Crazy good Vegan Food Truck!

The Cinnamon Snail Food Truck

A vegan Food Truck??! I think so:) The Cinnamon Snail is a mobile vegan restaurant serving up breakfast, lunch, live entrees, beverages, and some ridiculous pastries! They serve NYC as well as New Jersey on various days. I saw the pastries in the window of their truck and knew I had to stop for a treat:) There were SO many

SO many Choices!

options like donuts, muffins,and danishes I had no idea what to get.. My dad was with me and he’s a big fan of non- vegan danishes, so I thought I would get one to split with him- to see how it compared for him:) So we split the “Raspberry Cheese Danish($2.00) Fresh Vegan Flaky Pastry Batter baked with a ‘Cheese’ & Raspberry

oh yeah:)

Jelly Filling. Oh my word- If I could have this for breakfast every morning I do believe I would. The pastry was flaky with the perfect balance of ‘cheese’ and raspberry jelly. I am in love my friends. . How did my dad the part time vegan eater rate this little delight you may ask? He was in absolute shock that it was vegan.. you could totally trick a carnivore with this puppy..mhmm. I rate this a 12 out of 10;). The staff is super helpful and has a cool vegan vibe. love it. I cannot wait to try some of their other goodies as well as their entrees! If you ever see this truck make a point to stop!! Eat clean peeps!

Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,

Kris

The Cinnamon Snail:

201.675.3755

*For location info check their Facebook Page*

lovely little brunch:)

Hummus Tapa

So today me and my dad decided to go for a lovely brunch in the cute little hippie joint Sacred Chow in the West Village. I’ve been a few times and always had a lovely experience. Today our food experience was delicious ( as always). ..the waitress left something to be desired though.. She opened the door 5 minutes before they opened, but didn’t say anything so we were kind of standing there awkwardly awaiting  her to invite us in or just to acknowledge our existence..finally, I asked if they were opened and she acted like I should have known that

Tempeh Strips

they were opening 5 minutes early today.? Ok.. I wont go into detail but in general she was just a bit rude and uninviting..acted annoyed that we were there to eat.. scorned me for dropping my fork.. I felt like a child almost being punished after dropping a utensil..( oh no, not the fork!) ..let’s just say the service was disappointing today seeing as in the past I’ve always been treated so well ( they even used my picture for the tempeh reuben on there menu.) OK so to the good stuff.  We were feeling in a bit of a “lets try lots of different goodies today” mood, so we went

Seitan Sausage

for the “3 tapas dish” ($18.00) 3 different Tapas from their huge menu of Tapas.. Choice #1: Hummus & Crostini: Homemade Lemon Tahini Hummus served with Crispy Crostini Dippers. This was amazing hummus, so refreshing and a little tangy with the lemon.. super yum. The Crostini’s were also killer! Choice #2: Tempeh Strips: Fresh Marinated Tempeh served with a Mustard Sauce. I really enjoyed this tempeh, it came with some crispy pieces and soft ones for a good mix.. the mustard sauce was tart and flavorful! mhm!

Better than biscuits & gravy.

Choice #3: Seitan Sausage (special): Fresh Grilled Seitan Patties served with Soy Cheese and Sauerkraut. This stuff was very tasty! It was their special tapa of the day and it was a fantastic choice..the cheese dip was really good almost like a hummus! My dad ordered the “Better than Biscuits & Gravy” ($13.75) Two Biscuit halves layered with Steamed Greens and Tofu Scramble ; with White Gravy. My Lord, they said “better than” and they meant it.. first off the plate was SO much food that my dad and I combined couldn’t finish it off.. absolutely amazing.. my dad is a huge “tofu scramble” guy and he was impressed. 🙂 Just an amazing brunch to say the least! Sacred Chow has a huge, unique menu full of healthy sandwiches, salads, soups, veggies, and the brunch is the best ever! ALSO: the portions are giant sized so you can totally get yourself two meals out of it!! Eat Clean. .. just don’t drop your fork;)

Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,

Kris

Sacred Chow:

227 Sullivan Street.

New York NY.

