November was a jam-packed month of awesomeness. I traveled to Illinois and New York, met some amazing new people, and ate some of the best vegan food of my life.
This Florida gal was over the moon when she saw an actual season (!!!) in the midwest and northeast. She was especially over the moon with all the goodies she filled her belly with.
I figured since I’ve been around the block I’d share with you guys allll of the spots I hit up while I was in Brooklyn, New York.
Let me just start off by saying that the vegan scene in Brooklyn is f*cking wild. There are so many vegan restaurants and options all around the city that it was almost overwhelming. Mac and cheese, pizza, burgers, donuts, chili, chick’n and waffles…I’m getting ahead of myself but man oh man it was out of this world.
My high school friends call me the Whole Foods Whore for my infatuation with the grocery chain, which makes perfect sense since it was the first place I ate at for breakfast. I kept it super simple with a chive biscuit and coconut milk latte.
I don’t know what came over me that day, but for lunch I was feelin’ green, and made myself a salad. Yes, the girl who consistently avoids salads made her own at the salad bar.
Look at that shit. Don’t you just wanna delve your face into that bowl of healthy deliciousness? Yeah, you do. Looking at it is kind of the same, though, right?
But enough healthy talk. Let’s talk my favorite subject: vegan goodies. Brooklyn is overflowing in an abundance of goodies that it’ll just knock your socks off. So, let’s start our junky adventure at Champ’s Diner.
Champ’s is this small, hip, eccentric diner offering all kinds of American homestyle fare providing insane amounts of comfort. My sister and I ordered the Chick’n & Waffles, Hash browns, Mac N Cheese with Tempeh Bacon, and a cup of Three-Bean Chili.
Holy f*cking shit, you guys. This place exceeded my expectations beyond my wildest dreams. The chick’n was perfectly breaded and tender, and tasted and felt so much like chicken that I was having a hard time eating with my jaw dropped on the floor. If you’re looking for some serious noms, definitely check out Champ’s. Your mouth, body, and soul will thank you.
For our next food adventure, I wanted a taste of Brooklyn’s finest pizza by the slice, so we headed on over to Screamer’s Pizzeria. The aromas of marinara, cheese, and garlic smacked me in the face as soon as I stepped inside this teeny, tiny pizza joint.
I was beyoooond impressed with the cheese on the pizza and left super satisfied, but found myself very eager to try the rest of their insanely delicious creations.
If you’re feelin’ fancy, head over to Modern Love for some seriously exquisite vegan cuisine. The food was comforting, the drinks were delightful, and the atmosphere was romantic, and, you guessed it: modern. The Manhattan Glam Chowder was an impressive bowl of soup that blasted me to the past where I used to indulge in conch chowder. For my entree, I ordered the Mac & Shews, which was really just a fancy bowl of mac n cheese with a pecan-cornmeal crusted tofu that blew my freakin’ mind.
Brooklyn definitely broke my bank (and a few of my pants buttons), but I would be ecstatic to do it again. If you find yourself anywhere in New York, be sure to check out all the amazing vegan spots for some serious treats. You won’t be disappointed.