Journey through Manhattan

NYC Thai Topaz in Midtown Manhattan

Thai Topaz in Midtown Manhattan

Tofu Vegetables Thai Topaz in Midtown Manhattan

Pad Prik Khing at Thai Topaz

Mock Duck at Thai Topaz in Midtown Manhattan

Vegetable (Mock) Duck at Thai Topaz

Mock Duck at Thai Topaz in Midtown Manhattan

Mark enjoys lunch at Thai Topaz

Flowers at Thai Topaz in Midtown Manhattan

Flowers surround our window seat at Thai Topaz

Petit Blue Dog Cafe in Midtown Manhattan

Petit Blue Dog Cafe in Midtown Manhattan

Vegan Smoothies at Petit Blue Dog Cafe

Yummy Vegan Smoothies at Petit Blue Dog Cafe

Mark Walley at Petit Blue Dog Cafe

Mark loved his vegan smoothie at Petit Blue Dog Cafe

Flying through Manhattan in a Taxi

Flying through Manhattan in a Taxi

A visit to The Children's Museum of New York

A visit to The Children’s Museum of the Arts

Southern Fried Mock Chicken at Red Bamboo

Southern Fried (Mock) Chicken at Red Bamboo

Mock Chicken Parmesan at Red Bamboo

(Mock) Chicken Parmesan at Red Bamboo

Getting silly at UCB Theater in the East Village

Getting silly at UCB Theater in the East Village

My little Jenni Connor

Jen Connor keeps it real

Cart in Midtown Manhattan

Mediterranean Food Cart at 6th Ave & W 54th St

Yummy Falafel Sandwich

Yummy Falafel Sandwich

Yummy Falafel Sandwich

Mark’s Lunch with Falafel, Fries and Rice covered in Tzatziki Sauce

Raw snack

Raw snack from The Wellness Cafe

View from a mile high

The view from a mile high

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!

xo angie

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 :)

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2 Responses to Journey through Manhattan

  1. Jen says:

    You missed your flight? Ahaha. You can stay forever if you really want…

    I had SO much fun with you friends. I can’t wait to see you again soon!!

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