New York travel: Vegan food highlights from Greenwich Village, East Village, and SoHo. Sacred Chow, Van Leeuwen, and V Note. Plus, shopping at all-vegan shoe store, Moo Shoes.
Do you know the best way to really see a city – especially one that can feel complicated and sprawling? While tagging along with a local!
New York Travel
Luckily in New York, I had just such a person – my friend, Dianne from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen. Dianne met me at my hotel, and we started off on a day of much walking, sightseeing, and shopping.
First stop – lunch.
We went to Sacred Chow, where neither of us could decide between the Roasted Black Olive Seitan Panini and the Thai Ginger Barbecue Seitan Panini.
Answer? We both ordered one and then gave half to the other person. It’s a good thing too – she preferred the one I ordered (BBQ), and I preferred the one she ordered (olive).
Washington Square Park
We walked through Washington Square Park, which was exciting to me as a long-time When Harry Met Sally fan. I imagined the two parting ways there after a long drive from Chicago.
For dessert, we walked to Van Leeuwen for some ice cream made with coconut and cashew milk.
I ordered a scoop of pistachio and a scoop of banana nut.
It was particularly hot and sticky that week. So the ice cream went down deliciously well.
We continued our New York travel with a stop at all-vegan shoe store, Moo Shoes. I got some much-needed kitty therapy by way of their friendly in-store kitty cat.
There was one pair of shoes that particularly caught my eye, but I resisted. Then I noticed earlier this week that they’d gone on sale and had just one pair left in my size!
So they arrived in the mail yesterday. Woo hoo! It’s a little post trip souvenir.
(Moo Shoes has an L.A. location as well. Those SoCal locals are so lucky!)
SoHo & Pearl River
Next, we ventured to SoHo, because I wanted to visit a two-level Asian import store that I’d heard about, Pearl River. There’s clothing, stationery, stuff for the home, food, and dishes.
If you love cute imported dishes (and I do!), it’s a must visit.
For more New York travel posts, visit my NY travel page.