212.337.0863

 

Candle Cafe.. you’ve outdone yourself..again:)

Breathtaking & delicious:)

SO it is no secret that Candle Cafe on the Upper East Side is one of my favorites! I’ve reviewed them numerous times before, which you can check out by clicking here. They are a lovely cafe offering up some scrumptious appetizers, hearty entrees, spectacular sandwiches, salads, soup, indian, mexican, healthy delicious vegan cooking basically! Today me and my dad went in, and I decided to go out on a ledge from my normal order of a sandwich or salad and get something indian. The special today was the “Indian Plate” ($15.00) Okra-Seitan Curry, Black Eyed Pa Masala, Yellow Basmati Rice, Date-Raisin Chutney, Cabbage Salad, & Parata Bread. This is some of the most amazing indian vegan I have eaten. In a strange way it reminded me of a gumbo ( maybe the okra and black eyed peas), but like gumbo gone indian. It was just delicious. HUGE portions, fresh veggies, soft seitan, and luscious chutney ( I could just eat a bowl of that stuff.mhmm) .. I am so happy I decided to step out on a ledge if you will and try something new! Thanks again Candle, you know I love and support you guys! Eat Clean and Green 🙂

Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,

Kris

Candle Cafe:

1307 3rd Ave.

New York NY.

212.472.0970

Terri: quick and delicious:)

Caesar Salad.

So I’ve raved about Terri in the past  ( which you can check out here) and how fantastic the food  and staff are, so I decided to stop in today for a quick lunch:) That is one of the greatest things about Terri, healthy vegan food made fast! A lot of there cold items ( salads, side salads,baked goods, juices) are made ahead and ready to grab and go, they also have a menu of hot sandwiches and wraps made to order! Today I got the “Soup/Salad Combo” ($12.00) Caesar Salad: Romaine

Caesar all shaken up:)

Lettuce, ‘Chicken’, Tomatoes, Caesar Dressing. ( I also added Soy Bacon $1.50) Soup of the day: Tempeh Chili: Crumbled Tempeh Pieces mixed with fresh Beans, and Veggies in a Tomato based Soup. This was such a yummy meal!! A nice crisp, cold salad with a luscious caesar dressing along with a piping hot Tempeh Chili that was chunky and delicious! The perfect amount and balance of food.. Love it! For dessert I decided to try one of there many delicious baked goods.

Tempeh Chili

“Chocolate Chip Cookie” ($3.00) Soft gooey vegan batter filled with oozing Chocolate Chips. This cookie was one of the most amazing chocolate chip cookies I’ve eaten- It was so gooey , like fresh out of the oven gooey! The perfect dessert to complete a wonderful meal at Terri!! This is the perfect little place to stop in for something delicious in the Chelsea area of NYC. Check it out Herbies! Eat Clean and Healthy! P.S. Terri opens super early 5:30 a.m. Monday- Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday

Chocolate Chip Cookie ($3)

and Sunday!! Sweet!!!

Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,

Kris

Terri:

64 W. 23 St.

New York NY.

212.647.8810

Little Lad’s..BIG YUM!

Little Lad's (Lower Level)

The funny thing is that 2 Christmases ago I was shopping around the Columbus Circle Christmas Shops ( 59th street) and came across a vegan goodie booth offering Little Lad’s baked goods. I started talking to the guy about it and he told me I should check out the restaurant in the Financial District, and shamefully I admit I just made it down there today! I have been totally missing out.. Be warned what I am about to tell you is pretty much shocking. There are a ton of places in NYC to find

