New York City: Part 2

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on November 29, 2011

Central Park is just as gorgeous as I hoped it would be…and much, much larger!

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(umm hello, cute kissing romantic couple!)

The park was packed with people out walking, running, skating, biking, and rollerblading all enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures. I think it reached about 18C (64F) on Saturday! We both had to rip off our jackets because we were sweating to death! We were so thankful for the weather because it could’ve easily been snowy and cold at this time of the year.

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After exploring for a couple hours, we soon found ourselves ready to fill our bellies for a very late lunch. We headed to Cafe Blossom which is a popular vegan restaurant in the Upper West Side of Manhattan not far from Central Park. Cafe Blossom also has vegan “sister” restaurants, Blossom, as well as V-Note, Blossom Du Jour, and Cocoa-V all located in the city. Umm, WOW!

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The cafe has a clean and inviting atmosphere with cozy wood and modern stone accents.

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Because of the way the cafe is set up, it feels very intimate and you don’t feel crammed in next to other tables.

For a “cafe”, I was extremely impressed with the atmosphere. They really did it up with class!

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Going out to eat is such a treat and I appreciate every minute of not having to prepare the food myself! This trip is a nice break from my kitchen. I feel so spoiled when I get to order anything off a menu.

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I had a the Field of Greens juice with spinach, cucumber, apple, lemon, and ginger. Ah, it felt so good to have greens after the flight.

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For lunch, I ordered the COLLOSSAL Quinoa Salad layered with black beans, quinoa, julienne peppers, watercress, toasted pumpkin seeds, mango guacamole, and poblano dressing.

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OH MY LORD. Have mercy. I am embarrassed to say how quickly I inhaled this!

These pictures really don’t do this salad justice either. It was absolutely amazing and perfect in every way. I am definitely going to try to recreate this salad at home…come to mama!

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Eric ordered the Veggie Grain Burger made with lentil-quinoa burger, hummus, lettuce, tomato, pickles on multi-grain and fries. He loved the meal and was nice enough to share a bite with me. It was really good. The only thing I would change is the texture. It was very soft, almost like mashed potatoes.

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I’m always asked what kind of diet Eric eats and that’s a bit hard for me to answer because he doesn’t like to label himself. He eats a mostly vegetarian and vegan diet now, with the occasional meat & dairy products as desired. He’s really embraced a plant-based diet and loves trying all kinds of new foods these days.

It’s really crazy to think of the foods he used to eat when I first met him. He was a fast food, Coke, and meat & potatoes kinda guy and the only vegetables he ate were staples like peas, corn, potatoes, and tomatoes. I’m happy to see him so content with the balance he has in his diet now. If he wants pizza or chicken, he usually eats it, but he also enjoys a lot of vegan and vegetarian dishes too. I think everyone needs to find the balance that works for them personally.

Since our lunch was so late and our dinner reservation was early, we hesitantly skipped the dessert menu and headed back out to explore and take advantage of the nice weather. I am so sad I was only able to eat at this cafe once during our stay…I would love to sample everything off the menu! They nailed casual, yet gourmet, vegan cuisine.

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It was really busy around the city on Saturday, not surprisingly! Bustling with shoppers galore.

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All the shops on 5th Ave are decorated so pretty for the holidays! It really got us into the holiday spirit even though it could have been a summer day. ;)

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Cool night display:

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…and we soon found ourselves like this…unable to move.

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…the only thing that motivated us to move again was the promise of more food, alcohol, and chocolate molten cake ;)

Stay tuned for more food, Rockettes, a celebrity sighting, NYC vegan goodies, naked cowboys, and more…

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 29, 2011 at 12:46 pm

That salad looks amazing! I would’ve demolished it too.

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Kerry November 29, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Love that you got to visit us in NY!

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Amber K November 29, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I love it when there is a restaurant where I can actually eat something! It doesn’t happen often with my many food intolerances, but when they get it right…ahh it’s amazing. Can’t wait to hear more about your trip!

