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Hi everyone!

Thanks so much for stopping by our table on Wednesday and for coming here to find out more about how you can get your hands on great food without shopping at Whole Foods.  Let’s keep expanding on the good feelings we all had when we came together, however briefly, to discuss excellent, cruelty-free food. 

First, thank you so much to everyone who signed our open letter to Whole Foods. If you didn’t get a chance to sign you can “like” our facebook page, that works too. 

Second, a lot of people think it’s tough to be a vegan: they think vegan food tastes like cardboard or that it isn’t filling. They think “vegan” means expensive and difficult to find. They think that “vegan” means sacrifice… While there are some folks who prefer an austere approach to food, we’re not them. And while many of us used to shop at Whole Foods, we can assure you that there is a store in your area that carries everything you could possibly need; New York City was a veg city long before Whole Foods showed up and frankly, a lot of those independent shops are a lot cheaper than Whole Foods. 

We feel that being vegan is the opposite of a sacrifice. Eating a vegan diet has only positive effects: for your health, for the environment, for your taste buds, and, of course, for the animals. If you don’t have to hurt animal to get what you crave, why in the world would you? 

I hope this site will be a resource for anyone who wants to reduce their animal consumption, or better yet, switch to a completely cruelty-free diet. I’ll be posting recipes, store locations, and lots of links to new restaurants, bakeries, cafes and other food establishments as they pop up. And please: if you have a question or suggestion, this site is a two-way street.. let us know what’s on your mind! As long time vegans with big appetites, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about where to buy and what to cook, we can totally lend you a hand. 

Field Roast

A lot of you tried our Field Roast hors d’oeuvres and were very impressed. Field Roast uses seitan, which is wheat protein, and a combination of fruits, vegetables and spices to make their flavorful and healthy “sausages”.  The ingredients for all three flavors are listed at the bottom of the post.  Here are the recipes for the hors d’oeuvres (they are so easy it’s hardly a “recipe”). Where to buy Field Roast sausages is just below that. 

Peaceful Puercos in a Blanket:

Mexican Chipotle Field Roast

Avocado

Lime

Red bell pepper

Cilantro

Flour tortilla

1. Cut “sausages” into quarters lengthwise (like cucumber spears). Cut quarters into 1” long pieces, so they make baby “sausages”. Fry ‘em up in a few tablespoons of oil till browned. Set aside to cool.

2. Slice the tortillas into 1.5” x 3” strips.

3. Mash avocado with juice of 1/4 of lime

4. Julienne red pepper

5. Pull off tiny sprigs of cilantro

6. Spread a small amount of mashed avocado in the center of tortilla strip.. don’t go all the way to the edges. Place the “sausage”, pepper and cilantro sprig in a little bundle in the center of the avocado, and roll them up. Stick a toothpick in them and serve them up!

Of course you can change or add anything: a little corn kernel and tomato garnish would be nice; black bean and Daiya cheese is a good alternative to avocado… And you know, these don’t have to be tiny finger foods, you could make a whole burrito out of this. You can crumble the Field Roast and fry it that way, like ground meat, add some tomatoes, rice, black beans and Tofutti Sour Creme and I’m pretty sure you won’t have anyone complaining that they’re still hungry after eating an all vegan meal. Trust me. 

Big Apple Not Sausage Fest:

Granny Smith Apple

Smoked Apple Sage Field Roast

Lite Life Smart Bacon

1. Cut Field Roast into 1/4” round pieces and fry. Don’t throw away your frying oil use it to..

2. Fry Smart Bacon, just a few strips.

3. Peel and slice apples into 1/4” thick squares. Slice cooled Smart Bacon into slightly smaller squares.

4. Skewer them all on a toothpick.

Add a dried cranberry for a touch of sweet tart. You can also make this into a sandwich: Slice the Field Roast lengthwise, top with a cranberry chutney and arugula serve on toasted whole wheat bread! 

Where to buy Field Roast (NOT at Whole Foods!!)

