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Where to Find Vegetarian Food Tours and Classes in NYC

Where to Find Vegetarian Food Tours and Classes in NYC

Every cuisine imaginable can be found on the New York streets: Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Ethiopian, and even Georgian--the country not the peach cobbler eating state. As a vegetarian, you need to be careful where you venture. You never know which Chinese dish contains nibbles of pork. Embarking on a vegetarian food tour and cooking classes, you’ll find your way to vegetarian heaven, tasting delicious tofu dishes, stunning Indian curries, and the spiciest of Vietnamese vegetables. With these tips, you’ll learn where to find these dishes and how to cook ‘em yourself.

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    Asian Vegetarian Food Tour -- poor UX, removing from platform (MCK 7/20/15)
    Asian Vegetarian Food Tour -- poor UX, removing from platform (MCK 7/20/15)

    New York Food Tours

    Traveling the streets of Chinatown, you’ll seek out East Asian vegetarian dishes, from the origins of tofu to dim sum and how to correctly make hot tea. Sampling your way through the area, you’ll uncover not only the history and culture of Chinatown but also how vegetarian’s done right. Sadly, there won’t be any pork buns on this tour. But bring on the greens!

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    Vegetarian Vietnamese Cooking
    Vegetarian Vietnamese Cooking

    3rd Ward

    Mushroom summer rolls, veggie and coconut curry, and shredded tofu salad. Vietnamese food sparkles with bright herbs and spicy curries, often meshing the worlds of sweet and spicy. Fresh greens liven the vegetarian Vietnamese menu. Using seasonal vegetables and the finest herbs, you’ll recreate these spicy, sweet, and tangy combinations of Vietnamese cuisine. No meat here, but you’ll still embrace the traditional, healthy, and balanced diet known in Vietnam.

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    Indian Menu
    Indian Menu

    Camaje Cooking

    The spice world contains more than salt and pepper on a baked potato. But, could it be more delicious? What about adding paprika, curry, or a bit of cumin? Solve this culinary mystery by dissecting the spices in an Indian Vegetarian cooking class. Here, you’ll discover how to bring out hidden flavors and textures, in everyday foods, you thought absolutely impossible.

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    Vegetarian Cooking
    Vegetarian Cooking

    Bhagavat Life

    Unlike most vegetarian cooking classes finding unique ways to season and integrate tomatoes and cucumbers into a fake meat-lovers pizza, Bhagavat life uses the Ayurveda tradition to vegetarian cooking. This 5,000 year-old tradition of holistic medicine in India teaches you how to cook and eat healthier and tastier foods. This class will teach you how to use spices, the secrets of digestion, and finding optimal food choices while making entrees, soups, desserts, and teas. Part lecture, part discussion, and part cooking demonstration, you’ll end here with a most delicious meal to enjoy.

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