Sixth Annual Valentine’s Shopping List!

Check out our sneak preview of the epic goods to come at TODAY’S Vegan Valentine’s Shop-Up!

And don’t forget, to show our appreciation for your love these past 6 years, we’ll be giving out FREE VALENTINE GOODIE BAGS at the door, thanks to Justin’s, Surf Sweets, and Cocomels!

  • Riverdel Cheese – Are you familiar with NYC’s newest all vegan cheese shop yet? Score beautiful Vegan Valentine Cheese Boxes, containing two nut-based cheese hearts: the “Billy” – mild, creamy, and laced with peppercorns, and the “Heinrich” – strong, tangy, and beer-fermented. Quite possibly the coolest his & hers gift! And then eat a grilled cheese with pickles.
  • The Bunnoli – Try the latest vegan Cannolis in these sweetheart flavors: Strawberry Cream, Red Velvet, Triple Chocolate, Rose, Vanilla Citrus w/ hearts, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Coffee, Gingerbread, and bite size Almond Lavender. Plus a special 3 pounder Oatmeal Choc Chip Coffee w/ Maple Cheesecake filling, Strawberry topping, and Strawberry bunny cookie surprise inside! AND Cafe Mocha Individual Bunnoli Cakes!
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  • Rawclates –  NEW VENDOR. Superb Chocolate that is Organic, Fair Trade, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free and Sugar Cane-Free! Catch their lovely handmade Valentines Day Truffle Box w/ Goji Rose, Salt & Pepper Caramel, Mocha Vanilla Marble, Mango Passion Fruit, and more. Discover new flavors, Earl Grey Milk Chocolate, Cafe Au Lait Ole (a vegan white chocolate ground with roasted coffee), Chai w/ Tumeric Caramel, and a vast variety of bars to suit any palate.
  • Peaceful Provisions  Warm your soul with Broccoli Cheddar Soup topped w/ Pretzel Croutons, Bacon, and a Mini Pretzel Croissant to dunk! Also try their Grilled Tempeh Reuben w/ Red Curry Coleslaw on the side. AND THEN DOUGHNUTS: Tiramisu Cream Stuffed, Chocolate Ganache Stuffed, and Peanut Butter & Jelly Stuffed! AND THEN Loaded Pretzel Cinnamon Buns in Midnight Munch, Maple Sausage, Maple Nut Shortbread. And for the Gluten-Free: Pistachio Cardamom Cake w/ Cranberry Icing, Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes w/ Strawberry Jam, and Rainbow Cookies!
  • Gone Pie – Gluten-Free and all for me! Fudge, Loaded Brownie Hearts, Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies, Caramashew Chocolate Heart Cups, Carrot Cake, Peanut Butter Caramel Rice Crispy Treats, Pecan Pie, Thin Mint Hearts, Salted Peanut Butter Caramel Cups, Lemon Tahini Cookies, and more!
  • Grape Cat – Grab the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day gift! A portion of all sales from the day will go to The Humane League. They’ve got wallets from a variety of vegan companies, ranging from $11- $70. Plus new Grape Cat Beanies, and Spring-ready Tanks and Tees. (Check out their new podcast featuring vegan business owners! Here’s the episode with VSU!)
  • Ponycakes – Have a heart! Mini Chocolate Cookie Sandwich Hearts w/ Strawberry Cream & Chocolate Strawberry Ganache, Special Valentine’s Strawberry Cookie Sandwich Hearts, Strawberry Dust Cookies w/ Strawberry Cream and Vanilla Strawberry Glaze, Strawberry Hearts w/ Ganache, and “Two of Hearts” (2 Ganache-Filled Hearts w/ either Strawberry or Chocolate Cookie. And try their BRAND NEW Shortbread Cookies, made with their own Coconut Sunflower “butter”: Fudgy Chocolate or Salt and Pepper!
  • Mississippi Vegan – Get all comfy with this Southern inspired Breakfast Sandwich! Grilled Fennel-Sage Sausage and Hickory Smoked Shiitake Bacon on Cheddar-Chive Biscuits with Avocado!
Don’t forget other vendor favorites like Cheezehound, Lagusta’s Luscious, Sweet Maresa’s, Yeah Dawg, The Fanciful Fox, and more! Find the full event details plus other market dates in the post below, and the FULL VENDOR LIST HERE!
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VSU > FREEZING TEMPS. We’ll be here to keep you warm, well loved, and well fed!
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All Puckered-Up,
VSU

Saturday, February 13th
12- 6pm
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan St.
Bushwick, Bk
FREE!
21+

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VEGAN CHEESE IS FOR LOVERS! An Evening Tasting Soiree [February 10th]

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We have the pleasure of co-hosting an exciting evening event at Riverdel, the new vegan cheese store in Brooklyn! Vegan Cheese Is For Lovers! will be a night of vegan cheese, wine, and chocolate, on Wednesday, February 10th, 6-9pm, at Riverdel. Conveniently just before Valentine’s Day, we’ll have a lovely array of gifts, heart-shaped cheeses, and aphrodisiac treats for your love bird.

Please join us for…

– Vegan Cheese Hor Dourves + Wine by Riverdel!

– Dark Chocolate tasting by Haute Chocolate Brooklyn, plus chocolate bars and gift boxes for sale!

– Chocolate Milk tasting by Kicking Mule, and bottles for purchase!

– 10% off Shopping Discount for in store purchases during the event!

Get to know Brooklyn’s newest vegan cheese store while rubbing elbows with like minded gourmands. Find the perfect Valentine’s gift (or date), and enjoy the finer cruelty-free things in life.

** Tickets for this event are FREE, but limited due to the cozy store capacity! UPDATE: TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. Tickets are sold out, but we’ll be releasing a few more on Friday 2/5 at 12 noon! Book your space today! **

Nothing but LOVE. And vegan cheese. And chocolate.

All Shook-Up,
VSU

Wednesday, February 10th
6- 9pm
Riverdel Fine Foods
820 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn
FREE!

 

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SIXTH ANNUAL! Vegan Valentine’s Shop-Up! [February 13th]

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Happy Birthday to us! It’s been a long journey since our first Vegan Shop-Up in February 2011, and we’re still around to tell the tale! Help us celebrate our Sixth Anniversary! Vegan Valentine’s Shop-Up! on Saturday, February 13th, 12-6pm, at everyone’s favorite vegan bar, Pine Box Rock Shop. Discover the best vegan, locally made foods and goods at NYC’s all vegan pop-up market!

Get ready for… Heart-Shaped Cakes + Boxes of Chocolates + Pink Pastries + Hot Dogs + Tempeh Burgers + Pretzel Cinnamon Buns + Grilled Cheese + Croissants + Caramels + Samosas + Artisan Cheeses + Pâtés + Pot Pies + Cannolis + Raw Foods + Brownies + Peanut Butter Cups + Macarons + Empanadas + Mac ‘n’ Cheese + Gluten-Free Sweets + Handbags + T-Shirts + Skin Care + somuchmore!

Check out BRAND NEW vendors Rockin’ Raw and Rawclates! And see the full vendor line up HERE.

As a special THANK YOU to all our loyal patrons, we’ll be giving out FREE VALENTINE GOODIE BAGS to attendees! Made possible with the generous support of Justin’s, Surf Sweets, and Cocomels!

Cozy up with your sweetheart or find one there, we’ll keep you warm and friendly with award winning Bloody Mary’s from the bar. But if you’re under 21 you can only enter the market with a parent or legal guardian, so plan accordingly. Our next all ages VSU is coming up at MooShoes!

Take this opportunity to SAVE THE DATE for the next VSU’s! See more dates in the sidebar.

– FEBRUARY 28TH (MOOSHOES – All Ages)
– MARCH 12TH (PBRS)

VEGAN LOVERS UNITE.

Hugs + Kisses,
VSU

Saturday, February 13th
12- 6pm
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan St.
Bushwick, Bk
FREE!
21+

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VEGAN BREAKFAST COOK-UP! [January 30th]

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We’re excited to present our much anticipated vegan cooking competition series, VEGAN COOK-UP! Our very first Cook-Up will be Saturday, January 30th at Brooklyn’s vegan bar, Pine Box Rock Shop. To kick it off right we’ll be starting with a grand slam of a theme: BREAKFAST!
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Chef competitors have two categories to compete in: SWEET and SAVORY. They’ll be bringing their ultimate best skills and finest dishes to prove they’ve got the hottest breakfast plate in town. Ticket holders will get the chance to taste every entry, and cast a vote for the People’s Choice Winner in each category.
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Look forward to these tasty eats…
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SWEET

SAVORY

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We’ll also have a Cook-Up happy hour special with $4 Mimosas! PLUS hot Chai Tea drinks for sale from Chai Mookie, and rad local vegan swag for sale from The Veganz!
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**Tickets are SOLD OUT! This means no tix at the door.** Get your TICKETS! There are a limited number, so plan ahead!
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A huge THANKS to our generous prize sponsors!
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We look forward to embarking on this new foodventure with you! May the BEST BREAKFAST WIN.
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All Cooked-Up,
VSU
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Saturday, January 30th
1- 4pm
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan St.
Bushwick, Bk
Tickets/$20
21+

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Ready Set Go Shopping List!

Don’t miss the first VSU of 2016! Here’s a preview of the tasty goods to come at tomorrow’s Vegan Shop-Up!

  • Riverdel Cheese – Get to know NYC’s newest all vegan cheese shop! They’ll be debuting a brand new house made Vegan Cheese, serving up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, and will have a variety of gourmet specialty items.
  • The Bunnoli – They’re BRAND NEW to VSU and make vegan Cannolis for everyone! Try Choc Chip Strawberry Cheesecake, Green Tea Matcha, Gingerbread Cheesecake, Red Velvet, Chocolate Orange Cheesecake, Oatmeal Banana Walnut, Chocolate Chai Marshmallow, and Almond Cherry!
  • House of Juice – Stay true to your new resolutions with bottles of freshly pressed juice! Taste Purple Heart Juice, Cold Blaster Tonic, and Ginger Coconut Mylk Latte, and as well their cleanse-friendly Mushroom Leek Soup!
  • Gone Pie – Get your Gluten-Free on! Peppermint Patty Brownies, Peanut Butter Caramel Rice Crispy Treats, Pecan Pie, Thin Mint Bars, Salted Peanut Butter Caramel Cups, Lemon Tahini Cookies, and more!
  • Grape Cat – Stay warm and organized in the new year! Have you ever wanted a Vaute coat and thought you couldn’t afford it? Now’s your chance! They’ll have Vaute Coats for only $99. (Special price only at VSU!). ALSO get 25% off all Matt & Nat  purses!
  • Mississippi Vegan – Visit NEW VENDOR and beloved local chef Timothy Pakron, and taste his comforting Gumbo with Local Vegetables and Herbs! Also grab jars of crunchy Creole Snack Mix!
Don’t forget other vendor favorites like Cheezehound, Peaceful Provisions, Sweet Maresa’s, Yeah Dawg and more! Find the full event details plus other market dates in the post below, and the FULL VENDOR LIST HERE!

VEGAN FOR AND BY THE PEOPLE. Rain or shine, we’ll be here to keep you warm and well fed!

All Shopped-Up,
VSU

Saturday, January 16th
12- 6pm
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan St.
Bushwick, Bk
FREE!
21+

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READY SET GO! Vegan Shop-Up! [January 16th]

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Who doesn’t love a fresh start, a new beginning, a clean slate? We’re about to kick off our 6th year of VSU! The first  Shop-Up of 2016 is coming up on Saturday, January 16th, 12-6pm, at everyone’s favorite vegan bar, Pine Box Rock Shop. Discover the best vegan, locally made foods and goods at NYC’s all vegan pop-up market!

Get ready for… Chili Cheese Dogs + Tacos + Waffle Bowls + Southern Eats + Croissants + Burgers + Artisan Cheeses + Pâtés + Pot Pies + Cannolis + Brownies + Peanut Butter Cups + Salsa + Hot Sauce + Kombucha + Macarons + Fresh Juice + Empanadas + Mac ‘n’ Cheese + Gluten-Free Sweets + Handbags + T-Shirts + Skin Care + somuchmore!

Check out BRAND NEW vendors Mississippi Vegan, The Bunnoli, The Veganz, and Riverdel Cheese! And see the full vendor line up HERE.

We’ll keep you warm with award winning Bloody Mary’s and seasonal cocktails from the bar. But if you’re under 21 you can only enter the market with a parent or legal guardian, so plan accordingly.

Take this opportunity to SAVE THE DATE for the next VSU!

– FEBRUARY 13TH (PBRS)

Vegans, non-vegans, prospective vegans, all welcome, all of the time!

All Shopped-Up,
VSU

Saturday, January 16th
12- 6pm
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan St.
Bushwick, Bk
FREE!
21+

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Vegan Holiday Shop-Up [Vol. 2] Shopping List!

Don’t miss the last VSU of 2015! Here’s a preview of the goods to come at today’s Vegan Holiday Shop-Up!

  • Cake Thieves – Today’s your last chance for fancy pants Donuts! Cake Thieves leaves us after today for Texas, so stock up! Score some brand new CANNOLIS, Gingerbread Whoopie Pies, Bear Claws, and S’mores, Key Lime, or Peanut Butter Cup Donuts!
  • Gone Pie – Thank the Gluten-Free Gods! Eggnog Macaroons, Mini Coconut Blueberry Cream Pies, Coconut Almond Fudge, Mint Brownies, Pecan Pie, Peanut Butter Caramel Rice Crispy Treats, Dog Biscuits, & more!
  • Homemade Betty – Grab some organic Skincare for you and friends, like Body Butters, Masks, Beard Oil, and Gift Baskets!
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  • Sweet Maresa’s – Perfect for presents or holiday parties, find dainty gift boxes with assorted Gluten-Free Macarons! Plus individual Rainbow Cookies, or large slabs for sharing. AND try new Double Chocolate Mint Cookies!
Don’t forget other vendor favorites like Cheezehound, Lagusta’s Luscious, Tamerlaine Farm, Chai Mookie, Yeah Dawg and more! Find the full event details plus other market dates in the post below, and the FULL VENDOR LIST HERE!

It’s finally starting to feel like Christmas! Grab a cup of cheer and get your HOLIDAZE on.

All Shopped-Up,
VSU

Saturday, December 19th
12- 6pm
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan St.
Bushwick, Bk
FREE!
21+

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