359 Deli& Grocery

359 Graham Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Phone: 718-388-8762

4th Street Coop

58 East 4th Street

New York , NY 11003

Phone: 212-674-3623

Abundance Cooperative Market

Market 662 Marshall St.

Rochester, NY 14607

Phone: (585) 454-2667

Adinah’s Farm

262 E 2nd St.

New York, NY 10009

Phone: 212-677-6906

A J Farm Market

1014 Manhattan Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11222

Phone: 718-383-4354

Amish Market

731 9th Ave

New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212-245-2360

Angelica International Trading

2 Clinton St.

New York, NY 10002

Phone: 212-475-0814

Apple Gourmet Farm

404 Atlantic Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Phone: 718-855-5788

Associated Market

216 5th Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-789-4499

Balance Life

624 5th Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-768-1091

Barzini

2451 Broadway

New York, NY 10024

Phone: 212-874-4992

Bravo Supermarket

34-12 34th Ave

Astoria, NY 11106

Phone: 718-784-8420

Bridge Fresh

68 Jay Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-488-1993

C-Town Supermarket - Broadway

4918 Broadway

New York, NY 10034

Phone: 212-567-4881

C-Town Supermarket - Graham Ave

330 Graham Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Phone: 718-388-8968

Cambridge Food Coop

1 W. Main St. 
Cambridge NY 12816

Phone: 518-677-5731

www.cambridgefoodcoop.com

Corner Market

344 Graham Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Phone: 718-302-5127

Cornwall Community Coop

208 Hudson St.

Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520

Phone: 845-534-0626

C.P. Yang Corp.

281 Columbus Ave

New York, NY 10023

Phone: 212-877-0837

D&D Deli & Grocery

67 Spring Street

New York, NY 10012

Phone: 212-941-5770

D’Agostino Supermarkets

check the store nearest you

East Village Farm & Grocery

69 2nd Ave

New York, NY 10003

Phone: 212-477-1385

Fairway Markets

check the store nearest you

Flatbush Food Co-op

1318 Cortelyou Rd.

Brooklyn, NY

Phone: 718-284-971

Food Land Market

901 Saw Mill River Rd.

Ardsley, NY 10502

Phone: 914-693-3700

Four Seasons
33 Phila St.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 584-4670

Frank’s Market

807 West 187th St.

Washington Heights, NY 10040

Phone: 212-795-2929

Fresh Farm II

282 Broadway

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Phone: 718-486-7747

Gracefully Inc

28 Avenue A

New York, NY 10009

Phone: 212-677-8181

Graceland Farms

24 Avenue A

New York, NY 10009

Phone: 212-674-4725

Green Grocer

1505 Route 9Clifton Park, NY 12065

Phone: 518-383-1613

Green Gourmet

1368 York Avenue

New York, NY 10021

Phone: 212-879-4600

Honest Weight Food Co-op

484 Central Avenue

Albany, NY 12206

Phone: 518-482-2667

Jonathan Market

46-25 Queens Blvd.

Sunnyside, NY 11104

Phone: 718-392-4315

Lori’s Natural Foods Center

900 Jefferson Road

Rochester, NY 14623

Phone: 585-424-2323

M2M

55 3rd Ave (11th Ave)

New York, NY 10003

Phone: 212-353-2698

Manhattan Fruit Inc.

678 Manhattan Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11222

Phone: 718-383-3674

Met Food

317 Ninth Ave

New York, NY 10003

Phone: 212-714-1522

Met Food

4407 43rd Ave.

