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Spring Fever Shopping List!

Get your Spring on and take a peek at a few special things you’ll find at Saturday’s all vegan pop-up market!

 

  • Sweet Maresa – Afternoon tea party planned? Try the newest Macaron flavor by Sweet Maresa: Lemon Poppyseed w/ Lemon Marmalade! Of course stock up on other Springy flavors, plus brownies and cookies and cakes. Delightful!

 

  • Gone Pie – Gluten-Free and glorious! Get your Pecan Pie, Lemon Tahini Cookies, Loaded Brownies, Almond Joys, Coffee Cake Muffins, Rice Crispy Treats, Salted Peanut Butter Caramel Cups, Cranberry Almond Blondies, and Lemon Poppy Loaves!

 

  • Samosa Shack – Indian street snacks save the day! This week’s special flavor: Chana Daal(yellow split peas) with Sorrel! Plus the usual freshly made suspects: Sweet Potato Spinach, Kala Channa Masala, and Potato Pea Cilantro!

 

  • Grape Cat – Look out for new purses and backpacks from Gunas, Vegan design unisex bamboo organic tees(US made!), and “Friends Not Food” soft baby blue 100% cotton short sleeve tees from Quinoa Apparell! Plus plan to find your favorite new wallets, purses, and backpacks from Matt & Nat, Vegan Collection, and Malia Designs. One stop shoppin’!

 

  • Cake Thieves – Donut fiend? Get ready to float right up to heaven…. Bear Claws, Apple Fritters, Strawberry Chocolate Fritters, Pina Colada Fritters, Banana Peanut Butter Fritters, Coffee Coconut Donuts, Chocolate Bourbon Donuts, Raspberry Lemon Donuts, Chocolate Covered Pretzel Donuts, Hawaiian Sea Salt Caramel Donuts, Samoa Donuts, Peanut Butter Brownie Donuts, and Cookies n Cream Donuts. Huh?!?

 

  • Freakin’ Vegan – In addition to tasty Empanadas like Philly Cheesesteak and Broccoli Cheese, you can score Pulled Porkless Sliders topped with creamy Coleslaw! The perfect snack to start or end your day.

 

  • Sweet Solace – These newcomers are sure to catch your eye! Don’t miss their VSU debut with BLT Gallettes (coconut bacon, heirloom tomatoes and micro greens), Bourbon Brown Sugar Pop Tarts, Organic Fair Trade Fernet Ginger Truffles, Organic Fair Trade Irish Cream Truffles, and True Love Sugar Cookies(cardamom and rose). Yee-haw!
Don’t forget, we’re hosting a Cinnamon Snail comeback!! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll gorge, it’s not to be missed. PLUS hang with other vendor favorites like Mister Sister, Lagusta’s Luscious, Monks Meats, Cheezehound, Yeah Dawg, and Palm Frites! Find the full event details plus other market dates in the post below, and the FULL VENDOR LIST HERE!

Vegan Shop-Up is NYC’s first all-vegan market, so what better place to curb your Spring Fever! It’s Happy Hour too y’all!

Vegans, Non-Vegans, Prospective Vegans, Family of Vegans, Friends of Vegans, Fans of Vegans, SEE U THERE!

All Shopped-Up,
VSU

Saturday, April 11th
12- 6pm
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan St.
Bushwick, Bk
FREE!
21+

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SPRING FEVER! Vegan Shop-Up! April 11th

It’s here, IT’S HERE! Spring has finally sprung. We’re jumping for joy and excited to bring you the SPRING FEVER! VEGAN SHOP-UP! On April 11th we’ll be back at Brooklyn’s favorite vegan bar,  Pine Box Rock Shop, so save the date! Discover the best vegan, locally made foods and wares at New York City’s first all vegan pop-up market!

Here’s what’s in store for you… Fresh Cheeses + Fudge + Empanadas + Nut Milks + Donuts + Hot Sauce + Cakes + Chocolates + Burgers + Seitan + Macarons +  Caramels + Chai Tea + Ice Cream Sandwiches + Granola Bars + Hot Dogs + Gluten-Free Goodies + Samosas  + Jewelry + Handbags  + Organic Skin Care + Soaps + somuchmore!

Check out BRAND NEW vendors Not Milk, Sweet Solace, Unbound Estiloand KVoss NYC! PLUS, we’re very happy to announce a special appearance by The Cinnamon Snail vegan food truck!! See the full vendor line up HERE.

