NYC Vegan Valentines Guide!

HEY lovers. Whether you’re feeling lusty, lonely, or lazy this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got a cool list of ideas to keep it fresh(and feisty)! From dining to gift goodies to our own Vegan Valentine’s Shop-Up, look no further for your best V-Day in NYC yet…

DINING

Bunna Cafe
Choose either prix fixe brunch or prix fixe dinner with live music at Bushwick’s all vegan Ethiopian cafe! Each multi-course meal for 2 has 3 price levels, depending on your choice of tea/coffee, cocktails, or bottle of wine.  AND bonus indulgence points for eating with your hands. 

Pickle Shack
Cozy and candlelit, you’ll find heart-stopping dishes like wild mushroom pot pie, fried hop pickles with aioli, and chocolate hand pie with caramel and ice cream. Valentine specials include an appetizer of grilled violet artichokes, pine nut & sunchoke, pomegranate, and crispy artichoke; salad of slow roasted beets, mint, rose, wild arugula, pistachio, and coconut yogurt; and every meal finished with gratis chocolates. A stellar beer and wine list will keep you blushing, late night or not.

Little Choc Apothecary
Romance will be in the air with an aphrodisiac-filled V-Day menu from this new all vegan creperie! Breakfast, lunch, or dinner dates can choose from rose hibiscus tea or hibiscus almond lattes with earl grey lavender cookies or hazelnut raspberry brownies. And to really indulge, a savory crepe of herbs de provence roasted potato, homemade seitan, coconut bacon, and balsamic reduction or sweet crepe with strawberry, pecan, homemade clotted cream, chocolate chips, and orange zest. All crepes will be lovingly dyed rouge with beet juice!

Little Mo
Venture over to the new Asian hot spot in Bushwick from the Little Skips clan and feast on hearty veg-filled pho, rice bowl, or grilled eggplant and mushroom bao! Don’t forget the glazed shishitos and vegan kimchi to heat up your night. A hidden gem pho sure!

GIFTS

Matcha Green Tea Set – (PANATEA)
The perfect gift, period. Soothing and sophisticated you’ll definitely be asking to share a cup. Too late for shipping? You can easily pick up in person at their Manhattan headquarters!

Organic Hair & Beard Oil – (Brooklyn Grooming)
Men like to look pretty too. Though you’ll never hear those words. Nourishing yet rugged, this oil will please all in close contact.

Organic Vegan Lipstick – (AXIOLOGY)
Sexy sultry lips don’t go unnoticed. Help them kiss up with bold all natural shades in glam gold cases. Use code: PinkValentines for 20% off all pinks!

Cruelty-Free Nail Polish – (Karma Organic)
Nail the perfect gift and choose from dozens of shades of non-harmful lacquers! Complete the package with an organic lavender or tea tree nail polish remover, all found at our local Whole Foods Markets!

Positive Tails Launch Party Benefit
Start celebrating early with an evening to kick off the Positive Tails non-profit on Thursday 2/12! Show your support for this new group that will help provide aid for vet care and fight animal abuse! Enjoy a silent auction, raffle, hors d’ ouvres, sweets by Vegan Treats, wine by Red Hook Winery, DJ, kissing booth and more. Just watch your paws.

VEGAN SHOP-UP

It’s not only Valentine’s Day, but our 5 year anniversary too! Vegan Shop-Up is NYC’s first all-vegan market, and we’ve got lots for you to look forward to this month. Read on for a sneak peek at some of the love-filled goods you’ll find this Saturday. Full event details are in the post below, and see the VENDOR LIST HERE!

Pine Box Rock Shop
What’s better than an all vegan bar? Special flirty cocktails for the whole month of Feb! Try “Heart of Glass”, gin, St. Germain, lemon juice and agave topped with Champagne, “French Kicks”, Stoli, Chambord, and pineapple juice, or “Love Battery”, Captain Morgan’s, cran and apple, over ice, with candied ginger!

Cinnamon Snail
Heart-shaped donuts! Love never tasted so good. Make sure to grab their special sandwich with ras el hannout cauliflower, arugula and zaatar white bean puree, on grilled baguette. Taste the intrigue!

Lagusta’s Luscious
Chocolates forgive anything. And earn you extra credit. Snatch up boxes of heart with violet caramels, rosewater cream hearts, cinnamon candy caramels, and white wine pear & white chocolate cream hearts. PLUS chocolate covered blood orange hearts and valentine’s bark with candied citrus, rose petals and hibiscus. These are extremely limited, so you’ll want to reserve yours online in advance! (If you do, select “shop pick up” and note to pick up at VSU!)

Meow Meow Tweet
Shop $25 or more of their sweet smelling line of personal care products and get a FREE Lovecats essential oil scratch n sniff sticker! Online buys too!

Gone Pie
Gluten-free and sweet as can be! Get salted peanut butter caramel cups, mint hearts, pecan pie, loaded brownie hearts(hint: pre-order!), pecan caramel patties, and mini lemon cakes w/ cherries on top!

Hernan
Serve up some romance with a Mexican hot chocolate gift set, complete with hand carved wooden frother, or chocolate Bolitas in a basket! The perfect sweet for your sweet.

3 Little Birds
Love is in the air! And now packed into pints. Try NEW ice cream flavor Cherry Oh Baby, with cherry ice cream, dark chocolate fudge, cherry swirl and real cherries. Or heart-shaped ice cream sandwiches with strawberry ice cream, strawberry sauce, chocolate cookie, dipped in white chocolate. But you may want to share a Kiss Me ice cream pop, giant lip-shaped strawberry ice cream on a stick, covered with dark chocolate. Your most travel-friendly option though, will be homemade pink white chocolate hearts. 

Cheezehound
Alongside a glorious array of aged nut-based cheeses and pates you’ll find the rare Maple Pecan Chocolate smothered Dashamama(ie chocolate smothered creamy cheese!). It’s limited, and only for V-Day!

Samosa Shack
Doughy pockets filled with love(and vegetables)! The Valentine’s special samosa is potato pea cilantro, wrapped in a pink beet dough! Plus try lentil beet coconut(pink filling!), kale channa masala, and sweet potato spinach. Round out your snack with traditional Bhel Puri with mung bean sprouts and tamarind sauce.

Schoon Soap
NEW vendor Schoon Soap will be on hand selling all natural bars like bay rum & vetiver, almond milk & oatmeal, and grapefruit bergamot. Choose any 4 soaps to make a custom gift box!

Grape Cat
Shop a huge selection of luxe Matt & Nat purses and wallets with colors and styles for everyone! Even a wallet collection for the men!

YOURS TRULY,
VSU

Saturday, February 14th
12- 6pm
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan St.
Bushwick, Bk
FREE!
21+

 

 

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