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Kit-Kat November 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Wow.
The burger looks amazing! NOM NOM! And I would probably crisp it up a bit, too, like you would. I don’t like super soft burgers. I like my edges a bit crispy.
I guess I would be hesitant to try the sallad, because I would hate to know what the nutritional contant is in the dressing…. but hey, it is a once in a blue-moon occasion, right? :-)

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Lindsay November 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Nice to hear about Blossom Cafe- we went to Blossom and I really didn’t care that much for it but have been curious about Blossom Cafe. I’ll add it to the list of possibilities!

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Lauren Helen November 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

As soon as you mentioned mango guac… I MUST try this! If only I could find good mangos this time of year! It’s always hit or miss (usually, unfortunately, miss).

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Cat @Breakfast to Bed November 29, 2011 at 12:58 pm

There are so many killer vegan places here. My favorite ones aren’t even in Manhattan, LOL! They’re in Brooklyn!! With the weather, I am really surprised people weren’t tanning on the beach!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I heard about some of the veg restaurants in Brooklyn too…wish I could have made it there. :) Which ones are your favs?

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Morgan @ Life After Bagels November 29, 2011 at 12:59 pm

this just reminded me of my dream to visit NYC around Christmas time … I only ever go in the summer!

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Yolie @ Practising Wellness November 29, 2011 at 1:02 pm

What a wonderful post – so glad you’re having so much fun! I love seeing your photos – my boyfriend and I went to New York this summer and it brings back so many fun and happy memories! So cool that Eric has found his healthy living balance, and you too – very inspiring and positive! Mmmm….that salad and juice look DIVINE! :-D Enjoy NYC! xyx

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Tanya @ Vegan Faith November 29, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I have been wanting to visit NY for so long now. Your photos are beautiful!

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Sarah November 29, 2011 at 1:03 pm

So I have a question. I don’t know if this was asked already, but why did you choose to travel to the US on one of the busiest US traveling weekends of the year? Thanksgiving travel is literally insane!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm

We left on Saturday and it actually was pretty dead at the airport. Also, this was one of the only weeks that worked for Eric to take vacation.

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Carolyn @ HealthKitten.com November 29, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I just ate lunch and I want to inhale that salad! Mango guacamole…oh my!

You know when you’re with the right man when he’s as adventurous and supportive with food! ;) Since going vegetarian (mostly), I’m blown away with how fully Tim jumped into the new eating lifestyle. He used to be a Diet Pepsi-drinkin, double cheeseburger-eatin, and cigarette-smokin dude. Now he eats quinoa for breakfast, loved the vegan chickpea cutlets I made for Thanksgiving dinner and is going to a personal trainer twice a week (and did a 5k walk with me!). Makes me happy every single day that I married that man! :)

Can’t wait to see more of your vacation! :)

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Christine @ The Brighter Side of Life November 29, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Cafe Blossom looks amazing – and mango guacamole?! Ahhhh, heaven!!! Will have to put the cafe on my list of places to go when I get to NYC at some point. And I love that it wasn’t wall-to-wall people… nice to have a relaxing lunch before heading back out into the fun-but-hectic bustle.

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Anna @ The Guiltless Life November 29, 2011 at 1:10 pm

This just must be the best time of year to be in NYC! I love the look of that salad – I really hope you do recreate it! Yummy!

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Traci November 29, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I just had lunch but the salad looks phenomenal! Yummy :)

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Rachel November 29, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I live RIGHT by Cafe Blossom and have not seen that salad. Must. Try. They have a good brunch as well. I always find vegan brunch to be such a treat! If you’re back in the neighborhood you should check out Peacefoods on Amsterdam at 82nd. YUM.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Lucky girl! ;) Thanks for the suggestion.

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 29, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Ah! You saw the Naked Cowboy! I’m almost more envious of that than the delicious food. :)

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Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe November 29, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Yayyyy Naked Cowboy! I love NYC – I’ve only been twice, once was last December, and the other time in college for the weekend. I wish we could go back this December, but our schedule is packed. That salad sounds amazing. My husband eats like your guy used to, though he’s coming around. We had spaghetti squash lasagna last night, and he ate the whole plate and went back for seconds!

