Foodswings is closing? Tell me this isn’t real life! »
Guys, wtf? I went to Caracas, the arepa place next to Foodswings in Brooklyn, and it looked like FoodSwings was shuttered. I checked on their FB and look what I saw!!!
From Dec. 5th:
And then from last week:
This is terrible news! Is there anything we can do? Does anyone have more on the story? Are they going to move to a new location? Please say yes! This totally blows.
The Organic Grill in NYC is having a Santa Brunch on Christmas Eve! »
Cute pin from www.eatyourvegtees.etsy.com!
Looking for some food tomorrow? The Organic Grill will be serving a 3 course Santa Brunch prix fix menu on Christmas Eve. They’ll be open from 12pm - 5pm. All vegan prix fix is $25.99. Here’s the menu!
Check it out, NYC! The New Year’s Eve vegan tasting menu from Three Letters! »
Three Letters’ vegan mushroom soup (to which you can add baked tofu).
Who says French restaurants can’t do vegan?! Well, my friend Peter, a hardcore French chef, for one… But not Three Letters in Brooklyn! Located in Clinton Hill, Three Letters is not a vegan restaurant but they have pretty awesome-sounding vegan options. Their chef, Pip, emailed us to let us know that in addition to an omni tasting menu this New Year’s Eve, they are having an all-vegan tasting menu! The theme is “French takes on southern American traditions.” It sounds OUT OF SIGHT:
Marinated Oyster mushroom, Leek Mignonette
Golden Turnip Soup,
turnip green oil, safron emulsion
collard green, kale chip, sesame and beets salad
hazelnut mushroom sausage, apple potato hash, cider jus
Black Eyed Pea Cassoulet
hen of the woods and yuba roulade, sweet onion
coconut nougat, rum caramel
OMG, right? So I haven’t been here yet but Meave and I are planning a Three Letters date AT THIS VERY MOMENT! Because this stuff sounds GOOD. Like, reading the menu is making me hyper. Calm down. But this is so perfect because my omni brother loves French food so we can go here together and both be happy!
If you want to spend your NYE at Three Letters, here are the details:
First seating is at 6:30, Last at 10:30, reservations strongly suggested but the bar will be available for walk-ins.
The cost is $60, which includes a glass of bubbly.
Additional wine pairing option for $35.
Call the restaurant to make reservations: 718-622-4679
So tell me, has anyone been here already? I want to hear all about it!
Their seitan entree with walnut oil mashed potatoes and flageolet ragout.
Spreads NY brings vegan flavors to the Park Avenue lunch crowd! »
So I started a new job a few weeks ago. One morning I went to Spreads, a little sandwich place right across the street from my new office (30th and Park), and low and behold! A vegan earl grey donut! I said to myself, “is this real life?” And it was! I bought one of course.
It was tasty! It tasted less like a donut and more like lemony pound cake. Luckily, I love pound cake. It’s also gluten free, which I know some of you will like.
Obvi I had to tell the vegan world about my new discovery and I tweeted a pic on our Twitter account. Next thing I know, Spreads emailed me inviting me to come try all of their vegan goodies! I obliged, because I’m a sweetie.
Above is the coconut bacon and avocado sandwich. It’s a show stopper! It was our favorite item we tried. It’s rich though, I could only eat half. But the salty and sweet coconut bacon goes lovely with the avocado. It also has vegan mayo they make themselves—yum!
This is the split pea soup we tried. Two thumbs up! But I love split pea soup. I feel like it’s finally on the rebound since the Exorcist debacle. This had a hint of dill, which was interesting.
Finally, we got to try one of their juices! I’m not a big juice person but I actually found this refreshing. Strong cucumber flavor. Kind of tasted like gazpacho? Maybe I’m being cray.
We also met the owner—what a dream! SO passionate about food. And I love that the one vegan sandwich on their menu is a wacky coconut bacon sandwich instead of just like a veggie burger or generic veggie wrap like we’re usually offered. No, Spreads went all out! Of course I want everywhere to have a million vegan sandwiches but if you’re only going to have one, it’s really cool when it’s something exciting like this. OMG and did I forget they make the coconut bacon themselves? They smoke it with organic apple wood or something—totes intense!
If you are in the area looking for a yummy lunch, this is the place for you! Matter of fact, call me and we’ll split one! You’ll have to get your own donut though. I need a whole one! I’m no fool.
NYC: Hey Thanks! Vegan Shop-up is tomorrow! »
That’s right, pals! The Shop-Up is tomorrow. Details:
Give Thanks! Thanks a Million! Muchas Gracias! It’s Thanksgiving time and we’re hitchin’ a ride on the nothin’-but-love wagon. We’ll be celebrating friends, family, food and fun with countless local vegan vendors and happy hour to boot! It’s FREE y’all!
