That there's a dearth of Ethiopian food in New York City means that Bushwick's Bunna Cafe (1084 Flushing Avenue) would likely have stood out solely for its meals built on lentil stews and injera. But the restaurant is unique even among other restaurants serving the same cuisine because it's meat-fre ... More >>
[Editor's note: Every week New York City's own Andrew W.K. takes your life questions, and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask: AskAWK@villagevoice.com] Dear Andrew, My girlfriend is a vegetarian, and we've been dat ... More >>
We're not particularly interested in the East Coast/West Coast rap-style rivalry between vegetarians and carnivores, mostly because there are few things more personal than individual food choices. We're also not a bunch of culinary evangelists over here (though we will take this opportunity to say t ... More >>
For most, there's little way around it: Being a vegetarian on Thanksgiving sucks. It's not that you want to eat the turkey on the table -- or not necessarily, anyway. It's more that everyone else is eating it, and loving it, and making it sound like the best thing ever. (Word to the wise: It's not.) ... More >>
Andrew Carmellini's new French restaurant, Lafayette, opened on Monday. He tweeted that the bakery opened at noon and dinner service was available at 5:30. Carmellini joined forces with his partners from Locanda Verde and the Dutch, Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom, to run the bistro. Chef Damon Wise cr ... More >>
Peter Silvestri started Whole Earth Bakery with his mother back in 1978. Together they ran an all-vegan bakery, and served sweet and savory goods out of a storefront on Spring Street. "That was before SoHo became 'SoHo,'" said Silvestri. After Hurricane Sandy, the loss of goods combined with mounti ... More >>
Actress, activist, and vegan cook Alicia Silverstone announces via her blog that she will be writing two new cookbooks: The Kind Mama will cover cooking during pregnancy and while caring for young children. The Kind Diet Cookbook will be a companion to her 2009 vegan cookbook The Kind Diet.
Ten Speed PressAnita Lo, Andrew Carmellini, and Daniel Humm are just a few of the top New York City restaurant chefs publishing cookbooks this season. But for vegetarians and vegans living in the city, the most exciting cookbook release this season is most certainly going to be Joy Pierson's ... More >>
Despite the tattooed, fixed-gear-bike crowd that inhabits Williamsburg, there is a curious dearth of vegan options aside from Foodswings and Bliss Café. Champs, a small bakery tucked away on residential Ainslie Street, is changing all of that by transforming itself into a full-service vegan d ... More >>
Rebecca Marx Robert's a fan of Sunset Park's Green Fig Café and Bakery, and after visiting it yesterday, so am I.
Keep pedalling, we're almost at Whole Foods!Don't you hate it when your vegan buddies hold their dietary practices over you? And don't you despise that guy who completes the Tour de France and acts like he's the man just because he successfully finished the single most grueling test of human ... More >>
Turn that smile upside down!Remember Friendster? One time we met someone on Friendster, a date, in fact, and we went to a vegan restaurant in the West Village (not that we were vegan), and we ate something that looked like meat but wasn't, and was really weirdly chewy, and then we never spoke ... More >>
Rebecca MarxSlice's Radha pizza. Although Manhattan doesn't really suffer from a dearth of slice joints, the options it presents for the carb-craving vegans in our midst are a bit lacking. True, making pizza vegan is as easy as leaving off the cheese, but plain marinara sauce and a scatterin ... More >>
Rebecca Marx This week, we turn our thoughts to excess. And veganism. Both are expressed rather gloriously in the peanut butter bomb, the aptly-named rejoinder to both Seasonal Affects Disorder and animal products.
vegancookalongIs being vegan bad for your heart?As the Globe and Mail points out, you'd think that abstaining from all foods containing animal fats would keep your heart healthy. But a new study suggests that restricting one's diets to plants could mean missing out on certain nutrients vital ... More >>
Victoria BekiempisNot pie in the sky: Pizza Plus's offering If you've ever looked for solid vegan pizza, you might have felt like a famous loser of Greek myth, Tantalus. Condemned to Hades for stealing ambrosia from the gods, his absurdist punishment -- reaching for an unreachable fruit for a ... More >>
Following 10 years and millions of dollars of research, scientists still don't know how safe the chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, is. [NY Times] A cab crashed into The Bean coffee shop in the East Village coffee shop, hitting two bicyclists before smashing into a man inside, resulting in criti ... More >>
Pamela Elizabeth (formerly Blackwell) is clearly a woman with expansion on her mind: the owner of the burgeoning Blossom vegan restaurant empire, she opened Cocoa V, a vegan truffle and wine bar, last December, and later that month added a third location of Blossom to her portfolio. And now s ... More >>
Veggie Burger MadnessLukas Volger displays one of his creations.Even though it's generally accepted that vegetarian food has evolved by leaps and bounds over the past several years, veggie burgers by and large remain stuck in the herbivore ghetto. There's the Morningstar-Boca Burger contingen ... More >>
Boomtown Bakery isn't the only vegan dessert purveyor making inroads into Lower Manhattan: EV Grieve reports that the Little Bird Cafe is now selling vegan cookies, granola, and assorted baked goods on Avenue B near 11th Street. The owner, Joanna Troccoli, previously sold her wares through co ... More >>
Shiny, happy veganism. New York's about to get its very first organic vegan food truck, so it shouldn't come as a great shock that midtown, that haven of white sauce and hot meat, is now home to a vegan lunch spot.
New York's vegan-Kosher connection