Tuesday, August 25, 2009
We were lucky enough to be a stop on our good friend, Robin Webb's big adventure. He is crossing the US on his motor bike, a life long dream of his, so good job to him. We wish you safe and fun travels.
Robin, visiting from the UK only has 15 hours in NYC so we do what any vegan would do and feed him. We took him to one of our old time favorites, Caravan of Dreams This all vegan spot has been around longer than I can remember and is a must for delicious and healthy grub. Unchicken Nachos for the table and Indonesian Salad is usually the way I go but the burritos and taquitos are the direction I usually send my table mates in so that I can score a taste.
After dinner it was on to Lula's for some homemade vegan ice cream. This little place is always packed and after you have tried it you will know why. They are also very generous with the samples which is great for someone who can't get there often. They always have some new things to try but their most popular flavors are always there. When we were there they had a flavor called the Elvis which involved peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, and faux bacon. This was an instance when I really enjoyed the ability to sample but for my full dose I had to go for the soft serve Cake Batter flavor.
We did other "New Yorky" things besides eat, you know, we took the dogs to off leash hours in Prospect Park, complained about the summer city heat and ran for the subway only to have it close right in our faces.
NYC, we love you!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Just got back from a visit to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctaury. It is home to hundreds of rescued farm animals
If you haven't been yet, you really have to make it your business to get there because you will love it. They have tours every Saturday and Sunday or go for one of their many special events.
While you are in the area, don't forget to eat at the all vegan Garden Cafe because it is delicious.
We also had the opportunity to visit some friends that have just started a small sanctuary called Sunset Sanctuary. Can't wait to see what comes of this place.