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Anixi Takes Plant-Based Cuisine to the Next Level
February 16, 2023, 7:00.26 pm ET


Photos: Anixi

Anixi, a vibrant new restaurant in Chelsea, is offering bold Mediterranean flavors with a twist. All of the dishes prepared by Chef and Restaurateur Guy Vaknin are made from plants.

Following the success of Beyond Sushi, Willow, and Coletta, the new restaurant represents the evolution of plant based cuisine. At Anixi, guests will discover fresh baked breads, hot and cold mezze, hearty salads, shish kebabs and more.

“My vision is to create an experience that will leave diners stunned at what the possibilities of plant based food can be,” said Vaknin, “Anixi will be the location where we stretch that vision to its limits like no one has done before.”

Many of the dishes will have you doing a double take like the Arak Cured “Salmon” that arrives on its own mini clothes line; Chunk Foods Grilled “Steak” Shish Kebob with grilled onions, herbs and tahini; and Current Foods Preserved Lemon Cured “Tuna” with black seaweed caviar, aleppo peppers, saffron, parsley oil, and rosemary flatbread.

The restaurant itself is equally stunning with a design that pays homage to old New York with 18th century marble, crystal chandeliers, brass and copper fittings, and hand-made art work by New York City based artist Lia Ali. The space also offers private dining spaces for special occasions.

Anixi is located at 290 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY (646) 410-0946 (Vegan and Kosher)

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