Out/About Vegan {Summer Edition 1}

Out/About Vegan {Summer Edition 1}

Vegan Divas makes decadent treats for the health-conscious vegan… or the not-so health conscious vegan. The ladies predominantly distribute their goodies at the city’s upper-crust health stores. I nabbed this caramel pecan brownie at Elm Health, the wonderfully stocked space on 7th avenue and 14th street. Packaging is a bit wasteful, sure, but the brownie was rich and moist like a soft fudge.

I have walked by Chinatown’s House of Vegetarian many, many times to get to their sister restaurant Vegetarian Dim Sum House. This time I decided to give it a whirl. Though I have lost my taste for the mock meat and don’t often consider mock meat establishments a worthy option, home or when traveling, it was too hot to think.  I got the mock pineapple chicken (bean curd sheets) and an experimental order of fried yam cakes.

B.A.D. Burger, an omni-spot in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with great vegan options, serves Breakfast All Day! Yes, they are open 24 hours a day… and deliver 24 hours a day! So my omni-friend can eat an entree of pulled pork with a neon blue raspberry lemonade while I can feast on green-fonted items on their menu: tofu scramble, vegan French toast, an assortment of veggie burgers and veggie dogs. They also can sub wheat-free, vegan pancakes in any of their specialty pancake dishes like strawberry, banana & blueberry swirled pancakes and the two waffle sandwich with a tofu scramble sub. Drool. That’ll be my next dish there.

This time I had their Vegan French Toast. It was 3 slices of eggy-like wet wonderfulness. I appreciated the whole grain flax bread but was turned off by the lack of real maple syrup and Earth Balance. It hit the spot, however. They also have house-made vegan desserts as well as RC on the fountain! The service was hot and cold but there is ample room in there…  and it reminds me of Kate’s Joint in a way. Ok, those are all my thoughts. Can’t wait to go back and take a picture, I mean, eat their pancake concoctions.