in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Cozily occupying a historic Chelsea town house, this beacon to hungry vegans is a peaceful, romantic dining spot that offers imaginative, all-kosher tofu, seitan and vegetable creations, some raw. Brunch dishes like tofu Benedict and Florentine impersonate animal proteins deliciously, while superb dinner mains such as the spaghetti squash cake and mushroom risotto with saffron-cashew cream need no affectations.

Desserts such as vegan tiramisu and 'cheesecake' are so voluptuous you’ll swear they’re filled with butter and cream.