|buckwheat waffle with arugula, avocado, tomatoes, & basil oil|
You know what makes me really happy? (Besides my Vitamix, I mean.)
RESTAURANTS THAT ARE SECRETLY VEGAN (friendly)! Did I just shout that? Oops.
Thing is, living in NYC, I'm often asked for vegan restaurant recommendations, which I'm more than happy to share. (And by "more than happy," I mean "elated.") Sometimes, however, I'm even more excited to suggest places that are secretly vegan.
While I wholeheartedly support entirely veg restaurants (I'm looking at you, Sun in Bloom!), I also think it's important to frequent restaurants that are vegan-friendly. Not only does doing so raise awareness about veganism, but it also encourages restaurant owners to offer their customers even more veg items (we can vote with our dollars, as they say). Another upside is that non-vegans/vegetarians will be exposed to (and possibly consider) meat-free options, simply because their "regular" places offer them.
On that note, I'd like to share one of my favorite secretly vegan places with you: Waffle & Wolf. This little gem is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (AKA the place people visit in order to become hipsters). And it specializes in - you guessed it - waffles!
But probably not the kind you're thinking of...