Vegan Eats – NYC (New York City) Edition

☆ All the vegan-friendly restaurants and food spots in New York City. ☆

 

Manhattan, NY

  • Urban Vegan Kitchen
  • Blossom
  • Blossom du Jour
  • Double Zero 
  • Jajaja NYC
  • Mother of Pearl
  • Ladybird
  • Cienfuegos
  • Delice & Sarrasin
  • Terri
  • Hangawi
  • Franchia Vegan Cafe
  • Kajitsu
  • Beyond Sushi (Multiple Locations)
  • Orchard Grocer
  • May Kaidee NYC
  • Sun In Bloom
  • Candle 79
  • The Original Buddha Bodai
  • Nix (vegetarian, vegan options  + upon request)
  • Caravan of Dreams
  • Avant Garden
  • Seasoned Vegan
  • Peacefood Cafe
  • La Botaniste
  • Vita
  • Pocion Lounge 
  • Cinnamon Snail
  • Chickpea and Olive (Food truck/ pop-ups)
  • Yeah Dawg (Pop-ups)
  • Superiority Burger (vegetarian, vegan options  + upon request)
  • Butcher’s Daughter (vegetarian, vegan options + upon request) – one of my favorites!
  • Dirt Candy (vegetarian, vegan option + upon request)
  • Van Leeuwen (vegan ice cream!)

Non-vegan places w/ vegan options worth trying…

  • Ess-a-Bagel – tofu cream cheese (vegan) with bagels! can’t forget about bagels!
  • La Pala – vegan pizza options
  • Bare Burger – veggie burger options + they have Impossible Foods!

 

Brooklyn, NY

  • Champs – An entirely vegan diner.
  • Dunwell Donuts (Location in Manhattan, too.)
  • Screamers – NY style vegan pizza!
  • Bunna Cafe
  • Haymaker’s Corner Store
  • Riverdel
  • Brine & Dine
  • Modern Love Brooklyn
  • Clementine Bakery
  • Toadstyle
  • Little Choc Apothecary 
  • Vegetarian Ginger 
  • Pine Box Rock Shop (bar)
  • Bar Velo
  • LuAnne’s Wild Ginger (Multiple Locations)

Non-vegan places w/ vegan options worth trying…

  • Samurai Papa – Vegan ramen + other things
  • Little Mo’s – Vegan pho + other things
  • Momo Sushi Shack – Many vegan options including: appetizers, sushi rolls, and even curry.
  • Perelandra Natural Food Center (BK Heights) – Vegetarian grocery store includes a juice and breakfast bar in the back with MANY vegan options.

More non-vegan places with vegan options worth trying… Coming Soon.

 

 

*Running list. Continuously updating.*
Let me know if you have any suggestions! 🙂

Separate articles + reviews coming soon.

Vegan Eats – Bay Area Edition

☆ All the vegan-friendly restaurants and food spots in the Bay Area. ☆

 

San Francisco, CA

  • Shizen Sushi Bar & Izakaya
  • Gracias Madre
  • Seed + Salt
  • Vegan Burg
  • Cha-Ya
  • Thai Idea
  • Judahlicious
  • Vegan Picnic
  • Golden Era
  • Indochine Vegan
  • Nourish Cafe
  • Peña Pachamama
  • The Flying Falafel
  • Ananda Fuara (vegetarian, vegan options + upon request)
  • Greens (vegetarian, vegan options + upon request)
  • Hella Vegan Eats (Food truck)
  • No No Burger (Food truck)
  • Loving Hut is always an option although not my favorite.

Non-vegan places w/ vegan options worth trying…

  • Soul Groove – Vegan Chicken & Waffles
  • St. Francis Fountain – Vegan brunch options!
  • Mission Pie – Yummiest vegan pie.
  • Ike’s Place – Lots of vegan sandwich options
  • Dinosaurs (Vietnamese) – Vegan banh mi

 

Oakland, CA/ Berkeley, CA

  • Millennium
  • Timeless
  • Souley Vegan
  • Shangri-La
  • Flacos Tacos
  • Butcher’s Son
  • Pepples Donut Farm
  • Cinnaholic
  • Souley Vegan
  • Cafe Gratitude
  • Herbivore
  • Sanctuary Bistro
  • Two Mammas’ Vegan Kitchen
  • Saturn Cafe (vegetarian, vegan options + upon request)

Non-vegan places w/ vegan options worth trying…

  • Homeroom – Vegan mac & cheese!
  • Zachary’s Chicago Pizza – Deep dish pizza with vegan cheese
  • Cholita Linda – Tofu Tacos, skip the baja crema
  • CREAM – vegan ice cream, cookies for vegan ice cream sandwiches. (with locations in the South Bay)

 

South Bay Area (Mountain View, Palo Alto, mostly San Jose)

