It's been a couple of weeks since my trip to New York, but I've been extremely busy since then, so I wasn't able to post. I'm taking advantage of the snowy weather to do so now.
My trip to the city was a short one, but I packed quite a bit of eating into that time! I arrived around 12:30 on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. After checking into my hotel, I made my way to Angelica Kitchen. I settled into the community table and ordered the walnut lentil pate to start. The pate was delicious and served with thin rice crackers and raw carrots for dipping. I ordered the wee dragon bowl for my main meal, a scrumptious combo of rice, beans, tofu, steamed veggies, and sea vegetables. Needless to say, I was quite full after lunch, so I walked to Union Square to meet Courtney at the holiday market. After browsing the market for a bit, I was ready to try some ice cream at Lulu's Sweet Apothecary. I didn't go all out and get a sundae, since I didn't want to ruin my appetite for dinner, so I went with a scoop of vanilla with a bunch of different candy pieces - yum!
Dinner was at Cafe Blossom on the upper west side. We split the black-eyed pea cakes; small, but delicious! I had BBQ tempeh with lots of other deliciousness that I can't remember at the moment. I also sampled the peanut stew, which was amazing. The food was excellent and the portion sizes were perfect; despite all of the eating I had done that day, I didn't feel disgustingly full. Plus, I danced a lot of it off at the Guster concert that night. :)
On Sunday, we started the day off right with a trip to Ess-A-Bagel, which carries seven different varieties of tofu cream cheese. Yes, seven! I'm not normally a bagel eater, but I thoroughly enjoyed my multi-grain bagel with sun dried tomato tofu cream cheese. For lunch, we all met at Cubana Social in Brooklyn. They have quite a few vegan options here. I opted for lunch over brunch and got a vegan version of a cuban sandwich, which included sweet plantains, pickles, and avocado - absolutely delicious!
I ended my day in New Haven, arriving at the train station a little before seven. I decided to have dinner downtown, as there were several promising options there. I settled on Claire's Corner Copia, which had a ton of vegan options. I ordered the curry of the day, which was packed with tofu, veggies, rice, and sauce. But the best part of the meal was the bread - a mini loaf of delicious, flaky bread, served warm with Earth Balance. An excellent way to end the weekend!
I'm off to Paris on Friday! From what I hear, the vegan eating is good there, so I should have lots to report.