There’s a new vegan restaurant in town, and it’s in my neighborhood of Cobble Hill! Located on 231 Court Street, off Warren, Jill’s opened on Monday with a limited menu and will have their expanded menu ready by this weekend. The restaurant is of the organic & healthy persuasion and features “a fusion of raw & kindly cooked food.” Some items currently on their limited menu include: swiss chard wrap with spicy tamarind dressing, mixed greens with shredded fennel and grapefruit, asparagus and shitake mushroom barley risotto, and strawberry tiramisu. A tasting menu priced at $35 per person is available through the weekend. Jill’s joins The Green’s in my adorable Downtown Brooklyn area. (Cafe Kai was recently closed by the Department of Health, no word yet on whether it will reopen.)
Alongside their other oh-so-fashionable faux vintage t-shirts, Urban Outfitters has debuted an awesome one featuring PETA and its old-school “Cut Class, Not Frogs” anti-dissection slogan. Coming this Fall, Urban Outfitters will also be carrying a line from fur-free designer Jay McCarroll of Project Runway fame.
All NYC Whole Foods Markets now close at 11pm! A step in the right direction, but being that we’re in the city that never sleeps and all, I think we still need at least one of the Whole Foods to be open 24/7. I vote for the Union Square one!
Just in time for the summer, Buddha Bodai in Chinatown now carries Klein’s vegan ice cream! Another addition to their dessert menu is their very own vegan cheesecake.