Tag: vv manhattan

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 […]

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, […]

“But you’re still the one pool where I’d happily drown.”

“But you’re still the one pool where I’d happily drown.”

Sometimes I go to… New York.  And, despite our long history, I treat it like someone new–like how you are at the start of a relationship. I give it a new chance to win my heart (which, admittedly, I fork over and over and over […]

What’s the Story, Morning Glory? (Summer photo purge)

What’s the Story, Morning Glory? (Summer photo purge)

How gorgeous is this blue Morning Glory? It looks as if stroked by a partially dry paintbrush. This bloom mysteriously disappeared shortly after I took this picture. I wonder if blue plants are sought-after vittles for critters since they are so rare?   Hibiscus time. […]

Seaglass Fish / A “Fish” Sandwich

Seaglass Fish / A “Fish” Sandwich

Meeting up with a friend for lunch in Manhattan, I set the meeting spot at Seaglass, the beautiful sea-inspired carousel in Battery City Park. Thankfully, it was empty.  With it being so photogenic, I thought I’d have to creatively crop carousel riders out of my […]

Eat with Your Eyes

Eat with Your Eyes

After I came across 2 unrelated and random references to The Morgan Library & Museum, I went. Because it was like someone was telling me to.  And when I have the time, I like to live life like a Wes Anderson character would, chasing whims […]

New NYC All-Vegan Eats

New NYC All-Vegan Eats

Jajaja is a new all-vegan eatery in Chinatown. Housed in an old bakery, with some great original features still intact, it’s beautiful, bright and airy. And it’s got a plant-based menu that fresh, healthful and flavorful. . no packaged products. Perfect for a finally seasonable […]

Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos

I had been patiently waiting for restaurateur Ravi DiRossi’s Cienfuegos to go all-vegan… then I forgot about it. But then I remembered and went relatively soon thereafter for a friend’s birthday soirée. We tried most of the small plates on the menu. They were all fantastic, […]

Chick-un & Waffles at Urban Vegan Kitchen

Chick-un & Waffles at Urban Vegan Kitchen

Urban Vegan Kitchen, an all-vegan eatery billed as semi-sophisticated comfort food, has taken over Blossom On Carmine’s space. The management is the same but the new menu was designed in partnership with chef Timothy “Mississippi Vegan.” Thank goodness. New York needs a lot more restaurants not using […]

<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 […]

The ♕Queen♕ of vegan options: <br>The <i>Sprinkles</i> Vegan <span style="color: #ff0005;">Red Velvet</span> Cupcake

The ♕Queen♕ of vegan options:
The Sprinkles Vegan Red Velvet Cupcake

Of all the vegan cupcakes I have tried all over the country, my favorite comes not from a vegan bakery but Sprinkles–the world’s first cupcake bakery! During a recent visit to a book store I perused their long-awaited cookbook, excited to see that my beloved vegan […]

<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 […]

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 […]

Ya Got Options.

Ya Got Options.

Bushwick, Brooklyn is now home to Elisa’s Love Bites, a gluten-free bakery with a few vegan options always on-hand. At the time of my vist, marked v-options included the Black Heart Cake, Original Sin Cake, Fig Buddies and Fluffers, aquafaba meringue cookies.   The Black Heart Cake […]

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 […]

A Mixed Bag

A Mixed Bag

These are a few of my favorite things: Mango & sweet sticky rice (from Thaism, my work Thai spot) Lunch after errands at Bareburger, because… Brooklyn date at M.O.B. because traffic was so bad to drive anywhere else! I got their delicious seitan meatball hero […]

<b>V.V. Burger Showdown Semi-Finals Match 3: </b>NYC’s Dichotomy ​[Toad Style vs. Candle Cafe]

V.V. Burger Showdown Semi-Finals Match 3: NYC’s Dichotomy ​[Toad Style vs. Candle Cafe]

Match #3 of the V.V. Burger Showdown Semi-Finals: Class Warfare. Toad Style vs. Candle Cafe In this third semifinal battle of burger supremacy we witness the clash of New York City’s dichotomous nature. The upper crusty Upper East Side faces Bedford-Stuyvesant, a Brooklyn neighborhood with a mythic claim […]

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 […]

<b>V.V. Burger Showdown Semi-Finals Match 2: </b>A Fall From Grace ​[By Chloe vs. Chickpea & Olive]

V.V. Burger Showdown Semi-Finals Match 2: A Fall From Grace ​[By Chloe vs. Chickpea & Olive]

Match #2 of the V.V. Burger Showdown Semi-Finals: A Fall From Grace. By Chloe vs. Chickpea & Olive Ok, I’m back in the burger battle again! We’re at the 2nd of the Semi-Finals of the V.V. New York City Burger Showdown!  I know I said this before… But it’s been […]

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. […]

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 […]