Vegan Lunch Joints NYC

More and more these days, people are waking up to the fact that vegan food is not doomed to be bland and boring, but can instead be delicious and exciting. Case in point: NYC’s vegan lunch spots, which have proliferated over the years, commanding the attention of even the most curmudgeonly meat eaters and making life a ton easier for vegan New Yorkers like myself.

In my last post, I shared my vegan favorite places …

Vegan Restaurants NYC

A lot has changed in the New York City vegan scene in recent years. Some of my favorite vegan restaurants such as V-Note, Gobo, and Pure Food & Wine closed due to the high cost of organic food, rising real estate prices in Manhattan, and other circumstances.

It was definitely sad to hear that these restaurants closed, especially since the food and atmosphere they had were so great, and I have many fond memories of …

Vegan on the East End of Long Island

Like many New Yorkers, I try to head out east as much as possible during the warmer months. My parents have a house out there, where I spent all my summers growing up, and which feels much more like home to me than the city.

The moment I get there, I instantly feel peaceful, relaxed and happy – and all of my stress and anxiety falls away. It’s pretty awesome.

What’s not awesome is that …

Vegan in the White Mountains!

This winter, I’ve made two trips the White Mountains in New Hampshire and thought I’d share my experiences travelling and doing outdoor activities there as a vegan!

The White Mountains, which include Mount Washington and the Presidential Range, are towards the northern end of the Appalachian trail and include some of the most rugged peaks on the East Coast. The area is absolutely magical and beautiful. I feel like I never really experienced what it …

Vegan Adventures Abroad: Anguilla

The Caribbean as a whole isn’t an easy place to be vegan, but I wouldn’t say it’s particularly hard either. It’s all about perspective and preparation. If you bring vegan snacks and know that you’re options will be limited there, then you will likely be pleasantly surprised and not disappointed when there’s nothing even remotely vegan on the menu and you’re forced to improvise.

My aunt, uncle, and cousins have been going down to Anguilla …

Vegan Abroad: My trip to Costa Rica

This past October, I had been anticipating how difficult the winter was going to be and was thinking that a trip to somewhere like Costa Rica would be an ideal way to buffer my Seasonal Affect Disorder. I hadn’t been anywhere warm during the winter for 4 years and I knew that getting away would make the winter less grueling. I learned a while back that I need to be around nature in order to …

Organic Farming

I recently joined an organic farming co-op at my parents’ house on Long Island and volunteered there for the first time last week. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but it wound up being one of the highlights of my summer (I know last week was post-LDW, but it felt like summer because it was so hot here on the East Coast). The farmers there are all very passionate about organic farming and their …