Part of the spread:)

delicious, organic, vegan food… but you do pay for it ( I mean literally.. we all know that the stigma with being into vegan organic food is that its flipping expensive right?) Little Lad’s is definitely the exception to this very true stigma.. I will start of by telling you what I had to eat and then make your jaw drop by telling you how little it cost me.. Alrighty.. So Little Lad’s as stated is in the Financial District on the lower lever of some Financial Building. The ambience is somewhat of a clean Diner type. I

My Mixed Plate

am told that it is run by Seventh day adventist (but I was never approached by anyone and they don’t “push” anything on you at all}.. They serve a breakfast buffet including: Waffles, Tofu Scramble, Breakfast Potatoes, Oatmeal, Numerous Muffins, Toasts, Fruit, and have a small store with pre packaged baked goods homemade (all vegan)..not to mention there homemade popcorn which people rave about ( I for one am not much for popcorn). In the spirit of being a

Pumpkin Raisin Muffin

blogger I decided to put a little bit of all of it on my plate. “Breakfast Buffet” Tofu Scramble, Breakfast Potatoes, Oatmeal, Fruit, and Homemade Ketchup. This stuff was delicious.. It’s like what we vegans wish was served at those  hotel continental breakfast buffet lines.. The tofu scramble was fresh and full of peppers and onions. The breakfast potatoes were addicting! I have no idea what seasonings they prepare the potatoes with but oh my word scrumptious! I also got a little of the piping hot oatmeal topped

Strawberry Peach Pie

with some fruit which was a healthful mix of yummy! I ate everything on my plate! I also have to sing praises for there “Homemade Ketchup” – the best tasting “ketchup” I’ve ever tasted.. It was so delicious , not to sweet not to sour..perfection! I also got a ” Pumpkin Raisin Muffin” Fruit Juice Sweetened Muffin with fresh Pumpkin and Plump Raisins. This was a wonderful muffin. Tasted delicious and healthy with juicy raisins.. It was perfect with there “butter” spread and some Raspberry

"Have You Been Trusting Your Health and Nutrition to a Clown? The Joke May Be on You!!"

Jam.. mouth watering. I also got a piece of pie to go.. The “Raspberry Peach Pie” Fruit Juice Sweetened Crust Filled with Fresh Raspberry and Peach insides. For all of you Carnivores out there or maybe Herbies who have not always been vegan  just think about those fresh classic pieces of pie you use to indulge in and this is it….without the sugar and fat and animal products…Scrumptious – This pie has the perfect crispy crust and a juicy fruit inside.. Let me tell you, you could fool a few meat eaters with this pie! To Die for. This place is definitely different than any other vegan joint I’ve dined in and does things a little different. Cash only and the place is really quiet, some may even say strange.. But to me if the food is butt kickin who cares? All about making the body healthy and the tummy happy! Like I said since it is a little different I had a hard time reading the receipt- but I did promise to tell you how LITTLE I spent on my breakfast..ready?? a whole $6.50- NO IM NOT KIDDING! I

Menu

enjoyed an organic vegan meal plus dessert and a bottled water for a total of $6.50… that is just shocking– especially in NYC where everything is expensive! So my interpretation of the receipt is that the buffet cost me about $2.99 ( ridiculously cheap) and the pie and muffin must have cost about $1.50 each and then the bottled water for $.50. That is crazy my friends… all of that food for such a small amount.. wow, dreams do come true;).. Along with the buffet you can order a few specialty items to be made in the kitchen while you wait. They also serve a lunch buffet with some unique homestyle vegan dishes for only $4.98.. Oh side note: for whatever reason they don’t have pepper, every table had a salt shaker but a pepper shaker was no where to be found. hm . oh well the food was VERY well seasoned! Eat CHEAP and HEALTHY- yes, it can be done my friends even in ol’ New York City:)

Little Lad’s:

120 Broadway ( Lower Level)

212.227.5744

Aint no diva like a Vegan Diva;)

