Posts Tagged ‘shopping’
B says my farmers’ market reminds her of New York. She’s thinking of Union Square, where she found real people in the big city, and gluten-free things to eat.
This morning, the strawberry people were back at the market, for the first time since last summer. The raw vegan chocolate woman was having a week off. I bought purple carrots and fennel root and normal vegetables like broccoli. The girl at the café, who remembered what kind of coffee I always drink, was wearing an I (heart) NY t-shirt.
More about Union Square: list of what’s for sale, some history (the market’s older than me!), Wikipedia on Union Square. More pictures: peaches & sunflowers, negotiation, corn, bright flowers,harvest season, the crowd.
Herbivore #14, the travel issue, includes a vegan walking tour of NYC by Rich Bebenroth, full of commentary and recommendations for making the most of a single vegan day in New York. The instructions included going with a friend and ordering less than one thing at each eating establishment so as to sample the most food. The following places (and other highlights that don’t have websites; buy the magazine) are all within a square mile section of the vegan-est city on earth:
- Babycakes: a vegan, gluten-free cupcake bakery.
- Lower East Side Tenement Museum: featuring an interesting gift shop.
- Economy Candy: Bloom’s kosher candy is vegan.
- TeaNY: vegetarian tea house.
- Moo Shoes: aforementioned cute vegan shoes.
- Bluestockings: radical bookstore and vegan, fair trade café.
- Tiengarden: vegan Chinese.
- Yonah Schimmel’s Knish Bakery: mostly vegan. See Wikipedia for Knishes.
- Kate’s Joint: vegan greasy diner and bar. Appears not to have a website besides MySpace.
- Life Café: as seen in Rent.
- Crif Dogs: again with the MySpace. Hotdog place that makes vegan hotdogs.
- Whole Earth Bakery: all vegan, online reviews complain of it being too healthy.
- A row of vintage toy shops!
- Atlas Café and Bakery: to quote supervegan.com, “The vegan soft serve ice cream… and the vegan crêpes also make this a popular destination.”. I can believe it.
- May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Food: mock meat emporium, if you were needing one. Vegetarian Kidney? (“No”).
- Vegetarian Dim Sum House: more veg Chinese.
- Peanut Butter & Co: link is to their “White Chocolate Wonderful” peanut butter, which is SO AMERICAN and somehow vegan.
- Sacred Chow: kosher-vegan bistro. Just downloaded their menu in PDF and can’t get past the weekend brunch menu, it all sounds amazing. Advice from the vegan eating tour: “Try to save room for a brownie sundae.” Okay.
- the Dosa Man in Washington Square Park: street vendor of dosas.
- Red Bamboo: they mark the things on their menu that aren’t vegan. Lots of fake meat, but lots of vegetables too.
I may need to start dieting tomorrow to save space for all the desserts.
I’m vegan today! And this is sure to be the first of many excited posts about potential vegan-friendly shopping and eating experiences in the Big Apple.
so: Moo Shoes is an all-vegan shoe shop, advertising fashion with compassion. Now, in recent travels to Melbourne I visited a vegan shoe shop. This was all very well – everything looked well made, the ethics were good, but the shoes themselves were not so attractive.
If Moo Shoes’ site is anything to go by, styles are wide-ranging and often cute! Check out: Novacas heels and more heels and slightly more sensible heels and everything else they make, red boots from Vegetarian Shoes, Queenbee bags.
Also the Vegan Guide to NYC! I can see great shopping in my future.