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<b>V.V. Burger Showdown, Round 2!</b><br> Momofuku Nishi vs. Sugar Cafe

V.V. Burger Showdown, Round 2!
Momofuku Nishi vs. Sugar Cafe

Momofuku Nishi vs. Sugar Cafe In the near absence of real and affordable opportunity, New York City’s development in the last decades has shifted towards big box store chains. The same character-less stores that appear in suburban shopping Lego sets are now in New York City as patrons […]

<b>V.V. Burger Showdown, Round 2!</b><br> Vburger vs. Go Zen

V.V. Burger Showdown, Round 2!
Vburger vs. Go Zen

Vburger vs. Go Zen Vburger is an all-vegan vegan fast food eatery near Union Square in Manhattan. It shares space with the Hummus & Pita Co., a non-vegan franchise with several locations in New York City. Based on how many trademarks are on their website, I am […]

American Football in London

American Football in London

Yes, American football in London. It’s a thing. The NFL International Series started in 2007 to promote the game and its brand abroad. The American Bowl, preseason exhibitions games, were not doing enough. The International Series are games held in London during the regular season. […]

Mixing it and Matching it

Mixing it and Matching it

I am starting a month of salads! So most of my week’s groceries were from the produce section. In order to hold my interest while sustaining my nutritional needs, I was going to do a lot of mixing and matching. You know what they say about […]

Walking in a Vegan Wonderland: Bryant Park Winter Village

Walking in a Vegan Wonderland: Bryant Park Winter Village

It isn’t a coincidence that there are a tons of vegan vendors in Bryant Park’s Winter Village. The owner of the company that organizes this annual set up of holiday shops around Bryant Park’s ice rink is a vegan. I found my way nearby and […]

<b>V.V. Burger Showdown:</b> Match 5: Cardinal Veggie Burger Sins​<br>[Blossom On Carmine vs. Blossom du Jour]

V.V. Burger Showdown: Match 5: Cardinal Veggie Burger Sins​
[Blossom On Carmine vs. Blossom du Jour]

Match #5 of the V.V. Burger Showdown: The Blossom battle turns out to be a lesson on how not to do a veggie burger. Blossom On Carmine vs. Blossom du Jour Despite the proclamations from HappyCow, PeTA,  and VegNews, I often say that New York City is not so vegan-friendly. […]

<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 […]

Freshwater Life

Freshwater Life

Not too far from the New York-Pennsylvania border is a small vacation town of Hawley, on the Lackawaxen River and close to better-known Delaware river. Though this is a summer haven for campers and other nature enthusiasts (and hunters), a friend of mine had year-round residence here […]

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: <b>Asian Grocery Stores</b>

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Asian Grocery Stores

I can spend hours in an Asian grocer, especially a gigantic supermarket like V & T in Hempstead. The packaging of the goods is a draw enough! But they are often very veg-friendly, albeit preservative and sodium-laden. Though Hempstead is a bit of a veg-void (except […]

Bed-Stuy Vegan: Bushbaby

Bed-Stuy Vegan: Bushbaby

It’s a bit of a mystery when an eatery doesn’t have a “for real” website. Yelp reviews (The forced double negative Yelp effect–if someone with bad taste writes a good review, it means it’s really bad.) and a Facebook page reveal very little. Many social media leads […]

Midwest Vegan, Day 5

Midwest Vegan, Day 5

With this midwest jaunt winding down, it was time to head back to Chicago so check out some of their great vegan options before time runs thin. We returned to Chicago by way of Madison, Wisconsin, hitting two spots we missed on the way out […]

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

If I am going to pass through Spokane again, I’d have to make it worth my while. A visit to the zombie-themed donut shop with vegan options, Dawn of the Donut, was just the trick. The shop is in a stretch of storefronts outside of downtown. […]

A Day In Connecticut

A Day In Connecticut

Vegan food is just like “regular” food. You put it in your mouth, chew it, then swallow. And just like “regular” food, it can be made of junk or it can be made of quality. Vegan foods are not exempt from the simple truth that […]

Vegan Long Island Roaming

Vegan Long Island Roaming

In a gesture of goodbye towards my old home of Brooklyn, I now have a brand new car! Embracing suburban life here on Long Island is a bit difficult without one… but more than that, I love to drive. Though it’s been less than a […]

Vegan in Westchester County!

Vegan in Westchester County!

Even though this born and raised New Yorker has travel to the far reaches of the Us of A to sample vegan eats, I haven’t really explored the vegan options in Westchester County, New York City’s northern suburb. I am usually passing through early in […]

Retro Vegan: The Way It used to Be (Part 2)

Retro Vegan: The Way It used to Be (Part 2)

Growing up on Long Island, Chinese food was an early source of vegan sustenance for me.  On this massive suburb benefitting from New York City’s proximity, you can get good bagels, good pizza, and good Chinese food. Three staples you learn, with time, that the rest […]

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 […]

Dirty South Vegan (Atlanta, Day 3)

Dirty South Vegan (Atlanta, Day 3)

Day 3 and another itinerary of food! It all starts at The Cup, which offers a daily vegan cupcake selection. The cafe is amidst a cluster of shops within a city of brand new high rises. Had I not checked their updated cupcake schedule on […]

Taste & Run: Citizens Bank Park’s Vegan Offerings

Taste & Run: Citizens Bank Park’s Vegan Offerings

So what if Philadelphia sports fans have a terrible reputation… and the SEPTA subway trains are home to a human hostility I haven’t experienced in some time… and that the Phillies are whipping the Mets’ butts in the National League East… and that I had […]

Git Some Dim Summer

Git Some Dim Summer

Six years of self-funded undergraduate school in the CUNY system while working: $ 18,475.95 Two years of graduate school loans at a prestigious Ivy League school: $ #!,%@# Having summer days to spend with friends tasting the city I love: Priceless.L-R, T-B: Pineapple sweetened ice […]

Vegan Days to Vegan Nights

Vegan Days to Vegan Nights

It’s about time I got myself to Stogo, New York City’s all-vegan gourmet ice cream shop. To escape the debilitating heat and humidity, CandyPenny and I ducked into the East Village storefront’s huge people-watching windows to cool down with their soy, hemp and coconut-based frozen […]

Summer Eats: Bánh mì

Summer Eats: Bánh mì

Bánh mì is the perfect summer eat. It’s vibrant, flavorful and not too heavy. It’s great on the go, is on-the-cheap and, thanks to a long lifespan of buzz… including a recent episode of This American Life, is sprouting up all over the place! Not […]

Eating Good In the Neighborhood

No, Applebee’s did not open in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Not yet at least.) It’s Banh Mi, an authentic Vietnamese eatery with all the staples: bubble tea, pho, bun and, like the name implies, Bahn Mi! They took over where the Curves gym once was and I am […]

Eating My Faith

Eating My Faith

Oneness-Fountain-Heart is a vegetarian restaurant in Flushing, Queens run by devotees of the late spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy. Sri Chinmoy advocated for international harmony and… vegetarianism, hence the vegetarian cafes in his dedication in NYC (Annan Brahma and Cafe Panorama in Jamaica Hills, Queens) and across […]