New for vegan NYC since July 4, 2016

Dear friend,

So glad you will be coming back to town again to check out a good few eateries. Here’s a list, hopefully more complete than not, of what’s New in Town:

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Beyond Sushi Midtown
by CHLOE. Soho
by CHLOE. Williamsburg
Cienfuegos
Cocoa V
Dun-Well Doughnuts [East Village]
Ginger Root Vegan
JaJaJa
May Kaidee
Modern Love Brooklyn
Orchard Grocer
Poción
The Squeeze at 108 MacDougal St.
Urban Vegan Kitchen
VITA Vegan Paradise

 

Bon appetit!
Demetrius

RoundUP NYC 7/13/16 – special order Blythe Ann’s ice cream, Mississippi Vegan’s monthly brunch & M.O.B. closing

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Amazingness at Confectionery

 

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TERRIFIC TIDBITS

Excited to see Blythe Ann’s ice cream available by special order, and already put my order in

*BREAKING* M.O.B. is closing July 24th

Check out Candle 79‘s new summer menu

Dun-well Doughnuts is opening a place in the East Village any day now 🙂 h/t to Lauren K.

Lagusta’s Luscious opens Commissary coffeehouse on Church Street in New Paltz

Insomnia Cookies offers vegan cookies, yet doesn’t promote or market them! Please join me in asking them to bring them back.

16 Handles Frozen Yogurt Chain Launches Vegan Series

Whole Foods will open 2nd Brooklyn location Tuesday July 26; that’s in Williamsburg (238 Bedford Ave.)

 

 

previously

RoundUP Pacific 7/6/16 – O!vegasm! BBQ, Burrito Project L.A. & Fire and Earth Kitchen Grand Opening

RoundUP Eastern 6/22/16 – by Chloe No. 3, Jersey Shore & the DC three

RoundUP Central 6/15/16 – Graze, Reverie & BIG Vegan Food Tour

RoundUP Mountain 6/8/16 – Walk for Peace, Fruitluck Frenzy & Vegan BBQ Solstice Celebration

RoundUP Pacific 6/1/16: Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival, Very Vegan Sunday! and Ayinde/Chef Series

 

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UPCOMING #VEGAN EVENTS

Thu Jul 14, Vegan Drinks Brooklyn [NYC]

Sat Jul 16, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop) [NYC]

Sat Jul 16, Juice Crawl in July! [NYC]

Sat Jul 16Lavish Vegan Illuminati Ball [NYC]

 

Fri Jul 22, First NYC Vegan Butcher Shop Launch Dinner and After Party [NYC]

Sat Jul 23, 2nd Annual Compassionfest! [Hamden, CT]

 

Sun Jul 24, Free Vegan Cooking Classes in the Park: Desserts on the Grill…Oh My! [NYC]

Sun Jul 24, The National Animal Rights Day New York City 2016 [NYC]

Sat Jul 30Lavish Vegan Illuminati Ball [NYC]

 

Sun Jul 31, Mississippi Vegan‘s monthly brunch

Sat Aug 6, CARE 2016 Vegan Festival [West Chester, PA]

 

Sun Aug 7, Juice Crawl Friendship Day! [NYC]

Sun Aug 7, WNY VegFest [Buffalo]

Sat Aug 13, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop) [NYC]

 

Sun Aug 14, SEED: Sustainable Everyday Edibles & Drinkables [Philadelphia]

Sat Aug 20Lavish Vegan Illuminati Ball [NYC]

Sat Aug 20, Vegan SoulFest [Baltimore]

Sat Aug 20, Bethlehem VegFest [Bethlehem, PA]

Sat Aug 20, New York Hoe Down [Watkins Glen, NY]

 

Sun Aug 21, New York Hoe Down [Watkins Glen, NY]

 

Sun Aug 28, Free Vegan Cooking Classes in the Park: Grilled Pizza [NYC]

 

Sat Sep 10, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop) [NYC]

 

Sat Sep 17, Phoenixville VegFest [Phoenixville, PA]

 

Sun Oct 2, New Jersey VegFest [Morristown, NJ]

 

Sat Oct 15, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop) [NYC]

RoundUP NYC 6/8/16 – Lagusta’s Luscious Commissary, Jay does Montauk & BK vegan pizzeria open

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Tasty eats at Strictly Vegetarian

 

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Use discount code TMLGNL49 to see Emmy Award-winner Joe Morton (of ABC’s “Scandal”) in Turn Me Loose, a play about veg pioneer and comic genius Dick Gregory

 

TERRIFIC TIDBITS

Champs and Philly’s Blackbird Pizzeria are collaborating on Brooklyn’s first all vegan pizzeria, Screamers. It’s grand opening is this Monday (June 13th) with $2 slices ALL DAY!