It’s always Happy Hour during the market(with seasonal cocktail specials!), the perfect way to meet your Spring fling. But if you’re under 21 you can only enter the indoor market with a parent or legal guardian, so plan accordingly. Luckily, the next all ages VSU is coming up soon at Spreadhouse in NYC!

Take this opportunity to SAVE THE DATES for the next Vegan Shop-Ups! (More dates can be seen in the sidebar to the right!)

  • May 3rd (SPREADHOUSE)
  • May 16th (PBRS)

**ATTENTION** GOOD NEWS! The MTA postponed L train maintenance to next weekend! Woohoo! The L train will not be running from Manhattan to Brooklyn this weekend! Eh, no big deal, there are lots of easy alternatives to get to us!

  • The L train will not be running from 8th Ave in Manhattan to Bedford Ave in Brooklyn, but it will be running throughout Brooklyn!
  • Shuttle buses will run from the Marcy J train stop to the Lorimer L train stop!
  • The J train is a quick ride from Manhattan to the Flushing stop, and an easy 15min walk to Pine Box(no shuttle bus needed!)!
  • Hey, it’s Spring, ride your bike across the bridge!

Looking forward to getting outdoors again! Can’t wait to spend NYC’s most precious season with you. Good food, good peeps, good times, GUARANTEED.

Sprung for Spring,
VSU

Saturday, April 11th
12- 6pm
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan St.
Bushwick, Bk
FREE!
21+

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Springtime In Manhattan Shopping List!

We’re moments away from the SPRINGTIME IN MANHATTAN! VEGAN SHOP-UP! at MooShoes tomorrow! Here’s a handful of some of the Springy food finds you’ll simply need to have

  • Lagusta’s Luscious –  These delightful chocolate confections are all handmade and come to you from New Paltz, NY! Score Peanut Butter Eggs, English Cream Eggs(just like Cadbury!), Chocolate Bunnies, Peanut Butter Bunnies, Choc Hazelnut Spread, NEW Peanut Caramel Candy Bars, Pagan Barks, Matzo Toffee, and Assorted Bars!
  • Gone Pie – Gluten-Free Easter sweets, all baked in NYC! Find something for everyone you know… from Chocolate Almond Pie, to Almond Joy Cups, Glazed Lemon Poppy Cakes, Pecan Pie, Loaded Brownies, Salted Peanut Butter Caramel Cups, NEW Fudged Brownies & more!
  • Sweet Maresa  – MMMacaron! Spring does come in a box sometimes… Get a box of Assorted Spring Macarons(also Gluten-Free!) for your Easter celebrations, or Extra Large Rainbow Cookies, Slices of Triple Layer Chocolate-Lavender Dacquoise, and Individual Macarons in Pistachio, Pecan Burnt Caramel, Orange Blossom, Violet, Toasted Almond, Rose, PB&J, & Lavender. Plus, fill out an order form for specialty Easter Cakes!

AND DON’T FORGET… Hot Sauce from Tamerlaine Farm, Chai Tea Blends(and by the cup!) from Chai MookieSavory Lunch/Brunch eats from Monks Meats and Yeah Dawg, Artisan Cultured Nut Cheeses from Cheezehound, and all vegan Organic Skincare by MeowMeowTweet and Nail Polish by Karma Organic Spa!

See the full vendor list and details in the post below! Make sure to stop by for a day of cruelty-free fun(in the sun-no snow!)! We’ll be waiting.

All Shopped-Up,
VSU

Sunday, March 29th
12- 6pm
MooShoes
78 Orchard St, NYC
FREE!
MooShoes!

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SPRINGTIME IN MANHATTAN! Vegan Shop-Up! March 29th

Sunshine, bunny tails, and sprouting buds, it’s SPRING! The Springtime In Manhattan! Vegan Shop-Up! is right around the corner, so save the date for Sunday, March 29th, and join us at MooShoes in the lower east side!

One week before Easter, it’s the perfect stop for sweets, gifts, snacks, and new Spring shoes!

Organic Soaps + Hot Sauce + Teas + Sandwiches + Cheese + Seitan + Easter Cakes + Macarons + Chocolate Bunnies + Caramels + Nail Polish + Skin Care + Brownies + more!

Here’s the vendor list:

Plus don’t forget our next VSU Brooklyn on April 11th! It’s twice as big and held at NYC’s favorite vegan bar, Pine Box Rock Shop!

Don’t miss out, HOP TO IT!

