Ras Plant Based

A day of global recognition, World Vegetarian Day on October 1st commemorates the joy, compassion, and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism. Recently breaking into Forbes’ 20 Best Cities for Vegans and Vegetarians in the U.S.New York City remains a staple for diners looking to go meatless.

Two vegetarian dining options that standout in NYC are:

  • Ras Plant Basedthe organicplant-based and locally sourced, Kosher certified Ethiopian restaurant in Crown HeightsBrooklyn, owned and operated by James Beard Semifinalist for Best Chef in New York State Romeo Regalli, and his wife, Milka.
  • WoodSpoon, the newest culinary innovation and service to getting a home-cooked meal at one’s doorstep, that offers a variety of vegetarian/vegan dishes from passionate, home chefs.

Ras Plant Based

Highlights from Ras Plant Based’s menu:

  • Mushroom Tibs: Tender white button mushrooms with tomatoes and jalapenos, which is traditionally made with beef.
  • Mama’s Tofu: inspired by a recipe from Regalli’s mother that is composed of cubed tofu, jalapeño, tomato, and onion, season with Ras’s secret blend of spices.

To view Ras Plant Based’s complete menu, kindly click here.


Highlights from some of WoodSpoon’s home chefs specializing in vegetarian/vegan cuisine:

  • Vegan Dumplings from Home Chef Chunyen Huang: “My cooking journey began when I was hired as a line cook at a Michelin-star Italian restaurant. From there, I learned how to be precise, use simple ingredients, and make each dish I cook delicious. Most importantly, I learned how to work with the seasonal local produce in my area – this quickly became what I like to call “Chun’s food philosophy.”
  • Vegan Chorizo Quesadilla & Vegan Buffalo Mac and Cheese from Home Chef Charles Davis: “I love making vegan/plant-based meals that are great tasting and have great texture. I love filling cravings with delicious vegan fusion meals that will make you forget about the way you thought you have to eat.”