Tag: east village

Bar Verde {More Matthew Kenney}

Bar Verde {More Matthew Kenney}

These nachos from Matthew Kenney’s new Latin place Bar Verde are spectacular: Butternut Queso. Black Beans. Pico De Gallo. Cashew Crema. Guacamole. Jalapeno. Radish. But we were underwhelmed by our other choices. But more so because the noise level of the space, the abrupt and […]

Brunch at Double Zero

Brunch at Double Zero

A new Matthew Kenney restaurant is kind of a big deal. His food is nearly perfectly composed, flavorful and looks beautiful. He is creating an empire of all-vegan… whilest not watering down his brand. Each eatery has a distinct style of cuisine. Today’s: Brunch at […]

Makki Deli & Grocery = Confectionery!

Makki Deli & Grocery = Confectionery!

There is a place where vegans can get French macarons, pretty chocolates with caramel inside, pretty/decadent things… in New York City. Finally! The funny thing is that they’ve been available in New Paltz for quite some time. It’s Confectionery: the East Village home of Lagusta’s Luscious […]

Omusubi & Pizza in Manhattan

Omusubi & Pizza in Manhattan

There are many things I enjoy about omusubi, Japanese rice balls with goodies within. They are handheld, small, and contain the flavor punch of an entire meal… and, lastly, they are not a meal. I had a dinner reservation on the horizon, after all. At […]

Asian Delights: Year of the Monkey (Bread) / Vegan Ramen

Asian Delights: Year of the Monkey (Bread) / Vegan Ramen

What a wonderful discovery that Spot Dessert Bar has an all-vegan dessert option. And it’s Monkey Bread! This dreamy option is well-worth facing the awkward state of St. Marks Place, right across from where Mondo Kim’s used to be, right next to where Coney Island […]

Bday 2: The “Disconnect” Rant / <br>   Avant Garden Review

Bday 2: The “Disconnect” Rant /
Avant Garden Review

It annoys me how NYC food culture vultures and foodie scenesters so often snub vegan food… especially when they really have no experience with it. Well, wait. That’s not necessarily true. They have no experience with it as cuisine genre. Those who think that “vegan” […]

<b>V.V. Burger Showdown:</b> Match 1: Everybody Wants Some [Superiority Burger vs. By Chloe]

V.V. Burger Showdown: Match 1: Everybody Wants Some [Superiority Burger vs. By Chloe]

Ok, so I hadn’t realized I reported on so many of NYC’s veggie burgers until I counted them on my blog: 40 burgers! But times have changed since 2010 when I set out on a mission to find the best one (reporting briefly on 36 of […]

NYC Staycation Road Trip

NYC Staycation Road Trip

Dear New York City, I know I’d sooner drive hundreds of miles to a remote vegan option over state lines than hit your streets sometimes. The unfortunate truth is: you’re not who you used to be to me: escape, inspiration, excitement. Now, you are diluted, […]

NYC Special (vegan) Ops: Asian Fusion

NYC Special (vegan) Ops: Asian Fusion

Nestled across the looming Smith-9th Street station, Kimchi Grill is an easy stagger from any democratically-elected happy hour haven proximal to my job in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. And they have clearly labelled vegan options of their Korean-Mexican fusion. I sampled all three of their veganized tacos–Pomegranate and Roasted Veggies Taco: […]

Manhattan Vegan Option Cupcake Crawl!

Manhattan Vegan Option Cupcake Crawl!

Sometimes–in the world of restaurants–a lone “vegan option” beats an “all-vegan” menu. But would this be true of bakeries too? On a bright Saturday afternoon, a friend and I accumulated research on this query, visiting 6 omnivorous bakeries in the isle of Manhattan in the […]

A Day in NYC

A Day in NYC

Essex, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, is a huge brunch destination. It must be listed in the NFT Guide or something. I have wanted to try their lone vegan dish, the Vegan Mexican Matzo Brei, for quite some time. So with a few days off at […]

Self-evident

Self-evident

With original copies of the Declaration of Independence & Bill of Rights on display at the New York Public Library, I knew I had to seize the rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of America’s most important historical documents on display together for the first […]

Summer Starts Now.

