One of the best meals on my recent trip to New York was the prix fixe lunch at Hangawi. The moment you walk in and surrender your shoes before entering the dining room,you know you are in for a different type of experience.Wear something comfortable on your lower half, as you will have a seat on a floor cushion and enjoy your lunch service on a low table. Order a soju mojito and get ready for some superb vegan Korean food. Continue Reading →
We came for the vegan cronuts but fell in love with the carrot cake. I recommend the paninis and pizza for lunch,so satisfying! The cheese-less mushroom pizza is served on a perfect thin crust,topped with red bell peppers and zucchini. I finally got to try chickpea fries- crunchy,savory and begging to be dipped in some vegan ranch dressing.
Get there early because the space fills up for lunch and they will sell out of certain baked goods.
Peacefood Cafe NYC: The cost- Lunch for three + desserts and tea about $60
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First stop on the NYC vegan food tour was Beyond Sushi for some plant-based rolls. We had the Roll of the Month: black rice,haricot vert,okra,green slaw topped with miso sauce and a few individual pieces of the artistic sushi. The ingredients are fresh and the rice is done right. Quench your thirst with the cucumber mint lemonade.
The location near Union Square is teeny tiny with only three tables, so plan on getting cozy with some new friends if you’re dining solo or as a deuce. The Chelsea Market Green Roll location is take out only.
When I visited Portland,OR wayyy back in June, I had the chance to meet Rika and Doni of Vegan Miam. If you’ve ever dreamed of traveling to exotic destinations,living like a local and eating incredibly delicious vegan food along the way,you’ll want to live vicariously through these two. Continue Reading →
Ask most folks where to get the best shave ice on the island of Oahu and they will tell you to head out to the North Shore.If you want the real deal about getting a refreshing sweet treat that isn’t a freakishly neon-colored mess of HFCS,I’ll have to share my secret with you.Head to Aina Haina and visit Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha.
In this episode of Vegging Out,I visit HOPA for an all natural Hawaiian style shave ice.Every shave ice is served with the true aloha spirit.Try the kale-spinach syrup paired with pineapple or lilikoi (passionfruit) for a unique flavor sensation!Locals order their ice with a scoop of ice cream and red beans.I pass on the ice cream and top my shave ice with mochi balls. SO onolicious!
Going on a cruise was not on my bucket list.I’ll meet you anywhere in the world via plane,train or automobile but on a boat?Uh,not really and no thanks.My cousin was the architect of this family vacation and it all sounded good on paper.We embarked on Holland America’s Statendam in Vancouver,BC and sailed on to Ketchikan,Juneau,Skagway,Glacier Bay and finally disembarked in Seward,AK.
If you ask me about my favorite 5-star vacation experience,I’d probably tell you about the time I stayed at the One & Only resort in Cabo where the staff unpacks your luggage while you sip tequila.And y’know those nifty little sewing kits you get in your hotel room?At the One & Only,the kit will be color coordinated to your wardrobe. Or maybe I’d tell you about the most epic afternoon tea at The Ritz Hotel in London and how they made me the most awesome veggie tea sandwiches ever.For me,the luxury part of the travel experience is all in those little details.Service excellence and the details is where HAL falls short in providing a true 5-star experience. Continue Reading →