* 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
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!
Where is it? 34 S Huron St, Toledo, OH 43604-8706
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
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.
Where is it? 423 Tate St, Greensboro, NC 27403
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.
Where is it? 2801 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
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!