Bushwick, Brooklyn–Gentrified Vegan Eats
Now that I don’t live in Brooklyn anymore, I’m a visitor. And I am kind of glad I can leave after tasting a newish vegan option in the middle of a once-working class or once-industrial area now overrun by hipster locusts. So I can take the food and run. And in this case, big, fat, glazed, pillowy donuts from Dun-well.
Next, further down the L train we trekked… to Arancini Brothers, a counter stop I discovered through a series of clicks upon reading about Jon Spencer Blues Explosion was playing at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Vegan, deep-fried balls of risotto, are you kidding me?!
CP and I had to make the arduous trip upon ice and dark grey snow banks to try their vegan version–Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon, Capers and Parsley Risotto, breaded and fried. Really, really good. Their other vegan versions: Roasted Squash, Pine-nut & Sage; Pistachio Pesto; and White Bean & Escarole. Definitely have to go back to try these!
Bushwick has plenty other vegan draws. I’ve attempted to go to Bunna Cafe‘s new brick and mortar location on Flushing twice already. Then there is the all-vegan Pine Box Rock Shop, the all-vegan Loving Hut (a block from my home of 7 years), the amazing arepas at Arepera Guacuco, Brooklyn MAC, etc etc. I’ll feast on the gentrified eateries, sure. Then I’ll go home.