London Vegan Bird Takes New York: Part 2

Here is Part 2 of some of my fave restaurants in NY, which all happen to be in Brooklyn as that’s where we stayed (highly recommended).  I wish we had more time to visit the many other places on my extensive list but I think we had a good go!

Bliss Cafe

Located on super cool, Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, Bliss Cafe is a vegetarian and vegan cafe offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. We went for brunch and I had the Vegan french toast covered in tasty strawberries and bananas and my boyfriend went for the more masculine choice of breakfast burrito which he thoroughly enjoyed.  Would have loved to have gone back for lunch and tried the highly acclaimed Bliss Bowl.  Next time!!

191 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn NY11211

http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/bliss/menus/main.html

Bunna Cafe

We had never tried Ethiopian cuisine before so when we saw that Bunna Cafe was 100% vegan, we jumped at the chance for a visit.  We were not disappointed!  We wanted to try it all, so that we did.  We started with the Lentil Sambusa appetiser and then went for the Ethiopian Feast for 2 which included 9 small dishes to share with lots of gorgeous bread. Be prepared to get messy as obviously you have to eat with your hands. My faves included the portobello mushrooms sautéed with herbs and onion and the steamed kale.

1084 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

http://bunnaethiopia.net/bunna/index.php/bunna-menu

Wild Ginger

Thai food is my absolute favourite so seeing that Wild Ginger was also another fully vegan restaurant, I couldn’t wait to visit.  The menu was extensive but I was in the mood for something simple so I ordered the Organic Tofu with Mixed Vegetables and Steamed Vegetable Dumplings.  Both were lovely and just the uncomplicated fare I was after. My bf also went for the Barbecue Vegan Ribs which was another hit.

Various locations, we went to: 112 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

http://wildgingerny.com/index.php?route=common/home

Dun-Well Donuts 

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And now for something sweet. We visited the very famous (well in the vegan world) Dun-well Donuts on Montrose Avenue in Brooklyn.  I had heard that they offered a trillion different varieties of vegan donuts so was a little disappointed to see only about 8 different flavours but then again it was towards the end of the day. Saying that, I probably would have chosen the Peanut Butter and Jelly anyway! The Bloke went for Raspberry.  Extra shout out to the delicious coffee too.

222 Montrose Ave, Brooklyn, NY 1120

http://dunwelldoughnuts.com

So that’s it.  We saw, we ate, we conquered.  New York is definitely the best city I’ve visited for vegans (and that even includes the wonderful San Francisco).  Let me know your recommendations for your discoveries in NY as we are sure to be returning soon.

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London Vegan Bird takes New York: Part 1

Ah New York New York. You have my heart and now also my stomach which has grown exponentially in the 5 days of our wonderful trip. Here is part one of some of my favourite restaurants in NY!

Juice Generation

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Aloha Acai Bowl and Cashew Butter Baby Smoothie

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Pumpkin and Protein Muffin

This incredible Juice bar in Williamsburg is super cool. Filled with fresh fruit and veg in very cute surroundings. I had the Aloha Acai Bowl and my boyfriend had the Cashew Baby Smoothie. Both excellent choices! We may have finished with a nibble of the Vegan Pumpkin muffin which was also rather yummy.

http://www.juicegeneration.com

210 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg

Peacefood Cafe

Peacefood Cafe is a vegan kitchen and bakery offering soups, salads and sandwiches to name a few and then incredible sweet treats.  I wish I could have tried them all. I went for the Asian Greens Salad and my bf had the Tempeh and Avocado Sandwich. Seriously good. We couldn’t resist picking up dessert for later;  a Raspberry Jam Spelt Crumb Bar and and Apple Slice. Both were absolutely incredible. Highly recommended.

http://www.peacefoodcafe.com

460 amsterdam avenue
@ 82nd street

Candle 79

A special treat for our Anniversary as this restaurant is more of a gourmet experience. The food is beautifully presented and delicious.  We started with some wonderful onion rings with a very special chipotle aioli.  For Mains, I had what apparently is Alicia Silverstone’s favourite dish; Seitan Piccata and the bloke had the daily special of pecan crusted Seitan. This place is definitely rather pricey but had a great atmosphere for a special night out.

http://www.candle79.com

154 East 79th Street

Lula’s Sweet Apothecary 

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Now on to my favourite vegan ice-cream place in NY.  It was a little difficult to find as the store is on a quiet street but very worth it.  I had the Cookies and Cream ice-cream and it was as lovely as you would expect. Lulu’s offers frozen vegan treats & toppings served in an old-school ice cream parlor setting.

https://plus.google.com/116590996231594025781/about?gl=uk&hl=en

516 E 6th St

Look out for Part 2 of my favourite NY restaurants and let me know any of your favourite finds.

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