London Vegan Bird takes New York : Champs Diner

This was going to be the start of my New York food diary but I decided that Champs Diner was so spectacular that it deserves it’s very own blog post. Located in Bushwick, pretty close by to the über cool Williamsburg, Champs is an old school American diner with a friendly feel and an extensive menu. Champs was our first and last stop on our Food tour of New York.  This was probably our joint favourite place although so hard to choose.

On the first visit, I went for the Chik’n Pesto sandwich and my boyfriend had the Pulled Pork burger made from marinated seitan. Both were incredible.  We also couldn’t resist a side order of sweet potato fries which came with the most amazing curry mayo. Highly recommended.

On our second visit, as it was our last day we went all out. I had the Tuno toasted sandwich and the bloke had the bacon cheeseburger which did not taste unlike the McDonalds equivalent. He loved it!  We also had a side of Tempeh wings and washed it all down with a shared chocolate milkshake which was another triumph.

By this time, we were beyond stuffed but the delightfully friendly waiter gave us some giant chocolate chip cookies for the plane!! How nice! We devoured these back in London. In conclusion, Champ’s Diner was fantastic.  Great atmosphere, wonderful staff and incredible food.  If you are visiting Brooklyn, be sure to make this your first stop. Thanks for reading. London Vegan Bird

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Bird’s Eye Review: The Vegan Kind Box April 15 #TVK18


April box? Are you kidding? I am pretty late with this review but it gave me a chance to use most of the products and this was a particularly good box for me combining some of my favourite things.

Ombar Coco Mylk Buttons 25g (RRP £1.49)


Love love love this chocolate and so to see this in chocolate button form got me very excited.  Try them in conjunction with a bag of sweet and salty popcorn and you won’t regret it. It made me nostalgic for my childhood cadbury’s buttons. Was just missing the story on the back. @OmbarChocolate
Faith in Nature Coconut Hand Wash 300ml (RRP £4.19)


I have used the shampoos and conditioners from Faith in Nature and have enjoyed them so was happy to see this coconut hand wash. A yummy smell and great product.  @faithinnature
Coconom Ginger Coconut Sugar 250g (RRP £3.45)


I already use the original Coconom Coconut sugar but was unaware they offered a ginger variety. An interesting take and I still love the fact that this is a completely natural alternative to sugar. I will definitely be trying the recipe for the Ginger cookies included in this box. They look amazing.  @coconom

Soffle’s Chilli & Garlic MILD Pitta Chips 60g (RRP £1.20 – £1.50)


Absolutely in love with these. The first thing that hit me was the deliciously garlicy smell and then I was not at all prepared for the extra crunchy and tasty deliciousness. Well done Soffles. You have a new fan.  @soffleschips
Eat Chic 73% Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with Maldon Sea Salt 35g (RRP £2)


Peanut Butter and Chocolate…the best 2 ingredients ever combined.  Reese’s peanut butter cups used to be my very favourite pre being vegan treat and now with this dark chocolate version from Eat Chic, I can recreate the indulgence. This was absolutely delicious, not too sweet and a really great snack with a cuppa.  @eatchic

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