Tag: vv pennsylvania

Phoenixville: A Cute Small Town With Vegan Eats

Phoenixville: A Cute Small Town With Vegan Eats

An hour from Philadelphia is the lovely borough of Phoenixville. Once the site of iron and steel mills, Phoenixville now has a thriving downtown strip containing diverse eateries, watering holes, and breweries. And some vegan eats! It is one of those places that feel like […]

Undead in Reading, Pennsylvania

Undead in Reading, Pennsylvania

A friend and I were official registered zombies for the 5K obstacle course Zombie Mud Run in Reading, Pennsylvania, part of the 26-year running premiere haunted attraction Shocktoberfest.  Our task: arrive early, become a zombie… and grab the brains, heart and entrails (flags) of the registered human […]

Through Pennsylvania

Through Pennsylvania

I’ve likely been through Pennsylvania’s interstates the most frequently of all the states. But today I planned some stops to break up an otherwise long, boring drive into chunks. Starting from Pittsburgh in Western PA, I first headed to Shanksville, the crash site of the […]

Neon & Steel [And Some Food]

Neon & Steel [And Some Food]

I woke up in Cincinnati, Ohio and went to bed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This means that, likely, I will spend tomorrow evening in my own bed. New York. Though I am squeezing in brief stops as I pass through, this excursion is winding down. But […]

A Love Letter to You (Philadelphia)

A Love Letter to You (Philadelphia)

There’s always a reason to go to Philadelphia. Usually it’s food. But the food invites you to make a day of it, to explore other things. Then, the duration of exploration makes you hungry again. (So yes, it’s mostly about food.) But Philadelphia is only […]

Superior Pasta in South Philly

Superior Pasta in South Philly

When I was a kid I loved ravioli. Meat ravioli. I remember joining my mother when she picked it up from the Italian market. I knew that the ritual was different than going to the generic grocery store a few doors down. And the meat ravioli […]

<b>V.V. Burger Showdown, Round 2!</b><br> Fogwood & Fig vs. No. 7 Veggie

V.V. Burger Showdown, Round 2!
Fogwood & Fig vs. No. 7 Veggie

Fogwood & Fig vs. No. 7 Veggie   It’s not surprising that Diane Bezanski has a background in photography. If the images of her veggie burgers, under the name Fogwood & Fig, were all I had, they might still win a few battles. It is true that […]

Root of Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Root of Lancaster, Pennsylvania

On a dreary rainy-grey day, I took a quick trip to Lancaster, PA to check Root off my to-do list. Though the font and tree seemed very familiar, I had never been there before.  We were interested in the housemade vegan mozzarella sticks, which they have limited quantities of […]

The NJ / PA Border

The NJ / PA Border

It is amazing to me how quickly you can discover rural charm outside of the bustling New York City area. It takes about two hours. Those are sloooow, traffic-stricken hours… at any hour. But it’s worth it. Lambertville, New Jersey, which sits on the Delaware River on […]

It’s All About the Benjamin Franklin [Not Really.]

It’s All About the Benjamin Franklin [Not Really.]

Like New York, Philadelphia’s vegan options are ever-evolving. From the vegan mock meat Asian restaurants I visited decades ago when I briefly contemplated moving to Philly with a friend to all the brief day trips through the passing years, today’s highlights are a quick skimming off the […]

{More} Freshwater Life / Vegan in the Poconos

{More} Freshwater Life / Vegan in the Poconos

Hawley, Pennsylvania is a resort town in the Poconos Mountains Lake Region located just far enough from the thriving metropolis New York City to feel like you’ve entered an entirely different habitat. Though most of the area resorts are for various outdoor adventuring, The Lodge […]

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 […]

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 1: PA to OH

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 1: PA to OH

In my goal of V.V. hitting “all 50 states reporting” status, summer is the time to pack on the states.  Getting out of New York and past the tristate area to make it to these unreported on states is a daunting task… as is the return […]

All-Vegan Done Right.

All-Vegan Done Right.

Philadelphia is very vegan-friendly. They have eateries that far surpass played out, crowded, lesser-quality Manhattan options. Vegan Commissary is one such eatery. Brunch at Vegan Commissary was perfect. As the name suggests, it’s all-vegan. But there is no need for restriction; Vegan Commissary hits every mark, […]

Philly Eats Via Jersey Shore

Philly Eats Via Jersey Shore

In my quest of reporting vegan eats near and far, I have grown quite adept at planning trips with maximum “umph.” To follow, my most recent excursion to Philadelphia by way of the Jersey Shore, two destinations with thriving vegan options. In the interest of […]

Discovering PA

Discovering PA

Where New Jersey meets Pennsylvania, the Delaware river also meets the Appalachian mountains. The result: the Delaware Water Gap, a recreational area that draws nature enthusiasts, hikers of the Appalachian Trail… and a couple of gals hoping for an inspired  vegan food option. In the little town […]

Vegan Philly Cheesesteak-a-thon

Vegan Philly Cheesesteak-a-thon

What better excursion can one take on a day honoring our Founding Fathers than one to the city where our independence was  organized and our government drafted? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was time to head south on this blustery winter day to take in the blue sky […]

New Hope / Shore Points

New Hope / Shore Points

Sprig & Vine is a delightful cafe nestled cozy and snug on the New Jersey-Pennsylvania border in New Hope, Pennsylvania. On the Delaware river, New Hope offers an idyllic setting for an urban escape… and a proper all-vegan ‘last of 2012’ brunch with Ms. CandyP. We […]

{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 […]

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 […]

Streets of Philadelphia…

Streets of Philadelphia…

Enjoying a week off for winter recess, it was time to escape, however briefly, to new east coast vegan options. Philadelphia recently opened its first all vegan, all gluten-free bakery! And with the city being just a short ride away, CP and I made a […]

Vegan Reporting in the Ohio Territory

Vegan Reporting in the Ohio Territory

Flying in and out of Pittsburgh to embark upon a vegan eats road trip, CandyPenny and I had a list of potential hot spots to check out in Pittsburgh, Akron and Columbus. Hoping to make the most of 3 days on the road, we had […]

City of Veganly Love

City of Veganly Love

Must-eat Day Trip series, Number 2 A blog series featuring the country’s best upscale vegan restaurants. The short drive to Philadelphia for dinner at Horizons was well worth it. The food was “new vegan” perfection and the service was flawless. The meal started with some warm […]