We all have paths that take us through our commutes and daily lives, and Iím particularly fond of the path that took me home from my retail store in Chelsea Market every evening for a year. Leaving the store, I would walk down Ninth Avenue which becomes Hudson and turn left on Bleecker Street, following it until I turned right on Mercer. It cuts through the south of Chelsea, through the Meatpacking District and down to the West Village into Soho. I became enamored with the variety these neighborhoods offer.
As I leave the Eleniís store and Chelsea Market, the first visible business is a lumberyard, which begins the walk that is charmingly full of so many different sides of New York. Looking west, you can see the High Line running for several blocks, the defunct and beautifully rusted elevated train tracks. There is evidence of the recent transition of the Meatpacking ... [more]
Eleni Gianopulos, Eleni's.
Vegan in New York
What's a vegan? Well...for starters, we don't eat meat, chicken, fish,
eggs, dairy products, or any other animal-derived food. Of course,
there's much more to this lifestyle than can be covered in a single blog
post - e.g.,vegans also donít "wear" animals (wool, fur, leather, down,
etc.) - but what we're here to report is that our fair city is nothing
short of a vegan paradise.
East Side or West Side, Uptown or Downtown...beneath NYC's concrete
faÁade lies a vast array of strictly vegan eateries along with an
incalculable number of vegan-friendly establishments. Fast food, slow
food, organic food, raw food...no one does the vegan thing like
From A (Angelica Kitchen) to Z (Zen Palate), no
major metropolis on the [more]