Though I’m not vegan, New York is one of the easiest places to find delicious vegan food. Tonight, I met my friend Alex for dinner at Caravan of Dreams. I had been here once before, back in January, for blogger meet-up arranged by Meghan of Runner’s Kitchen.

The food was even better than I remembered! To go with my biodynamic, unfiltered rose wine, I ordered the Green Garden Platter, which featured a whole bunch of sauteed veggies (kale, broccoli, carrots, cabbage), seitan, garlic, and carrot polenta. Amazing! I really want to try to make a version of this at home now…

Afterwards, we strolled on down to Lula’s Sweet Apothecary for some vegan ice cream. I was basically in heaven. The flavors were very creative and all sounded great. I tried the ginger molasses and drumstick (vanilla with chocolate chips, peanut, and wafer cone) before deciding to have a scoop of the drumstick with cake batter soft-serve on top. Alex’s brownie sundae with drumstick and cookies & cream flavors was gorgeous and delicious.

I love being in my twenties and living in New York. Being able to “eat like a New Yorker” has its perks too. I heard somewhere that New Yorkers walk an average of 4 miles a day just going about their normal business, and totally believe that. Great reason to fuel up on good food!

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