After locking ourselves in on Saturday, glued to our computer screens, my sister and I emerged from our little corner in Brooklyn. What can I say, laundry, it’s just something you gotta do. Food, though, was the first thing on our minds. We headed to Park Slope. We’d read something about The V Spot on Yelp and decided to check it out.
The V Spot at 156 on 5th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, is a homey, just right kind of place; not too intimate. The seating was a little dicey during brunch, though, cause this is a pretty popular place. A problem that the host, Danny, said he hoped would be alleviated when the patio opened up soon. (Come on Spring!)
I was tempted by so many things on the menu. Since we’d made it for brunch, which is served on the weekends from 11-4pm, I figured I’d partake. Rather than one large dish, I tried out two smaller: the breakfast empanadas and a pancake…and I won’t forget the Vegan Treats I and my sister indulged in as well.
The empanadas are amazing. With their perfectly cooked crust, crispy but not crunchy and the smooth filling of tofu scramble and Daiya cheese, with broccoli for some texture, I had to stop myself from ordering another pair. They taste good with the added salsa, which isn’t eyewatering, but these empandas are mouthwatering all by themselves. I shared a bite with my sister and even she agreed! I believe the words, ‘Now that’s good,’ came from her mouth, but she saved room for her own food.
CJ got a Classic Bacon Cheeseburger and a side order of quinoa. She’d had an unfortunate run in with a slab of tempeh at another restaurant, so I’m happy this worked out better. Even I was a little jealous looking at her burger…but I drowned my envy, and my pancake, in vegan butter and maple syrup.
I don’t tend to go crazy with the toppings but the great thing was that the pancake wasn’t dense. It was soft and flavorful without leaving me with the feeling I’d just eaten a brick of carbs.
Danny and the crew keep this place moving. I got a chance to talk with him about the place.
The desserts are all from Vegan Treats. Except for the ice cream. My sister and I actualy shared a slice of Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake. She thought it was a little dense compared to her normal dairy-filled fare, but it was still good. (Interestingly, that’s what I tend to hear about vegan desserts is that they’re not as fluffy.) I have no picture of the Chocolate Cupcake with Peanut Butter Icing (basically the Peanut Butter Bomb in cupcake form) I got to go cause it was a little weathered after walking around 5th Ave after lunch and I downed it without a photographic thought.
For their wines and beer, they rely on the distributors who are pretty good about making mention of questionable items. Danny mentioned Super Vegan for bringing up a potential issue with one on the beers be served, which was taken off the menu to be on the safe side.
No matter what was being pumped out, it all looked good, and I found myself taking pictures of other peoples’ food. The V Spot offers a $10 Prix Fixe Dinner Special from 5-9pn on Sunday nights, which I fully intend to partake of in the upcoming weeks. Maybe I’ll see you there!
If you can’t make it though, be sure to check out their website for retail locations that offer their prepared items.