Last May, my boyfriend and I went on a trip to New York, but it wasn’t any normal trip, it was a vegan food trip!! Last time I put my feet on New York soil was around ten years ago so a trip to NYC was way overdue. Since I’ve been a vegetarian, I’ve been keeping track of all the vegan and vegetarian restaurants that I was dying to try over the years. Food in general gets me super excited!
So, I came prepared and super organized; I made a list of all the restaurants we would go to and on which day. When you go on a vegan food trip, it’s obvious that eating is the main part of the trip and that you will eat A LOT! On top of that, I have a huuuge appetite because I eat like a guy (or so I’ve been told), but ironically, I wasn’t hungry most of the time. Weird. Maybe it had to do with the weather that was hot and muggy. We burned a lot of calories walking around town but I still couldn’t finish my meals (It’s better for my butt anyway).
We stayed in Brooklyn because I think it ‘s a cool place and we got around the city using the subway like real New Yorkers. Honestly, I was a bit nervous at first with taking the subway but my boyfriend was with me so that helped. New York is huuge and we lost half of our time trying to figure out which direction we were going so we’ll eventually have to come back because we couldn’t try every place that was on my list but we tried to eat as much as we could! (I included two pizza places because in my books, pizza is an essential food) :
93 Ralph Ave, Brooklyn NY
This was the first stop on our first day in Brooklyn. I took the Banh Mi and he took the cheeseburger. It was really good and my bf even finished half of my sandwich. I think he was hungry.
222 Montrose Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206, United States
While we were waiting for a table at Champs Diner, we decided to try out a doughnut at Dun-Well doughnuts since it was close by. It was delicious and with so many flavors to choose from, the decision was hard to make. I don’t know why but vegan donuts are so exciting. I also took an iced horchata latte, which I thought was super original and necessary (Coffee is a must!).
197 Meserole St, Brooklyn, NY 11206, United States
Going to Dun-Well doughnuts just before Champs Diner was a big mistake. It was one of those rare times that you wish you had a bigger stomach. One of my dreams came true when I finally had a plate of vegan chicken and waffles in front of me (yes, I dream about food) but it quickly turned into a nightmare because I didn’t have the appetite to eat even half of it! Okay, that’s not a nightmare, but it was unfortunate, and the worst part is that I couldn’t even take a doggy bag with me because we weren’t going back to our hotel until the end of the day (It would have been gross to carry it around all day with the hot and muggy weather).
760 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221, United States
Really cute but a tiny place. We ate outside on their mini-terrace and what I ordered was really tasty. My bf wasn’t crazy about the place but I honestly still think about their gravy sauce. So good.
185 Bleecker St New York, NY 10012 United States
We had to wait in line outside for almost half an hour! The place was packed. I don’t know if we choose one of their busier days of the year but as soon as the buzzer goes off (You get a personal buzzer that goes off when your food is ready) and they call you forward, and start stuffing your face with your tray full of vegan fast food, you forget about the wait time. It’s reeeaaally good vegan fast food. Simply put, it kicks ass. The vegan mac n’cheese was delicious!
229 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003, United States
We wanted to see if there was a better vegan sushi place than Momo sushi (in Montreal) but for now Momo sushi is still the winner. The sushi was interesting with all the different kinds of flavors. Plus they seem super healthy and I felt light after eating it (Usually I feel stuffed after eating sushi) so we decided to go for dinner no. 2 at Roberta’s.
261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206, United States
I ate a LOT of pizza in my life but in the “wood-fired pizza” category, this one wins hands down. It’s one of the best pizzas I’ve ever eaten! I was flabbergasted by how good it tastes (I couldn’t even wait to get a picture). So sad I live 6 hours from that pizza place.
Joe’s Pizza (non-vegan)
150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003, United States
This one wasn’t on the list but the bf went crazy for it. If it weren’t for me, he would have spent every single meal eating at Joe’s pizza!