Tag: vv new jersey

Asbury Park

Asbury Park

When the seductive sun returns and undresses you, leaving the Southern hemisphere on the sly and randomly, you make an occasion of it. It was Spring in February! We had the plan to head to the Jersey Shore off-season for lunch before this forecast. Partly because […]

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 […]

Two Brunches in New Jersey

Two Brunches in New Jersey

I am delighted to kick-off the first V.V. report that highlights the vegan wonders of my neighboring states: the Tristate area. As you may or may not know, New Jersey has a lot to offer a vegan.  To start, take these two wonderful eateries… Vital Dining, […]

Autumn Beauty, Vegan Oneonta/Cooperstown

Autumn Beauty, Vegan Oneonta/Cooperstown

Before setting out on a road trip, a vegan has to consider how long it may be until a proper meal is available. Like a marathoner, it may be appropriate to load up on carbs to anchor the behind in for hours driving (not running). […]

Farm Sanctuary / Watkins Glen Vegan Ops

Farm Sanctuary / Watkins Glen Vegan Ops

Maywood Pancake House, in Maywood, New Jersey, is kind of a second location of Rutherford Pancake House (blog report on their vegan challah French toast is here). Both locations feature vegan breakfast options, which is far more a special than lunch or dinner options.  I was […]

Jersey Day Trip

Jersey Day Trip

Treating my home, and its surrounding cities, like I would an unknown city—subject to the same fine tooth comb in search of vegan options—my list of vegan leads in the neighbor state New Jersey was growing. And preferring a random and mysterious lone vegan option […]

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 […]

Asbury Park, Vegan Style

Asbury Park, Vegan Style

The reach of vegan keeps extending… and I am thankful for these opportunities of discovery and… sustenance. My latest discovery, Goldie’s in Asbury Park, is an all-vegan and all-respectful-of-food eatery on the renovated Cookman Avenue in downtown in the Jersey Shore destination of Asbury Park. […]

New Jersey || New York Vegan

New Jersey || New York Vegan

In one of those wonderful random gifts to the vegan world, Rutherford, New Jersey’s Rutherford Pancake House serves vegan breakfast options. They had me at “Vegan Challah” French Toast. I devoured the plate of moist halves of scrumptious French toast thinking, “Is this really vegan?” I get […]

October Out and About.

October Out and About.

We recently visited the Jersey Shore, by accident really. Our fumbly roadtrip had us arriving at Kaya’s Kitchen, Belmar’s down-home vegan eatery, in the awkward span of time between the old lunch lull and prior to the start of the dinner menu–which is unfortunate, as […]

Goodbye, 2012

Goodbye, 2012

Original Post: August 2011 _________________________________________ When I spoke of my childhood memories of the Jersey Shore I was remembering our visits to Seaside Heights, an amusement-filled length of boardwalk that stretches into the Atlantic ocean. I hadn’t been there since I was a little girl and […]

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 […]

Something New, Something Old

Something New, Something Old

On the way to the farm we stopped at a new all-vegan bakery in Verona, New Jersey: Cupcraze. As per usual, when visiting an out-of-state bakery, I have to get at least 2 cupcakes. I chose this one above, their delicious banana split cupcake, and […]

Vegan on the Jersey Shore, Part 3: Seaside Heights

Vegan on the Jersey Shore, Part 3: Seaside Heights

When I spoke of my childhood memories of the Jersey Shore I was remembering our visits to Seaside Heights, an amusement-filled length of boardwalk that stretches into the Atlantic ocean. I hadn’t been there since I was a little girl and was happy to see that […]

Vegan on the Jersey Shore, Part 4: Kaya’s Kitchen

Vegan on the Jersey Shore, Part 4: Kaya’s Kitchen

Ah, our last meal: Kaya’s Kitchen in Belmar, New Jersey. This is why you should go: A huge cut of seitan, breaded, then fried. This would be a *vegan* chicken-fried steak dinner, complete with mashed potatoes and veggies drowned in their garlic butter. Fantastic. Look at that […]

Vegan on the Jersey Shore, Part 2: Bashful Banana

Vegan on the Jersey Shore, Part 2: Bashful Banana

Over the 5 years I have been blogging I have only reported on vegan eats in the Garden state twice: Sweet Avenue Bake Shop, barely outside of the Lincoln Tunnel in Rutherford, in 2008 and Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, NJ in 2010. That is it! I think I […]

Vegan on the Jersey Shore, Part 1: Karma Cafe

Vegan on the Jersey Shore, Part 1: Karma Cafe

Living in the shiny apple of the Tri-state area, I don’t get to New Jersey very often. But in the search of sun and sustenance not-so far from home, I was surprised at how plenty the Jersey Shore was with vegan options. It was time […]

VeganMoFo #19: Medieval Times?

VeganMoFo #19: Medieval Times?

Yes, Medieval Times has vegan options. It was mostly irony that compelled me to partake in their Birthday Fellowship deal, which entitled me to free admission. And luckily I knew an enthusiastic group willing to partake in the tournament and dinner show in the castle […]

Vegan Mofo #20: Sweet Avenue Bake Shop

Vegan Mofo #20: Sweet Avenue Bake Shop

It’s my birthday today and I want vegan cupcakes! Having the foresight that this would be the case, I rented a car to deliver me, finally, to Sweet Avenue Bake Shop, Rutherford, New Jersey’s vegan cupcakery. The place has been on my radar for quite […]