Source: Eater NY
Any carnivore who has a vegetarian friend knows that when anyone orders something made from the terra firma over ol’ Bessy a look of disbelief and mild disgust washes over their face. But wipe that look of disgust off your face young meat eater, because Eater has compiled a list of some of the city’s most carnivore friendly veggie options.
Shake Shack: Most people are aware of Shake Shack’s “Shroom Burger” but what most people don’t know is that the portobello patty is stuffed with cheese and deep fried, which comes topped with the standard lettuce, tomato, and Shack sauce.
Prosperity Dumpling: For something cheap, and we mean really cheap ($1.75) try the sesame pancake with egg at this place. A sesame-coated pancake is split and filled with cucumbers, pickled carrots, cilantro, and a fried egg.
Taim Falafel and Smoothie Bar: Sure the falafel is good. But be that friend in the know about their sabich. It is an Iraqi and Israeli breakfast sandwich that is made with sweet fried eggplant, sliced hardboiled egg, freshly made hummus, cucumber and tomato salad, cabbage slaw and a drizzle of a pickled mango sauce called amba into a fluffy pita.
Parm: With the name suggesting that this might be their specialty, it’s a relief to know that the eggplant parm lives up to the name. It’s a simple yet delicious sandwich made with fried eggplant, marinara, and well-melted mozzarella on a roll or a hero.
Num Pang Sandwich Shop: One bite of this cauliflower sandwich alone is enough to convince even the most steadfast of carnivores to switch teams…okay that would never happen, but it’s a pretty darn good sandwich. It comes with roasted cauliflower, a spicy eggplant spread, and the requisite cilantro, cucumber, pickled carrots, and chili mayo.