NYC Vegan Eat-Up - 145 Stanton Street (Off Suffolk) - Last Sunday of every month. Recommended.
A meetup group, rather than a restaurant, NYC Vegan Eat Up is still quite worthy of praise. Put together by a few really friendly nice folks, Vegan Eat Up offers user friendly cooking classes, perfect for the culinary impaired among us (um, I'd raise my hand, but I think readers of Gaijin Girl probably already know that about me.) Located in the Junior High School at Stanton, the classes are a little hard to find first time around, but I *really* recommend the experience. Fun, good people...and useful stuff to learn. Between this and Vegan Dad, I'm gonna be an Iron Chef in no time!! :)