Wow! Brooklyn, right? Who knew that this Borough would score high on just about all vegan fronts? You want fancy schmancy? Bklyn has it! You want casual? You got it! Pastry shops, cafes, body product apothecary, bars – it’s vegan paradise!
We’re heading to one little bit ‘o heaven – LuAnne’s Wild Ginger All-Asian Vegan on Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights.
Time Out NY has this to say: “Vegan dining feels more like a hip lifestyle choice than a restricted diet at thisBrooklyn eatery. The sparse décor, soft Elliott Smith piped over the speakers and flickering candlelight lull diners into a blissful mood. The lengthy menu,filled with refined mock-meat interpretations of Thai, Chinese and Japanese dishes, helps too. We enjoyed an appetizer of lightly battered salt-and-pepper king oyster mushrooms, which approximated the shape and crisp-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside texture of a great fried calamari. A lighter choice is the avocado salad, which was pepped up with fresh greens and a zesty carrot-ginger dressing. All too often, vegan offerings are slathered with overly sweet, fruity glazes, but the General Tsoy’s soy protein avoided that blunder. Thick chunks of breaded faux chicken, whole red chilies and broccoli florets were doused with a spicy brown sauce and served with a side of nutty rice. If the atmosphere and the eats don’t put you into a Zen state of mind, a glass of beer, sake or wine just might.”
LuAnne’s has several locations between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Here is their menu: http://places.singleplatform.com/wild-ginger-7/menu
So let’s do a little exploring in Crown Heights on Friday, the 18th at 6:30pm!