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Last weekend I headed to NYC for a weekend of vegan nosh, ballet, yoga, and more with my friend Jenn who owns a lovely yoga studio in Montreal. During our whirlwind 48 hours, we stumbled upon a few new finds and hit staples, too. In case you have a jaunt to NYC on the radar, […]

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Last weekend I headed to NYC for a weekend of vegan nosh, ballet, yoga, and more with my friend Jenn who owns a lovely yoga studio in Montreal. During our whirlwind 48 hours, we stumbled upon a few new finds and hit staples, too.

In case you have a jaunt to NYC on the radar, I wanted to share these resources. I’ve also included three additional posts below highlighting previous NYC adventures.

Our first stop was Vegan Love, a tiny spot on East 10th that had lots of delights such as raw pizza, green juice, muffins, avocado toast, and more.

Next we headed to our AirBnB to drop our bags and then stopped into a corner cafe called 5C Cafe. Their menu had five vegan options so we noshed on mac and cheese and tacos.

On to Rockefeller Center to see the tree and pick up some goodies for her family. Oh, and stop at Eat By Chloe for a vegan cupcake. With full and happy bellies, we set out to see To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. SO good! We crawled home exhausted after a full day.

Saturday started at The Butcher’s Daughter followed by lots of wandering through Nolita, NoHo, and the West Village en route to our early afternoon ballet class at Joffrey Ballet School. Before ballet, we hit Moo Shoes and stumbled upon Sweets by Chloe for another cupcake and matcha lattes. To fuel our ballet, naturally. The class was amazing and Jenn did her first sous-sus (as shown above).

Post-ballet required vegan pizza at Double Zero followed by turmeric lattes and cake at Plant Made. Then we headed to Village East Cinema to see Can you Ever Forgive Me? Again, we stumbled home pooped. But not like the stumbling we saw with all the Santas who had been doing an all-day bar crawl. That was a sight. They had all started out so jolly and fresh as we headed to brunch that morning.

Sunday morning my feet ached as I slid out of bed. I stood in the shower for 20 minutes trying to warm up and relax my poor muscles. We packed up and hauled our bags to The Organic Grill for brunch. So very yummy and our waiter was a dear! Oh, and I ran into Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary there. Heart that man and his amazing work!

Our final stop was Jivamukti for a one-hour, 35-minute yoga class. But who’s counting, right? My body hadn’t moved that way in a long time and I felt like a puddle of body parts.

Jenn headed for the airport and I sat in their cafe sipping rose tea, noshing on my go-to Yogi’s Choice menu option—brown rice, spicy tempeh, steamed kale—and trying to recover from all the movement. Hello, anti-inflammatory.

Then I headed toward a Maison Kayser near the train station to have tea with someone I met back in 2004 at George Washington University Women’s Studies graduate program and we’re now both therapists (and aspiring ballerinas).

The journey culminated with a luxurious train ride home in the quiet car and a pick up by Tim and the pups. So grateful for this getaway, friendship, and all the tasty treats that we put into our bellies. Bisous. x

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