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Katie November 29, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Sounds like you had a wonderful time visiting! I’ve always wanted to go to New York just to hop around and try all the amazing cafes and restaurants.

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Beth - Tasty Yummies November 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Looks like you had an amazing trip! NYC at the holidays is sooo magical! I am so happy for you that you got to experience it.

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Melody (Redhead in the Kitchen) November 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Yum! I can’t wait to see what you come up with inspired by this salad- so I can eat it!

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Jemma @ Celeryand Cupcakes November 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm

I was just in NYC and loved every minute of it.

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Caitie @ The Caitie Experiment November 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I’m SO HAPPY you got to see the Naked Cowboy — so many of my friends thought I was making it up when I was younger (I grew up north of Boston), but they’ve almost all been to “The Big City” at some point now and learned that he is definitely no myth! Your photos of Central Park are gorgeous — I can just picture Blair Waldolf roaming across them in a cute little capelet! I hope you made it to the Upper East Side to do a little Gossip Girl set-stalking. ;)

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Katie November 29, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Haha…I am so addicted to gossip girl!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 30, 2011 at 10:51 am

I must say I kept looking for the gossip girl characters to walk by…heh

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Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner November 29, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Ah, now you’ve left us hanging.. :)
That salad and cafe both look really good!!

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Liz November 29, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I can’t wait to see you re-create that salad with a recipe on your blog! I have been eating the lightened up protein goddess bowl all week and it is so delicious! Your blog is the only one in which I have enjoyed every recipe I have tried! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Thanks Liz :) I hope I can recreate it too!

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Jamie @ Don't Forget The Cinnamon November 29, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I visit NYC fairly frequently and have heard wonderful things about Blossom but have yet to try it! My travel companions are always too wary of a vegan restaurant haha!

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[email protected] KatieDid November 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm

After my 10 days of travel, which I just returned from I was actually itching to get back to my normal routine and being in the kitchen. I ran out to the grocery store before I even unpacked my bags! Eating out is fun when its a once in a while thing for me.

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 29, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Haha the last picture made me laugh so hard! Hahah that salad looks amazing :)

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Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy November 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm

5th avenue is always fun! I would love to see it all decorated for christmas! Cafe Blossom sounds amazing, and the food looked delicious!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 29, 2011 at 1:32 pm

WOW! Everything looks so amazing! That quinoa salad – yes you better believe you’ll be recreating that one because I want to experience it too! I love the way the shops in the US go all-out on Christmas decorations. It makes shopping feel so festive. And a celebrity sighting.. hmm now you’ve got me curious!

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Laura @ She Eats Well November 29, 2011 at 1:38 pm

That quinoa salad looks so yummy! I want to try to re-create it as well. It always tastes better when someone else makes it though. I love how versatile quinoa is!

As for NYC and Central Park, you are there during the very best time! And Central Park is so romantic…!

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Jesse (OutToLunchCreations) November 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I can’t wait to try your version of that salad, it looks delicious! I’m making your Aloo Matar tonight, I’m so excited!

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raechel @the rebel grrl kitchen November 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm

we went to blossom when we visited new york too (http://rebelgrrlkitchen.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/vegan-eats-in-nyc/), and i ordered that exact same salad! soooo delicious!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 30, 2011 at 10:49 am

nice!! Isnt it heavenly?

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Shanna November 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Next time try the soy bacon cheeseburger or southern seitan sandwich. Sinful! :) enjoy NYC!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Mmm those did sound good too!

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Cait's Plate November 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm

That quinoa salad looks AWESOME! I would’ve taken it down in 3 bites max so don’t be embarrassed :)

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Rachel November 29, 2011 at 1:45 pm

It looks like y’all are having such a fun time! And that salad looks absolutely to die for. Now I’m hungry…

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[email protected] November 29, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Aren’t greens fab after traveling? So jealous of your trip. I need to get to NYC at Christmastime! Or at all…

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Felicia (Natural + Balanced) November 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm

NYC is definitely a foodies dream! Enjoy!!

