A Life Vegetarian Meets Play With My Food, Yumminess Ensues

Getting off the L train at 8th Ave, the apple I’d had for breakfast was no longer sustaining me; I felt like I could take a bite out of something too. After popping by the Gnosis Chocolate Pop-Up Shoppe at Organique on 23rd for its last weekend, I made my way across town to meet up with fellow blogger Jake Johnston, Play With My Food. Greater Boston-based, Jake was in town for the 2011 NY Comic Con…with a press pass to boot, fancy. One click to his blog and you’ll know the dude’s a bit of a comic aficionado (read as addict if … Continue reading A Life Vegetarian Meets Play With My Food, Yumminess Ensues

ATTENTION New Yorkers: Two In One Vegan Sunday Funday

As I mentioned yesterday, today is the last day for the Gnosis Chocolate Pop-Up Shop. Another event for Chocolate Weekend NYC is Rescue Chocolate at MooShoes. Oh yeah! MooShoes will be open its regular hours, but get to meet up with Sarah Gross, founder of Rescue Chocolate between 2-4pm. All the proceeds from chocolate sales will go to benefit The New Hampshire SPCA. Don’t miss either. Stop by Gnosis first. Pick up some yummy raw vegan truffles, like the Cookies & Cream, then head down to MooShoes cause you’re going to be in a shoe store…you know that’s going to … Continue reading ATTENTION New Yorkers: Two In One Vegan Sunday Funday

Pine Box Rock Shop Celebrating First Anniversary TONIGHT!

If you’re New York based or even just visiting, Pine Box Rock Shop, the vegan-friendly/vegan-owned bar at 12 Grattan Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn, will be celebrating their 1st year anniversay with, what else, a party tonight October 15, 2011. According to the chalkboard, there will be food by Yummy Eats at 7:30pm and the specials start at 8pm. The PBRS is growing up. They’ve added a stage in the back. Last night’s show included Carl Vasile and Pinegrove. They’re not the best at updating their Twitter and main site, so you might give them a call at 718-366-6311 or Friend them on Facebook. … Continue reading Pine Box Rock Shop Celebrating First Anniversary TONIGHT!

Make Plans Sept 8 for Fashion’s Night Out at MooShoes

If you’ve heard of MooShoes in Lower Manhattan and always wanted to find out what all the fuss was about, this Thursday night would be your golden opportunity. September 8, 2011 is this year’s Fashion’s Night Out. For the 3rd year, this global, after hours shopping event is shaping up to be huge. Essentially, it is a ploy to encourage consumer spending during a slow economy and as prep to holiday shopping. It’s okay to get sucked in. From 6-10pm at 78 Orchard St, NY, MooShoes will have a “Pop-up Shop” featuring Vaute Couture and Cri De Coer. Along with some treats … Continue reading Make Plans Sept 8 for Fashion’s Night Out at MooShoes

Westerley Natural Market Has a New Shine

It’s official, after 5 months of remodeling, Westerley Natural Market officially reopened on Monday 8/8/2011. The prices seem comparable, well, at least, to Whole Foods. The variety is still there. Though I’ve tried faux fish at some restaurants, I haven’t seen it in any other markets yet, so I’m thinkin’ I’m gonna be tryin’ me some newness. Not sure, though, why they didn’t do anything about how awkward their lines are arranged. AND I really thought they were 24 hours before…but I may be mistaken. Regardless, their hours now are Monday though Friday 6am-12am, Saturday 7a-12am, and Sunday 8am-12am. Continue reading Westerley Natural Market Has a New Shine

STOGO is a MUST GO in Lower Manhattan

STOGO, located at 159 2nd Ave in Lower Manhattan, is an organic, dairy-free ice cream shop. They have offerings that are soy, coconut, and hemp-based, as well as sorbets. I heart LULA Sweet Apothecary, I do, but variety is the spice of life. If you try their soy-based Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream, you should take that literal. Have a birthday coming up? STOGO offers vegan ice cream cakes. Give them a call at 212.677.2301 or go in and get some ice cream now and order your cake for later. I sampled Pomagranate Chocolate Chip and Blueberries & Cream, both very flavorful. … Continue reading STOGO is a MUST GO in Lower Manhattan

Vegan Sunday Stroll

June 5, 2011 Destinations: Le Pain Quoitidien Sigmund Pretzel Cart Guggenheim Museum V-Note It’s nice to hop the train into Manhattan and bum around, seeing the bustle and the buildings. My dad thinks so, at least. Now that he gets the ‘okay, you’ve made this far, we’ll cut you a break’ discount, he’s become a fan of daytrips to Manhattan. I’m inclined to agree. After popping by the office, I headed North. Destination: Guggenheim Museum. First stop: Le Pain Quoitidien. I’d been wanting to try their Vegan Apple Cannelli (I think I got that right), and the impending 30 block walk seemed like … Continue reading Vegan Sunday Stroll

You Can’t Have Pizza Every Night? Says Who?

Ok, so I think the constuction on the Brooklyn Bridge is an excellent excuse to take the Willaimsburg Bridge and get Vinnie’s Pizza…at least it was on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Monday, 6/13: Black Bean has to one of my favorite slices. If you can’t decide between mexican and italian, this is the happy marriage. Black beans and crumblers with vegan cheese and hot sauce A note for those taking meat-eaters, my sister got a slice of Vegetarian Tortellini. Said it was one of the best slices she’s had. Wednesday 6/15: BBQ sauce topped pizza that really reminded me of … Continue reading You Can’t Have Pizza Every Night? Says Who?

Father’s Day Dinner at Josie’s Restaurant West

6/18/2011 I’m difficult to eat with. What can I say? On holidays and birthdays, though, I tend to try to go with the flow…or sit there while things flow by me. I’ve made meals out of the bread baskets at times. This Father’s Day though, (ok, day before Father’s Day) my dad was content to just head back to Blossom. I was hoping in NYC for a compromise. We tried a few places, with no luck. Then we turned to YELP and found a place for for all of us: Josie’s. As soon as we walked in, I asked, ‘Do … Continue reading Father’s Day Dinner at Josie’s Restaurant West