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It’s All About the Lettuce at Local Leaf

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Love a good sandwich, but want to avoid carbs? Lettuce has been a longtime diet substitute for bread and buns, more recently adopted by gluten-free diners as well, for a way to enjoy sandwiches without wheat. Local Leaf and their build your own sandwich concept aims to turn lettuce into a bonafide lifestyle, by spotlighting roughage at their new, Murray Hill location…

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Dish Spotting: Orchard Grocer’s Vegan Bagel and Schmear

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The just-launched Orchard Grocer might be the most modern “New Jewish” establishment in NYC, as — instead of celebrating schmaltz, whitefish and gribenes with nostalgic, pseudo-ironic abandon — it’s entirely meat, gluten and dairy-free.

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Inside AbcV: Jean-Georges Rhapsodic Ode to Vegetables

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It seems Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s AbcV just missed inclusion on our Restaurant Preview list yet again; having finally debuted after three solid years of anticipation! Carving out still another corner of Flatiron’s ABC Carpet & Home, it ably advances a recurring ABC theme by constructing a menu entirely around vegetables…

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Q & A with Nix, Dovetail and Narcissa Chef, John Fraser

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“Vegetable-forward” has become part of the standard dining lexicon in NYC. But if you’re looking for the genesis of today’s widespread, produce-focused movement, consider the legacy of transformative chef John Fraser, who forever altered the definition of fine dining when he introduced “Meatless Monday” at Dovetail back in 2010, and recently opened veggie-bent Nix in Union Square…

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Raw Food Guru Opens OO+Co, a Vegan Pizzeria in the East Village

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For as trendy as fast casual food is, virtuous vegetarian fare is just as in vogue, and in many cases, you’ll actually find them deliciously intertwined, like at Superiority Burger & Avant Garden. Such is the case with the recently opened OO+Co, a plant-based pizza concept from celebrity raw food chef, Matthew Kenney…

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Shockingly Good Vegan Eats at Avant Garden

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Considering seminal bar owner Ravi DeRossi’s especially indulgent projects, like Death & Co. & Mayahuel, you’d hardly finger him to eventually open a refined, vegan restaurant. And yet, that’s precisely what he did this past fall, launching the critically-acclaimed Avant Garden…

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