• Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Champs Family Bakery Appeals to Vegans and Meat-Eaters Alike

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Champs Family Bakery (176 Ainslie Street, 718-599-2743) Neighborhood: North Williamsburg Cuisine: Vegan diner

  • Voice Choices

    June 25, 2014


    A cut above the rest

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Bacon Festival and Roti Making Class: This Weekend's Events

    Spring has sprung, and the weather is cooperating. So get out and do something. Here's what's on the docket this weekend.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Andrew Carmellini's Lafayette Opened on Monday

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 30, 2013


    Finally, a vegan bake-off

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    The 11 Best Food Quotes from Lena Dunham's Book Proposal

    In October, Lena Dunham signed a deal with Random House to publish Girls: The Book a memoir based on the lessons she's learned throughout her life. $3.7 million and a few months later, Gawker got its hands on the proposal for Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham. As would be expected, Dunham ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 1, 2012

    Cozy Up, Nippon-Style, at Family Recipe

    The Lower East Side gets some Japanese home cooking

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    R.I.P., Friendster, the Social Media Site of Our Relative Youth

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Battle of the Vegan Slices: Viva Herbal Pizzeria v. Slice, the Perfect Food

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 25, 2010


    Lobster rolls, ice cream, and everything in between

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Vegetarian (and Vegan) Delights of NYC: Mock Duck at Sumran Thai in Astoria, Queens

    ​Sumran Thai makes extensive use of mock duck, as in the above "sweet chili paste" preparation. I was bummed to hear recently that my favorite Astorian Thai, Poodam, had closed down. I didn't totally give up hope, though, since Poodam had closed before -- once for several months -- only to re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Vegetarian (and Vegan) Delights of NYC: Pesarattu Upma at Sapthagiri in Jersey City

    ​Pesarattu upma is one of the vegetarian dishes hitherto-unseen in the region, making Sapthagiri well worth the visit. Instead of potatoes, the interior holds a secret surprise. A new restaurant featuring the vegetarian cuisines of north and south India has materialized in Jersey City's Littl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    'Top Chef': The Fine Line Between Being Helped and Being Dominated

    Bravo​ Last night, Top Chef gave us the Most Very Special Episode of All, Restaurant Wars! And yes, there were some casualties -- of common sense, egos, and, of course, one hapless chef. And while the episode was not quite the shit show of seasons past, the fan still received its fair share of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    One More Reason to Buy Your Poultry at Area Farmers Markets

    Though this video was surreptitiously shot by vegans from Mercy for Animals interested in converting you to their honey-free life style, it nonetheless demonstrates the inhumanity of factory-style poultry operations. The video was shot at Hy-Line of Spencer, Iowa, said to be the largest facility of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2006

    March Organizers Say 350K

    Organizers of today's peace march are saying they had 350,000 in the streets, and who's to say otherwise? We called the NYPD on a lark, knowing they haven't done these estimates in about ten years. "We haven't done crowd estimates for 10 years," the guy who picked up said. What can be said definite ... More >>