu

414 E. Ninth St.

212-228-4873

www.kajitsunyc.com

Buddhist vegan cuisine in a tranquil setting. Eight-course menu $70; four courses $50.

Pure Food and Wine

54 Irving Pl.

212-477-1010

www.purefoodandwine.com

Raw, vegan cooking. Entrees from $19.

INFORMATION

Friends of Animals (www.friendsofanimals.org) publishes a vegan restaurant guide to several cities, including New York.

Joe Yonan is the Food and Dining editor of The Washington Post and the author of "Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook." He writes the Food section's Weeknight Vegetarian column.

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