"A vegetarian diner specializing in the simple joy of breakfast and lunch."

Popular menu items include our Mediterranean Omlette, our Steakburger, our Huevos Rancheros, our Breakfast Special and, of course, our Fresh-Squeezed Juices and Made-to-Order Smoothies.

Breakfast Menu

The Smile of the Beyond began operation in 1972, making it New York City’s first vegetarian diner. Check out our new breakfast and lunch vegetarian menus.


Read our review on Untapped Cities!

“one of NYC’s best kept culinary secrets”


We have four stars on Yelp!

“I love this place. The food is delicious and super healthy. Vegetarian vegan even gluten free dishes.”

–Fiebru P.

TripAdvisor rates us 4.5 out of 5!

“Not only great food – my favorites are omlettes and veggie burger – but also friendly and smiling faces of the personnel that bought me.”


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“The food is all vegetarian and is a great addition to the limited veggie food choices in Jamaica.”

–Jim Roasario

Sri Chinmoy


Sri Chinmoy, the noted spiritual leader, philosopher and fitness advocate, gave the name and the inspiration for this restaurant when it was opened in 1972.