I love it when I can go to a place and order a hamburger. It might taste nothing like a hamburger ( I mean it’s been a while ) but it satisfies the craving of the idea of a burger, plus digesting it feels equally good. This little gem of goodness, health and deliciousness was had at a favorite raw spot: Quintessence.When in New York you should definitely check it out!
Caracas Arepa Bar in Brooklyn.
This was my first time eating arepas, a classic Venezuelan corn pocket which is naturally gluten-free. They were crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. I hadn’t eaten something cooked that was new and exciting in a long time… and these were soo delicious. Mine was filled with sweet plantain, black beans and red peppers.
Right out of a vegan pastry musical; a cute girl behind the counter with cupcakes about to break out in song “Baby cakes Baby cakes oh baby cakes baby baby cakes” in the style of that classic Lollipop song by the Chordettes (watch here to see what I’m on about). By the way, cupcakes seem to be everywhere these days. They inspire something in everyone. I mean I like them, but Claire and I where just wondering why they have become the new Che Guevara?! Any ideas ?
Coffee at Bluebottle. Coffee is a sacred plant, but like many sacred plants it has been exploited and abused, that’s why we choose coffee, like all our food, carefully. Which is why we went to this place. Check out the Blue Bottle Cafe site…
“We are roasting coffee on a vintage Probat roaster, and serving coffee on a variety of interesting devices: slow cold drippers, brand new La Marzocco espresso machines, painstakingly restored 1958 Faema Urania lever espresso machines, and perhaps the longest and most theatrical drip bar on the eastern seaboard. All hot coffee – espresso and pourover – is ground and prepared to order (a la minute, as we are fond of saying), and all iced coffee is brewed cold.”