San Francisco has at least two excellent vegetarian restaurants that simply serve delicious vegetable dishes- no fake meat, no tempeh or seitan (although tofu is in some dishes as itself). Whenever I visit SF I go to Greens, and if it was in Manhattan I'd be there every week or two. I get a similar cuisine in NY by eating veggie dishes at ethnic restaurants of all types, but my menu choices are frequently limited to only one or two dishes that meet my picky food needs at a given restaurant. At Greens I love the abundance of choice.
Am I unaware of great veggie (not vegan) restaurants in NY, or are they simply not here? And if they are not here, why does SF have two and much larger NY none?