Mark and I recently returned from a three-day business trip to New York City. It had been over two years since we had visited New York, so we were happy to have the opportunity to see my best friend Jen Connor (the lovely musician), wander around the city, and attempt to visited as many vegan-friendly restaurants as possible.
Our first night we arrived past midnight to our hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The neighborhood offered little for a late night meal, but we found West 53rd Gourmet Deli, which had pre-made vegetarian sandwiches and a vegan-friendly grocery store. The next day we enjoyed lunch at Thai Topaz, a great little vegetarian-friendly place within walking distance of our hotel. As a mid-afternoon boost we had vegan smoothies from Petit Blue Dog Cafe, an underground cafe offering a variety of tasty treats. That evening we met my best friend Jen after her shift at the Children’s Museum of the Arts. I jumped in a ball pit and spent some time in the “quiet room”. She suggested we try Red Bamboo, a vegetarian soul food Restaurant near Washington Square. We enjoyed a wonderful evening of tasty grub, and hilarious comedy ( seriously those guys at UCB were awesome ). The next day we visited MoMA, which was just steps from our hotel. I was very excited to see the exhibition by Cindy Sherman, which did not disappoint. For lunch we visited The Wellness Cafe, a fancy little shop hidden behind an even fancier clothing store. Since it wasn’t much of a cafe, we turned to some delicious street food (Mark was so right in just giving into those convenient carts).
Some of the highlights of the trip were running though the East Village with Mark and Jen, flying through Manhattan in a Taxi cab at 4am, and finally arriving back in San Antonio after missing our flight out of JFK. Thanks NYC, see you again soon!
p.s. Thank you to my little buddy Emily for the delicious homemade vegan Post-Birthday Cake. I’ve been slowly devouring since yesterday.
p.s.s. Going to my sister Sarah’s house for dinner tonight, which always yields delicious results :)