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Smells of bacon grease and smoked meats waft through the air around many Brooklyn restaurants. But if you’re visiting from out of town, don’t let these scents fool you into thinking Brooklyn is not vegetarian-friendly. The borough has a significant concentration of vegetarian and vegan eaters, and a dining sector that caters to them. Here are some of Brooklyn’s most popular vegetarian-friendly restaurants.

Champs Diner

Champs Diner specializes in preparing vegan versions of classic comfort dishes. Nachos, chili cheese fries, and Philly cheese steaks are all on the menu. They’re all meatless, all cheeseless, and all delicious. If you’re in Williamsburg and think you should check Champs out but aren’t feeling indulgent, the salads and smoothies at this family-run operation are great as well.

197 Meserole St.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 599-2743

Clementine Bakery

If you find yourself roaming the beautiful tree-lined streets of Brooklyn’s trendy Clinton Hill neighborhood, keep your eyes peeled for Clementine Bakery. Drop in to grab a sandwich or baked treat to go, or relax for a while to enjoy the lovely atmosphere and carefully curated music selection. Everything at Clementine is vegan, and there are loads of gluten-free options

299 Greene Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 483-8788

Dosa Royale

If you like your crepes vegetarian and Indian-style, Dosa Royale exists to satisfy you. Have breakfast, brunch, or lunch at this bustling Fort Greene joint, which will gladly make egg-free dosas for you if you’re vegan.

258 Dekalb Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 576-3800

Govinda’s Vegetarian

Best known for its cafeteria-style vegetarian lunch, Govinda’s food is tasty and affordable. This Boerum Hill eatery is just two blocks north and three blocks east of NU Hotel Brooklyn. The buffet menu here changes daily, and is posted each morning on the restaurant’s website.

305 Schermerhorn St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 855-6714

LuAnn’s Wild Ginger All-Asian Vegan

LuAnn’s serves creative, filling meals inspired by Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and South Asian culinary traditions. As the name implies, all dishes served here are vegan. And it’s one of those vegan restaurants to dine at with non-vegans skeptical of whether or not vegan food has flavor. If you’re staying at NU Hotel Brooklyn, another advantage of LuAnn’s is that it’s practically next door.

112 Smith St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 858-3880

If you’re a vegetarian planning a trip to Brooklyn, allocate some time to appreciate the quality and diversity of food available to you. Several great vegetarian-friendly restaurants can be found in close proximity to NU Hotel Brooklyn.