All (S)hopped-Up,
VSU

Sunday, March 29th
12- 6pm
MooShoes
78 Orchard St, NYC
FREE!
MooShoes!

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March Into Spring Shopping List!

SPRING > WINTER! Almost there! Check out a few special things you’ll find at tomorrow’s all vegan pop-up market!

 

  • Sweet Maresa – Tea for two? A lovely box of pastel Macarons will make any tea party swoon. Try the latest seasonal flavor: Juniper Fig! And get ready for the Brownie debut!

 

  • Gone Pie – Gluten-Free for the Gods! Get your Irish Soda Muffins(!), Fat Elvis Bundt Cake(pb, banana & coconut bacon), Peppermint Patty Brownies, Chocolate Covered Shamrock Rice Crispy Treats, and  more!

 

  • Three Little Birds – Try their brand new Chocolate Covered Ice Cream Bites and Pops! Like a jumbo bon bon, but  a thousand times better. And then there’s the Samoa Ice Cream Sandwich: Toasted Coconut, Caramel, Cookie & Ice Cream. FTW!

 

  • Samosa Shack – Love a freshly made Indian street snack? You’ll need to try this weekly special flavor: Mango Brussel Sprout! And don’t forget the usual suspects: Sweet Potato Spinach, Kala Channa Masala, and Potato Pea Cilantro!

 

  • Grape Cat – If you’re looking for a unique tote bag that’s environmentally-friendly and vegan approved then look no further! Grape Cat is carrying Alchemy Good, which are made of reclaimed bicycle tubes and finished with a 100% organic cotton lining, plus the straps are made for a durable recycled seat belt. Matt & Nat Spring 2015 wallets and purses are reliable all while remaining sleek, modern, and stylish. Let Grape Cat know if there is anything you wan them to bring!

 

  • Be Clean  – This awesome D.C. based online shop features the best in green vegan beauty! You’ll get the chance to get up close and personal with brand new Citrine and Jasmine Body Oils from Herbivore Botanicals, Skincare lines by Aster & Bay and SW Basics, and Beard Serum Gift Tins!

 

Don’t forget, you’ll find other vendor favorites like Mister Sister, Chai Mookie, Monks Meats, Cheezehound, Yeah Dawg, and Cake Thieves! Find the full event details plus other market dates in the post below, and the FULL VENDOR LIST HERE!

Vegan Shop-Up is NYC’s first all-vegan market, so what better place to Spring into action! It’s Happy Hour too!

Vegans, Non-Vegans, Prospective Vegans, Family of Vegans, Friends of Vegans, Fans of Vegans, SEE U THERE!

All Shook-Up,
VSU

Saturday, March 7th
12- 6pm
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan St.
Bushwick, Bk
FREE!
21+

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MARCH INTO SPRING! Vegan Shop-Up! March 7th

No warm temps in sight, but boy are we ready! Bring on the Spring! Please save the date and plan to join us for the MARCH INTO SPRING! VEGAN SHOP-UP! on March 7th! As always, we’ll be at Brooklyn’s favorite vegan bar,  Pine Box Rock Shop! Discover the best vegan, locally made foods and wares at New York City’s first all vegan pop-up market!

Take a gander of what’s to come… Fresh Cheeses + Fudge + Empanadas + Donuts + Hot Sauce + PB Cups + Burgers + Macarons +  Chocolate Bars + Chai Tea + Ice Cream Sandwiches + Granola Bars + Hot Dogs + Lasagna + Gluten-Free Goodies + Juice Tonics  + Samosas  + Handbags  + Organic Skin Care + Soaps +  Tees + somuchmore! Check out BRAND NEW vendors Queen Majesty Hot Sauce, Brooklyn Dark, and FLO + THEO! And see the full vendor line up HERE.

Don’t forget it’s Happy Hour during the market(stay tuned for St. Patty’s Day cocktail specials!), the perfect excuse to stay cozy inside. But if you’re under 21 you can only enter with a parent or legal guardian, so plan accordingly. Luckily, the next all ages VSU is coming up at MooShoes!

Take this opportunity to SAVE THE DATES for the next Vegan Shop-Ups! (More dates can be seen in the sidebar to the right!)

  •   March 29th (MOOSHOES)
  •   April 11th (PBRS)

Official Spring or not, we’re looking forward to seeing you there! And we’ll keep dreaming of warm sunny picnics with lemonade…

Sprung for Spring,
VSU

Saturday, March 7th
12- 6pm
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan St.
Bushwick, Bk
FREE!
21+

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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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