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.     (photo by Bhashwar)


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.

Summer Hours:

We are open to serve you six days per week, 
Monday through Saturday, 8am to 3pm.

Mon: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tue: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
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: Closed

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

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