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Discover the art of plant-based cuisine with a wide range of vegetarian cooking classes in NYC. Learn to create delicious and healthy meat-free dishes while gaining valuable culinary skills and the ability to cater to a variety of dietary needs.

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Culinary Boot Camp: Vegetarian Cooking Techniques

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Master the art of vegetarian cooking with this hands-on, skills-based series that will teach you essential preparation techniques and creative recipes using vegetables, legumes, grains, and eggs. Ideal for vegetarians and anyone looking to expand their plant-based cooking repertoire.

Wednesday Mar 6th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

A Taste of Italy For Two People (BYOB)

Taste Buds Kitchen @ 109 W 27th St, New York, NY

Embark on a mouthwatering journey through the flavors of Italy without leaving your hometown. Indulge in homemade Italian favorites and bring your own bottle of wine as you learn the secrets of creating authentic dishes like fresh eggplant parmesan, wild mushroom and truffle oil risotto, and cannoli rolls.

Saturday Dec 30th, 4–6pm Eastern Time

for 2 students

Handmade Pasta For Two People (BYOB)

Taste Buds Kitchen @ 109 W 27th St, New York, NY

Join us for an interactive pasta-making experience where you'll learn to knead, roll, and shape pasta. Discover the secrets to perfect ravioli and indulge in a delicious homemade sauce. Bring along your friends and favorite wine for a fun-filled evening of making pasta!

Tuesday Dec 26th, 4–6pm Eastern Time

for 2 students
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Persian Cooking Online with Mab

The League of Kitchens @ Virtual Learning

Discover the aromatic flavors of Persian cuisine as you learn to make dill-scented lima beans topped with poached eggs and crispy tahdig rice in this immersive online cooking experience. Join a talented chef, as they share family recipes and guide you through each step. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey filled with culture, connection, and delicious food.

Sunday Dec 17th, 4–6:30pm Eastern Time

How to Make Great Winter Soups

Home Cooking New York @ Virtual Classroom

Learn the techniques and ingredients for creating delicious winter soups in this virtual class. From smoky black bean soup to silky smooth butternut squash soup, you'll discover how to make flavorful soups that can be adapted to be vegetarian. Don't miss out on this opportunity to expand your soup repertoire!

Sunday Jan 28th, 12–1:30pm Eastern Time

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Introduction to Vegetarian Cooking

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Uncover all the other glorious ways to create healthy meals using what is seasonal and therefore optimal for your health and the planet. It is often difficult to imagine a meal with no meat in it if you are used to having it be the building block for a balanced meal. Learn to make: Roasted Ratatouille with Olives and Basil Orecchiette with Fresh Zucchini Puttanesca Warm French Lentil & Spinach Salad with Lemon & Mint-Marinated Feta...

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Vegetarian Indian Cooking (Private)

Home Cooking New York

We run fully hands-on cooking parties and pride ourselves on teaching students how to cook from start to finish; nary an onion is peeled for you before we begin. A better sense of satisfaction and greater learning (and fun!) comes from creating a meal in its entirety. Our cooking parties provide an interactive and fun activity for celebrating birthdays, wedding parties, and is an ideal way for business colleagues to bond outside of work. Here is...

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Introduction to Vegetarian Cooking

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Bhagavat Life @ 25 1st Ave, New York, NY

These are one-session classes that introduce you to the art of making delicious easy-to-make vegetarian meals based on SV Ayurveda.  You will gain a basic understanding of: Principles of what makes food healthy or not for you. An overview of how to use spices and make spice mixtures. An introduction into making entrées, soups, desserts, teas, and grain dishes. The secrets of making sure your food is easy to digest and assimilate. Tips...

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Curry and Spice

Sacred Arts Research Foundation @ 107 Green St, Brooklyn, NY

Drawing on a lifetime of experience with vegetarian cooking, Mateusz Bazgier shares knowledge of how to cook curry and work with spices. Curry can be prepared countless ways: some like it hot, some like it mildly spiced. In this class we will learn how to cook a number of different styles of curry, including coconut-rich Thai curry, and the benefits and uses of many of the most common spices. We will also learn how to make rice the "old-fashioned"...

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Vegetarian Cooking: Eggs + Whole Grains 101

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Learn how to create delicious and diverse vegetarian meals using eggs and whole grains in this hands-on cooking class. Discover fundamental techniques and get creative with dishes like Frittata with Roasted Tomatoes and Herbed Goat Cheese, Shakshuka, Farro Risotto, and Baked Fruit Clafoutis. Elevate your cooking skills and expand your vegetarian repertoire.

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Vegetarian Indian Cooking

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Learn the secrets to using Indian spices and cooking techniques, so you can make all of your Indian restaurant favorites at home. Menu: Matar Paneer (with Homemade Paneer) Lentil Dal with Spiced Butter Spiced Cabbage Poriyal Cilantro-Mint Chutney Fresh Garlic Naan Important notes: Please reach out to CourseHorse for any dietary restrictions. Make sure to ring the outside buzzer, even if the front door is open, so we know you...

