I am a long time vegetarian (35+ yrs) and my wife is a pescatarian with a discriminating Asian palat. Neither one has high expectations when it comes to vegan sushi. Wow we were suprised when we stumbled on Beyond Shushi at the Chelsea market. Absolutely the best food we had on a recent weekend get-away in NYC - totally yummy - and a friendly staff to boot! We highly recommend it!!!!
We recently had lunch at the Beyond Sushi branch at Chelsea Market and enjoyed this innovative and healthy food option for lunch. Opening Hours 11.30am to 9.30pm daily. Basically they prepare vegetarian sushi, using nice combinations of fresh ingredients, wrapped in black rice. They sell by the set, individual rolls or multiple rolls along with individual pieces. We tried the their two roll (8 pieces each) and two individual piece that was pretty good. Order came out to around US$16 and was plenty of food for two to have lunch. Both the Fiesta and the Spicy Mang rolls were made with good ingredients, served with a tube of sauce to add a bit more spice and flavour. Horseradish and large serving of weak wasabi is also provided. We prefer the strong wasabi we have here in Asia but this wasn't bad. Overall, this was a creative and fun lunch to try, particularly for vegetarian diners. Sushi fans will likely enjoy trying Beyond Sushi as well. Note: This is a take-away branch only. For a fun place to enjoy your vegetarian sushi, head over to Highline and grab a seat a block north where there is a seating area for those looking for a spot to enjoy their lunches picked up at Chelsea Market.