Abraco Espresso, NYC. Used to have the cortado with homemade almond milk all the time. I don’t think they do almond milk anymore though.
The view I spend hours looking out at from Abraco. (photo by: hereiskaty)
Pukk - Thai cuisine
Request that the food be made without certain ingredients; most commonly used non-Jain ingredients include carrots, shallots, green onions, garlic, ginger and mushrooms.
They will let you know if it’s possible or not. Delicious food.
*note, though it’s a fully vegan menu - they do have options of adding eggs to meals which is weird. avoid them!
Cafe Viva Natural Pizza - Pizza
Their only Jain sauce is their pesto. How ironic. They use Teese cheese on their pies. For major orders, like say probably over 10 pies, they may make a batch of onion/garlic free sauce.
Artichoke Basille Pizzeria - Pizza
Their establishment is not vegan. Though, they may make you a pie without the cheese. Their tomato sauce is 100% Jain and OUT OF THIS WORLD.
Kate’s Joint - Vegan, various
Their only Jain option is their angel hair pasta but you have to specify that it be prepared without onions and garlic. They will oblige. Also, don’t eat their oil they put on table - it is made with garlic. There are no other Jain options on their long menu which is sad because I’d go there a lot more if they did.
Abraco Espresso - Coffee
My friend Jamie owns this place; he’s the nicest espresso scientist on the planet. The infusion of love, knowledge of espresso and an excellent space has made Abraco the most popular espresso joint in NYC. Elizabeth & Jamie both know the Jain + Vegan diet. All the coffee is great and they do offer almond milk upon vegan request. They kind of only save it for true vegans, which is nice.
Teany - Tea, vegan food
Try the teanychino. For food, vegan grilled cheese with tomto. Do not try the ploughmann’s pickle that comes along with it - it is NON-JAIN. Over 100 types of teas. Almond/soy milk and agave nectar. Most of their desserts contain POTATO starch so avoid that.
I may have to continue this list later as I explore more options. The best bet is to always ask what the ingredients are. For great Indian food, try Tiffin Wallah - they do have amazing Jain + Vegan options.