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Category Archive: Food

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  1. Here’s a bucketload of stories from the past month or two that I’d like to share with you. Sorry to be dumping so many at once. I would have preferred to share these with you one at a time as they were published, but life got in the way. But it’s still win-win; I get to clean out my browser tabs, and you get some good stories to read.

    Some of these are newsy, others are feature-y or opinion-y. Some of these stories are were breaking news, but others are notable for being traditionally under-reported animal-interest topics in mainstream venues.  Some are short; some are very, very long. I have not read them all in their entireties yet, but I endorse you checking them out anyway. We may have shared a few of these on Twitter, but most of them have gone totally unnoted by SuperVegan until now. I tried to sort them into rough categories, but some certainly blur the lines.


    Fake Meat


    • Can We See Our Hypocrisy to Animals?” Inspired by the juxtaposition of reviews of Act of Killing and Blackfish, Nick Kristof  wonders “Some day, will our descendants be mystified by how good and decent people in the early 21st century — that’s us — could have been so oblivious to the unethical treatment of animals?” Kristof is one of the best New York Times columnists, and has a lot of journalistic experience with perpetrators of human-on-human violence; this coming from him is a rather big deal. (NYTimes, 7/28/13)
    • That same day, the Times’s Dot Earth blog ran “A Closer Look at ‘Nonhuman Personhood’ and Animal Welfare

    Companion and Farmed Animals


    6,500+ transcribed words likely to incite frustration and despair in the caring reader

  2. BlytheBoyd

    The profile pic from @BlytheAnnBoyd‘s Twitter account. Dang that looks tasty.

    At 3pm today, a new ice cream shop will open at the site once occupied by Lula’s Sweet Apothecary,  516 East 6th Street (between Avenues A & B) in the East Village. The owner is Blythe Boyd, who was a founder and owner of Lula’s. She lost the name/brand, but kept the recipes and the lease on the space. And after many months of everyone wondering what the heck was going on, now we can go find out!

    There doesn’t seem to be any official source for the opening information, let alone a website for the new place, but lots of social media announcements from people who would know all make the same announcement. So either it’s true, or somebody stole Boyd’s phone and decided to play a cruel trick on all of her friends (and every ice-cream loving vegan in NYC).

    Lula’s Sweet Apothecary had a long, slow, confusing closing, from the owners’ very public legal dispute in January to the “we are unable to open today” in early May that, it turns out, lasted several months. Reliable information was scarce. The ice cream itself was still being made, and was served without Lula’s branding at Sustainable NYC. But the ice cream parlor experience, and the myriad toppings were a big part of what made Lula’s great.

    We’re pretty confident this new place will be great, too. Can’t wait to go check it out!

  3. Foodswings Is For Sale (Again)

    Filed under: Brooklyn Food Restaurants

    Screen Shot 2013-08-02 at 9.30.25 PMDo you have $165,000 laying around? Want to eat unlimited amounts of buffalo drumsticks? Foodswings is for sale, again! Back in 2008 Foodswings sold to a group of four individuals, including partners Melody and Jeff, who many also know as the owners of vegan-friendly Park Slope heavy metal bar Lucky 13. Since 2008, Foodswings has gone through many makeovers, and now it’s time for the beloved Williamsburg vegan fast food restaurant to change hands once again.

    If you haven’t been to Foodswings recently, it just went through another remodeling and kind of looks like a cross between a diner and a biker gang’s clubhouse (in the best way possible, of course). They also got a new A/C system (Remember when Foodswings didn’t have A/C and you still ate there anyway?). But, if you’re not diggin’ the new look you can buy it and change it! The sale comes with copyright and their coveted recipes and the current asking price, as mentioned above, is 165k.

    The current owners are requesting that the next buyer be vegan, as they’d like to see Foodswings continue to be vegan-owned and operated. I spoke with Melody, who informed me that local “gourmet” burger chain Bareburger was interested, but Foodswings’ owners declined the offer because Bareburger can go to hell (my words, not hers).

    According to Melody, “The neighborhood is only continuing to grow so I think it would be a great opportunity for someone, especially if they kept it vegan.” She also informed me that post-Foodswings, her and Jeff plan on moving Lucky 13 to a bigger, better location (that will still be in the same general Park Slope area).

    So please, someone buy Foodswings and keep it awesome, or perhaps make it more awesome. And for the love of all (cruelty-free) things deep fried and smothered in buffalo sauce, keep it vegan. Interested? Email Melody!

  4. Yeah Dawg

    Plate full of Yeah Dawg!

    Thank YOU for hanging out and supporting Farm Sanctuary at Vegan Drinks NYC on July 25th. Big thanks to Fontana’s Bar for hosting and to Yeah Dawg for feeding us!

    And, extra special thanks to those organizations and individuals who made Shout Outs:

    The NEXT Vegan Drinks NYC is happening on Thursday, August 29th at Fontana’s Bar (105 Eldridge Street, Manhattan) from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Join us as we benefit Evolve for Animals!

    Do you represent an animal rights group you think should be the beneficiary of an upcoming Vegan Drinks NYC? Visit to learn more about how to make that happen.

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  5. radish

    First, I saw it driving down the block near my office. Then, I saw this photo of it being serviced next to The Cinnamon Snail. And now, I know The Green Radish will be serving NYC and NJ (hopefully) delicious organic vegan food soon!

    This is super exciting news for NYC and NJ vegans. The Green Radish website claims they will aim to serve the Montclair, NJ and NYC areas “tasty, healthy and fast vegan fare.”

    I spoke with owner and professional chef of 20 years James Rafferty, a NJ resident, about the eatery and he told me that he aims to create food that’s “appealing to the masses,” including a black bean burger (which you can see a provocative photo of on The Green Radish’s Facebook page) and a lobster roll, which is a jab at the Red Hook Lobster Pound’s famous NY Lobster Truck. James, a vegetarian for over 20 years and a recently turned vegan, said that NYC makes opening and operating a food truck “so hard” with all the city laws and restrictions, and while he doesn’t want to make any promises about which neighborhoods he will serve, The Green Radish will definitely be out and about in the city soon.

    Rafferty said that with the truck’s NY inspection next week, they could be serving New Yorkers as soon as mid-August. Regardless, they’ve already confirmed they’ll be at the Montclair Jazz Fest on August 17th.

    In the meantime, you can get the truck’s latest news by following them on Facebook and Twitter.