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Vegetarian Couples

The Brooklyn Kitchen @ 100 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY

Seasonal, four course dinner for two A meal hearty enough for your omnivorous date Not your average date night Learning is sexy Friday night is date night! Learn to cook a gourmet vegetarian meal. Our chef instructor is here to help you make a rich and tasty meal for two. There's something for everyone, even your omnivorous date, with a menu that will be influenced by the chef's many years of fine dining cooking. Not only will you eat a great...

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Italian Summer Suppers

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

You will get to enjoy produce-centric Italian favorites. All the recipes in this class are vegetarian.  Learn to cook:  Roasted Beet & Fresh Ricotta Gnocchi with Crispy Sage  Pasta with Homemade Pesto, Red Potatoes and String Beans (Pasta alla Genovese)   Zucchini Pasta with Fresh Puttanesca  Tuscan Kale Salad with Lemon, Parmigiano and Garlickly Breadcrumbs

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The Basics of Cooking Lighter

Home Cooking New York @ 236 W 26th St, New York, NY

Students will focus on selecting and cooking high-quality, flavorful ingredients; utilizing fresh herbs; understanding the nutritional value of a balanced meal; and mastering simple cooking techniques like braising, poaching, and steaming to create food that is richly satisfying. This basic-level series was designed for those people who want to improve and lighten their cooking style without sacrificing any flavor. Class #1: Knife...

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Vegetarian Suppers for Everyone

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Discover the rich and vibrant flavors of Vegetarian Suppers for Everyone at Home Cooking New York, where you'll learn to make Indian matar paneer, Lebanese fattoush salad, Thai red coconut curry, and Persian lentil stew. Don't forget to inform CourseHorse about any dietary restrictions and ring the buzzer to let us know you've arrived!

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Discover the Best Vegetarian Cooking Classes in NYC

Vegetarianism is a diet that avoids the consumption of meat, poultry, and seafood. This diet has been around for centuries and is recommended by major religions like Hinduism and Buddhism. Many vegetarians choose to abstain from eating animals for moral reasons. This was one of the prominent justifications for vegetarianism until more recently. As health science advanced in the 20th century, it became noticeable that a vegetarian diet can provide health benefits.

The number of vegetarians in the US and worldwide has been steadily growing. With this growth popular restaurants, fast-food chains, and grocery stores have begun to offer vegetarian alternatives to meat-based meals. Although many popular vegetarian dishes use plenty of fruits and vegetables, there has also been an increase in the production and consumption of meat alternatives and plant-based meats. These plant-based meat alternatives have even become popular among non-vegetarians, as concerns over the environmental impacts of the meat industry have increased among the general public. 

New York City is known for the diversity of its food, earning itself the moniker “Food Capital of the World.” Included among menus at popular restaurants in the city are vegetarian, vegan, and fully plant-based options. All these options can seem overwhelming when you’re looking for something to eat, especially if you’re unfamiliar with vegetarian food. Luckily there are plenty of vegetarian recipes that even the newest cooks can try out. 

Why You Should Learn Vegetarian Cooking in NYC

Detractors of vegetarianism prompted health scientists to look further into the effects of vegetarianism on the body. Findings showed that a vegetarian diet can improve your health in several key areas as long as what you consume follows recommended nutritional guidelines. 

Vegetarian meals tend to be lower in saturated fat and cholesterol than meat-based meals. High consumption of saturated fat and cholesterol has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and the chance of experiencing a cardiac event like a heart attack. Vegetarian meals that incorporate plenty of vegetables and legumes are not only lower in saturated fat and cholesterol but can lower your LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol) levels and increase your HDL cholesterol (“good” cholesterol). This is thanks to the high levels of soluble fiber present in many vegetables and legumes, which removes LDL cholesterol from the body. 

Cooking allows you to explore your creativity. When you choose to cook something without a recipe or tweak aspects of the recipe you’re using, you're experimenting and engaging in creativity. Cooking also lowers stress levels. The attention to detail and focus that’s required when cooking takes your mind off external stressors and allows you to focus on the food you’re making. 

In-Person Vegetarian Cooking Classes & Schools in NYC

There are in-person vegetarian cooking classes taught around New York City that you can sign-up for now. In-person classes are one of the best ways to get hands-on cooking experience. These classes are taught by professional chefs and expert instructors that will provide you with an in-depth demonstration as you follow along and cook vegetarian dishes. They can answer any questions you have and give you cooking tips. Cooking classes are also very social events and will allow you to meet and mingle with other adults that have an interest in vegetarian cooking. 

If you’d like to get right into making vegetarian meals, check out Home Cooking New York’s class Vegetarian Suppers for Everyone. Located in SoHo, this cooking school offers vegetarian cooking classes for cooks of all skill levels. In this class, you’ll follow along with your instructor as they demonstrate how to cook four different vegetarian dinners. This class also focuses on fundamental aspects of cooking, like how to properly use knives and prepare ingredients for cooking. 

