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Alicia Silverstone Eats Her Way Through NYC (& We Meet Her for Cupcakes)

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Check out this adorable video our veggie-goddess-homegirl Alicia Silverstone posted on her wonderful new site The Kind Life today.   She eats her way through NYC, and course, we meet her for cupcakes and cinnabuns at Babycakes cuz that’s the kind of supportive friend we are.

On your agenda today: book a meal at a veggie restaurant you’ve never been (Happy Cow has the most wonderful list of Veg Restaurants world-wide!) and let us know where you went and how it was in the comments section below!

Alicia Silverstone’s List Of Best NYC Vegan Restaurants

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  2. Blaire says:

    Cute video Chlo! I’ll be in NYC tomorrow and I think ya’ll sold me on getting babycakes.. holy yum!!

  3. Rubyathena says:

    You Veg/Vegan girls are so fun and sexy! :)

  4. kimsy says:

    Ooh! Babycakes looks like fun! Count me in!

  5. Diane L says:

    Just spent a week in NY. We ate goodies from Babycakes each day. They are the best!!

  6. Jeanie says:

    This is literally torture, how could y’all? I was just up last night unable to fall asleep in my bed because I was having a MAJOR Candle 79 craving. :(

    SO GOOD.

    I can’t wait to move to New York. New Yorkers have it MADE for vegan food.

  7. OrganiKooK says:

    Alicia is just everywhere right now. Good for her. I hope it spreads peace kindness everywhere!

  8. Beanie says:

    She is funny. Haven’t been to Hangawi in forever and I’m totally craving Candle!

  9. Tim says:

    Personally, I think Babycakes is too expensive if you don’t have any allergies. And too small. Head over to ATLAS CAFE in on 2nd Ave between 4th & 5th and get some VEGAN TREATS (from Philly). Deliveries every Tuesday. Cakes, pies, cupcakes, donuts, and more. All cheaper, bigger, and taste more like the “real thing”.

  10. VeggieTart says:

    Oh, wow, awesome. I’m lucky enough to live in DC, where I can get Sticky Fingers and their grilled “cheese” sandwiches with the Daiya. That stuff is insanely good.

    There are a few places here that offer Vegan Treats, and those are off the wall!

  11. […] core of her Judaism. Finally, she thinks vegetarian food in Israel and California is excellent, but unlike the world’s second-most famous Jewish vegan, she finds New York vegetarian food […]

  12. […] core of her Judaism. Finally, she thinks vegetarian food in Israel and California is excellent, but unlike the world’s second-most famous Jewish vegan, she finds New York vegetarian food […]

  13. Tere says:

    Great video.. But Babycakes puts too many ingredients in their desserts.
    There a few Way better places to go to for vegan treats for sure

  14. Jean says:

    I agree with Tim…Babycakes is incredibly overrated. There are a million better places to score vegan baked goods in the city. Lower price and wayyy better taste and texture. Although a correction to his comment, Vegan Treats come from Bethlehem, PA which is near Allentown and is not Philly, at an hour and a half away (though you can find Vegan Treats all over Philly, as you can New York).

    Just talking strictly Manhattan…imo all the Whole Foods in Manhattan do a remarkably good job with vegan baked goods overall. I also love to stop into Cocoa V and see what they’ve got for sale that day (they sell Manhattan’s own Dun-Well doughnuts in addition to their own house-baked stuff!). But the best option in Manhattan, imo? Cowgirl’s Baking in the East Village…the only other vegan bakery in Manhattan besides Babycakes, with a way better and more interesting selection and delectables that taste great.
    And if you’re feeling super-decadent, Silverstone definitely ended this video on the right note…there’s no better place to get a rich, luxurious vegan dessert in NYC than Candle 79.

    Just my two cents. Heh.

  15. Chloe says:

    Triple agree – girls. This vid was made 2 years ago and we re shared bc it’s a cute summer piece but BabyCakes ain’t no cowgirl or vegantreats or even comes close to the caliber of vegan desserts I’ve had. Still glad they are there, but agree that they are over hyped. Main gripe w them is that they don’t promo animal rts directly or support the AR world via their work (a perfect platform for activism!) like the other vegan sweets spots do. They more push the gluten free thing less so the ethical eater thing.

  16. Chloe says:

    Our last list of vegan bakeries;
    http://girliegirlarmy.com/blog/20081007/face-down-in-a-cupcake/
    What are we missing?
    Let us know on comments section of that blog for an upcoming redo.

  17. […] core of her Judaism. Finally, she thinks vegetarian food in Israel and California is excellent, but unlike the world’s second-most famous Jewish vegan, she finds New York vegetarian food […]