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amanda November 29, 2011 at 2:27 pm

that salad looks incredible! i cannot wait for your version of it! also, i might be late to the party on this, but i love your haircut!

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Sara Grambusch November 29, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I don’t know how you always find these amazing restaurants. You should just travel the world finding all the tiny, amazing vegan restaurants. This could be a TV show.

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hannah alehandra November 29, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Oh my god the naked cowboy haha!!! wow the quinoa salad looks amazing, I look forward to you trying to re-create it. Glad you’re having a great time, loving these NYC posts! Kiss from England.xo http://hannahalehandra.blogspot.com/

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Anna @ On Anna's Plate November 29, 2011 at 2:32 pm

That pile of guacamole– WOWZA!!! I might have just licked my screen :-)

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Shady November 29, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I’m much like Eric in my eating patterns. I do eat primarily a vegan diet but have a family and social circle that doesn’t understand the idea of no cheese, no eggs, no butter etc. So I often find myself indulging in vegetarian dishes when I’m with other people. However, I understand veganism to be an entire lifestyle that encapsulates not just eating decisions but also decisions regarding self-care products and the avoidance of animal products in other parts of my life. And for years, I’ve I ascribed to that whole-heartedly. If people ask, for simplicities sake, I tell them I’m vegan. If they’re willing to talk about it, I’ll go into more details.

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Emily November 29, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I love reading your experience of NYC, it’s one of my favorite places in the world!
I hope you had the privilege of consuming the fare at Candle 79. Thanks for the restaurant suggestions for my next visit to New York.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 30, 2011 at 10:49 am

Candle 79 was the first place we went to for dinner….omgggggg it was easily my FAV of thr trip!!

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Wendy Irene November 29, 2011 at 3:02 pm

My husband’s diet sounds just like yours! No label required. Have a great time in NYC!!

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Kaila @healthyhelperblog! November 29, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Aaaaaah I love NYC! I have never heard of Blossom though!! I am going to have to try it out next time I’m in the city!!

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Lissy November 29, 2011 at 3:33 pm

you really lucked out with the weather. I mean, this time last month there was a freakin’ snow storm :P I love reading about what people doing on their vacations to NYC. gives me ideas for things I haven’t done and it’s fun reading about stuff I have :P

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 30, 2011 at 10:53 am

I know right? I cant believe the weather….

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Rhona November 29, 2011 at 3:38 pm

you are too cute. NYC is amazing and I wish I were vegan when I went in 2007 just to eat at cool vegan restaurants. I guess I will have to go back. Can’t wait for your next post.

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Katy November 29, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Lucky you! I want to visit the big apple so bad. It’s the only other place I may want to live in, other than Vancouver… even though the two cities seem to be complete opposites.

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 29, 2011 at 4:24 pm

I am intrigues and can’t wait
“a celebrity sighting, NYC vegan goodies, naked cowboys, and more…”

YES please! I love a good naked urban cowboy sighting. I live in the part of San Diego where scantily clad cowboys happen a lot. lol

Glad you guys are having a wonderful time!

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Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous November 29, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Please recreate that quinoa salad, it looks so good! I love quinoa since it’s the only grain that is a complete protein….great for vegetarians!!!

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Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn November 29, 2011 at 4:51 pm

New York City is literally just made of magical fairy dust.

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SC November 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm

i love blossom!! I just found your blog btw and love it! also, if you ever want recommendations, i can give you lots of great vegan recommendations. The east village is a mecca. My personal favorite is red bamboo. I went to lunch at cafe blossom and wasn’t that impressed but then went to cafe du jour a different time and it was AWESOME! other faves of mine include the loving hut, angelica’s kitchen, cafe viva (vegan pizza), these random places in harlem (very odd, but they seem to have alot of alot of “soul food” type places). also vegan cupcakes are not too hard to find (babycakes, molly’s cupcakes and sogo for ice cream)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 30, 2011 at 10:48 am

thanks for the suggestions!

