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Nothing like a killer workout and then a #kalesalad. 💪🍃#butchersdaughter #vegan #nolita  #nyc #eatyourgreens  (at The Butcher’s Daughter)
Jul 23, 2014

Nothing like a killer workout and then a #kalesalad. 💪🍃#butchersdaughter #vegan #nolita #nyc #eatyourgreens (at The Butcher’s Daughter)

Jul 19, 2014

BEYOND SUSHI - NEW YORK CITY

If you know me, then you know I am obsessed with Beyond Sushi.  When I met Chef Guy at the Vegan Shop-Up (future post about this fantastic event later) I told him how my life is ruined since when it comes to sushi it’s Beyond Sushi, or nothing.  Unfortunately this is true, ever since I discovered the shop last year I haven’t been tempted by any other sushi. Lucky for me they have two convenient locations in Manhattan - one on East 14th Street, a short walk from Union Square, and in Chelsea Marketplace (technically called The Green Roll by Beyond Sushi).

With so many great options on the menu it’s nearly impossible to choose what to get, but somehow I manage.  The Combo 2 is my go-to since it comes with two rolls and two pieces which I mix up every time.  

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The Sweet Tree has won my heart with its smooth filling of avocado and sweet potato, topped off with alfalfa sprouts and a toasted cayenne sauce.  Another favorite is the Spicy Mang.  This one is filled with avocado, mango, English cucumber, then topped with spicy veggies and that lovely toasted cayenne sauce.  Rounding out the three way tie for the best roll is the Green Machine.  This powerhouse is filled with English cucumber and asparagus, then topped with basil marinated veggies and a jalapeño wasabi.  The roll wildcard is always the Roll of the Month, which features seasonal ingredients for a fun pick-me-up year round.

The second half of the Combo 2 are the individual pieces.  Your choice of six toppings on a bed of sushi rice, all wrapped up in nori.  The seaweed and mango are the perfect pair every time.  These also feature a monthly selection. 

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As if those weren’t enough to choose from. Beyond Sushi also offers a selection of soups, salads, wraps, and homemade desserts - can someone pass me a black sesame avocado coconut cookie or black bean sweet potato brownie?  While you’re at it I’ll also take a cucumber mint lemonade, thanks!

The only way to do Beyond Sushi justice is to give it a try, and I assure you that you don’t have to be vegan to appreciate their unique and beyond good sushi.

Note: Both locations are fairly small with limited seating, maybe 12 seats tops.  If you are in a rush or with a larger group, I recommend calling ahead for pick-up or delivery if you are fortunate enough to live within the zone.  Beyond Sushi also do catering with some amazing displays, the ultimate food art if you will and the catering goes far beyond just sushi

Address:  Chelsea - 75 9th Avenue New York NY (Between 15th & 16th St.)

E 14th Street - 229 E 14th Street New York NY (Between 2nd & 3rd Ave)

Hours: Monday thru Wednesday 11:30am-9:30pm, Thursday thru Saturday 11:30am-10:30pm, Sundays 11:30am-9:30pm

Phone: Chelsea - 212.9292889

E 14th Street - 646.861.2889

Website: beyondsushinyc.com

Jul 19, 2014

Mea culpa.

They say that New York is the city that never sleeps, and now I truly understand why.  With a million and one things to do at any given moment sleep is something that hardly crosses your mind.

On that note, since moving to NYC I have been crazy busy trying to keep up with the hustle and bustle of the city while taking advantage of every moment I am here.  My fault for not sharing the details of all my vegan finds in the city, but there’s no better time than the present to share all of the deliciousness I have been enjoying these past few months.

Stay tuned for updates on NYC and soon-to-be California as I’m off to the West Coast for vacation next week, and know I’m going to have some awesome finds in the Golden State!

Thanks @juicepress! #willrunforjuice #watermelon #watermelonjuice #sandia #hydration (at Juice Press 2)
Jul 19, 2014

Thanks @juicepress! #willrunforjuice #watermelon #watermelonjuice #sandia #hydration (at Juice Press 2)

Everyone loves #cake 🎂 #bakery #jennifersway #eastvillage #nyc #vegan #glutenfree #dessert (at Jennifer’s Way Bakery)
Jul 19, 2014 / 1 note

Everyone loves #cake 🎂 #bakery #jennifersway #eastvillage #nyc #vegan #glutenfree #dessert (at Jennifer’s Way Bakery)

One of those times you just have to order something because of it’s name #WTF #whatthefreekeh. #saymyname #vegan #vegsofig #salad #eatyourgreens #whatsforlunch #destinationvegn #diginn #greenwichvillage #nyc  (at Dig Inn)
Jul 18, 2014

