New York’s Best Vegan Noodles

New York’s Best Vegan Noodles

Everyone is always asking me for a noodle guide, so I stopped eating noodles long enough to write one! All these locations are in Manhattan, and they’re some of my favorite places to eat. These photos are straight from my Instagram, so go there to be the first to know what my fave noodz are.

General Noodle Tips:

  • Rice noodles are almost always vegan (and gf!)

  • Hand-pulled noodles are usually vegan (but not gf)

  • Always ask if the noodle is made with egg

  • Sesame Noodles (Chinese) are a safe bet for a vegan option

  • Dan-Dan noodles (Sichuan) can usually be made vegan as well if you ask for the dish without meat

  • There’s a bunch of different noodle dishes from all around the world, and these categories are not all inclusive of what’s out there

    • Don’t assume that everything will be like ramen, which is from Japan and even differs in flavor and ingredients depending on the region you’re in

This guide is broken into: Soba, Ramen, Hand-Pulled, Soup Noodles, and Dry Noodles. Obviously there’s a lot more noodle dish types, but hopefully this helps narrow down where to eat!


Japanese noodle made with buckwheat flour. It can be eaten cold with a dipping sauce or in a hot broth.


Dan Dan

Dandan noodles are originally from Sichuan cuisine. It consists of a spicy sauce with preserved vegetables, chili oil, Sichuan pepper, minced pork (but not for vegans!), and scallions served over noodles.

Spicy Moon


Ramen is a Japanese dish made with wavy noodles, a rich broth, and various toppings.

Niche by Nakamura Ramen

Ippudo Westside

Great for taking your out-of-town friends out to eat while still having a vegan option to eat. Ippudo is famous for their ramen, and they have a little something for vegans as well!


These are usually Chinese-style noodles that are pulled-by hand or cut by a knife, creating a thick and chewy texture.

Very Fresh Noodle

Noodle Soups

Variety of noodle soups with a rich broth from all around the world including pho (Vietnamese), Ho-Fun (Chinese), Laksa (Singaporean spicy noodle soup), etc.

Nom Wah Nolita


Vietnamese eatery that has amazing pho, which is a Vietnamese noodle soup made with rice noodles, herbs, and a rich broth. I know this post is about noodles, but their banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) with crispy tofu and sweet chili is also very good!

Dry Noodle

Variety of dry noodle dishes from all around the world.

Silky Kitchen

There’s so many other restaurants in NYC that serve up great noodles, but this is just a collection of my favorites. Am I missing any of your favorites? Let me know in the comments!

Last Updated July 2019

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