Fast food is not the healthiest option on the planet, but hey, sometimes you’re on the road (like during this holiday season!) and the only thing in sight is an exit with a measly gas station and a few good ole’ American drive-thurs. Luckily, vegans can find a few things.
Recently I visited Cincinnati, OH to see friends and family and had dinner at A Tavola in Over-the-Rhine. A quick look at the menu is a bit discouraging for vegans, but after a chat with the waitress I learned that their homemade garlic bread is vegan. Score!
Fabulous Things I Love This Week
I’m holding on to the last bit of summer by spraying mango grapefruit perfume and enjoying fresh, local New York state veggies.
Have you heard of Chloe Coscarelli? She’s a beloved vegan chef who rose to culinary stardom after winning Cupcake Wars a few years ago. Then, she came out with a few cookbook, like Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen. Now, she’s in the restaurant business! About a month ago, she opened her new restaurant on Bleecker Street in NYC called by CHLOE. I’ve been there twice now and, yes, I’ll say I’m a cult follower. It seems I’m not the only one!
I am currently visiting some family in Atlanta, Georgia. After Googling the best veggie spots in this city, I knew I had to stop for lunch at Café Sunflower, one of Atlanta’s best vegetarian restaurants. They have been serving award-winning cuisine for more than 20 years and have two locations (one in Buckhead and another in Sandy Springs).
People are lining up outside of a tiny restaurant in New York City to get a taste of what chef David Chang is calling “the best veggie burger I’ve ever had.”
New York City is a sprawling metropolis that’s overflowing with frenetic energy, and sometimes it can get overwhelming. I like to de-stress and make the city seem a bit more manageable by relaxing at Caravan of Dreams, an organic and kosher vegan restaurant in the East Village. Venturing into this dimly lit restaurant when a live band is playing can seem like a breath of fresh air, forcing me to focus on the present moment and enjoy a meal while forgetting all of that craziness outside.
I live in NYC now, but Cincinnati is my hometown and one of my favorite cities in America. Each time I visit, I go to Melt Eclectic Cafe for lunch or Sunday brunch. It’s a favorite among locals and is located in a cool part of town called Northside. Though it’s very vegan and vegetarian friendly, the cafe also serves meat and dairy cheese, so its versatility makes Melt a wonderful spot to go to with my friends and family who aren’t veggie like me. We can all eat in harmony!
Last year, a couple of my family members moved to the gorgeous U.S. state of Georgia. Since a friend and I embarked on a road trip last week from Cincinnati, Ohio to Pensacola Beach, Florida, we decided to stop by Atlanta on our way back home. While we were there, we had brunch at Radial Cafe, an awesome green restaurant with several vegan options on the menu. I’m in love with this place and their mission, so I had to share it with y’all!