  • Veggie Grill (Multiple locations)
  • Good Karma
  • Happy Hooligans
  • Happiness Cafe
  • Vegetarian House
  • Tofoo Com Chay
  • Golden Bamboo
  • Garden Fresh Chinese Vegan
  • Merit Vegetarian (not my favorite, but an option)
  • Green Barn (not my favorite, but an option)
  • Mint and Basil (vegetarian, vegan options + upon request)

Non-vegan places w/ vegan options worth trying…

  • Oren’s Hummus
  • LYFE Kitchen

*Running list. Continuously updating.*
Let me know if you have any suggestions! 🙂

Separate articles + reviews coming in the near future.
My awesomely talented friend Brian over at Goodlife Cookin’ just started a review of  Vegan/Vegan-friendly Eateries in San Francisco, CA.

Fall Weekend In Connecticut

Fall Weekend In Connecticut

Last weekend I visited Connecticut, and hopped around to a few cities there. It was incredibly beautiful and I was able to fully experience the east coast fall. The air was crisp, and the cool temperature was definitely not what I am used to for fall weather. Don’t let the video fool you – being from California, I was uncomfortably bearing the freezing weather.

I pulled together two outfits for this video including a chic Saturday look, and a cozy Sunday look. I tried to feature as many sustainable/ eco-friendly brands as I could, that I own.

These outfits are unique to me because I don’t normally gravitate towards dresses, but I picked them because they are easier to pack (it allows you to bring more clothes or less, what have you). If you want to make dresses work for the fall, tights and knee socks are life savers to keep your legs warm.

Enjoy the video!

Filming by Neivy.
instagram.com/neivy

Saturday’s Look*: Vaute Couture Boater Hat || Coat (purchased in Korea) Choose wool-free, down-free, fur-free, animal-free! || Free People Dress || Etsy Choker Necklace || Etsy Star Necklace (Unavailable) – her store sells one of a kind, repurposed jewelry here || Matt & Nat Purse || Susi Studio Shoes

Sunday’s Look*: Ray Ban Sunglasses ||Coat (purchased in Korea) Choose wool-free, down-free, fur-free, animal-free! || Etsy Choker Necklace ||Synergy Clothing Dress || Matt & Nat Purse || Pact Knee Socks || Nike Shoes

*All vegan. All cruelty-free.

xx

Joan

A Wallet for Your Summer Travels ft. Luca Chiara

A Wallet for Your Summer Travels ft. Luca Chiara

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Luca Chiara reached out to me to send me one of their wallets and I was excited to try their brand due to their RFID safe claim. It wasn’t the first time I heard about identity scanning and stealing, so I feel safe knowing that there are options out there that can prevent this from happening. When it comes to travel, one of our top safety priorities is making sure our credit cards and identification do not get stolen. Lift some weight off your shoulders by carrying around your items in an RFID safe bag or wallet, like ones by Luca Chiara. You just have to be careful of purse snatchers. ;P

I received the RFID Red Zip Around Wallet. While I haven’t made any concrete travel plans this summer, I decided to test this wallet out and carry it around with me for a few days for everyday use. It fit all of my cards and cash comfortably, with extra room to spare. I am also the type that keeps it minimal with contents inside my wallet. On the other hand, if you are one that likes to stuff your wallets, I don’t think you will have any issues either; this wallet has 12 card slots, 2 large slots for cash on either side, a zippered coin pouch attached in the middle, and a zipper on the outside of the wallet to keep your items locked safely inside. On top of all of that, there is even a slot on both sides for anything you want to tuck in for easy access. I slid my Note 4 into one of the slots and the space was perfect and snug. So, what makes this item RFID safe? The wallet is lined with stainless steel for credit card/ATM card identity thief protection.

One of the main things I look for with brands is of course that they are cruelty-free and Luca Chiara is an entirely vegan brand. Their current campaign, ‘Did you know your wallet had a face?’ advocates for the lives of animals who are exploited in the fashion industry. Their designs are Italian inspired and made in NYC.

 

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To try out one of your wallets, enter ‘Luca20’ at check out for 20% off any item of your choosing. Feel free to always leave comments with any questions or feedback.

xx

Joan

Hongdae Style

Hongdae Style

Hongdae style is… pretty much anything you want your style to be. When it comes to fashion individuality in Seoul, the Hongdae neighborhood (home to Hongik University), is popularly named and for good reason. If you’re ever visiting Seoul and want to be inspired by unique fashion senses, visit this college town. Not to mention, if you like enjoying a good cup of coffee, interesting food places, and unique boutiques this is the place to be. Below is the only outfit I will be posting from my month long trip to South Korea, as my time there was spent with my loving family members, while taking in the beauty that is Seoul city.

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Details*: Sweater, Jacket, Shoes, & Socks bought from streets and boutiques in South Korea. || Asos Jeans.

*100% vegan. 100% cruelty-free.

X,

Joan