Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Back in PDX

Hello! I've been quietly back from my trip to NYC for a few days now and I'm in back to reality mode.
I cried watching my sister graduate from college, walked for hours, saw my friends from college, convinced my brother to come in from Long Island! and eat his first knowingly vegan meal!! at Red Bamboo!!!, met up with PPKers, explored Brooklyn, Queens and had my long-missed vegan Chinese food and thin crust pizza.

Thank you to everyone who gave me recommendations! I certainly didn't have the time or money to try everything, but I did accomplish (and taste) a ton.

One of my favorite places from the trip has to be Penny Licks on oh-so-cool Bedford Ave. in Brooklyn - a 50s style candy and ice cream shop with tons and tons of vegan options, including Vegantreats desserts and Temptation ice cream.

My sister with most of the shop behind her.

Front cake case. And it's open till midnight!


Teriyaki chicken slice from Vinnie's down the block from Penny Lick's-
excellent crust, good sauce,
wish they had a normal cheeze by the slice!

Waiting for the subway.

Oh, and I bought the coolest sunglasses EVER. I had to fit in, you know (and make that funny face).

Plenty of more NYC photos on their way.

24 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Welcome back!!

Oooh, looks at all those cakes! And the pizza! Yum!

Love the new shades :0)

Chelsea said...

Your hair looks lovely! :)

CeciLiA said...

welcome back! I jotted down the store name in my 'to-eat in NYC' notepad... OMG! I've been searching high and low for a pair of green sunglasses - yours look really good!

kindkitchen said...

Glad to hear you had a good time!

That pizza and ice cream. whhhhoa.

And of course those shades are super cool :-)

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Oh man, Penny Licks looks SO cute! Also, I am writing this from your dining room table, hahaha.

mel said...

I need to go to Penny Licks!!!

VeganFabulous said...

Oh how I wish were shops were open late in Portland. The other night I was craving a latte and every coffee shop closed at 8pm!!! I'm glad you are back and that you had a great trip!

Urban Vegan said...

Glad you had such a great time. NYC is the bestest.

Govinda's here in Philly also serves Vegan Treats desserts--and I drool at their dessert case all the time--and sample way too many kinds of cakes.

Kati said...

I must make a note of Penny Licks. There's nothing like a vegan dessert case to make me faint with envy! Can't wait for more pics.

Ruby Red Vegan said...

welcome back! penny licks looks live heaven on earth, and i can't wait for more nyc photos!

Animal-Friendly said...

All of the food looks awesomely good! Man, that dessert case is killing me....

Bianca said...

Glad you're back! I can't even imagine how wonderful a vegan friendly bakery would be! I'm drooling at the thought....

Erin said...

Penny Licks looks like a very cool place to hang out. Looking forward to more pics!

sarchan said...

Whoa. Penny Licks looks amazing. I walked by Vinnie's last summer and didn't go in...and I'm now regretting it.

Hawt!shades.

bjorkedoff said...

i really wanna go to the penny licks place now.
i STILL haven't tried temptation.am i missing out?

Tami said...

Welcome home! I'm so glad you share your pictures so we can enjoy it vicariously. Penny Licks looks amazing. And that pizza! Wow!

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

Looks like you had an awesome time! Nice pictures!

pandacookie said...

Woo! Brooklyn!

Carrie™ said...

Can't wait to hear more of your trip and see more photos. Penny Licks does look pretty cool. Not as cool as you in your new shades. :o)

bazu said...

It was so nice meeting you, Jess!

bazu said...

p.s. nice Kanye shades!

Johnny Burnham said...

You make me happy!

flvegan said...

I'm going to visit family in Brooklyn again soon!! What are your recommendations?

~Erin @ "Vegan & the City"

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