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was walking around Greenwich Village and ran into a new health store “Elm Health” and came upon Vegan Diva’s Baked goods!! I have heard of this company but was only aware that they were sold at stores on the Upper East Side ( for the longest time I’ve been trying to make time to get up there but now I wont have to!). Vegan Diva’s products are 100% vegan, kosher, and parve. They use only local and organic ingredients and all of the products are cholesterol-

Vegan Diva's Variety!

free and healthfully made! They offer cookies, donuts, muffins, chocolate mousse, brownies, macaroons, and many other decadent desserts! Today I decided to try the ” Chocolate Chip Cookie” ($1.99) Fresh Vegan Batter Mixed with Delicious Chocolate Chips. This was a great crunchy cookie! I have been longing to try Vegan Divas and it definitely lived up to my great expectations! Super yummy!! Even better that they now are sold on the west side!! Thanks Vegan Divas!!

Chocolate Chip Cookie ( $1.99)

Vegan Diva’s Website: <– Click here to find Vegan Divas Closest to you!

Elm Health: <– Where I found my Vegan Diva’s

56 7th Avenue

New York NY.

212.255.6300

 

Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,

Kris

Soy Cafe: Panino time;)

"Panino"

SO I have been to Soy cafe only once before but the delicious taste of the vegan cookies and chili brought me back today! The ambience of this place is killer as well. A greenwich village college hotspot very chilled and relaxed:) I thought I would try a little something different- so I could throw out a lovely review for you readers:) So here goes… Today I decided to get the “1/2 Panino, 1/2 Soup” ($12.00) Whole Wheat Bread Pressed on the grill with Soy Ham, Soy Cheese, Spinach, and Artichoke. Served with Three Lentil Vegan Chili. I have reviewed the chili

YUM

before here and of course it was as yummy the second time around. I LOVED the panino. Crisp bread with a gooey soy cheese filling and some great soy ham for protein.. along with some healthy spinach and artichokes to make it even better. SUPER yummy- pairs perfectly with the chili ( great for dipping). Fabulous choice, if I do say so myself;) Now onto dessert… First item ” Double Chocolate Chip Cookie” ($2.50) Fresh Chocolaty batter with Chocolate Chips for a crunch. What an amazing succulent cookie… Thick and freshly baked…mhmm.. pass me a plate;)! To go I got

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie

a 3 pack of “Kollar’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies” ($2.50) Oat Flour with Maple Syrup, Fresh Raisins, flavored with Vanilla and Cinnamon. Kollar’s Cookies is a wheat free and dairy free baking company out of New Jersey- and Soy Cafe carries a few of their goodies.. Thanks Jersaayyy!! These cookies were awesome! Three to a pack and perfectly crunch batter and chewy fresh Raisins… Rock Star cookies my friends really… Another successful meal at Soy Cafe… Never a let down! Check them out if your ever in Greenwich Village! Eat Clean and Healthy!

Kollar's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,

Kris

Soy Cafe:
115 Greenwich Avenue

New York NY.

212.229.9898

Earthmatters: and it really does:)

177 Ludlow

Earthmatters is such an appropriate name for this quaint little earth friendly cafe located in the Lower East Side on Ludlow Street. They open early and serve delicious organic breakfast, lunch, and dinner! They have a huge case of cold prepared salads, hot sandwiches, soups, baked goods, smoothies, fresh juices, and this place is also a grocery

"Large Plate" ($11.95)

store. Earthmatters is not 100% vegan but have a mostly vegan menu and a few non- vegan items. The staff is super friendly- and it’s a cozy place with free wifi!! They have different sized bowls/plates and you choose what cold salads you want.. I got the “Large Mix Plate” ($ 11.95) Sprout Salad, Unchicken Salad with

Chocolate Chip Peanut Cookie

Raisins, Soba Noodles, Roasted Yams with Apples, and Fresh Fruit Salad. YES, all of this on one plate!! They will basically fill this plate up to the top with any mix you choose! All of these dishes were amazing!! Freshly prepared everyday ( and ready early in the morning). I picked some really delicious choices but they have a

