Sunday, June 7, 2009

Vegan New York take out

There aren't always vegan restaurants when you need them, but I've got a few fave "normal" New York take out options for when I'm hungry and in a hurry. In Grand Central Terminal and other locations, you can get a slice of vegan pizza with no more wait than a normal slice. Two Boots has not just one, but TWO vegan pizzas available by the slice. I've posted the Earth Mother before. My new favorite is the Mrs. Peel's vegan and it's a perfect snack before my train ride home. It's a thin crust with roasted garlic; red, green and yellow peppers; artichokes; sauce, fresh basil, and it's topped with breadcrumbs. This is slice perfection and you'll never miss the cheese.
Downtown in the Wall Street area, I've got 2 new vegan choices. There's Pump and Switch. I know that sounds like a porno, but it's the names of 2 new take out joints. Pump emphasizes health food and is set up like Chipotle with an assembly line of burrito, salad, rice bowl options. The best thing is that Pump has baked tofu and vegetarian chili.
New kid on the block Switch has pressed sandwiches and lots of vegan side items, like Israeli cous cous, grape tomato salad with basil, and killer homemade regular and sweet potato chips. The vegan sammich option is the Casablanca which is a pressed sammy with chickpeas, roasted red peppers, watercress, and a garlicky eggplant spread. I've eaten this about 3 times this week! Each sandwich comes with a little side of lime-mint edamame.


HayMarket8 said...

Yum! I wish there was a vegan pizza option here in Atlanta.

Tracy said...

Sounds yummy!

ginger said...

yum!!! makes me want to take a trip to my birth place and get in touch with my roots. :)

Gina said...

That sandwich looks awesome!