Eat for Climate Week, developed in partnership with Meatless Monday, seeks to raise awareness about the climate benefits of plant-based meals as well as highlight the deliciousness of plant-based foods.
Throughout the week, Eat for Climate Week restaurants across the city will promote and showcase climate-friendly menu items giving New Yorkers and visitors an opportunity to participate in the biggest climate week event in the world. Eat for Climate Week provides an opportunity for NYC residents and visitors to easily find plant-based options at their favorite restaurants and discover incredible new dining across the city.
Visit participating restaurants (from the list below) to explore the delicious dishes Eat for Climate Week has to offer! Take a bite out of climate change one meal at a time.
"Food choices have a direct impact on the health of the planet. And while it’s true that all foods need resources to produce, research shows that meat and dairy have the greatest impacts on the environment. Raising animals to feed billions of people requires huge inputs of land, feed, water, and energy for processing, storage, and transport. The livestock sector, especially beef and lamb production, produces greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change and contribute to species decline and the depletion of natural resources like land and water. Shifting diets away from high meat consumption can help reduce these environmental impacts. Meatless Monday is an important first step to encourage consumers to adopt a more sustainable diet." - Meatless Monday
Our commitment to serving delicious food made with the best ingredients helped our original Upper East Side storefront grow into Butterfield Market, Catering, Gifts, and Cafes just two generations later. A family business in every sense of the word, we believe in warm, friendly service, attentiveness to detail, and above all, a great meal.
The Meatball Shop
Serving up responsibly & locally sourced comfort food with a healthful twist.
Just Salad is a fast casual concept with a mission to make everyday health and everyday sustainability possible. Empowering customers to eat with purpose, Just Salad is home of the world's largest restaurant reusable program and the first U.S. restaurant chain to carbon label its menu.
Le Botaniste is a plant-based organic restaurant and natural wines in Manhattan. We can never say it enough: plant-based organic eating is good for our planet. From day one, Le Botaniste knew that they wanted to live up to that promise in every way. They generate as little waste as possible and are constantly asking ourselves how to become more sustainable.
Cadence is a new plant-based restaurant with Southern soul. Our Executive Chef Shenarri Freeman taps into her Virginia upbringing and vegan ethos and spotlights Southern foodways and Soul Food through the lens of health and sustainability.
After years of running top cocktail bars, our CEO & Founder Ravi DeRossi opened this modern vegan restaurant in 2015. Since then, it’s been producing some of New York’s most beloved vegan dishes—served alongside curated global natural wines.
Etérea is a Tequila and Mezcal Cocktail Bar devoted to ethical and sustainable agave spirits curated by Mixologist Sother Teague. Executive Chef Xila Caudillo runs the Culinary Program, and it features robust plant-based small plates that honor her Mexican Heritage and SoCal Upbringing.
Fully vegan restaurant donating all profits to charity!
Junzi is a restaurant opened by students Yong Zhao, Wanting Zhang, and Chef Lucas Sin in 2015, when they realized that their community lacked a space for Chinese students to enjoy the homestyle flavors they missed. Their goal was to bring these flavors back to those students and introduce regional Chinese cooking to students who had never experienced it before. By serving customized rice (Gai Fan), salad (Ban Cai), and noodle bowls (Ban Mian) with traditional Chinese techniques and quality ingredients, we hope to bring the feeling of home to you, wherever that may be.
Be prepared to leave behind the outside world for a wonderland. With soft neon light to invite the adventurous and a wide array of delightful dishes served on floral, gold-rimmed dinner plates, Ladybird specializes in "vegetable bar and fantasy" where whimsical cocktails and flowing natural wines sit alongside Chef Jorge Bello's deeply satisfying menu of plant-based tapas--many of which are gluten free.
If you're an interested restaurant, Eat for Climate Week is easy and free to join. Sign up to get involved in the biggest climate week on Earth!
Meatless Monday is a nonprofit public health initiative founded by Sid Lerner, chairman of The Monday Campaigns. The initiative is in association with the Lerner Centers for Public Health Promotion at Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Syracuse universities. Meatless Monday encourages the public to cut back on meat consumption one day a week to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer, and lessen the environmental impact of meat production on climate change, water and land use. The campaign is founded on research that demonstrates Monday is the day we are most primed to start and sustain a healthy new behavior. Since its launch on 2003, Meatless Monday has become an international movement in more than 40 countries with support from governments, schools, celebrities, restaurants, and local and global organizations.