Home Cooking New York also hosts a DIY sushi and dumpling-making class. Participants will make sushi and dumplings filled with both meat and seafood as well as vegetables. This is a hands-on demonstration-style class, so you'll be situated at the worktable with a cutting board alongside other participants while following along with the chef teaching the class. The class culminates in a sit-down meal and is BYOB if you’re over the age of 21. 

Many vegetarian classes offered in NYC center around vegetarian Indian dishes. It’s estimated that nearly 40% of India’s population is vegetarian to some degree, so there are plenty of meatless Indian meals you can make if you’re looking to try out vegetarian food. If you’re looking to take a vegetarian cooking class that focuses on Indian food, Mukti’s Kitchen in Brooklyn offers the class Healthy Indian Vegetarian Dinner. In this class, you’ll learn all about spices that are common in Indian food, that give it such impactful flavors. 

Mukti’s Kitchen also offers a breakfast and brunch cooking class. You’ll follow along with your instructor as you and other participants make five vegetarian Indian dishes and snacks that are eaten during breakfast or brunch. At the end of the class, you’ll get the chance to socialize with everyone as you enjoy a sit-down meal together.

Virtual Vegetarian Cooking Classes & Schools

In-person classes are a good learning option if you’re looking for one-on-one feedback and the chance to socialize with others. However, in-person vegetarian cooking classes may not be available in your area, or they may not be scheduled at a time when you can attend. Virtual vegetarian cooking classes are a popular alternative to in-person classes. 

Virtual classes can be taken from your kitchen, as you follow along with your remote instructor through an online video platform. If you’re planning to take a virtual vegetarian cooking class, make sure that you check out the class shopping list ahead of time. When taking virtual classes, you’ll be responsible for sourcing some if not all ingredients, as well as cookware and utensils. You can check out currently offered online vegetarian cooking classes on CourseHorse. 

Home Cooking New York is offering a remote class where you will cook Persian food. In the course, Persian Dinner, cooks of all skill levels will learn how to make three popular Persian dishes. The instructor has recommended ingredient substitutions if you’d like all three meals to be vegetarian.

Food Craft offers an online Vegetarian Sushi Rolling class for anyone looking to learn how to make vegetarian sushi rolls. During this one-hour class, you’ll be led by an expert instructor through the process of sushi-making. This includes learning how to season your sushi rice, prepare your fillings, roll, and slice your sushi. Once you’ve signed up for the class, a kit will be sent to you including many of the dry ingredients you’ll need for the class. You’ll be responsible for supplying several ingredients and utensils, like cucumbers, bowls, and a pot. 

If you’re interested in exploring vegan dishes, you can get started with vegan baking. Vegan diets exclude both animal and animal by-products like dairy and eggs. Food Craft’s virtual chocolate truffle-making class will have you creating three chocolate truffle varieties, two of which are vegan. However, if you opt to alter the honey fig truffle, all three will be vegan. 

Private Group Vegetarian Cooking Classes in NYC

Are you looking to book a private group vegetarian cooking class? Perhaps you and a group of friends are interested in exploring healthy vegetarian cooking? Or maybe your business is looking for a team-building activity to sign up for. No matter your group’s dynamics, CourseHorse can deliver private group vegetarian cooking classes to you remotely. 

In their virtual Sushi Making Workshop, you and your group will learn the basics of making sushi. An instructor will walk you through seasoning your sushi rice, filling your rolls, and cutting them. You’ll also receive instructions on basic knife cuts and fish basics. Each member of your group will be provided with a kit that includes a bamboo rolling mat, chopsticks, and several ingredients. You’ll also be sent a gift card to cover the cost of other ingredients like vegetable fillings and seafood fillings for anyone who’s not planning to make vegetarian rolls. 

CourseHorse also offers private classes that are perfect for happy hour. In their Guacamole and Margaritas workshop, you and a group of friends or coworkers will learn how to make the perfect guacamole before preparing yourselves a margarita. A professional chef will guide you and a group of up to 100 through this virtual workshop which is open to anyone over the age of 21. 

CourseHorse offers a wide variety of private group cooking classes. Many of these are vegetarian-friendly classes, where you’ll either make fully vegetarian dishes or substitute ingredients to make your dish vegetarian. If you and your group are looking to take a private class that’s focused on vegetarian cooking, reach out to CourseHorse through the contact form on their website. ​​They’ll work with you and your group to determine what class they can offer you that best fits your needs and interests. 

CourseHorse will ask you for a headcount when you book a private class with them. If you’re unsure of your group’s size at the time of booking, you can provide them with the minimum group size and give them a final headcount when you know it. CourseHorse also offers 20-minute demos of classes for a fee of $100 if you’re unsure of whether your group would enjoy the class. 

When booking with CourseHorse, you won’t have to pay a booking fee. You can also cancel your class for free up to two weeks beforehand if your group can no longer attend. CourseHorse accommodates a range of group sizes as well as online video platforms. You can opt to take your class over Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meets, or WebEx, although they recommend using Zoom.

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