NYC: Vegan Valentine’s Shop-Up on Feb. 12!  »

It’s time for the Valentine’s Shop-Up, kids! The most fun you can have at the vegan bar (that’s A LOT of fun!)! Let’s all go and drink bloody marys and let our hair down and buy some vegan wares! Get a load of this action:

Your favorite vegan pop-up market returns on Feb. 12 with the Vegan Valentine’s Shop-Up!Vegan Shop-Up is NYC’s only all-vegan pop-up market featuring the best small businesses around.

As always we’ve gone above and beyond to bring you the hottest and greatest in vegan goods. Get ready for a head spinning array of handmade soaps, Brooklyn-made hummus, botanical tinctures, raw chocolates, jewelry, letter-pressed Valentines, eco-friendly fashions, hot foods, sweets galore, and yes, LOADS MORE. Find something for your Valentine! Find your Valentine! Recover from heartbreak! Fill the gaping void in you heart with pink cupcakes and sugared cookies! We’ve got you covered. 

Plus! It’s been one full year since our first Vegan Shop-Up and we’re gearing up to party! In celebration of our 1ST BIRTHDAY we’ll have some special treats to say thanks for everyone’s support this past year.

30+ vegan vendors. Happy hour. Birthday surprises. Valentines. Tipsy daytime flirting. Bottom line: WE WANT YOU THERE.

See for the full list of vendors. And join our facebook and twitter for even more updates!

Sunday, Feb. 12, noon to 6 p.m.
Pine Box Rock Shop

12 Grattan St.
Bushwick, Bk

Yay! Come on out and support some vegans!


Vegansaurus NYC: Vegan winter shop-up this Sunday!  »

Check it out, NYC friends! We should all go to this and buy shit and drink stuff and have a gay old time!:

WELL. Here we are. It’s practically Christmas! Hope you’re rested up from last month’s Shop-Up, because the Vegan Holiday Shop-Up is just weeks away! On Sunday December 4th, from 12-5pm, shake a leg down to Pine Box Rock ShopBrooklyn’s only all vegan bar (we love that place!). You’re in for a hot afternoon of NYC’s best vegan goods all in one rad spot. Why not get all your holiday shopping done early, and while munching on some mad tasty treats. PLUS, it’ll be happy hour at the ol’ Pine Box! You can warm up with a triple-spicy Bloody Mary and cozy down with your new friends at the bar.

There you have it! Get to shopping and supporting local, vegan, and most importantly SEXY businesses! Oh, and it looks like Gone Pie is selling all sorts of deliciousness there. Delicious. 


Vegansaurus NYC: Vegan fall shop-up this Sunday!  »

Check it out, NYC friends! We should all go to this and buy shit and drink stuff and have a gay old time!:

Vegan Shop-Up is BACK! The all vegan all local pop-up market brings you tons of rad eats, treats, goods and wares to satisfy all your cool weather cravings.

Come on out Sunday, Oct. 23, from noon to 5 p.m. to the Pine Box Rock Shop (our favorite vegan bar!) for the Vegan Fall Shop-Up! (It’s happy hour too!)

You’ll see new vendors and old with handmade soaps, Brooklyn-made hummus, artisan tempeh, gluten-free truffles, kale chips, botanical tinctures, letterpress stationery, soy wax candles, lip balms, kombucha, granola bars, coffee, farm fresh veggies, and LOADS MORE.

See for more info.

Hope to see you there!


Megan Rascal & Erin Red take on Pine Box Rock Shop!  »

Do you know what happens when two kickass vegan broads meet up at a vegan bar in Brooklyn?


And awesome conversation over vegan Bloody Marys too! Your favorite East Coast badasses, Megan Rascal and Erin Red, stopped into Pine Box Rock Shop recently after hearing about their weekly Waffle Brunch (every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.). First on the agenda were some beverages to whet our appetites—Megan enjoyed some pretty all right mimosas while Erin Red sampled PBRS’ much-hyped Bloody Marys. Good thing our voracious vegan appetites were on duty because these drinks were NOT small! The Bloody Marys were practically meals in themselves, with pickled veggies and celery and rich, layered flavors resulting in quite a kick in the pants. The mimosas were decent. The waffles were fluffy and scrumptious, and in true form we managed to sample three amazing toppings: peach compote, whiskey chocolate walnut (if I’m remembering correctly), and traditional maple syrup with Earth Balance. Holy YUM; they practically had to roll us out of there! 

The venue was open and airy, and the crowd was surprisingly big and diverse for a Sunday afternoon. We enjoyed the live music and the scenery, and DEFINITELY took note of the extensive and creative cocktail menu! Pine Box Rock Shop looks like a perfect venue for vegans to bring their omni pals—fill them with waffles and convince them to go vegan over a few vegan White Russians. PERF!