A great overnight or day trip up to Woodstock Farm Sanctuary needs to include a meal (or two) at the brand new Lagusta’s Luscious Commissary!

If you are pro-dosa, get out and taste this guy’s work STAT. Easily some of NYC’s best vegan eats (and frugal too!)

Four year old and way too under the radar Clementine Bakery is expanding its space and menu. Story developing….

Three vegan butcher/deli/grocery shops are in the works, aiming to open in NYC this year yet. Stay tuned and hopeful!

Plant-based prodigy Chef Jay Astafa brings vegan-friendly fare to the The Surf Lodge in Montauk

Bushwick Treats: An All Gluten-Free, (Mostly) Vegan Bakery Opens in the Loom [this is across the street from Bunna Cafe]

Glad to know Rice Cream Shoppe (LES) offers vegan gelato (rice-based?) and vegan puddings. h/t: Vegan Mos

 

 

previously 

RoundUP Pacific 6/1/16: Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival, Very Vegan Sunday! and Ayinde/Chef Series

RoundUP Eastern 5/25/16 – Ice Cream Pop-up, Brunch in Philly & MASSIVE Vegan Potluck Picnic

Extending RoundUP Pacific 5/18/16 – Blue Window, Zend Conscious Lounge & Voodoo gets Universal

Sweetened RoundUP Pacific 5/12/16 – marshmallows, brownies & donuts

Terrific RoundUP NYC 5/5/16 – FREE Panel, Cinco De Mayo Special & Philly’s rise

 

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UPCOMING #VEGAN EVENTS – EASTERN TIMEZONE

Thu Jun 9, Vegan Drinks Brooklyn [NYC]

Sat Jun 11, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop) [NYC]

Sat Jun 11, Day Trip to Catskill Animal Sanctuary [Saugerties, NY]

Sat Jun 11Lavish Vegan Illuminati Ball [NYC]

 

Sun Jun 12, Summer Lovin’ Vegan Market [NYC]

Sun Jun 12, Vegan Brunch at The Rotunda! [Philadelphia]

Tue Jun 14, Brooklyn, NY screens Vegucated [NYC]

Sat Jun 18, Wellness Foundation Summer Benefit [East Hampton, NY]

 

Sun Jun 19, Juice Crawl Summer Solstice Crawl [NYC]

Sat Jun 25Lavish Vegan Illuminati Ball [NYC]

 

 

Sun Jun 26, Philly Vegan Pop Flea [Philadelphia]

Mon Jun 27, The Great Pie Contest [NYC]

 

Sat Jul 16, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop) [NYC]

Sat Jul 16, Juice Crawl in July! [NYC]

Sat Jul 16Lavish Vegan Illuminati Ball [NYC]

 

Sat Jul 23, 2nd Annual Compassionfest! [Hamden, CT]

 

Sat Jul 30Lavish Vegan Illuminati Ball [NYC]

 

 

Sat Aug 6, CARE 2016 Vegan Festival [West Chester, PA]

 

Sun Aug 7, Juice Crawl Friendship Day! [NYC]

Sat Aug 13, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop) [NYC]

 

 

Sun Aug 14, SEED: Sustainable Everyday Edibles & Drinkables [Philadelphia]

Sat Aug 20Lavish Vegan Illuminati Ball [NYC]

Sat Aug 20, Vegan SoulFest [Baltimore]

Sat Aug 20, Bethlehem VegFest [Bethlehem, PA]

 

 

 

Sat Sep 10, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop) [NYC]

 

Sat Sep 17, Phoenixville VegFest [Phoenixville, PA]

 

 

 

 

Sun Oct 2, New Jersey VegFest [Morristown, NJ]

 

Sat Oct 15, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop) [NYC]

 

Terrific RoundUP NYC 5/5/16 – FREE Panel, Cinco De Mayo Special & Philly’s rise

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Happy midSpring to thee.

I’m sitting here a bit astounded at how many new veg spots have popped up in NYC these last 18 months. And then in Philly too! Seems like I may need to find a good month to explore each throughly, not to mention a budget and tasting team to do it properly. Granted in NYC, it’s more about getting to the very new places as well as pricier one, since much of it is familiar.

Thursday evening (May 5), come out and see a rather handsome and health focused panel – vegan, of course – for FREE using discount code VEGFEST2016. Right before or after that, you might hit up Organic Grill‘s Cinco de Mayo special: 3$ organic Guac & chips, 5$ organic beers from 5-9 pm

Congratulations, kudos and HUGE thanks to David Greene for crossing the 10,000 members mark with his New York City Vegetarian & Vegan Meetup. What a stunning number and accomplishment 🙂 Shout out to ALL of his team on this part of this.

As I put this edition together, received notice there is a Vegans of New York project and Facebook page. Sounds like yours truly might make an appearance on there in June. Stay tuned.

