October National Vegetarian Month but even if you eat meat, this is the time to try out some vegetarian dishes. There are many reasons why an individual would choose to convert to a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. For some it is moral motivation, an objection to the killing and use of other sentient life. For others it is health-related, religious, or environmental reasons.
Vegan and vegetarian lifestyles, though very similar in name, are quite different from one another and often get mixed up. The main difference between someone who practices veganism and someone who practices vegetarianism is vegans do not consume or use any sort of animal products or animal by-products. Vegetarians on the other hand abstain from consuming meat but continue to eat products like dairy and sometimes eggs.
Now that you’ve had a quick lesson on the history of National Vegetarian Month and know the difference between veganism/vegetarianism, it’s time to move on to where you can actually find these enticing Long Island vegan eateries and delicious vegetarian restaurants!
Tiger Lily Café – Vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
156 E Main Street, Port Jefferson
House of Dosas – Indian vegetarian restaurant.
416 S Broadway, Hicksville
3 Brothers Pizza Café – Old-school Brooklyn charm with authentic Italian vegan pizza.
75 Merritts Road, Farmingdale
Tula Kitchen – Vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
41 East Main Street, Bay Shore
Z Pita – Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
217 Main Street, Port Jefferson
Tullulah’s – Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options!.
12 Fourth Avenue, Bay Shore
Love Lane Kitchen – Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
240 Love Lane, Mattituck
Witch’s Brew – Vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
311 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead
Ice Cream Social – Serving vegan desserts.
1153 Jericho Turnpike, Commack
Sweet To Lick – Vegan bakery.
78 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park
The Purple Elephant - Flavors of Central American and Latin.
81B Fort Salonga Road West, Northport
Plantwise - 100% plant based (vegan) eatery.
15 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
Organic Corner Artisan Eatery & Juice Bar - 100% Organic eatery
37 Broadway, Massapequa