About Us

Smile of the Beyond vegetarian diner in 1977
Smile of the Beyond in 1977 with Sri Chinmoy and New York City Councilman Morton Povman.    

The Smile of the Beyond vegetarian diner will fill you
with great food and a smile

The Smile of the Beyond is a vegetarian diner opened in 1972. It is owned and operated by students of spiritual teacher, poet and philosopher Sri Chinmoy. He lived just half a mile away from the restaurant.

We hope you’ll stop by for breakfast, lunch or brunch. We’re all vegetarians ourselves, so we probably have a good idea of the kind of meal you’re looking for. We’d love the chance to welcome you with a smile and satisfy your hunger.


We are open to serve you seven days per week. We open at 8 am Monday through Saturday, and on Sundays we open at 9 am.

Mon: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tue: Closed
Wed: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thu: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

8614 Parsons Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 739-7453

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