One thing I love about NYC–and that I’m going to miss once I live in China– is how easy it is to find plant-based, vegan friendly restaurants. I’ve had so much fun this past year getting to discover healthy restaurants that cook with ingredients that I would happily use everyday in my own kitchen.
Ever since we moved to Queens last summer I’ve had a long list of plant-based/vegan restaurants that I hoped to visit before our year in the city was over. I’ve been able to check quite a few off my list, but I still have so many that I would love to visit before we move out of the city…in just two weeks! I doubt I’ll get to all of them, but I did manage to make it to a vegan creperie in Brooklyn called Little Choc Apothecary on Monday. One of the main things that drew me to this restaurant was their food philosophy. Unlike many vegan restaurants, they avoid any gums or thickeners in their homemade milks and gluten-free flour blends. Yes please!
I thought it would be fun to share a full day of meals from Monday so that you guys could see the vegan goodies that I got to enjoy from Little Choc Apothecary.
One whole cantaloupe.
This may seem like a weird meal to most of you, but cantaloupes have become one of my favorite, easy meals. If I don’t feel like cooking or preparing anything, and want something refreshing, a mono-meal of melon is my go to!
Around late morning Brett and I headed out to Little Choc Apothecary. I knew I wanted to try something both sweet and savory while I was there, so I started out with an apricot scone and a matcha latte. I’m still not sold on matcha, but the latte grew on me the more I sipped it. The scone was delicious!
After a while of reading and working on our laptops, Brett and I ordered the Masala Crepe to split. It was amazing and was full of mango curried white bean tempeh, sliced almonds, and homemade cashew cheese. It was amazing!
Dinner was another amazing meal. While snacking on some cherries, I whipped up a batch of my Creamy Vegan Zucchini Tomato Soup (sans cashew cream) and made amazing veggie sandwiches for Brett and I. The soup is so light and veggie-filled that I easily enjoyed three bowls worth!
(The picture of the soup below is a recycled picture and I didn’t have that salad in the background)
That’s all I ate on Monday! I hope you got some plant-based meal inspiration from this post. Check out Jenn’s blog Peas and Crayons for more meal and recipe inspiration!