Beyond Sushi – New York

photo 2All vegetarian and vegan sushi bar? hell yes! Beyond Sushi is for all the sushi lovers out there that have been to so many Japanese restaurants and requested, begged and pleaded for vegetarian rolls. With 2 outposts in New York City, this place is not to be missed. They make interesting concoctions with mangoes, kiwi, micro greens, tofu, black rice and much more.

Small and unassuming, Beyond Sushi has a wide open vegetable bar where you can watch your sushi being carefully crafted. They have a small seating space, so you may have to take your sushi to-go, but thats not such a bad thing in New York. They even sell their delicious black rice in jars, I couldn’t stop myself from buying one cause it tasted so good in their sushi. All the rolls are super flavorful and avant-garde, I would suggest you forget the traditional avocado-cucumbers and go all out on the ‘Spicy Mang’. Read more

Mana – fast slow food, Hong Kong

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Mana means food of the gods, and once you eat here, you wont disagree. A small hole in the wall, that will have a line trailing out the front door, Mana is a definite must visit. Whether you are a busy shopper or busy with work, this meal will have you rejuvenated and ready to go for the rest of your day.

The food at Mana is all fresh, natural, locally grown and simple. One can order salads, rolls, burgers and variety of fresh juices and even coconut water! The whole restaurant has a very earthy vibe to it and they obviously don’t served bottled water. (Water can be had from steel glasses filled at a running tap.) Read more