AboutEating my way through the Big Apple and around the world.
Always in favor of extraordinary flavor versus saving a few calories, I’m constantly seeking the best restaurants, recipes, and random little food finds. This blog chronicles my discoveries, most of which are located in New York City, the foodie heaven I am fortunate to call home.
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I try not to re-post about the same restaurants, but my lunch Sunday at Candle was just so incredible I have to share. I’m not eating dairy for two weeks (one week down, one to go), and it was so great to be able to go to a restaurant and order anything i wanted off the menu with no worries. Even ice cream! (Soy ice cream, that is.)
Mexican Salad: Grilled seitan, guacamole, soy cheese, black beans, corn, tomatoes, delish! Just as good as a non-vegan Mexican Salad, and quite possibly better!
Strawberry-rhubarb crumb pie with soy ice cream!
Previous praise here!
This weekend was gorgeous, and what better way to celebrate a beautiful summer day than with an all-American summer meal.
My friend Rena and I nabbed an outdoor seat at J.G. Melon, a classic, no-frills restaurant near Central Park. Although they’re famous for their hamburger, I opted for the barbeque chicken sandwich. Although tasty, I definitely had some food envy when Rena’s cheeseburger arrived. I’ll be back!
Blockheads will always be one of my favorite restaurants in this city, and is probably the place I’ve frequented the most. It was even the site of my 23rd and 24th birthday celebrations.
They have delicious Mexican food and drinks for cheap. This plate of two tacos and rice and beans? Nine dollars. (!!!) Margaritas are $4. And an all you can drink mimosa brunch (including entree and chips and salsa) is $10. How can you go wrong?!
The Upper East Side haunt is my favorite, but there are locations all over the city and most have outdoor seating. Yay summer!
When I moved to the city, my roommate at the time and now dear friend, Sara, introduced me to Candle Cafe. As Sara is a very healthy and particular eater, her favorite restaurant is vegan. I must admit, I was apprehensive when she suggested we try it.
Two and a half years later, Candle is now also one of my favorite restaurants. And coming from someone who isn’t a health nut OR a vegan, that is saying a lot.
From the moment you step in, you feel healthy. There’s that healthy smell in the air, green juice I think, that makes you never want to taste grease or breading again. As I’ve stated before, they have the best mashed potatoes in the city, and their flu buster juice was a staple in my diet; I’m still searching downtown for one that compares!
Last nite I ordered one of my all-time favorites, the Mexican Burrito (Marinated seitan, yellow basmati rice, daily beans, caramelized onions and steamed greens in a spinach tortilla. Served with pico de gallo, ranchero sauce and tofu sour cream). Sounds crazy, but it’s one of the best burritos ever!