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    • Where To Eat In NYC: Part 2Where To Eat In NYC: Part 2 Ready to get your gourmet feasting on in all the major cities.. sans animal flesh and emissions ? Eat Pure…A Monthly Taste hooks you up with Sarah-Mai Miller’s adventures. Sarah is the foodie behind Eat Pure, a veg food + travel blog. She shares her culinary adventures with us monthly, and this Month is our home City (but not hers!) of New Yawk.   She obviously couldn’t hit all of NYC’s fabulous vegan and veg-friendly spots in even a few trips.. so hang tight for her future adventures; For my follow up New York installment (you can read - and drool over - my first adventure here,) I really wanted to visit Hangawi, a Korean vegetarian restaurant, on 32nd Street.  Unfortunately, the evening I went I was with a large group and they were completely full.  So...they suggested we walk four blocks to their sister restaurant, Franchia. We sampled a little bit of everything.  First, Lotus Leaf Tea... Followed by Vegetable + Soy Meat Dumplings. Vegetarian California Roll made with vegan crab. And Sizzling Spinach Noodles, a very unique dish of fried noodles, spinach and soy chicken. Everything that I tasted was very good, but I was especially impressed with their Sushi.  I love adding vegan crab to give veggie sushi a bit more substance. Red Bamboo is a cute little restaurant on West 4th Street that was completely full on a Monday afternoon.  The menu is a mix of southern comfort food and traditional Asian fare. (Editors note: Many locals call Red Bamboo the ultimate conversion spot for non-vegans.. where else can you get a vegan milk shake, philly "cheese" steak, wings, and fries in the middle of the village and trick the most obnoxious of meat-eaters?) I started with the Dragonfly Dumplings, which were filled with cabbage, carrots, vegetable protein + vegetarian shrimp on top of a mixed green salad.  The soy dressing that comes with it was great with the dumplings, but for the salad I ordered a side of their carrot ginger dressing, which you can never go wrong with.  The dumplings were incredible - the vegetable protein and veggie shrimp gave them a great texture and wonderful flavor. Their Almond Coconut Chicken is served with a sweet chili sauce and it's a great meat substitute.  It's crunchy and salty with a touch of sweet, and extremely filling...I could only eat two of them. I love to stop by Organic Avenue anytime I'm in the neighborhood.  Their lemonade is THE best lemonade.  It's made with lemons, limes, agave, ginger and salt.  They also have pre-made raw food and juices, along with several juice cleansing programs that I'm dying to try. I first discovered Maoz in Amsterdam.  It's a completely vegetarian falafel restaurant with the most amazing toppings.  You can order your falafel in a salad or in a pita, and use their toppings bar to customize it.  My toppings of choice include hummus, fried eggplant, broccoli, tomatoes and cucumbers, pickles + tahini.  Their broccoli is so good that I had to ask how they prepare it - it's flash fried and sprinkled with salt.  They also have Belgian or sweet potato fries...the Belgian fries are extra crispy. There are several in Manhattan...I frequent the Union Square and Upper West Side locations.  Plan on taking yours to go if you're at Union Square, there aren't many seats. This visit I stopped by Cocoa V for the first time.  After tasting their chocolate cake, I cannot fathom a trip to NYC without stopping here.  Everything is fair trade, organic and vegan. They have all kinds of chocolate truffles, candies and baked goods. Can you believe this?  Vegan chocolate truffles in every flavor you can imagine...heaven. Truly, this chocolate cake was incredible.  My step son shared it with me and neither of us could get enough of it.  He seriously enjoys chocolate and is not vegan, so the fact that he loved it says a lot! I featured Teany in my last NY post, but dessert only.  This visit, I had my favorite sandwich, Chicken Salad with lettuce and tomato. And since they serve Vegan Treats, my dad and I could not resist the Raspberry Vanilla Cheesecake.  This cheesecake blew my mind.  I would dare anyone to pair this against a traditional cheesecake...it would win hands down. And what trip to NY would be complete without visiting Candle 79, a world renowned vegan restaurant. Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. Fried Dumplings with Seitan, Shitake Mushrooms, Baby Bok Choy and Sesame Ginger Soy Sauce. Vegetable Nori Rolls with Avocado Wasabi, Chipotle Aioli and Tamari Ginger Sauce. And Angel's Nachos - Corn Chips, Cheddar and Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Refried Pinto Beans, Chili grilled Seitan, Guacamole, Salsa and Sour Cream.  I simply cannot resist Vegan Nachos.  It doesn't matter what else is on the menu...I just have to have them.  These were some of the best I've tasted. And if you're ever strolling through Central Park... And you spot the Good to Go Organics cart, you'll be happy to know that they sell several vegetarian hot dogs. The Smart Dog is vegan, however, the Smart Sausages contain eggs.  I believe they used to be vegan, but unfortunately they started adding eggs to some of their products. I was thrilled to be able to enjoy a hot dog from a street vendor for the first time.  I like mine with ketchup, mustard and raw onions. I hope you've enjoyed my New York food adventures.  I adore this city and everything that it offers.  There are endless vegan/vegetarian options here. I hope you'll take my suggestions and let me know about your own experiences.  Happy exploring! […]
    • Attachment Parenting Advocate Chloé Jo Davis Goes Head-To-Head With Katie CouricAttachment Parenting Advocate Chloé Jo Davis Goes Head-To-Head With Katie CouricChloé Jo Davis, founder of GirlieGirl Army - and our fearless leader - was interviewed by Katie Couric in June 28th's episode of Katie entitled "Overparenting," however what she shared was far from "Over."  Chloé & her husband interactive creative director Jeremy Davis were featured, alongside adorable clips of their beautiful vegan, breastfed, attachment parented, co-slept kids Panther Britain and Freedom Midnight. Although Couric was exploring the effects of parenting "too much", Chloé exemplified attachment parenting as the most natural, basic instinct of any parent wanting to give their children love, attention, and bonding.  Chloé explains that children desperately need this closeness, and that we are lacking in a society of "cry it out" parents who view their newborn and children's natural requirements as an inconvenience. Don't know what attachment parenting is? She'll explain. If you missed it - you can watch a clip of it below; Attachment Parenting Advocate Chloé Jo Davis Goes Head-To-Head With Katie […]