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Melissa @ Hot Chokolate Girl November 29, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Yum! The quinoa salad looks delicious. I look forward to seeing your recreation of it :)

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Shannon November 29, 2011 at 7:24 pm

that photo of the christmas lights up close is incredible. it should go into your “may submit to fun contests” folder. so unique and perfect coloring

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Jes Suazo November 29, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Such beautiful pictures! I want to go to New York even more now. It’s always been a dream.

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radioactivegan November 29, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Woah. What is that guy wearing behind his guitar? :O

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[email protected] November 29, 2011 at 10:09 pm

So glad you and Eric got to get away for a much deserved vacation! I live in NYC now and it’s an awesome city. Love reading about what you’re getting up to while you’re here!

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RachelSD November 29, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Looks like an awesome trip! New York in the Fall is perfection.

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Sara November 29, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Im so glad you had that salad! It’s literally my favorite salad of all time. And adding the tempeh bacon really makes it RIDICULOUS. I’m lucky I live so close but my wallet isn’t so lucky. I need to recreate that mango guac!

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Luv What You Do November 29, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I really hope that you are going to try to recreate that salad when you get home. It looks amazing and definitely like something one could make in their home…although mine never turns out as pretty : )

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Kait November 30, 2011 at 12:15 am

I’m super jealous that you saw the naked cowboy! I’m in NYC fairly often and have yet to see him…lucky girl! ;) Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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Carley November 30, 2011 at 12:22 am

Christmas time in NYC and Vegan restaurant!!! Experience of a lifetime!

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esmemerrie November 30, 2011 at 12:38 am

AH! I love seeing foods in restaurants that look like what I make at home and not like typical restaurant food! :D

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Char @ www.charskitchen.ca November 30, 2011 at 12:58 am

bahahaha naked cowboys! :P

The quinoa salad (especially with the mango guacamole!!) and the veggie burger both look amazing!! NY is definitely on my bucket list.
Dallas is a lot like Eric- he eats and likes everything I make at home, but will sometimes order chicken when we’re out. The only non-vegan food he keeps in the fridge is milk and yogurt. It’s so nice to share delight in new foods with someone :)

Glad you two enjoyed your trip!!

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Hayley @ Oat Couture November 30, 2011 at 6:52 am

Oh I love this post! New York is one of my favourite places ever! The food looks delicious and I’m just about to recreate that juice! Yum! :)

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greenthyme November 30, 2011 at 7:16 am

Beautiful photos and that food looks amazing! Looks like you had a great time!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers November 30, 2011 at 7:18 am

I love today’s pictures! I want to go to NY! The salad you had sounds so good! Totally jealous of you! Have fun!!

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LizAshlee November 30, 2011 at 8:21 am

How fun!!! The food at Cafe Blossom looks awesome-I would have inhaled it too!:)

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Jenny November 30, 2011 at 9:09 am

Love the look of the quinoa salad!

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Sarah S. November 30, 2011 at 9:28 am

What an amazing trip! My husband is also *not* vegan, but he sure does love to gobble up the vegan yums I make! And he’s incredibly supportive of my choice. Especially as a person who has ever dealt with an E.D., you learn not to tell people what they must eat.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 30, 2011 at 10:55 am

I can relate to that a lot…I’m a firm believer that we all have to eat what makes us happy.

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VeggieGirl November 30, 2011 at 10:23 am

Living through your photos here :)

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Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove November 30, 2011 at 11:24 am

I live in NY so it’s a lot of fun seeing seeing a different view point! I’m so glad you enjoyed your trip!!

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laura November 30, 2011 at 12:12 pm

NYC! so lucky, its on my travel list :)

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Melissa Caicedo November 30, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I also did no like the texture of that burger when I had it at Bloosom….I really recomend you go to Candle 79 (It is just a few blocks east of the Metropolitan museum)…You should have the chocolate peanut butter dessert there(it is amazing!!) Enjoy NYC; it is like heaven for a vegan!

