ISO tall, handsome, delicious vegan entree in NYC.
This remarkable respite from rain is the perfect spot for a meal, shopping or just gawking. Though tourists abound, they are muted somehow by the utility and industrial loveliness of this market full of spices, cheeses, coffee, gelato, wine, pasta, seafood, sample sales and kitchen supplies.
With a humble attitude, brag-worthy pizzas, greet-each-table hospitality, and a gorgeous reclaimed wood interior designed by the Haslegrave brothers, Paul Giannone has the right formula in Greenpoint. From the Ricotta Da Vegan with vegan fennel sausage, cashew ricotta and arugula, to the Bacon Marmalade Piccante with red onion, everyone except celiacs will be satisfied here.
I can't even count the number of times I've been to Angelica Kitchen in 10 years, but it's at least 10 times a year. I love the marinated tofu sandwich so much I've tried to imitate it at home, and the dragon bowl is always comforting, with its sea vegetables, rice, and tofu or beans. The desserts are yummy and can be picked up at the takeout store next door as well.
Hotel Tortuga's vegan-friendly diner features portabella tacos, barbecue tempeh, huevos rancheros, burritos, quesadillas with Daiya vegan cheese, and nachos.
Do as East Williamsburgers do at this outpost of the CUP/Brooklyn Mac dynasty -- smother your cheesiness in hot sauce. I like the "Red Hook," bacon and smoked gouda. Vegan cheese is available!
Why have I not previously stated all the ways in which I adore Clementine Bakery? Awesome owner Michelle makes these incredible crumble pies with blackberries, as well as to-die-for pumpkin cheesecake and cinnamon rolls. Many of her items are gluten-free and all are vegan. I love this place!
Every small food vendor worth her salt and butter is at this weekly Williamsburg food market, where giant turkey legs that could be found at Beowulf's feast are gobbled by bearded men who look equally medieval. From truffled sausage to cold mazemen to tender ribs, this is a street foodie dream.