Whenever I find myself hanging out in or around Harlem, I know exactly which spots I need to hit up before I head back home. Whether it’s for a hangover meal in the morning or a filling dinner, here are some spots to check out in Harlem for vegan comfort food.
245 W 135th St
A recent favorite, VeganHood’s food absolutely hits the spot. They offer burgers, sandwiches, and platters along with classic sides like cheese fries, stir-fried cabbage, and mac and cheese.
Open: Tuesday through Friday – 12PM to 7PM. Saturday – 12PM to 8PM.
55 Saint Nicholas Ave
Seasoned Vegan is a longtime favorite, offering delicious vegan soul food just a few blocks away from Central Park. Every dish tastes amazing, down to the desserts. They are currently only offering delivery and pickup through DoorDash and Postmates.
Open: Wednesday through Friday – 5PM to 10PM. Saturday – 1PM to 10PM. Sunday – 4PM to 9PM.
52 E 125th St
Uptown Veg has been open for 20 years serving vegan food in Harlem. They offer patties, sandwiches, salads, and even veggies and proteins by the pound. You can grab some collard greens, candied yams, rice and peas, or any other combination of menu items as part of their Delivery Buffet.
Open: Monday through Sunday – 8AM to 9PM
1239 Amsterdam Ave
Massawa serves up Eritrean and Ethiopian cuisine with plenty of vegan options listed on their menu, including Shiro (pureed split peas with herbs and spice) and Alitcha (baked potatoes, carrots, greens and peppers cooked with turmeric).
Open: Monday through Sunday – 12PM to 8:30PM
274 Lenox Ave
Chaiwali offers delicious Indian food with plenty of vegan options on their menu. Plant-based items include a Slowcooked Claypot Vegetable Curry with Naan and even a Vegan Mango Coconut Pudding for dessert.
Open: Monday through Sunday – 5PM to 9:30PM
1280 5th Ave
Teranga offers West African cuisine and homestyle cooking with an emphasis on superfoods. Vegan items on their menu include their signature Ancient Vegan Bowl with Jollof rice, Efo Riro, Ndambe, Mafe, and Moyo.
Open: Tuesday through Sunday – 12PM to 8PM