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Lisa November 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm

that salad looks sooooooo freaking good!! yum!! I am loving the NYC updates…have always wanted to go and really enjoy seeing all of the sights, albeit vicariously. ;0

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[email protected] November 30, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Noooo~don’t turn this way, man in the cowboy hat! Hahaa the guy in front of him is looking at a certain direction and it just looks funnny :P
What a fun time Angela!! ahhhhh it kind of reminds me of San Francisco? And I agree that green juice after a flight WOULD be the best. :)

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Britne @ Shabbott's Habits November 30, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Oh fantastic! I love Blossom. I’m not even vegan and I adore the food :)

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Lisa Broadley November 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm

I’m getting so jealous!! My husband are thinking of dorng a trip to NYC in the spring for our anniversary so I’ll have to make a list of what to see based on your posts! I started reading your blog in order to get meal ideas (since I’m lactose intolerant) and I have to say that both my husband and I have eating a more plant based diet. For the past few weeks, I’ve only have fish/meat once a day. Thanks for sharing the info about Eric…it sounds like the same idea my husband.

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Lisa Broadley November 30, 2011 at 2:55 pm

BTW it’s also nice to see the pretty pics today when it’s snowing outside!!!

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Kaleigh November 30, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I came across your blog about a year ago and have absolutely loved reading your posts! I’m not a vegan, however I’ve had great fun using your recipes (and fab pictures!) to whip new things up at home! Also, my dad is gluten-free so I love coming across new gluten free recipes to try out. Your trip to New York looked like great fun and that salad looked out of this world :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 30, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Thank you!

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[email protected] November 30, 2011 at 4:48 pm

That salad does look delish. Can’t wait to see your rendition! Love NYC. Isn’t it fabulous?

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Ashley November 30, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Glad you’re having a good time! Can’t wait for your recreation of that amazing look salad!

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[email protected] November 30, 2011 at 7:46 pm

New York City is on my list! I keep meaning to make it out there, but Las Vegas won that honour this year! Maybe in the spring!

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Cassie November 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Ahhh it’s so awesome you’re in NYC! The only time I went there was with a group trip, so I didn’t get to explore a lot of things interesting to ME (such as vegan restaurants!) so your posts are especially exciting to me :)
I love New York–my dream is to one day live there, if only for a little while ;)

Sucks about the computer—I hope you guys find compensation ! Boo!

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samantha November 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm

too bad you don’t know the “romantic couple” – i’m sure they would’ve loved to have that shot!

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Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles November 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm

The quinoa salad looked amazing! I too will be anxious for your version…no pressure! Looking forward to your next post…naked cowboys?

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Kathy November 30, 2011 at 11:05 pm

I looked at the last picture then I was like, “woah there, boy…”

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Nicole December 1, 2011 at 8:53 am

I live a block away from Blossom! It’s so good. Glad you’re enjoying your trip to NYC!

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char @ char on a mission December 2, 2011 at 12:46 pm

I love how you described how Eric eats. I know I had asked you this in an email, and this totally makes everything perfectly clear. Since I took on a vegetarian and then vegan diet, my husband definitely eats similar to what I do, but like you said, with exceptions. When he goes out for lunch (and the sort) this is when he’ll get dishes with meat, but even sometimes he’ll say, “are you proud – I got the dish with tofu!” Love him ;)

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Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) December 4, 2011 at 11:10 am

Oooooh, the hubby and I went to Blossom when we were in NY in April!!! We loved it!!

I had the juice with beets in it, and the spaghetti squash dish, and we shared chocolate cake which was AMAZING!!! Love that place!

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Alyssa December 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I am so glad you were able to visit one of the Blossom locations. Back in October, my bf and I stayed in the city for the first time ever and got to try Blossom. We loved it so much that we went back a few times :D I had a very similar salad, that was amazing. We’re going back for New Years. I am looking forward to trying more vegan restaurants.

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