Top Five Favorite Vegan Restaurants!

* In no particular order

* Doesn’t have to be exclusively vegan but does have to have at least one insanely amazing vegan option.

 

Little Choc Apothecary

Where is it? 141 Havemeyer St Brooklyn, NY 11211

Website? https://www.littlechoc.nyc/

What had I ordered? Crepe with Newtella and Raspberries, Raw B12 Truffle, and White Peony Tea.

Why did it make it on the list? Guys, this is the one restaurant that I vividly remembered the name and everything about it because I was absolutely obsessed. When I spent a week in New York, I actually fell in love with veganism just because of all the food I ate and everything like that but the one thing I still dream about to this very day is the Raw B12 Truffle. I have absolutely no idea why, I’m assuming I was lacking in B12 at the time but it was absolutely amazing and their vegan nutella is absolutely amazing though perhaps you should chose something besides Raspberries. I want to go back to New York sooo badly and this is definitely on the list of places that I want to revisit. (I will likely talk more about this in April for my Veganversary!

 

Grumpy’s

Where is it? 34 S Huron StToledo, OH 43604-8706

Website? http://grumpys.net/

What had I ordered? Vegan Reuben Sandwich and Vegan Tuna!

Why did it make it on the list? This made it on the list because honestly, a lot of the places on the list is the very time I’ve tried something specifically and what I’ve really learned about my vegan life is that I adore sandwiches. Anyways, I was actually on my way back from a trip with my family when we randomly stopped by this restaurant and they were so good. They also had vegan cookies (though I really don’t remember what flavors I tried, sorry!)

 

Pinky’s Westside Grill

Where is it? 1600 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208

Website? https://eatatpinkys.com/

What had I ordered? I have been here MULTIPLE times. Actually no, I get it delivered a lot. But I always get the Vegan Beyond Burger and recently, I started also ordering the corndog which after a LOT of research, I learned it was vegan!

Why did it make it on the list? So, I had actually ordered the Beyond Burger from TGI Friday’s beforehand and I was so disappointed because it honestly weirded me out. It was red and it was freaking me out because before I was vegan, I had to have my meat burned before I could eat it so I think I was psyching myself out. I realize now that in some way, it was under cooked but when I came to Queens, I noticed that Pinky’s also had a vegan burger so when I tried it, I was nervous but I absolutely fell in love with it. It was the best burger I’ve ever had to this very day and then recently after some research, I learned that they made their corndogs vegan, which is pretty good especially when you smother it in mustard.

 

Coffeeology

Where is it? 423 Tate St, Greensboro, NC 27403

Website? http://www.coffeeology101.com/

What had I ordered? I actually typically live in Greensboro and this is on my list of places that I go to each and every single time I ever back home. But I almost always get an Iced Soy Latte with Lavender and Rose (sounds weird but whatever) and then I always, always get the vegan breakfast sandwich with vegan egg, cheese, and sausage.

Why did it make it on the list? This is honestly one of the more cheaper places on my list and it’s so amazing and tasty and I absolutely love this place. I always get so excited and they have my absolute favorite coffee so the fact that they also have vegan food is my favorite thing ever. They also have a vegan espresso brownie and vegan cookies and I’m such a sugar-holic that it’s my favorite thing ever.

 

Deli St

Where is it? 2801 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

Website? http://delistclt.com/

What had I ordered? I always get the vegan club with smoked gouda (vegan, obviously) and their tropical smoothie. I’ve also had a couple of their desserts.

Why did it make it on the list? Honestly, trying vegan foods has become one of my favorite past times and the vegan gouda makes me so happy because it reminds me that you don’t have to give up ANYTHING in order to be vegan, just the corpses. Also, they make the best tofu ever with a close second being Noodles and Company. They are also an AMAZING reminder that tofu doesn’t have to be bad!

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Vegan Cuts Chocolate Treasure Chest Review (Best to Worst Ranking!)

 

So I was actually back at my University when I received this in the mail. I bought it during Black Friday and used the wrong date because I wasn’t thinking about when it would actually arrive versus where I would be at the time but on December 15th, I came back to Greensboro and have been spending the last month trying the contents of the box and posting a review on my Twitter. So if you want to hear my honest thoughts, please go to my Twitter account to find my thoughts.

 

My thoughts on VeganCuts: The box actually arrived sooner than I thought it would since I bought it so late into November, I figured it wouldn’t be until February before I actually got the box but my mom told me that it actually arrived in the mail on January 3rd so timing and delivery is really cool. It came with a few coupons for the products inside but none of the products are sold near me besides online so I’m not really sure what I’m gonna do with that. Specific to the box: I was really, really happy that none of it had strawberries because I am very, very allergic to them and would hate to not eat something…

 

In the Future: I however did order the January Vegan Cuts box so I will be posting that review soon and when I get back to Queens (on the 5th), I will pick up my Urthbox package from the mail center and post that as well. I will be posting an unboxing this month and as I finish the boxes, I will post my review of that particular box.

 

Rankings!

 

  • Theo Peanut Butter and Jelly – Chocolate Clusters

I’m not really sure what it is about this but I really liked it and I think when you’re taking into consideration that this is really a snack box, this fit the idea in the best way. It was really good and I craved it until it was all gone. This is actually the thing in the box that I’m most likely to buy in the future.