Please know magnificent macarons maker Sweet Maresa’s is teaming up with exquisite chocolatier Lagusta’s Luscious on East Village vegan sweets shop Confectionery. Oh! it’s actually opening TODAY on 9th St off 1st Av (404 East 9th Street). Ha, a good benefit of sneaking back on to Facebook to learn this and let you all know.

What’s already been open for at least a few days is a SECOND location for Butcher’s Daughter over in the West Village! (Huh, thought they were working on a West Coast place.)

Park Slope now has a People’s Pops storefront just in time for warmer weather. We will get some warmer weather again, right??!

That long in the works Whole Foods at Bryant Park is coming early 2017.  Meanwhile, the Harlem one is also coming along too, though no opening date.

OK it’s official – Philly’s vegan scene is HOT per New York Times! WOWIE. Veganism is – WOW 🙂 🙂

Philly gets its first vegan diner, The Tasty, in the next so many weeks. Meanwhile a bit north of Philly, all vegan Firefly Café has opened in Boyertown.

If you are on Instagram, go ahead and check out PhillyVegans‘ 10k Giveaway featuring a HUGE prize package of all their favorite Philadelphia Vegan things!

Big congrats to V Marks the Shop for producing a SOLD out vegan mac & cheese cooking competition 🙂 And big congrats to LJ, the winner!

Saw this in prepping this edition – America’s First Vegan-Certified Farm Is In Philly. And It’s Vertical.

Finally, I’m putting out an APB in NYC for these Zico blends (pictured above). So please let me know where you see these being sold anywhere. I do want to taste them. Likewise still seeking a shop with Califia Farms‘ Agua Frescas.

 

Many thanks for reading these missives, sharing your leads, thanks, support, and all the rest.

Cheers to more peace and patience in our world.

Demetrius

 

Previously RoundUP SoCal 4/28/16 – VegFests Weekend & Doomie’s Toronto

 

 

UPCOMING #VEGAN EVENTS BEYOND NYC VEGAN EATUP

Events below are in NYC unless otherwise noted

 

Thu May 5, Food as Medicine: to launch the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

Fri May 6, Dinner Club with Chef Charles Chen

Sat May 7, NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 2016

 

Sun May 8, NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 2016

Tue May 10, Jasmin Singer at Candle Cafe West

Tue May 10, Mississippi Vegan‘s Spring Supper

Thu May 12, Vegan Drinks Brooklyn

Sat May 14, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

Sun May 15, Vegan Summer Cooking Class

Sun May 15, Inwood Gourmet and UpsART Gallery‘s Vegan Pop-Up Market

Mon May 16, Meatless Monday with Chef Hideyo Yamada

Wed May 18, Vegan Drinks – 2016 Veg Dining Guide Release Party! (Philadelphia)

Sat May 21, Plant-Based Bushwick

 

Sun May 22, MASSIVE VEGAN POTLUCK PICNIC!!!

Sun May 22, Casual Community Vegan Potluck! (Philadelphia)

Wed May 25, Unlocking the Cage NY Premiere + After Party

Sat May 28Lavish Vegan Illuminati Ball

 

Sun May 29, Vegan Vitality  (High Falls, NY)

 

 

Tue Jun 7, Cocktails & Cow Tails

Sat Jun 11, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Jun 11, Day Trip to Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Sat Jun 11Lavish Vegan Illuminati Ball

 

Sun Jun 12, Vegan Brunch at The Rotunda! (Philadelphia)

Tue Jun 14, Brooklyn, NY screens Vegucated

Sat Jun 18, Wellness Foundation Summer Benefit (Hamptons)

 

Sun Jun 19, Juice Crawl Summer Solstice Crawl

Sat Jun 25Lavish Vegan Illuminati Ball

 

Sun Jun 26, Philly Vegan Pop Flea (Philadelphia)

 

 

Sat Jul 16, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Jul 16, Juice Crawl in July!

Sat Jul 16Lavish Vegan Illuminati Ball

 

Sat Jul 30Lavish Vegan Illuminati Ball

 

Sun Aug 7, Juice Crawl Friendship Day!

Sat Aug 13, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

Sun Aug 14, SEED: Sustainable Everyday Edibles & Drinkables (Philadelphia)

Sat Aug 20Lavish Vegan Illuminati Ball

 

Sat Sep 10, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Oct 15, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Regrouping RoundUP NYC 4/21/16 – Baconish, May Wah & Dosa Waffles

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Happy Earth Day! and Baconish Book Launch Party Day 🙂

Happy to report I’ve seen AND tasted all four vegan Ben & Jerry’s ice creams – (clockwise from the top) chocolate fudge brownie, coffee caramel fudge, p.b. & cookies, and chunky monkey. (Thanks to a great tip I found them at Target AND got 25% off using their Cartwheel app. Likewise for Gardein products!)

