Fresh, exciting, buzzing and full of good vegan food – New York City.
One of the only places I’ve visited where you stumble into a small cafe to buy a bottle of water only to realize that all those scrumptious, chocolaty treats are vegan.
It happened to us twice in fact and was the most exciting surprise for a food-lover like me.
One day we walked down 4th Street in search for a cold drink and walked into the first coffee shop we spotted:
The Little Atlas Cafe, a rather inconspicuous, small counter-service coffee shop, shelfs piled high with cakes, cookies, pastries, cupcakes and brownies.
Admiring the variety of baked goods we spotted the little vegan sign next to the brownies. Jackpot!
Turns out most of their cakes, pastries, sweets, sandwiches, paninis, wraps, smoothies and salads are vegan and pretty damn tasty, too. My sister and I went for a triple chocolate brownie and a cream filled chocolate cake sandwich.
We ventured on, then settled in a park in the shade of a tree and devoured the vegan chocolate goodness. I very much fell in love with the brownies.
Another day, another (food) adventure. On our way back to the hotel we found ourselves in another small coffee shop on 7th avenue, called VLife. This one has a big green V on the door of the shop, so no guesswork needed.
VLife offers burgers and wraps, too but since we were on a post-dinner stroll we picked a peanut butter mousse brownie to share. And oh my god it did not disappoint! And I haven’t told you the best yet: VLife delivers.
So head over to their website and check out the menu. I mean, death by chocolate cake & 4 different kinds of brownies? Hell yeah! (This is not a sponsored post btw, just my usual foodie obsessions. Ha!)
And last but not least, Terri Chelsea. A small, lovely vegan coffee shop chain founded by two longterm friends, Craig and Mike, whose moms happen to share a name, Terri.
Terri has 3 different locations in Manhattan and yep, they deliver, too.
It was 9 o’clock in the morning and we were on the lookout for birthday cupcakes. Terri’s was full of people munching away on french toast sticks, ‘egg and cheese’ muffins and scrambled tofu.
Breakfast was not part of the plan for us so we bought the cupcakes and a cheeky blueberry breakfast muffin on the go.
The next time I visit NYC I’ll make sure to save a morning for Terri’s breakfast though.
Want to see more NYC vegan foodie adventures? Check out: Dining out in Manhattan!