Vegan summer Shop-Up NYC!  »

After their wildly successful Spring Shop-Up in April, the awesome folks over at Vegan Shop Up are kicking off the summer season with yet another goodie-laden event!
That’s right, you ravenous vegans! The big event is happening this Sunday, June 19—Father’s Day!—at our mega-favorite vegan watering hole, Pine Box Rock Shop, from 1 to 5 p.m. Featuring everything from hummus to skin care, raw ice cream to kombucha, tempeh to truffles, there will definitely be a little something for everyone. Vendors include Green Pirate fruit and veggie juices, Sprout skin care, Gone Pie baked goods and Pretty Monsters soy candles and balms. Empty Cages Collective will be there reppin’ our animal friends, too! So come on out, enjoy a delicious vegan bloody mary and waffle brunch with Dad, and spend some cold hard cash in support of vegan businesses! OR ELSE!


The Worldwide Vegan Bakesale is ON, son!  »

Check the site for where your local bakesale is, but there’s some in SF and NYC! Dang, what did you guys do to deserve this? There are THREE BAKESALES around the Bay on Saturday, Apr. 30! That’s a lot of Earth Balance!

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Splash Pad Park (Grand and Lake Park Avenues) near the Grand Lake Farmers’ Market

Join us for a yummy vegan bake sale to benefit Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary. We are looking for both eaters and bakers to support our
event. All baked goods are vegan! To join in, email

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside of Cafe Trio, 363 3rd St. in San Rafael (Montecito Shopping Plaza)

Looking for bakers and eaters of delectable vegan treats for Marin County’s first vegan bakesale, in celebration of the Worldwide Vegan Bakesale and in solidarity with the people and animals of Japan.

Proceeds will go to Kinship Circle and Doctors Without Borders to support their work, especially in Japan relief efforts. Email to get involved!

Willow Glen (San Jose)!
Saturday, noon to 2 p.m. at Baby Buzz Café, 1314 Lincoln Ave. (in Charming Willow Glen) San Jose.

Stroll the boulevard and have a treat or two, take some home. We have vegan zucchini muffins, strawberry mini cakes, Cho-P-nut butter cookies, focaccia bread, muffins, seed breads, fruit pies, beer bread, Psycho Donuts, doggie treats and more! All vegan, slave-free, and organic! We’re raffling a copy of Vegan Planet, dollar-off coupons, and sunshine and smiles!

All proceeds will go to support of 13th Street Cat Rescue and The Food Empowerment Project. BAKERS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE! We also need doggie treat bakers! Call (408) 355.0436 with questions.

East-Coasters do not fear! There are also two in NYC this weekend!

Saturday, 2 to 6 p.m. at Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St.

We’d love for you to stop by and grab a delicious treat and perhaps a beverage to wash it down. Plus we all know you have a soft spot for kitties and fun!

Proceeds will go towards Power Street Cats' springtime Trap-Neuter-Return project and VegPress' outreach fund. For more info, email

When: Sunday, May 1, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Mooshoes, 78 Orchard St.

We’ll be there with cookies, cupcakes and all manner of deliciousness. The good folks from For the Animals will also be there selling handmade jewelry and answering any questions you may have about the sanctuary. And Hannah Kaminsky, author of My Sweet Vegan, will be there signing copies of her new book, Vegan Desserts: Sumptuous Sweets for Every Season!

All proceeds will benefit For the Animals Sanctuary, Blairstown, N.J. For more info, email

Everybody, get out and get chunky! It’s time to eat for charity!

[Photo from NYC Vegan Bakeslae by Eva Prokop. Try not to die from its cuteness/sanitation issues. Screw it, I’d rather that kitten touch something I ate than most humans, for reals.]


Guest post: Krispy Kreme ain’t Dun-Well! Vegan Doughnuts NYC: the launch party  »

I heard it said… “vegan royalty”! This is what two cute guys and hundreds of vegan doughnuts attract.

Last night was the tremendous Well-Dun Doughnuts launch in NYC, hosted by Moo Shoes. And dang! It was packed, but expectedly civil considering the beautiful and awesome veg-loving crowd. As a line snaked around the shop, I got an opportunity to quiz some of the early arrivers on their samplings. It seems the lemon poppy seed was a winner—I never got one—and the root beer was a crowd-pleaser. It was like a glorious beignet made of root beer and LOVE that exploded in your mouth! People were moved to tears, at least I hoped, over the chocolate-covered and peanut butter varieties. Meanwhile, smooth and superb cocktails from Bushwick’s vegan bar, Pine Box Rock Shop, helped calm the impatient. And Lula’s Sweet Apothecary supplied some ice cream to à la mode your do-nut.


Way to go Christopher and Dan:
Check out their site for locations.

Oh, and hell, for extra credit, a few more fantastic photos:
Vegansaurus fave
, Leanne Ma-ily Hilgart of Vaute Couture, looking ADORABLE. Give me [Laura] that sweater please please PLEASE!!

Sarah Gross of Rescue Chocolate [we love!] and NYC Vegetarian Food Festival!

This review and the photos herein were brought to us by the talented and terrific Jeff Nesmith, an Alabama native thriving in Brooklyn. Designer, draw-er, writer, magazine producer, vegan fry-cook/biscuit-baker, and by day, the editorial production director for Real Simple magazine. He describes his site,, as always a work in progress; we think it’s ridiculously awesome. Oh, also, you might remember him from when I awkwardly proposed that he adopt Vegansaurus? When stalkers and victims become friends: The Vegansaurus Story!

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