Thanks to Russell for sharing Inday (over in the Flatiron/Chelsea area) has vegan options, including dosa waffles (!!) with tomato chutney and Anita’s Coconut Yogurt. I look forward to getting some monies together and grazing about the many NYC spots new (to me) latter Spring 🙂

Speaking of veg spots, seems I missed out on getting to Champs Bakery out in Bushwick. On the flip side though, Brooklyn Whiskers – a different vegan bakery – has taken over the space. You may know their work from Vegan Shop-Up.

00+Co has introduced lunch and brunch – anyone been to it? How did you like it? How about Dirt Candy‘s brunch, vegan wise?

I’ve heard a couple of trusted raves about the new all vegetarian spot Nix in Greenwich Village. If you’ve been, please let me know how you like it! I’m getting behind on tasting all these new joints. Maybe I’ll share a list of those next time…

We have a bit of a vegan presence at the new Columbus Circle subway stop’s food hall, TurnStyle, at least with Blossom Du Jour. Once BDJ and all of the stores are up and running, let’s see what other vegan options can be found down there.

Was tickled to see the great and Brooklyn-made Anita’s Coconut Yogurt in a recent Whole Foods sales email. Kudos to their team! Meanwhile, please know I find the mango flavor ALL THAT and then some. Riverdel carries all 3 flavors…

Tonight on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives gets its vegan on by visiting Souley Vegan in Oakland, CA (details here). No cable tv at my place, so eager to hear reports from you all how the segment goes. I know other segments have been great for Queens-based Sweet & Sara’s among other vegan companies.

 

Continued thanks for reading these missives, sharing your leads, thanks, support, and all the rest.

Wishing you and yours quite well.

Demetrius

Previously Derived RoundUP SoCal 3/17/16 – Vegan Street Fair, Expo West contest & byCHLOE Silverlake

 

 

UPCOMING #NYC #VEGAN EVENTS BEYOND NYC VEGAN EATUP

Fri Apr 22, BACONISH Book Launch Party!

Sat Apr 23, SPRINGTIME IN THE CITY! Vegan Shop-Up! (Mooshoes)

Sat Apr 23, Lavish Vegan Illuminati Ball

Sat Apr 23, Maritime Film Fest at Superchief Gallery Soho / special guest Sea Shepherd

 

Sun Apr 24, THE MINI! Vegan Shop-Up!

Thu Apr 28, The Animal Show (Work In Progress)

Sat Apr 30, May Wah 21st Anniversary Celebration

 

 

Sun May 1, May Wah 21st Anniversary Celebration

Sun May 1, Juice Crawl May Day!

Sun May 1, The Philly MAC-Down – Best VEGAN Mac & Cheese in the City! (Philadelphia)

 

Fri May 6, Dinner Club with Chef Charles Chen

Sat May 7, NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 2016

 

Sun May 8, NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 2016

Tue May 10, Jasmin Singer at Candle Cafe West

Sat May 14, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

Sat May 21, Plant-Based Bushwick

 

Sun May 22, MASSIVE VEGAN POTLUCK PICNIC!!!

Sun May 22, Casual Community Vegan Potluck! (Philadelphia)

 

Sun May 29, Vegan Vitality

 

 

Sat Jun 11, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Jun 11, Day Trip to Catskill Animal Sanctuary

 

Sun Jun 19, Juice Crawl Summer Solstice Crawl

Sun Jun 26, Philly Vegan Pop Flea

 

 

Sat Jul 16, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Jul 16, Juice Crawl in July!

 

 

Sun Aug 7, Juice Crawl Friendship Day!

Sat Aug 13, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Sep 10, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Oct 15, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Spacious RoundUP NYC 3/24/16 – 4Some Health contest, more byCHLOEs & Acai Berry

Rockin' Raw burger and jicama fries

Rockin’ Raw burger and jicama fries

Happy Spring.
Had quite the work trip to SoCal since I last wrote you all. That trip focused on working with 4Some Health‘s protein superfood smoothies at the super huge industry show, Natural Products Expo West. And then being the lead eating judge for Vegan Street Fair L.A. Wasn’t much into driving all over so my notable eating out meals were very very few – Crossroads, Veggie Grill, and Vegetable.
Thanks to 4Some Health along with JustTheFood.com I’ve put together a fun contest for some great Expo West samples and free products coupons worth $100 here. Read about some of the many great vegan finds of Expo West, courtesy of members Carlo & Carmella aka The Food Duo.

My absolute favorite Vegan Street Fair L.A. item of the 63 we tasted was Todo Verde‘s Naranjada agua fresca – orange blossom water, orange juice, maple syrup & chia seeds. The color in person is quite quite something.

