Opening a vegan restaurant is for chefs who either have a conscience or like a challenge -- often both. Cooking without meat, dairy or other animal products (even honey, in some cases) requires an entirely new kind of culinary creativity, which has brought a new breed of fearless yet elegant meatless eateries to the fore.
Whether you're a longtime vegan or just experimenting, here are 10 restaurants, from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles, to try.
--Nell McShane Wulfhart
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