For this year’s edition of Cheap Eats, the Underground Gourmet ranked their top 101 spots for affordable meals in all five boroughs. Here, we highlight the five best vegivore destinations from that list.
A vegan Ethiopian meal is far more filling than you might imagine. And the coffee is roasted in-house. 1084 Flushing Ave., at Porter Ave., Bushwick; 347-295-2227
A crunchy-granola café with locavore leanings, this is the place to go for your whole-grain, big-salad, açai-bowl fix. 143 Division St., at Canal St.; 212-240-9410
The goat’s-milk soft-serve gets the spotlight, but the fridge is stocked with beet-and-sweet-potato sandwiches and chickpea salads. 31 Carmine St., nr. Bleecker St.; 212-206-7273
This Turkish market does justice to produce, from braised celery root to fava-topped artichoke hearts. Don’t miss the imam bayildi, a stuffed baby eggplant. 1429 Third Ave., nr. 81st St.; 212-335-0022
The Romaine Dinghy is an actual lettuce sandwich that will make you crave lettuce sandwiches. 378 Metropolitan Ave., nr. Havemeyer St., Williamsburg; 718-387-4777
*This article appears in the June 30, 2014 issue of New York Magazine.