Back home here in NYC, byCHLOE has announced two more openings since last time – a bakery next to the original location on Bleecker, and a 5th shop opening in Boston this summer. WOWZA! Meanwhile, I’m super eager for the Flatiron to open and resume working through the entire menu :)Thanks to super scout Russell for noting Acai Berry,  the all new vegan sushi and smoothie spot in Greenpoint, Brooklyn close to Champs Jr.

Product APB: I’m looking for Hodo Soy‘s yuba to cook with, and recommending you do the same 😉

Continued thanks to all that share NYC vegan scene intel, responses to product APBs, and all the rest for these missives :)

Cheers to these first three months of 2016! Hope they’ve been GOOD for you 🙂

Demetrius

Previously Derived RoundUP SoCal 3/17/16 – Vegan Street Fair, Expo West contest & byCHLOE Silverlake

 

 

UPCOMING #NYC #VEGAN EVENTS BEYOND NYC VEGAN EATUP

Thu Mar 24, Gretchen reads poems at NYU

Sat Mar 26, EASTER BUNNY BASH! Vegan Shop-Up! (Mooshoes)

 

Sun Mar 27, Easter Brunch by Mississippi Vegan

Sat Apr 2, Spring Renewal Workshop

Sat Apr 2, It’s a Squirrel! A Wildlife Baby Shower

 

Sun Apr 3, Veggie Pride Parade NYC 2016

Sat Apr 9, VOAA Launch Party!

 

Tue Apr 12, The Big Cheese: a plant-based competition

Thu Apr 14, Vegan Drinks Brooklyn

Sat Apr 16, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Apr 16, Juice Crawl Earth Day!

 

Sat Apr 23, Vegan Shop-Up (Mooshoes)

 

Thu Apr 28, The Animal Show (Work In Progress)

 

 

Sun May 1, Juice Crawl May Day!

Sun May 1, The Philly MAC-Down – Best VEGAN Mac & Cheese in the City! (Philadelphia)

 

Sat May 14, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Jun 11, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

Sun Jun 19, Juice Crawl Summer Solstice Crawl

 

 

Sat Jul 16, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Jul 16, Juice Crawl in July!

 

 

Sun Aug 7, Juice Crawl Friendship Day!

Sat Aug 13, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Sep 10, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Oct 15, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

Bicoastal RoundUP NYC 3/10/16 – more vegan pizza, Precious Metal and byCHLOE #4

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Daily event at Candle Cafe West

Hi there.

I had a rather fun time judging the recent vegan cooking competition Battle of the Brussels. Was taken aback at the variety of things people made – bruschetta, pizza, cake (!!), pasta, pickled ones, and buffalo bites.

OK so now I’m asking (yet not rushing anyone) to learn when do Modern Love BrooklynbyCHLOE Flatiron and any other new local spots open? Seeking dates for, or better yet invitations to, these spots’ opening 🙂 Partly because I’m eager to work my byCHLOE. Rewards app and chow through the rest of the great menu, and desserts case too.

Has anyone checked out Le Botaniste (UES)? If so, how is it?? Thanks.

A fun video, and strong encoURaGEment from me to get over (or back) to Philly. Vedgeand V-Street are making some of the best vegan eats in the world now. And I don’t say that lightly having eating at the new Millennium (Oakland) and various other spots n recent months.

Grateful for more vegan pizzas options these days, now including four at Blossom on Columbus!

Happy+stunned to learn we have another new bar locally that is vegan – Precious Metal is  from the Pine Box Rock Shop couple. PRO TIP: this new bar is mile plus walk from/to Toad Style or barely 8 minutes in a car. Bunna Cafe is barely half a mile away.

How hot is byCHLOE? They’ve just announced opening location #4 in Silver Lake (Los Angeles) this Summer!!! What a first year they’re having.

Continued thanks to you for sharing NYC vegan scene intel, responses to product APBs, and all the rest for these missives :)

OK please be well (fed)!

Demetrius

 

Previously Waxing RoundUP NYC 2/25/16 – Pickle Shack and Peanut Butter & Co. close

 

UPCOMING #NYC #VEGAN EVENTS BEYOND NYC VEGAN EATUP

Sat Mar 12, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Mar 12, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH Part 2 anti Fur March

Sat Mar 12, Plant Based Nutrition Workshop

 

Wed Mar 16, Gusto Del Tartufo: Meatless Monday (on a Wednesday!) at Adelina’swith Mississippi Vegan!

Sat Mar 19, Juice Crawl St. Patrick’s Day Green Juice!

Sat Mar 19, VSPOT mini Market

 

Sun Mar 20, Ivy League Vegan Conference

Thu Mar 24, Gretchen reads poems at NYU

Sat Mar 26, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sun Apr 3, Veggie Pride Parade NYC 2016

Sat Apr 9, VOAA Launch Party!

