A plant based diet includes fruits, legumes, vegetables & whole grains with limited meat & dairy consumption. People who follow plant-based diets are at lower risk for many cancers, heart disease, high blood pressure, metabolic disease & obesity.
I am not strictly promoting vegetarianism, but I am promoting a plant based diet. Especially if you are looking to lose weight.
Included is Gothamist Top 10 List of NYC Vegetarian Restaurants. Taim, Hangawi & Angelica's Kitchen (all on the list) are three of my favorite places to eat.