Finding good vegan dessert in New York can be challenging even in vegetarian restaurants. The best places to go for your vegan sweets or dessert are sometimes surprising, from Japanese grocery stores to Lower East Side candy stores.
Economy Candy is a Lower East Side Candyland, complete with British candy bars like Lion, licorice, chocolates, peppermints, Lemonheads, mary janes, and odds and ends like Turkish pistachios by the pound.
This little grocery is perfect for what ails you. Need a little bite a couple hours before meeting a friend for dinner? Black sesame mochi. Need a shot of something ice cold and superrefreshing? Sencha in a can. Throwing a dinner party but worried it will be boring? Shabu shabu meats! Feeling boring-looking? Duh, Dolly Wink lashes for that J-pop look.
Hot chocolate? Yes please! After rambling down the absolutely stunning bridgefront park in Dumbo, stop off at Jacques Torres for decadently rich hot chocolate, perfected truffles and milk chocolate-covered Cheerios for the kiddies.
Hotel Tortuga's vegan-friendly diner features portabella tacos, barbecue tempeh, huevos rancheros, burritos, quesadillas with Daiya vegan cheese, and nachos.
A cozy vegan diner and bakery on the corner next to a major bike path, Champs was destined to succeed from the start. Try the faux sausage piggies in blankets, tofu scramble, nachos, French toast and all the desserts, especially the amazingly moist red velvet cake balls.
Dun-Well is warm, well-decorated and delicious, with amazing doughnuts and a completely decadent doughnut sundae -- a doughnut with a scoop of ice cream and syrup on top.
"I Can't Believe It's Vegan" lunch truck also offers breakfast: bourbon hazelnut pancakes with cranberries, beer syrup and pine nut butter.
Noon feels better with a bloody mary from Pine Box. Lovable local bar that features the Vegan Shop-Up market, trivia night, and empanadas with vegan daiya cheese.
A Japanese grocery store is what the overtaxed midtown worker ordered. With ready to go meals and a microwave to make them in, sushi, mochi, Japanese veggies and mushrooms, shabu shabu meat, snacks and chips, rare flours and Shiseido toiletries, this little shop is superpopular already.
Creamy vegan deliciousness for the masses, Alchemy boasts beauteous flavors like Milk of the Hellcow (Jalapeño Strawberry) and Olympus' Torch (Plantain Fosters with Flaming Caramel).