 

Sat Apr 16, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Apr 16, Juice Crawl Earth Day!

 

Sat Apr 23, Vegan Shop-Up (Mooshoes)

 

 

Sun May 1, Juice Crawl May Day!

 

Sat May 14, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Jun 11, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

Sun Jun 19, Juice Crawl Summer Solstice Crawl

 

 

Sat Jul 16, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Jul 16, Juice Crawl in July!

 

 

Sun Aug 7, Juice Crawl Friendship Day!

Sat Aug 13, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Sep 10, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Oct 15, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

Waxing RoundUP NYC 2/25/16 – Pickle Shack and Peanut Butter & Co. close

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Farro fennel sausage pizza from 00 + Co.

Hello.

Please know Superiority Burger has expanded its hours from 11:30 am to 10 pm , Wednesdays to Mondays.

Was stunned to learn Pickle Shack is closing at the end of THIS month. Was about to go over a get the much raved about burger. Sigh.

Then learned Peanut Butter & Co. is losing its storefront. OK then.

On a better note, this Monday I switch hats from producing to judging a vegan cooking competition – Battle of the Brussels at VSPOT Organic. Please come cheer the contestants on. Let’s see if I channel Randy, Paula, Simon or maybe all three.

Continued thanks to you for sharing NYC vegan scene intel, responses to product APBs, and all the rest for these missives :)

Very best, Demetrius

 

Previously Whammy RoundUP NYC 2/11/16 – Lula’s AND DF Mavens dunzo, Valentine’s bounty

 

UPCOMING #NYC #VEGAN EVENTS BEYOND NYC VEGAN EATUP

Thu Feb 25, Vegan Drinks, February 2016: Benefits The Humane League! Food by Yeah Dawg!

Fri Feb 26, Mississippi Vegan’s Four Course Creole Mardi Gras Themed

Sat Feb 27, Mississippi Vegan’s Four Course Creole Mardi Gras Themed

Sat Feb 27, Soul Cycle Indoor Cycling Class to Support the Cardiac Wellness Program

 

Sun Feb 28, Book Signing and Reading for Jasmin Singer‘s new memoir, “Always Too Much And Never Enough” (NJ)

Sun Feb 28, SUNDAYS IN THE CITY! Vegan Shop-Up! (Mooshoes)

 

Mon Feb 29, Battle of Brussels

 

 

Sat Mar 12, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Mar 12, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH Part 2 anti Fur March

Sat Mar 12, Plant Based Nutrition Workshop

 

Sat Mar 19, Juice Crawl St. Patrick’s Day Green Juice!

 

Sun Mar 20, Ivy League Vegan Conference

Sat Mar 26, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sun Apr 3, Veggie Pride Parade NYC 2016

Sat Apr 9, VOAA Launch Party!

 

Sat Apr 16, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Apr 16, Juice Crawl Earth Day!

 

Sat Apr 23, Vegan Shop-Up (Mooshoes)

 

 

Sun May 1, Juice Crawl May Day!

 

Sat May 14, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Jun 11, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

Sun Jun 19, Juice Crawl Summer Solstice Crawl

 

 

Sat Jul 16, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Jul 16, Juice Crawl in July!

 

 

Sun Aug 7, Juice Crawl Friendship Day!

Sat Aug 13, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Sep 10, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Oct 15, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Whammy RoundUP NYC 2/11/16 – Lula’s AND DF Mavens dunzo, Valentine’s bounty

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Post-birthday breakfast at byCHLOE’s was terrific in taste and value. Pro tip: put this red sauce on the scramble!

Hi.

So a lot has happened since the last local RoundUP. Steph and I launched a SoCal RoundUP – it’s poppin’ out there you guys, Vegan is POPPIN’.

Lula’s/Blythe Ann’s closed for good. (I will not cry writing this. I will not cry writing this. Actually I already did writing the SoCal intro last week!)

Vegan Shop-Up continued its expanding into more events, including a fun time at its recent Vegan Breakfast Cook-Up.

Rainbow bagels from Brooklyn rocked the internet. And just happen to be vegan 😉

Terri announced the grand opening of its 3rd location with The World’s Best Smoothie for $1 all day long!

Co-creator of Pure Food & Wine, and renowned chef Matthew Kenney is back in town. The new East Village place is called double ‘o’ and co. Written officially as 00 + Co. Thanks to working on Vegano Italiano Tours I know ’00’ is a grade of flour in Italy, or Europe even. This new spot is doing pizzas and plenty else; I’m waiting to peep the menu onsite whenever I make it down there. Please know there is NO honey in the food, and it is ALL vegan. Their website might be a touch outdated with such info though. Then again this restaurant has only soft opened TONIGHT February 11th! Give them some time to get it together.

