Tag: fancy pants

P.S., I Love You

P.S., I Love You

The Terri folks opened up a fancy pants eatery in Times Square, P.S. Kitchen.  And the all-vegan menu has plenty of delicious options to which words don’t really do justice.  But the thousand words of a picture may help.  So let’s look at the pretty, […]

Back in Paris

Back in Paris

After the world’s most perfect train ride, I was back in Paris again, finally learning how to take the Metro. I was also back in the room I stayed in days before. With Eiffel Tower views. Can you see it over there across the way […]

Visiting the Isle of Manhattan

Visiting the Isle of Manhattan

A trip to Manhattan to visit to all-vegan eateries started with killing time at By Chloe’s Sweets shop. I was impressed with their extensive selection. Pies, bars, cookies, layer cakes, cupcakes… Everything sitting pretty.  I got a couple of old fashioned chocolate chip cookies. They […]

The Mini Emperor’s Lunch at HanGawi

The Mini Emperor’s Lunch at HanGawi

I have never been to HanGawi in Manhattan, despite it being a well accoladed decades-old vegetarian Korean restaurant. But after some city errands at the very start of my summer break (after a unusually grueling school year), it was time to treat myself. Their prix fixe lunch was […]

The American Wilderness

The American Wilderness

Are you ready for it?… The United States of America is gorgeous. From shore to shore, the spectrum and range of natural beauty is astounding. This many say (or sing), but such things are more effective when felt, sharp-like, when one is inside (or atop) it, gazing […]

I ♥ Vegan New York

I ♥ Vegan New York

Will walk for vegan food: On a beautiful afternoon, I strolled from Brooklyn to Manhattan to check out Nix, a new casual restaurant from Michelin-starred chef John Fraser. The attention to detail–from the space to the water to the service to the, of course, the menu–was impeccable. […]

V.V. Does A.C.

V.V. Does A.C.

It seems the world gets more and more vegan-friendly everyday. As a vegan food blogger, the surge in vegan options near, kinda near, far and very far is overwhelming. From big cities to small locales, I can’t keep up. But I try… And I looove […]

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 […]

Dirt Candy Revisited

Dirt Candy Revisited

I went to Dirt Candy back in 2012 when they were a tiny, dark, bustling space. Sadly, the tiny, dark, bustling space was all I could remember years later. But now–Dirt Candy is in a much, much larger space. It was quiet and relaxed on […]

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 6: The Upper East Side’s Battle of 16-14<br>​[Candle Cafe vs. V-Note]

V.V. Burger Showdown: Match 6: The Upper East Side’s Battle of 16-14
​[Candle Cafe vs. V-Note]

Match #6 of the V.V. Burger Showdown: The Upper East Side’s Battle of 16-14. Candle Cafe vs. V-Note 16-14 refers to the prices of these fancy pants vegan burgers. After the “draw” of the last showdown, I needed some housemade high quality offerings. After all, paying $16 for a […]

Candle 79, And Now Some NYC Love

Candle 79, And Now Some NYC Love

With the start of the school year, I am in Brooklyn everyday again. Urban machinery and subterranean air have united me with 8 million more parts. I remember why I love her. And I remember why I hate her. She’s like me–impractical and strained while magnificent in […]

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 4: Bluegrass to the Blue Ridge

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 4: Bluegrass to the Blue Ridge

Another jam-packed day ahead of me and needing the boost, I had the tart from Louisville’s Flora Vegan Treats for breakfast. Clearly by observing Exhibit A below you can see it was light and crisply satisfying–like you want these kinds of tarts to be. The filling was blackberry, the […]

Last Hurrah in San Francisco

Last Hurrah in San Francisco

Almost time to head back east! So I started the day with a donut, a Pepples Donut. The Ferry Building has a market place with high-brow eats, and this Oakland-based all-vegan donut maker has a little outpost there.  The selection was extensive.  I choose the […]

D-Town Vegan

D-Town Vegan

Fields and fields of corn. This is what’s inside the heart of the heartland. After hours of fields of corn, I was back in the Motor City area to sample some vegan eats. Lunch, finally was at Inn Season Cafe in Royal Oak. They have a promising […]

Humane Education / Humane Eats [Day 4 and Homebound]

Humane Education / Humane Eats [Day 4 and Homebound]

Lunch on Day 4 was a pile of veggies. Or–a scrumptious and wide variety of well-cooked vegetables covered in a delicious peanut sauce, in pile form. And paper-thin chocolate chip cookies that were almost tuile-like.  I’m going to miss these freshly prepared, flavorful vegan lunches… and these […]

Datenight: Family Recipe

Family Recipe on Manhattan’s Lower East Side has a satisfying assortment of vegan options, clearly marked as us vegans love. The Electrician and I shared a delectable meal after a horrendous drive into the city. As you may be able to tell from the “ambiance” lighting […]

306 {vegan supper club}

306 {vegan supper club}

Every once and awhile, I splurge one of them fancy pants supper club dinners. And almost alway with fellow veghead CP. We find some justification for the splurge. Maybe there is a birthday that past a few weeks ago. Maybe there is some emotional epiphany […]

Day 10 in Deutschland, Vegan Fairy Tales {Bacharach}

Day 10 in Deutschland, Vegan Fairy Tales {Bacharach}

I left the bustle of Frankfurt by way of a double decker diesel train. Thankfully day 2 of my train adventure did not involve elbowing anyone in the head. It did, however, involve my missing a key transfer point. Thanks to the collective efforts of […]

Summer in Paris, Lovely Lagusta’s Savory Dinner Series

Summer in Paris, Lovely Lagusta’s Savory Dinner Series

It seems like eons ago that Ms. CP sent me a link to chocolatier Lagusta’s (of Lagusta’s Luscious fame) savory dinner series. Since then I have been occasionally pouring over the menu highlights of our reserved Summer in Paris dinner. What can be better than being […]

VeganSecretSupper {Goodbye, Brooklyn Part 3}

VeganSecretSupper {Goodbye, Brooklyn Part 3}

Chef Merida hosts Vegan Secret Supper-s in her apartment in Brooklyn. And a 4-course, from-scratch, all-vegan, local, and organic high-end break from cleaning out the last of my life in Brooklyn is just what I needed. Like me, Vegan Secret Supper (VSS) is moving on […]

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 […]

{Philadelphia: This is a long drive for dinner.}

{Philadelphia: This is a long drive for dinner.}

Ever since I saw the Philadelphia’s Memphis Taproom on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives and learned it had a couple of vegan options, I’ve been wanting to go. The draw? Their vegan “bacon”. Not a packaged meat analog but coconut. Smoked coconut, smoked in a smoker. This ingenious […]