Champs Bakery in Williamsburg Now a Vegan Diner
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 diner. In the old-school diner tradition, the restaurant will be serving breakfast all day, plus it'll be baking its usual treats like vegan cookies and cupcakes. So, what's on the menu?
For breakfast, there are modified classics like the tofu Benedict, a Monte Cristo stuffed with vegan ham, and a Denny's-style Vegan Slam that includes a tofu scramble, tempeh bacon, home fries, and (groan) soysage. The lunch menu is made of meat-free versions of sandwiches such as the Cuban, tuna melt, and Reuben, plus veggie burgers and salads. Click here to see the full menu.
Don't forget that October is officially Vegetarian Awareness Month, meaning that now is as good a time as ever to ditch the bacon for some fresh veggies. If vegan diner food isn't up your alley, you can always check out our large archive of vegetarian delights.
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to New York dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.