Speaking of new spots – Jolo’s Kitchen up in Westchester revealed (by way of The Food Duo) its nearby 2nd location will open soon.

After the double whammy that was DF Mavens and Lula’s closing in days or hours of each other, we need a happy surprise locally. And we got it in a two parter as February began:

Daphne Cheng is now at the helm of Mother of Pearl, also in the East Village.
And her collaborator Ravi DeRossi (of Avant Garden) is looking to transition ALL 15 of his bars and restaurants to vegan! NOW that’s a great way to start a new year – 2016 and/or this Fire Monkey.

Please know Rosemary & Vine’s menu is more vegan-friendly now. Thanks again to The Food Duo for this tip!

Cheers to Two Boots Pizza opening over in Jersey City’s Newport Centre.

 

Here are the Valentine’s Day menus that have come across my radar as of this writing. Check here for updates ongoing; you can email me any you come across.

Cafe Ghia

Candle Cafe West

Candle 79

Franchia

Organic Grill

 

Continued thanks to you for sharing NYC vegan scene intel, responses to product APBs, and all the rest for these missives :)

I’m late, and it’s late. Until the next time.

Demetrius

 

p.s. please spread the word about these vegan ballet slippers to ALL you know that might appreciate them

p.p.s. please check out these healthy vegan meals for people on the go

p.p.p.s. please consider getting your vegan Italy on with desserts diva Fran Costigan, cheesemaker Miyoko Schinner and/or plant-based dietitian Julieanna Hever in 2016

p.p.p.p.s clicking on the previous three items helps pay for an assistant to draft and distribute these oh so useful RoundUPs

 

 

UPCOMING #NYC #VEGAN EVENTS BEYOND NYC VEGAN EATUP

Fri Feb 12, VEGAN POTLUCK & HOLISTIC LECTURE (NJ)

Sat Feb 13, SIXTH ANNIVERSARY! Vegan Valentine’s Shop-Up! (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Feb 13, World Love for Dolphins Day

Sat Feb 13, VEEDA by Chef Kay Valentine’s Day Vegan Dinner

Sat Feb 13, A Vegan Valentine 7 Course Caribbean Tasting Menu

Sat Feb 13, Juice Crawl V-Day!

 

Sun Feb 14, Whalentine’s Day Bake Sale: A Benefit for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sun Feb 14, Valentines Day Brunch and Dinner Love Dates

Sun Feb 14, Lovers Who Brunch – Valentines Day

Sun Feb 14, Valentine’s Partnering Workshop and Dinner

Fri Feb 19, Ask A Vegan! A Friendly Fireside Chat

Sat Feb 20, Love For Farm Sanctuary Fundraiser @ Pine Box Rock Shop

Sat Feb 20, The Vegan Roadie Kickstarter Campaign Party

 

Wed Feb 24, Author event: Terry Romero, “Protein Ninja”

Thu Feb 25, Vegan Drinks, February 2016: Benefits The Humane League! Food by Yeah Dawg!

Fri Feb 26, Mississippi Vegan‘s Four Course Creole Mardi Gras Themed

Sat Feb 27, Mississippi Vegan‘s Four Course Creole Mardi Gras Themed

 

Sun Feb 28, Book Signing and Reading for Jasmin Singer‘s new memoir, “Always Too Much And Never Enough” (NJ)

Sun Feb 28, Vegan Shop-Up (Mooshoes)

Mon Feb 29, Battle of Brussels

 

 

Sat Mar 12, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

Sat Mar 19, Juice Crawl St. Patrick’s Day Green Juice!

 

Sat Mar 26, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Apr 16, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Apr 16, Juice Crawl Earth Day!

 

Sat Apr 23, Vegan Shop-Up (Mooshoes)

 

 

Sun May 1, Juice Crawl May Day!

 

Sat May 14, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Jun 11, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

Sun Jun 19, Juice Crawl Summer Solstice Crawl

 

 

Sat Jul 16, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Jul 16, Juice Crawl in July!

 

 

Sun Aug 7, Juice Crawl Friendship Day!

Sat Aug 13, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Sep 10, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Oct 15, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Melts RoundUP 1/28/16 – VP2 closes, Pagani vegan pop-up, Jasmin Singer debuts memoir

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Delightful desserts by Brooklyn Rose Pastries (available at VSPOT Organic)

Hi.

Stunned here. VP2 (aka Vegetarian’s Paradise 2) was the first vegan spot I visited in NYC almost 20 years ago with the quasi-ex. Definitely heard it was off its peak in recent months, so learning it closed wasn’t a total surprise, and yet still stunning that is in fact now gone. The GOOD news here is that we have a new vegan spot in its place – Go Zen! And guess what, it’s owned by the brothers behind Gobo!

