Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Shopping in Hell...

...Hell's Kitchen, that is. There are a surprising number of great places to grocery shop for vegan specialty items in Hell's Kitchen, NYC!  There's a ton of vegan friendly restaurants, but what if you want something to cook at home or just a snack on the go?  

First of all, let me say my favorite vegan supply place is the FRUIT STAND on 43rd and 9th Avenue, because fresh fruits and vegetables are the way go vegan!  It's the most delicious, healthy, and easy thing to eat.  I'm eating a banana from Fruit Stand 43 as I write this.  The people that work there are the nicest and hardest working people you'll ever meet.  They tough it out all year round in the wind, the rain, the snow, the freezing, and the heat, all to bring fresh healthy food to the neighborhood.

Cashewgurt and Cocoyo on the lentil-embedded tables at Green Symphony

As far as vegan snacks go, there is a deli called Green Symphony on 43rd between 8th and 9th (North side of the street).  That's where I discovered Cashewgurt!  They also have other interesting things like Cocoyo and nice vegan pastries (I like the vegan pecan pie squares).

In terms of grocery stores, there's a Food Emporium on 42nd and 10th which does have some vegan specialty items, but if you really want to hit the jackpot, head West to Sunac on 42nd and 11th!  They carry Daiya cheese products, and all kind of hippie vegan foods.  If you're a little further uptown, Westerly Market on 8th and 54th is your home base!  Sunac is a little yuppier, Westerly is a little hippier, and both demographics love plant based products!

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