CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN — Calling all herbivores.
Eight Brooklyn eateries have been named among the city’s best vegetarian and vegan restaurants, including one right here in Crown Heights.
Ras Plant Based — a recently-opened spot on Franklin Avenue — landed on Eater’s October list of “19 Stellar Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in NYC.”
It is the only restaurant in the neighborhood to be included on the list, which also recognized some nearby options in Bed-Stuy and Clinton Hill.
Opened by married couple Romeo and Milka Regalli amid the pandemic, Ras is named after the Amharic word for head, a title given to a chief of prince, according to the restaurant’s website.
The eatery focuses on vegan food reminiscent of the traditional Ethiopian meals the Regallis’ grandparents would make.
“Ras is their interpretation of recipes handed down through generations, a place where modern meets traditional to create exceptional cuisine,” they write.
The restaurant can be found on the corner of Franklin Avenue and Sterling Place.
Here’s what Eater had to say about it:
“Another pandemic newcomer, Ras Plant Based has become a quick favorite for Brooklynites looking for vegan cooking that’s full of flavor. Platters of inera come to the table artfully cut with squiggly edges, perfect for dragging through stewy piles of kitfo and mushroom tibs. Come here for platters, or sides of veggie sambusas, and stay for the people-watching on bustling Franklin Avenue.”