For a more casual option when the objective is entirely meat (and dairy and egg) free takes on classic meat-centric dishes, check out Toad Style in Bed-Stuy. It’s primarily a takeout setup here, and in addition to being completely vegan, Toad Style’s menu is also fully soy-free, palm oil-free, and non-GMO. Selections include BBQ pulled jackfruit sandwich, which replicates pulled pork or chicken with hickory-smoked jackfruit, the Philly, with sauteed portobello mushrooms, onions, and peppers smothered in cashew and almond cheese on garlic bread.
There are also vegan takes on gyros and Banh Mi to consider. Add on sides like fried cauliflower, which is brined in rosemary and lemon before being battered, served with sweet chili mustard to dunk in.
All of the sandwiches can also be made as gluten-free tacos, or served in salad form, too, and the entire menu is quite affordable, with nothing over $11. Toad Style also runs a food truck from Wednesday to Sunday at Bushwick bar Marco’s.
93 Ralph Ave., Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn