Hi friends, welcome back! A few weeks ago, I joined a Flirting With Vegan East Village food tour. I am not vegan, but I always enjoy checking out new spots around the city and learning more about the city. This was my second food tour in NYC, the first being a donut tour, and I was excited for the delicious adventure ahead. We met in Union Square and learned about the area before heading to our first stop. Here we are ready to eat!
Our first stop was at Unregular Pizza so I knew it was going to be a delicious tour! I’ve been to this spot before, but we weren’t thinking and went the day of Santacon, so the Santas had eaten almost all the inventory. This experience was much better. We each got a sampler plate of mushroom pizza, marinara pizza, chicken parm & garlic bread. The garlic bread and chicken parm were my two favorites on the plate, but it was all good!
The next stop was right next door at Plnt Burger. I’ve previously been here for an event and I think it’s like the vegan equivalent of Chick-fil-A. We got to have the cheeseburger, chicken nuggets & soft serve oat milk ice cream. Their nuggets are so addicting! If you’re ever here I definitely recommend their sweet potato fries too.
Next up, Confectionary for a cookie & chocolate of choice! I went with the s’mores cookie and a caramel and rosemary dark chocolate. I brought these home so Jon and I could enjoy them together.
We then headed into Raiz for a jackfruit birria taco. This was my first time having jackfruit so I was a little nervous because I’d heard mixed things, but it was so flavorful and prepared perfectly. I’m amazed at how far vegan food has come. A lot of things we had on the tour I would never have known it wasn’t meat.
As you can imagine we were all getting full, but we weren’t a group of quitters. We stopped at Spicy Moon next and shared some General Tso mushrooms. I am not a fan of mushrooms so this was my least favorite bite of the day, but everyone else was obsessed! The flavoring was great, I just don’t like the texture of mushrooms.
Last but not least, we ended the tour with delicious cheese fries at The Bronx Brewery. The saltiness of the fries with the savoriness of the vegan cheese was an addicting combo.
I would highly recommend checking this tour out and coming hungry! I had so much fun trying out all the different spots and loved the variety of items we had. Our guides, Beth and Tamar, were so fun and did a great job making the tour so streamlined without feeling rushed from stop to stop. It was the perfect way to get some steps in, meet new people, explore more of the city, and try some delicious new spots! To learn more about the tour you can check out their events here or Instagram here. Would you join this tour?