Tag Archives: vegan

Almond tofu and sake ice cream at Yopparai (a Sake Bar and restaurant) in NYC

I recently had dinner at Yopparai (a Sake bar and restaurant) in the Lower East Side.  I remember having heard about the sake and the wonderful, funky cocktails there.  Having been to Yopparai, I think it has the most unique dishes among Japanese restaurants in NYC, besides the usual items.  We relished most if not […]

Table Verte – the only French Vegetarian restaurant in NYC

This post is no longer valid.  This restaurant, sadly, closed as of Dec 2013.  RIP Table Verte….. ——————– French and vegetarian?  Yes, that is what Table Verte (Green Table??) is.  It’s a (relatively) new vegetarian restaurant in the East Village / Alphabet City area providing more vegetarian options to NYC.  Table Verte offers vegetarian, vegan, and […]

Whole-wheat everything bagel with Scallion Tofu at Bagel Cafe

I am no bagel expert , I do not claim to know the hall marks of the ideal bagel, nor do I know the best way to eat a bagel.  Turns out that bagel eating is a pretty democratic process, as I have found on reading many discussion boards, such as this Chowhound board and […]

Amazing grilled tofu at Mooncake Foods

I had heard all good things about Mooncake Foods from Midtown Lunch – my go-to resource when I am looking for lunch in the midtown area – and was not disappointed.   The restaurant / cafe serves what it calls “homecooked Asian comfort food”.  Although I did not realize this when I went there – nothing is […]

Dosa Hunt – a search for the best vegan South Indian crepe in NYC

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to view a short film ‘Dosa Hunt” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Usually, I hardly venture out to eat or watch movies outside Manhattan (just being honest here – there is so much to do in Manhattan!), but whatever I read about this short movie made me curious to […]

Cafe Blossom UWS NYC - Sweet potato rolls

The best vegan restaurant in NYC…

… is Cafe Blossom on the Upper West Side.  Don’t take my word for it – Time Out New York rated Blossom – the best vegetarian restaurant in NYC two years in a row (2008 and 2009).  I know, I know – vegetarian and vegan are different, but Time Out Magazine probably does not have […]

Almayass: Good but not Amazing Armenian-Lebanese food

Almayass is a relatively new Armenian-Lebanese restaurant in Gramercy / Flat-iron district in NYC – it opened in Spring 2012.   It is owned by a brother-sister duo (Varak and Alidz Alexandrian) with other family members contributing to the menu design and the decor.  Many reviews that I read were favorable including this one from […]