Jean-Georges Vongerichten Finally Opens His Vegetarian Spot, abcV

The restaurant has been in the works for more than three years

New Yorkers hungry to try Jean-Georges Vongerichten's vegetarian restaurant, which the chef first teased back in 2013, are finally being rewarded this week with the opening abcV.

Chef de cuisine Neal Harden, who worked at the now-closed Pure Food & Wine, is putting out plates of kabocha squash and tahini dip; dosas filled with Swiss chard, a fried egg and za'atar; and fresh spinach spaghetti with broccoli kale and preserved lemon in a space that's tucked into high-end homewares store ABC Carpet.

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And, while the menu's vegetarian, don't expect to see fake meat on the plates, Grub Street reports. But do look out for breakfast, which is already up and running. To start the morning, there are shakes, like a yogurt, berry and bee pollen number, for those who prefer to drink their meals and bowls of Deepak Chopra's kitchari, a rice dish, made here with yogurt, mint, fermented carrots and turmeric.

For the moment, it's breakfast and lunch only, but dinner should land soon.