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The author of Chloe’s Kitchen and creator of ChefChloe.com, Chloe Coscarelli made a mark in the culinary scene after winning the Food Network’s reality show-competition Cupcake Wars, the first time a vegan chef took the top prize. In her new cookbook, Chloe’s Kitchen: 125 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Making the Food You Love the Vegan Way (Simon and Schuster), Coscarelli serves up accessible, delicious vegan recipes (including her famous vegan cupcakes) that will surely win over omnivores, carnivores, vegetarians and vegans alike.

But if you need a break from the kitchen, you’re in luck. Here, Coscarelli shares her favorite vegan eats and treats in NYC. Check them out and share your own favorite spots for vegans.

Related: Chef Chloe’s Recipes for Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Butter and Cinnamon-Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Candle 79

154 E. 79th Street
New York, NY 10021
(212) 537-7179

“Delicious elegant vegan cuisine with the most beautiful atmosphere.”

Must order: Seitan Piccata

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Café Blossom

466 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
(212) 875-2600

“A spacious and modern vegan café. Exciting brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, and drink menus!”

Must order: Black Eyed Pea Cake

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12 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 213-1001

“Beautiful zen vegan tea house. Asian-fusion cuisine with an assortment of sushi, dumplings, noodles, and delicious tea-infused smoothies. I love eating here for lunch with my mom.”

Must order: Assorted Dumplings

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12 E. 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016
(212) 213-077

“Fancy vegan Korean restaurant. Gorgeous décor. Guests take their shoes off at the door!”

Must order: Spicy Kimchi Mushroom Pancakes

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Candle Café

1307 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10021

“Fun, casual, healthy vegan cuisine.”

Must order: Seitan Chimichurri Skewers

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210 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10014
(212) 807-7421

“Very healthful macrobiotic café.”

Must order: Yuba in Soup- so comforting and delicious!

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Gobo West Village

401 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10014
(212) 255-3902

“Fun and fancy atmosphere. Extremely delicious Asian-fusion vegan cuisine. I suggest going with a large group so you can taste many things!”

Must order: Natural Seitan Medallions in Sizzling Spicy Citrus Sauce

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Johns of 12th Street

302 E. 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 475-9531

“Traditional New York Italian food with a separate all-vegan menu! Fun environment and nice owners that welcome customers like family.”

Must order: Vegan Cannoli for dessert!

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Terri NYC

60 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 647-8810

“Fast, casual, vegan to-go café. Perfect stop for a mid-day juice or smoothie!”

Must order: Green Power Smoothie

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Lulas Sweet Apothecary

516 E. 6th Street
New York, NY 10009
(646) 481-5852

“All-vegan ice cream parlor. Fun location and amazing frozen desserts!”

Must order: Cake Batter Ice Cream