Banana Walnut Bread

TON more to choose from! Of course I couldn’t leave without trying a couple of their delicious vegan treats. First I got the ” Chocolate Chip Peanut Cookie ($2.00 – around?) Fresh Chocolate Chips and Peanuts baked up to a crunchy cookie. This was a yummy cookie!! Tasted scrumptious with my hot green tea.. mhm.. perfect for a cold day in nyc! I also got the “Banana Walnut Bread” ($ 2.00 around?) Fresh Banana smashed together with Chunky Walnuts. I really enjoyed this banana bread.  It was super moist and had a great flavor of banana.. which I adore:) All in all I really enjoyed this place…warm, cozy and delicious…and earth friendly..because earthmatters doesn’t it? 😉

Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,

Kris

Earthmatters Cafe:

177 Ludlow Street.

New York NY.

212.475.4180

JivamukTea: Whoopie pie in the sky;)

Chocolate Whoopie Pie ($4)

So I haven’t kept it a secret- that Im a HUGE fan of JivamukTea Cafe…as you can see in my previous reviews. Today I went back for a little snack and decided to try a little something new:) JivamukTea is home to my favorite vegan oatmeal raisin

Delicious!

Delicious!

cookie, and other delicious food….Now another yummy treat to add to the list “Chocolate Whoopie Pie” ($4.00) Chocolate Batter “cake” with a vanilla cream frosting in the middle. What a delicious Whoopie Pie! I had tried the Pumpkin Whoopie Pie ( which is phenomenal) so I decided to try this one! So glad that I did!! I will say though this thing is filling so it’s a great little snack to split with someone or take home for later!! Love JivamukTea- absolute NYC MUST!! Eat Clean and Healthy Kiddies!!

Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,

Kris

JivamukTea Cafe:

841 Broadway ( 2nd Fl.)

New York NY.

212.353.0214

 

BabyCakes: first love:)

Banana Bread *favorite*

So when I first moved up to NYC Babycakes become my first love… How could you blame me with all of the delicious vegan goodies they offer?! Sad to say I hadn’t been in a while..until today!:) Finally made my way back down to the Lower East Side to see my favorite Babycakes employee Jessie, and to get

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

some of the most amazing Vegan Loaves in the world. Babycakes offers vegan desserts, as well as sugar free and Gluten Free like: Cookies, Loafs, Cakes, Cupcakes, Donuts, and the tastiest frosting known to NYC. Today I got 3 different pieces of the loaves.. first off the ” Banana Bread” ( $3.95 a slice or $30 a loaf)

Pumpkin Bread

Fresh Bananas mixed with vegan batter with a few delicious ingredients to make this loaf of perfection. This Banana Bread is my * favorite* of all the choices.. The banana is so fresh and gooey  and the batter is moist.. oh delicious! Next up is the “ Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf($3.95 a slice or $30 Loaf) Fresh vegan Banana Bread mixed with Mini Chocolate Chips. This one is pretty tasty as well..  The Banana Bread to me is good enough on its own, but if you have a chocolate sweet tooth this bread will give ya what you need;)! Last and not least is the “Pumpkin Bread ($3.95 a slice/ $30 a loaf) Fresh Pumpkin with Agave with Vegan Baking batter baked up and served fresh. This pumpkin bread is scrumptious! Perfect for the holiday season and chilly weather. This with a cup of tea is simply happiness. I adore Babycakes and always love visiting the great staff that works there. Its a relaxed and welcoming environment with some of the the coolest employees you will ever meet! Babycakes is a MUST if your in NYC ( they also have a store in Orlando and Los Angeles – so you have no excuse not to check it out..of course Im partial to the NYC location;)}. Love You Babycakes!!

Peace, Love, and Babycakes,

Kris

Babycakes:

248 Broome St.

New York NY.

212.677.5047

 

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