NYC Winter Village, 2015 edition

We spent the November 7th and 8th weekend in New York City, where we got to go to a few different places — this is one of a few posts about this trip, so keep an eye out for them. Every year, Bryant Park organizes what they call their “Winter Village“, a collection of merchant stands of all kinds, plus a big ice skating rink. At least since last year, as it... Read More

Vegan Gastronomy: Toronto & Vegetarian Food Festival

We’ve been blogging about our camping trip to Ithaca and Toronto, with the Vegetarian Food Festival being final destination, for the past week. Here’s the penultimate post about our trip. Yes, there’s one more post coming. We had never been to Toronto before, so we were really looking forward to it. We’d heard so many stories on how veg-friendly it is and... Read More

I Heart Chowdah: A Weekend Gastronomy Tour of Southern New England

New England is one of my favorite parts of this country. I love the cool fall weather, the great beaches, the people, and the food. It’s where I spent my college years and where I have many great memories. Recently, James and I decided to take a weekend trip up to New England to visit some friends, see some sites, and sample some vegan food. We started in Rhode Island and stayed... Read More

Vegan Gastronomy Weekend – Philly Burbs

It finally feels like spring here in southeastern PA and that makes us feel like dancing, singing and eating lots of good vegan food. So I decided it’s time for another Vegan Gastronomy tour of our beloved keystone state. A few weeks back I contributed to Vance Lemkuhl’s article “Vegan dining in the Philly ‘burbs” on Reading the final article... Read More

Vegan Gatronomy Trip: London, UK

Vantra, London, UK

The day I received an email from my husband telling me we were going to London, I immediately got excited for another gastronomy trip. I’m so fortunate to have so many food options where I live (and some great restaurants, too) that I wondered if the United Kingdom would offer those same alternatives. I found a great web site, Vegan London, and started looking for ideas. My goal... Read More

Southern Vegan Gastronomy Tour—Wilmington, NC

We last visited Jim’s parents in North Carolina about a year and a half ago. It was during the summer and the perfect time to be at the beach. When we decided to go for the holidays this year, the first thing I thought of was to search for great vegan food, since we weren’t vegan last time we visted. Vegan isn’t the first word I would associate with North Carolina, home to... Read More

Vegan Gastronomy – D.C./Baltimore 2011

We took a recent trip to Washington D.C. and Baltimore to try out some more vegan goodness for another issue of Vegan Gastronomy Weekend. ‘Cause you know our motto “We stuff our faces with vegan yummies so you don’t have to”. Founding Farmers – D.C. Kickstarting our weekend of gluttony taste-testing at a favorite spot, Founding Farmers, for dinner. ... Read More

Vegan Gastronomy Sweet Tour – NYC

It’s been a while since we’ve done a Vegan Gastronomy Weekend, where “We eat every vegan yum in sight so you don’t have to”. We decided to make this one really sweet since it was Chris‘ birthday weekend. Why not celebrate in style by hitting some great eateries and as many sweet spots as possible in NYC, she proposed. Game on! Day 1 First Stop... Read More

Vegan Chocolate Dessert Class

Chocolate mousse cake When you think of chocolate, what comes to your mind? Hershey’s kisses in your lunchbox? Biting desperately into a hollow chocolate bunny from a decorated basket on Easter morning? A melty birthday cake your mom made on your 7th birthday? Chances are, your memories are deep-seated and concentrated, most likely from childhood. This is one of the flavors you... Read More

Vegan Gastronomy Weekend – Philadelphia

Blackbird Daily Specials

photo from Blackbird Pizza For our ongoing Vegan Gastronomy Weekend series we decided to keep it local and explore the vegan-aware region we live in. This was an extra special weekend with a birthday and a wedding anniversary so we decided to start hitting our favorite vegan spots on Friday instead of Saturday. If you’re ever in the Philadelphia area, and want to explore surrounding... Read More