Summer Starts Now.

In late June, my morning train to Brooklyn coincides with the glorious sunrise. It’s a fantastic way to start the day. The recent “Super Moon” gave way to a Super Sun, a flaming pink sun whose expanded diameter blazed across pastel blots of morning colors. Summer […]

Retro Vegan: The Way It used to Be (Part 1)

Retro Vegan: The Way It used to Be (Part 1)

A young vegan in 1997.  The majority of my vegan years went down in the pre-internet days. And yet I managed to find sustenance. As “vegan” becomes more and more mainstream through the years, I thought it apt to take a look back. This is […]

Breakfast All Day {Or I ❤ Carbs All Day}

Breakfast All Day {Or I ❤ Carbs All Day}

Clearly I am on a quest to find more vegan options around my great city. A satisfying spot for each of the varied tastebuds of my tongue. Some refined and steeped in foodie sensibility, others nostalgic and in need of comforting. Carb-heavy comfort. B.A.D., an all-night […]

Happy End of School Year To Me!

Happy End of School Year To Me!

A reward for my hard work. A big *ss tofu omelet. And fancy tea. Here’s to another year passing. Here’s to being on the brink of some serious me time. I promise to blog more often, eat more interesting things, and make more food. I […]

Candy from the Dirt

Candy from the Dirt

CandyPenny and I finally got around to hitting Dirt Candy in Manhattan’s East Village.  With tough weekends under our belt, we needed some delectable eats during our debrief. Unfortunately we didn’t realize that the ambiance of this tiny, loud, upscale restaurant off East 9th street would […]

Rawvolution N.Y.C.

Rawvolution N.Y.C.

Rawvolution in New York City’s East Village is the baby of raw chef and author Matt Amsden. The small counter cafe serves up delicious raw foods for the price-savvy. And with its food delivery service, Rawvolution provides accessible and healthful food for all. After CP shared […]

Lowbrow and Highbrow Brilliant

Lowbrow and Highbrow Brilliant

The East Village’s Cowgirl’s Bakery makes deep-fried Kool Aid balls. A sucker for kitsch, nostalgia and an all-vegan bakery, I had to partake… once. I chose orange, the preferred artificial flavor of my youth. They also had the flavor of “red” and the flavor of “purple.” Though […]

It Ain’t Easy Being Cheesy

It Ain’t Easy Being Cheesy

Sure, it isn’t really weather-appropriate to be craving Mac & Cheese, but sometimes the body’s pulls and pushes don’t make any sense. I’m okay with that. But to eat it twice? In one day? In one hot, muggy day in New York City? Sometimes I […]

Misc. March

Misc. March

I feel like March is my least favorite month of the year. At this point, I am through with winter and impatient for April, when warmer and brighter weather is more consistent. March’s sunny teases leave me annoyed. And it’s a loooong month. Somehow, it […]

A New Vegan Bakery in NYC

A New Vegan Bakery in NYC

There’s a new all-vegan bakery in New York City. I repeat, there’s a new all-vegan bakery in New York City. Cowgirl’s Bakery in Manhattan’s East Village. And they are pretty impressive. What would have two proud Brooklyn gals brave the bar-laden East Village during one […]

Goodbye, Counter

Goodbye, Counter

The East Village’s Counter, one of the only higher-end vegetarian restaurants below 14th street, is closing its doors. So the usual vegheads and I had to have one more taste. I have always enjoyed Counter’s food, especially their brunch, but after each visit I did not soon […]

Old World Italian with a Vegan Menu

Old World Italian with a Vegan Menu

John’s Of 12th Street in Manhattan’s East Village, is a landmark of authentic Italian dining that’s been around since 1908. Stepping off East 12th street into the long narrow procession of starched white table clothes and napkins, you become a part of the pulse of […]