Tag: VV Long Island

Some Vegan Things I Like Lately

Some Vegan Things I Like Lately

My Canon PowerShot G9X is always with me.  It’s a lovely point and shoot with a throwback design that reminds me of my grandfather’s old cameras.  I was excited to find a faux leather case that suits its aesthetic.  I was also excited about this […]

More Vegan Stuff On Long Island

More Vegan Stuff On Long Island

I am having a hard time keeping up with new vegan offerings.  And since “plant-based” was named the number one food trend for 2018, I’ll be very busy. Here is a quick run-down on some new-to-me vegan options on la isla largo. Real Food, Real […]

Vegan Fest at The Refuge

Vegan Fest at The Refuge

With vegan options popping up and expanding all over the place, my vegan radar has a constant and continuous bleep-bleep. From new eateries to new options and special events, I wish my appetite can keep up. But when I saw the invite to The Refuge‘s […]

Stick a {South Fork} In Me: Tofu Scrambles On Long Island’s South Shore

Stick a {South Fork} In Me: Tofu Scrambles On Long Island’s South Shore

I had to go to traffic court in the Hamptons today.  So after my plea bargain, I checked out some tofu scrambles that have been on my list.  It’s not everyday I am that far east on The Island.  First, Harbor Market & Kitchen in […]

Vegans can go nuts at FOUGHNUTS in Great Neck.

Vegans can go nuts at FOUGHNUTS in Great Neck.

So there is a donut shop in Great Neck, Long Island that is mostly vegan.  How fantastic, right?!  Foughnuts bills itself as a more healthful donut.  And that means… vegan options! (Don’t tell the folks that are still scared of the v-word.)  I stopped by on […]

Burgers & Catchup: V.V. Burger Battles Rage On

Burgers & Catchup: V.V. Burger Battles Rage On

It’s been a while, I know. But there are NYC vegan burger happenings that have brought me out of “retirement.”  Here are a few notes on the updated brackets above. These are entirely new* burgers from my last battle. And there are many more. Ok, […]

Long Island Vegan French Macarons

Long Island Vegan French Macarons

Anyone who hacks my Instagram would see that I love to look at vegan macarons. They are the epitome of pretty.  Having experimented myself, I know they are labor-intensive.  Vegan macarons are one of my favorite veganized treats and a testament to how far the […]

Red Robin…. Meeeeh.

Red Robin…. Meeeeh.

The burger chain/casual eatery Red Robin has opened its doors close to home.  As I saw its construction progress on Merrick Road in Bellmore, I became slightly excited.  After a couple of weeks of it opening its doors, we hit it prime time on a […]

3 Brothers Again: Italian Vegan on Long Island

3 Brothers Again: Italian Vegan on Long Island

I have been blogging about 3 Brothers for many years now… since the unstyled and less fabulous Jay Astafa first created the vegan menu for their original Rockville Centre location in 2009. And since then, I’ve tried most of his casual food endeavors… his dinner […]

The Eagle’s Nest on The Gold Coast

The Eagle’s Nest on The Gold Coast

I was so excited to see the long-abandoned saltwater pool of old money millionaire William Vanderbilt, located on the grounds of The Vanderbilt Museum, Mansion & Planetarium in Centerport, Long Island. The 70,000 gallon pool used the water from the Long Island Sound and was the […]

Bites of Time

Bites of Time

This picture was taken in June as a teacher pal and me rebelliously snuck out of a PTA-sponsored lunch for sundaes at Van Leeuwen. In some ways June seems like years ago. In other ways it remains piercingly vivid. I think I was in denial […]

Passing Through Huntington Village

Passing Through Huntington Village

Vegan options are popping up all over the place on Long Island. So I try to squeeze them into my daily routines and errands right away. After a recent hot tip, I checked out Radio Radio in Huntington Village for lunch. They have some promising-reading […]

Summery Asian Eats

Summery Asian Eats

I can spend many hours in V & T Supermarket in Hempstead, Long Island. Well actually, I can spend many hours in the sauce aisle alone. I stopped in during some errands recently and felt inspired enough to cook a labor-intensive lunch along with a […]

The Magic in Montauk–Youth, Gentrification, Bad Tofu Scramble Wraps and Conspiracy Theory

The Magic in Montauk–Youth, Gentrification, Bad Tofu Scramble Wraps and Conspiracy Theory

Twenty years ago, after our closing shifts at Tower Records in Carle Place, my coworkers and I used to drive to the tip of Long Island, arriving at Montauk Point between 1 or 2 in the morning. We did this repeatedly, ceremoniously, as we inducted new recruits. Together, we’d […]

Another Vegan White Castle Slider

Another Vegan White Castle Slider

Ok, I don’t make a big deal out of fast food… but White Castle now has two, yes two, vegan slider options. Vegan buns, separate grill–no worries. So I visited the White Castle in Lynbrook for lunch.    Stepping into a White Castle is sociologically interesting. It […]

The Refuge’s New Vegan Menu {Melville, NY}

The Refuge’s New Vegan Menu {Melville, NY}

The Refuge in Melville recently created an all-vegan menu… so that I can be fully satisfied. Well, not really me but, let’s say, more people in general. Such exciting twists are born of the changing tides in the food world. Plant-based is being embraced is a huge […]

Tofu Scramble P.S.A. in Port Jefferson

Tofu Scramble P.S.A. in Port Jefferson

The Tofu Scramble. It is becoming ubiquitous. Always a welcome sight on an omni-menu, I’ve had the dish all over the place–as many vegans have. From Anchorage, Alaska to Yellowstone National Park, I’ve appreciated the dish. (My favorite? Probably Wayward Cafe in Seattle, Washington?) But even with […]

Good Things I Ate Recently

Good Things I Ate Recently

Tofu is only going to be as good as you make it. It’s ready to suck in flavor and build its texture–but that takes you. After creating a powerful marinade and letting these Lincoln logs bathe in it all day, I build texture, roasting each side 25-ish […]

Moon Flower / 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe

Moon Flower / 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe

The start of a new school year is a taxing time. From freedom to strenuous furniture moving, room design and set-up, to planning units of study.. then the delivery, and all teaching entails. No one day alike, ever-changing variables and constant stimulation. And with the […]

Vegan Patchogue Eats

Vegan Patchogue Eats

Patchogue’s main strip. Like many in-touch eateries, they get that a vegan option is easy enough to throw together. The dish on the rise at omni establishments all about the country seems to be the Tofu Scramble. I have a growing list of eateries on my […]

Authentic Vegan Empanadas on Long Island

Authentic Vegan Empanadas on Long Island

My favorite way to find vegan food is by chance. ‘By chance’ as in we were by chance driving from weekend errands discussing lunch when we drove past a big window sign that read “VEGAN OPTIONS.” After a couple of U-turns, we pulled into the small […]

First Love, Santosha

First Love, Santosha

Though this storefront is innocuous, I peer through its ground level glass and see the back of my head, 19 years ago. A fork in my mouth and a look of–well–contentment on my face. But with confusion. Tofu. Not a cold, wet yet strangely dry slab of […]

L.I. Vegan: Burrito Report

L.I. Vegan: Burrito Report

Today I reserved a table at a new vegetarian restaurant by a Michelin-starred chef in Manhattan… then ran out to a bunch of burrito counter spots in the suburban sprawl of Long Island. I capture both sides of the spectrum, all for you dear blog. Though Long Island is […]

Allergic to Non-vegan Food

Allergic to Non-vegan Food

Have you ever told an eatery that you had an allergy that you didn’t have? I think in my two decades of being vegan I have, though probably not in the last 10 years. Although silly, it was easier than fighting or starting an irritating […]