Feast your eyes on what’s to come! Chocolate Truffles + Pumpkin Ice Cream + Doughnuts + Cashew Cheese + Tempeh + Macarons + Deep Dish Pizza + Seitan Sandwiches + Tomato Sauce + GF Peanut Butter Cups + Salsa + Chai Tea + Organic Soaps + Skin Care + Eco Totes & Tees + TONS more to discover!
Come thirsty, COME HUNGRY, and get excited. THANKS in advance.Saturday, November 16th
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan St.
NYC: Mexican Radio is celebrating World Vegan Month! »
We got this message from Mexican Radio on our fb:
In celebration of World Vegan Month, we’re highlighting our extensive vegan menu and adding a number of rarely offered dishes like Vegan Mac’n’Cheese and Elotes Mercato.
For all of November, buy a Vegan appetizer and an entrée and we’ll throw in the vegan dessert for FREE!
I’ve been here like twice and I was pretty pleased. ESPECIALLY with the plantain dessert! It’s like whoa. I’ve never seen vegan Elotes Mercato before so I’m stoked about that too. Cool! Good going, Mexican Radio!
Is anyone going to check it out?
The Ghosts in Our Machine’s US theatrical premier is this weekend! »
The U.S. theatrical release of THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE:
New York City at Village East Cinema, November 8th - 14th.
6 screenings daily.
November 9th and 10th special guests to be announced!
OPENING NIGHT DETAILS FOR Friday NOVEMBER 8TH:
6:45pm: Red carpet with very special guests!
7:30: Introduction by Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart of Vaute Couture
and Joshua Katcher of The Discerning Brute, Brave Gentleman.
Post-screening Q&A moderated by Natasha Lennard of Salon.com with Director Liz Marshall and Photographer, Protagonist Jo-Anne McArthur, and Susie Coston, National Shelter Director for Farm Sanctuary.
After-party details to be announced.
Who’s going? Let’s all go! Get your tickets now.
Here’s the trailer:
If you’re looking for more ways to support the movie, you can change your various social media images to great stuff like this:
Let’s cross our fingers that this movie makes a big impact! What do you think? Could this movie have a Forks Over Knives kind of effect?
Sweet chihuahua pair in NYC looking for forever home! »
Carol, who has been fostering the two sweet, 6-year-old chihuahuas for six weeks now says that while they are frightened by a lot of things, they have been good with children and all sorts of people they’ve met and never showed any aggression towards them. More info from the Craigslist post:
Rescued from a puppy mill and now looking for a forever home: Esmeralda and Tabitha. They are 6 year old spayed females, loving and still a bit shy from their ordeal. They must be together, this is a 2 dog package.
I am fostering them until an excellent home can be found. A home where they can walk without the noise of traffic would be ideal. They can be adopted from “Social Tees Animal Rescue.” If you are looking for real love, please fill out an online application to adopt Esmeralda and her best friend Tabitha at socialteesnyc.org.
What a cute pair! Please consider adopting these pups or help spread the word until we find them a home. These babies need our help! They want a forever home!
Champs in Brooklyn opens new location, still makes the best vegan brunch! »
Hey guys! I totes went to Champs this weekend for brunch and it was the best ever. I almost got biscuits and gravy like I always do because vegan biscuits and gravy is the greatest meal in the history of everything, but I ended up getting the fresh toast slam instead. But I added a biscuit for posterity! Now, admire its beauty pictured above.
The french toast was delicious. Maybe not as moist or whatever like I remember non-vegan french toast being but it was still extra yummy. And I love their tofu scramble! I’m so over all the spicy and curried tofu scrambles every where else. This is more like real scrambled eggs—though not gross eggy. The soysage rules and I love the biscuits! I could do without the fake bacon but it’s not terrible. Oh and I had the best almond milk latte! But then I was so full, I couldn’t eat cupcakes or any of their other pretty baked goods. Next time I will bring them home. I should also mention the wait for a table was 1.5 hours! But we got there on Saturday at 12:30 so that’s prob the worst planning ever.
But wait, there’s more! They JUST opened a second location! Champs Junior! I haven’t been yet but it’s on Manhattan Ave, between Nassau and Driggs. Why can’t they open one in my neck of the woods?! Please!
I’m expecting a review from A Soy Bean any day now as I’ve seen she’s been stalking the new location on Instagram. Stalk on! The people want to know!
I got Dun-Well for my bday party last year which was almost all omnis and they were totally ‘bout it for these vegan donuts. Not that omnis are the measure of goodness but it’s like I always say, those omnis are so ready to dislike vegan stuff before they even try it! So if they like something vegan, it says a lot.