One of those times you just have to order something because of it’s name #WTF #whatthefreekeh. #saymyname #vegan #vegsofig #salad #eatyourgreens #whatsforlunch #destinationvegn #diginn #greenwichvillage #nyc (at Dig Inn)

The #perfectpicnic in the #park. #summerfridays #batterypark #nyc #outdoors #picnic #vegan #vegsofig #whatveganseat (at Battery Gardens)
Jul 11, 2014 / 1 note

The #perfectpicnic in the #park. #summerfridays #batterypark #nyc #outdoors #picnic #vegan #vegsofig #whatveganseat (at Battery Gardens)

#carrotcake #cupcake from #georgetowncupcake! @georgetowncupcake #vegan #vegsofig #whatveganseat #dessert #sweettreats #nomnomnom #destinationvegn #soho #nyc (at Georgetown Cupcake NYC)
Jul 10, 2014

#carrotcake #cupcake from #georgetowncupcake! @georgetowncupcake #vegan #vegsofig #whatveganseat #dessert #sweettreats #nomnomnom #destinationvegn #soho #nyc (at Georgetown Cupcake NYC)

#Arugula and #pear #salad at my favorite #Italian spot #AcqualAl2! #destinationvegn #washingtondc #dc #easternmarket  (at Acqua al 2)
Jul 6, 2014

#Arugula and #pear #salad at my favorite #Italian spot #AcqualAl2! #destinationvegn #washingtondc #dc #easternmarket (at Acqua al 2)

The #sweetlife in #redwhiteandblue. @sweetgreen #blackberry and #strawberry #fruitsalad topped with #coconut #granola and a hint of #agave. #strawberry #lemonade #vegan #vegsofig #whatveganseat #sweetgreen  (at Sweetgreen Foggy Bottom)
Jul 4, 2014 / 1 note

The #sweetlife in #redwhiteandblue. @sweetgreen #blackberry and #strawberry #fruitsalad topped with #coconut #granola and a hint of #agave. #strawberry #lemonade #vegan #vegsofig #whatveganseat #sweetgreen (at Sweetgreen Foggy Bottom)

I’ve never actually had #tunasalad before but I doubt it’s this good!! #chickpeasalad #vegan #vegsofig #whatveganseat #whatsfordinner #nomnomnom #destinationvegn
Jul 1, 2014

I’ve never actually had #tunasalad before but I doubt it’s this good!! #chickpeasalad #vegan #vegsofig #whatveganseat #whatsfordinner #nomnomnom #destinationvegn

Sometimes a salad just isn’t going to cut it, but a jumbo #burrito with all the fixings will (yes, including cheese and sour cream)! 😋#vegan #vegsofig #whatveganseat #whatsfordinner #destinationvegn #bennysburrito #greenwichvillage #nyc  (at Benny’s Burritos)
Jun 29, 2014

Sometimes a salad just isn’t going to cut it, but a jumbo #burrito with all the fixings will (yes, including cheese and sour cream)! 😋#vegan #vegsofig #whatveganseat #whatsfordinner #destinationvegn #bennysburrito #greenwichvillage #nyc (at Benny’s Burritos)

Met my two #veganidols @terryhope @isachandra then I got a #hotdog. #yeahdog @yeahdawgnyc #vegan #vegsofig #veganroyalty #terryandisa #destinationvegn #nyc #mooshoes #LES  (at Mooshoes)
Jun 25, 2014 / 1 note

Met my two #veganidols @terryhope @isachandra then I got a #hotdog. #yeahdog @yeahdawgnyc #vegan #vegsofig #veganroyalty #terryandisa #destinationvegn #nyc #mooshoes #LES (at Mooshoes)

Because two is better than one. #greenjuice #getyourgreenson #supadupagreens #kale #spinach #pineapple #apple #mint #celery #cucumber #parsley #lemon #juicegeneration #drinkyourgreens #destinationvegn #nyc #westvillage (at Juice Generation- West 4th)
Jun 25, 2014

Because two is better than one. #greenjuice #getyourgreenson #supadupagreens #kale #spinach #pineapple #apple #mint #celery #cucumber #parsley #lemon #juicegeneration #drinkyourgreens #destinationvegn #nyc #westvillage (at Juice Generation- West 4th)

Tried something new for dinner tonight #mangounchained #smoothie #mango #spinach #avocado #almondmilk #chiaseeds #seasalt #agave #vegan #whatsfordinner #drinkyourgreens #destinationvegn #flatiron #citychowcafe (at City Chow Cafe)
Jun 24, 2014

Tried something new for dinner tonight #mangounchained #smoothie #mango #spinach #avocado #almondmilk #chiaseeds #seasalt #agave #vegan #whatsfordinner #drinkyourgreens #destinationvegn #flatiron #citychowcafe (at City Chow Cafe)