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Beyond Sushi

229 E. 14th St., (bet. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), New York, NY 10003
TEL: 646-861-2889 |
Sun, Mon-Wed: 11:30 am-9:30 pm, Thu-Sat: 11:30 am-10:30 pm

Prepare to have your mind blown by vegan sushi.  An experience at Beyond Sushi starts with the fresh scent of prepared vegetables in the 12 seat dining space. Behind the counter looks like a frozen yogurt shop, but instead of a collection of fruits and sweets you see yellow pickles, fresh green avocados and black rice.  Combined these ingredients create multi-colored, many textured rolls with names like Pickle Me and Spicy Mang (pictured above). Though they look too good to eat, each bite is a package of crunch, sweet and sour brought together for an intense explosion in your mouth. “It’s the perfect way for a chef to serve food,” chef/owner Guy Vaknin explains.  Those looking to go beyond just a bite will find satisfaction in one of the three rice paper rolls including the protein packed Nutty Buddy that gets its heft from buckwheat noodles, tofu and jalapeno peanut butter.  The menu expands monthly with seasonal specials like soup and the sushi Piece of the Month, which is sourced from Union Square Green Market. The house-made desserts are a must.  Try the creamy, light Chia Seed Pudding with Cinnamon Apples.  Take note: many of the menu items including the Black Bean and Sweet Potato Brownie are gluten free.  Food this healthy and delicious usually comes with a heavy price tag, but chef Vaknin has a different philosophy, “If you can afford a burrito across the street, you can come here.”

The Nutty Buddy rice paper roll crushes hunger with a hearty helping of vegetable protein.

The Chia Seed Pudding with Cinnamon Apples is so creamy and delicious, you’ll forget it’s good for you.


3 Best Sellers

Spicy Mang Roll $6.50
Nutty Buddy Rice Paper Wrap $5 (Small), $8.50 (Regular)
Chia Seed Pudding $3.50