Homemade mac & cheese, store-made mac & cheese, boxed mac & cheese, restaurant-made, you name it, I’ve had it. Does anyone else just love mac n’ cheese as much as me? It’s like comfort in a bowl. It’s the last thing I gave up before switching to veganism. Luckily, being vegan means you can still eat mac n’ cheese!
Here are some delicious mac n’ cheese dishes from around NYC. This city is one of the best places for vegan eating.
S’MAC (Sarita’s Mac n’ Cheese)
S’MAC is a restaurant dedicated solely to serving different types of mac n’ cheese. I ran to this place like the first month I moved to NYC. S’MAC is a great spot to go with friends who are not vegan, because mostly they serve dairy mac. But they happen to have a delicious vegan sauce that you can order with any mix-ins you want. It doesn’t have that fake cheese taste and is really delicious. I go for the vegan mac n’ cheese with garlic, tomato and basil. So good!
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by Chloe opened first in Manhattan and has expanded fairly quickly all over the city and even to some other states. Get the by Chloe Guac Burger with a side of mac & cheese, which is made with a sweet potato-cashew cheese sauce. It comes with shiitake bacon on top, which isn’t pictured here because I ordered mine without. I’m so vegan that I stopped eating bacon when I was 10 years old, so I don’t crave the taste of feel of any bacon alternatives. It actually reminds me too much of eating pig and grosses me out lol. But if you like bacon, definitely get it!
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Modern Love Brooklyn
The Mac & Shews at Modern Love is made with creamy red pepper cashew cheese, pecan-cornmeal crusted tofu, blackened cauliflower, sautéed kale, tomato vinaigrette and spiced pecans. This restaurant is very creative with its dishes and is a must-stop if you visit NYC.
Photo: Modern Love
Urban Vegan Kitchen
Urban Vegan Kitchen’s version of this comfort food includes cashew cheese sauce, numu mozzarella, elbow macaroni, smoked paprika and herbed bread crumb topping. You can add shiitake bacon for an additional charge.
Photo: Urban Vegan Kitchen
Seasoned Vegan offers a baked mac & cheese that you can order as a side item. It would pair perfectly with the restaurant’s comfort food meals such as lemon crusted “fish” steak, vegan cheeseburger or the vegan Po’ Boy. Seasoned Vegan also has a raw zucchini mac & cheese dish.
Photo: Seasoned Vegan
Where is your favorite place to get vegan mac & cheese?