 

  • Turkish Delight Vegan Chocolate Truffle with Rose Essential Oil

As anyone on this page may know, I am absolutely OBSESSED with floral flavors and tastes so I always tend to buy those kind of things when I see them making this the thing that I would be most likely to buy before now. It definitely had a strong rose flavor to it and I actually ate that entire chocolate bar within the day that I tried it.

 

  • Freeyumm Double Chocolate Cookie

This was like a childhood dream coming back to me at full force. My mom used to make these No- Bake Oatmeal Cookies all of the time and it tasted exactly like this. I would totally buy this again but only if I could buy a huge box of them rather than just a measly little cookies.

 

  • Organic Ocho Coconut Bar

Does anybody remember Almond Joys and the parent thing that was called Mounds or whatever and it didn’t have any almonds? This tasted almost exactly like that, I would totally buy this in a heart beat, especially if it was at the cash register because I could totally see this being a major impulse buy on my part.

 

Smile Raw Superfood Bar – Banana, Pumpkin Seed, and Cacao Powder

So I wasn’t even entirely sure what this was, it was definitely a kind of bar but I’m not sure if it was specific to a kind of lifestyle (like weight lifting) or something like that and this honestly ignited the biggest banana craving of all time. Between this and that mint chocolate chip powder you’ll see below, I had a minor and short term addiction to smoothies (right up until I counted the calories on MyFitnessPal and almost cried.

 

  • Divine Dark Chocolate

So not gonna lie, this tasted exactly like those Dark Chocolate bars you would sell for your school in order to try and win those ridiculous prizes (which can we talk about a conspiracy I have about this because nobody ever talked about actually receiving their prizes) and honestly, I really wanted to look up their company to see if they have a caramel one because honestly, I think it would taste so amazing. (They don’t, sadly)

 

  • Vanini Dark Chocolate

On the real, this seemed like the most expensive chocolate in the entire world ($40 dollars for a regular sized bar) so I was fully expecting this to taste amazing and I was not disappointed. However, I could never afford to buy this in real life!

 

  • HUM Raw Beauty: Green Superfood Powder – Mint Chocolate Chip Infusion

I actually really did like this even though I would ultimate make this smoothie so complicated that it probably made the nutritional value of this null and void. It was really good before I added it, I just thought it tasted very watered (I had to use a glass of water because I didn’t have almond milk at the time)

 

  • Back to Nature Classic Creme Cookies

There is absolutely nothing wrong with these cookies. My problem with them is that they tasted exactly like Oreos and the ingredients list was so similar that it was almost useless not to simply call it oreos. I would have loved to try their chocolate chunk cookies because I feel that’s harder to get involved with.

 

  • Numi Chocolate Pu-Erh Organic Tea

Alright, so I had a pretty upsetting reaction. What I originally did was make a mug of tea with water and added one package of the tea before deciding it wasn’t strong enough and added a second thing. I didn’t taste any chocolate whatsoever and was very disappointed by this but if you add a bit of sugar than it does bring out the taste a bit. Numi’s did give me a recommendation for how I could try it so I will be posting/ or already have posted my thoughts on their recommendation on Twitter (@shewritingmore)

 

  • Raaka Pink Sea Salt – Unroasted Dark Chocolate

This was actually VERY good but it was insanely salty. Which I could see being nice if you were in just the right kind of mood and I could definitely see other people enjoying this piece of chocolate.

 

  • Sheffa Granola Bar – Mint Dark Chocolate

This was honestly just not my favorite thing in the entire world. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great and I definitely wouldn’t be buying it again but it was a nice thing to have the opportunity to try.

 

  • Antidote – Cacao with Dates

This was a super bitter and honestly, I am curious about some of the other flavors (specifically the lavender chocolate) however due to it being so bitter, I likely wont ever buy it again.

 

  • Earnest Eats Double Choco Espresso Bar

I am very into sweets which is a theme in this. If I didn’t think it was sweet than it was unlikely for me to like the chocolate but the problem for this was that it tasted like bitter black coffee and it just wasn’t my style. I did give it to my mom’s fiance and I think he finished it? I’m not entirely sure honestly.

 

  • Equal Exchange Chocolates – Lemon Ginger with Black Pepper

So, I ate exactly one piece of this. I originally loved the taste. I have always adored lemon and I was admittedly worried about the ginger because I hate it. So when it was simply in my mouth, I didn’t have a problem with it and THEN I made the decision to swallow it and that’s when the ginger hit me in the face. So I did ultimately give this to my mom’s fiance because he’s more likely to like these kind of things (he also finished off the Double Choco Espresso Bar)

 

  • Neat Black Bean Brownie Mix

Nope. Nope. Nope. Easily the worst thing in the entire box. Making it wasn’t even the problem but when I ate it, it was bitter and disgusting. Maybe if you didn’t tell me this was gonna be chocolatey and maybe if it wasn’t supposed to be a brownie, it would be okay but as it stands, I never ate more than a bite and I couldn’t get anyone else to eat it (because they didn’t like it).