As Steph (RoundUP’s new manager) and I prepared this, I learned we may have to say goodbye to one of our vegan ice cream shops, DF Mavens. Now curious to learn if YOU have seen their pints in any stores this year. Please email me if so.

This Tuesday, PLEASE join me and many others at the world debut of Jasmin Singer’s new memoir, Always Too Much and Never Enough. Jasmin is an incredible activist, mediamaker, and dynamo on the vegan scene. And has been for many years now. NYC is lucky to have her. Heck, veganism is. You may know her work through Our Hen House, or even from Farm Sanctuary back in the Supervegan days.

BIG thanks to all who came, and otherwise supported, Miyoko’s book signing & tasting Tuesday. This was my first event production in quite some time. And my nervousness and fear was so H I G H, it was crazy. Yet it all turned out quite quite wonderfully. Miyoko signed dozens of her Homemade Vegan Pantry and Artisan Vegan Cheese books; a few copies are at Moo Shoes now. Many people were introduced to her “phenomenal” cheeses, including her new Vegan FreshMozz. We were also able to sample her new Cultured Vegan Butter with a great many goodies courtesy of Riverdel Fine Foods. Also BIG to Miyoko’s Kitchen, VSPOT Organic, and Riverdel for supporting this production. I very much look forward to producing more events this year; they really do giving me life as the kids say these days. Please know the MK butter and mozzarella is in Whole Foods and natural grocery stores starting Monday. They can order through UNFI!

Speaking of special events, VERY happy that I snuck out in the snow to Mississippi Vegan‘s Four Course Creole pop-up Friday night. He’s a delight, and quite quite talented. The star for me was his Corn Grits Parfait with Roasted Tomato Jam. Please know he is looking to do a lot of things including a monthly pop-up dinner, plus more of the vegan markets in town. Check ‘im out.

Please know there’s a new quesadilla at Terri.

Speaking of menus… Here are the Valentine’s Day menus that have come across my radar as of this writing. Check here for updates ongoing; you can email me any you come across.

Cafe Ghia

Candle Cafe West

Candle 79

Franchia

Organic Grill

 

Continued thanks to you for sharing NYC vegan scene intel, responses to product APBs, and all the rest for these missives :)

Very best, Demetrius

 

p.s. please spread the word about these vegan ballet slippers to ALL you know that might appreciate them

p.p.s. please check out these healthy vegan meals for people on the go

p.p.p.s. please consider getting your vegan Italy on with desserts diva Fran Costigan, cheesemaker Miyoko Schinner and/or plant-based dietitian Julieanna Hever in 2016

p.p.p.p.s clicking on the previous three items helps pay for an assistant to draft and distribute these oh so useful RoundUPs

 

 

UPCOMING #NYC #VEGAN EVENTS BEYOND NYC VEGAN EATUP

Thu Jan 28, Vegan Drinks, January 2016: Benefits NYC Animal Defense League! (Food by Los Veganos Hermanos)

Sat Jan 30, Vegan Cook-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Jan 30, A Letter For Animals – DxE January Day of Action

 

Sun Jan 31, series kickoff of Jazz Brunch at VSPOT Cafe & Tapas

Mon Feb 1, Italian Pagani NYC Veganizes For One Night Only Pop-Up Dinner

Tue Feb 2, NYC Book Launch for Jasmin Singer‘s new memoir, “Always Too Much And Never Enough” (NYC)

Wed Feb 3, Secrets of Professional Vegan Cooking

Fri Feb 5, VAUTE Sample Sale all weekend long

 

Sun Feb 7, VSPOT Organic’s Valentine Market

Sun Feb 7, The African Table: A Vegan Paradise

Tue Feb 9, Fat Tuesday Celebration @ VSPOT Organic

Thu Feb 11, A Night of Positive Tails

Thu Feb 11, Some Like It Hot, Some Like It Juicy @ Exhibit C

Sat Feb 13, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Feb 13, World Love for Dolphins Day

Sat Feb 13, VEEDA by Chef Kay Valentine’s Day Vegan Dinner

 

Sun Feb 14, Whalentine’s Day Bake Sale: A Benefit for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sun Feb 14, Valentines Day Brunch and Dinner Love Dates

Fri Feb 19, Ask A Vegan! A Friendly Fireside Chat

Sat Feb 20, Love For Farm Sanctuary Fundraiser @ Pine Box Rock Shop

 

Sun Feb 28, Book Signing and Reading for Jasmin Singer‘s new memoir, “Always Too Much And Never Enough” (NJ)

Sun Feb 28, Vegan Shop-Up (Mooshoes)

 

 

Sat Mar 12, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

Sat Mar 26, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Apr 16, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

Sat Apr 23, Vegan Shop-Up (Mooshoes)

 

 

Sat May 14, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Jun 11, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Jul 16, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Aug 13, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Sep 10, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Oct 15, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

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