Sunday, November 21, 2010

Vegan MoFo Day 20: Vegan on Long Island

One of the hardest parts of veganism is dining out. If you go to a "regular" restaurant designed for omnivores, you'll most likely end up eating a plate of french fries or a plain salad. Boring! That used to be the only options for me. Long Island isn't exactly flooded by vegans, so the options always seem few and far between. But we do have some decent restaurants out here with good vegan options.

My personal favorite is 3 Brothers Pizzeria (212 N. Long Beach Rd., Rockville Centre, 516-766-3939). It is amazing! They have a full vegan menu (that is way better than their omni menu, if I may add) that includes appetizers, entrees, pasta dishes, salads, and more. And of course they have pizza. Get the buffalo seitan pizza. Or the tofu pesto. Or grilled portabello. Heck, get anything. It'll be wonderful, I'm sure. I have been there several times and everything I have ever ordered has been top notch. Alfredo: yum. Tofu parmagiana: delicious. Mozzarella sticks: OMG. Calzones: to die for. Buffalo wings: fantastic. Pizza: my reason for living. Do I really need to go on?
As if you needed more incentive to go here, they also carry cakes from Vegan Treats for dessert. And as of last weekend, they started a full vegan brunch menu featuring pancakes, scrambled tofu, tofu benedict, french toast, and more. I cannot wait to try this. I'm drooling just thinking about it. For now, here's a picture of tofu parmagiana pizza:

Other places with satisfying vegan options on Long Island:

Green Melody (Asian cuisine), 519 N. Broadway, Jericho, 516-681-5715

Tula Kitchen, 41 East Main St., Bay Shore, 631-539-7183

FeelGoods Café, 412 North Country Rd., St. James, 631-390-8545,

Hunan Cottage, 135 Central Park Rd., Plainview, 516-349-0390

Little Fu's (Chinese), 1739 Peninsula Blvd, Hewlett, 516-295-2888

Cornucopia Natural Foods Deli, 39 N. Main St., Sayville, 631-589-9579

Cinema Arts Centre Cafe, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, 631-423-7611

Rising Tide Deli Counter, 42 Forest Ave., Glen Cove, 516-676-7895

Tiger Lily Café, 156 East Main St., Port Jefferson, 631-476-7080

Meritage, 14 Station Rd, Bellport, 631-286-3300

Ariana Café (Afghani cuisine), 255 Main St., Huntington, 631-421-2933,

Greeny's Café, 55A N. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island 631-998-3744

Provisions Café, 7 Main St., Sag Harbor, 631-725-3636

Naturally Good Café, 38 S. Etna Ave., Montauk, 631-668-9030

Green Earth Organic Café, 50 E. Main St., Riverhead, 631-369-2233

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