Sunnyside, NY 11104

Phone: 718-392-2559

Met Food

131 Driggs Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11222

Phone: 718-389-6429

Met Food

991 Fulton St.

Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: 718-636-1620

Mother Earth’s Storehouse - Kingston

300 Kings Mall Court

Kingston, NY 12401

Phone: 845-336-5541

Mr. Kiwi’s

957 Broadway

Brooklyn, NY 11206

Phone: 718-453-2640

Mrs Green’s Markets

check the store nearest you

Natural Market

46-03 Broadway

Astoria, NY 11103

Phone: 718-274-1591

Olympic Gourmet Deli

555 Columbus Ave

New York, NY 10024

Phone: 212-496-2399

Pacific Green Gourmet Market

151 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-852-9384

Park Natural Foods

350 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11231

Phone: 718-802-1652

Perelandra Natural Food Center

175 Remson St

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-855-6068

Pumpkin’s Organic Market

1302 8th Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-499-8539

Queens Farmer’s Market

8601 Justice Ave

Flushing, NY 11373

Phone: 718-760-8525

Sai Organics

3607 30th Ave

Astoria, NY 11103

Phone: 718-956-1793

Santo’s Farm

429 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11231

Phone: 718-246-0135

The Garden
921 Manhattan Ave 
Greenpoint, NY 11222

Phone: 718-389-6448

T.I.J. Fruit Market & Gourmet

497 Myrtle Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11205

Phone: 718-789-8987

Union Market

754-756 Union Street (at 6th Avenue)

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-230-5152

University Market

2941 Broadway

New York, NY 10025

Phone: 212-666-4190

Village Farm & Grocery

146 2nd Ave

New York, NY 10003

Phone: 212-475-7521

Wegmans 
check the store nearest you

Westerly Health Food

911-913 8th Avenue

New York, NY

Phone: 212-586-5262

Westside Market

2840 Broadway

New York, NY 10025

Phone: 212-222-3367

Ingredients (Italian): Filtered Water, Wheat Protein (Vital Gluten Flour), Expeller Pressed, High Oleic Safflower Oil, Yakima Valley Red Wine, Eggplant, Onions, Yeast Extract, Fresh Garlic, Barley Malt Powder, Onion Powder, Red Bell Pepper, Fennel Seed, Granulated Garlic, Spices And Salt.

Ingredients (Mexican Chipotle): Filtered Water, Wheat Protein (Vital Gluten Flour), Expeller Pressed, High Oleic Safflower Oil, Onions, Fresh Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar, Yeast Extract, Chipotle Peppers, Onion Powder, Granulated Garlic, Brown Sugar, Chili De Arbol Peppers, Salt, Barley Malt Extract, Cumin Seed, Paprika Oleoresin, Oregano And Spice.

Ingredients (Smoked Apple Sage): Filtered Water, Wheat Protein (Vital Gluten Flour), Expeller Pressed, High Oleic Safflower Oil, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Non-Sulfured Washington State Dried Apples, Yeast Extract, Onion Powder, Barley Malt Extract, Fresh Garlic, Torula Yeast, Natural Liquid Smoke Flavor, Black Pepper, Spices, Rubbed Sage.



Come join our picnic!

Hi everyone!

Thanks so much for stopping by our picnic on Saturday and for coming here to find out more about how you can get your hands on the great food you tried and to keep expanding on the good feelings we all had when we came together, however briefly, over excellent, cruelty-free food. 

First, thank you so much to everyone who signed our open letter to Whole Foods. If you didn’t get a chance to sign you can either “like” our facebook page, or you can sign in person when we set up our table outside the Bowery Whole Foods in a few weeks (I’ll post the time and date when I figure that out.)

Second, a million thanks to Dr. Cow and Cowgirl’s Baking Inc. for donating, respectively, the amazing aged cashew cheeses and the sweet treats and sandwiches that made our picnic so inviting. 

Third, a lot of people think it’s tough to be a vegan: they think vegan food tastes like cardboard or that it isn’t filling. They think “vegan” means expensive and difficult to find. They think that “vegan” means sacrifice… While there are some folks who prefer an austere approach to food, we’re not them. And while many of us used to shop at Whole Foods, we can assure you that there is a store in your area that carries everything you could possibly need; New York City was a veg city long before Whole Foods showed up and frankly, a lot of those independent shops are a lot cheaper than Whole Foods.  Lastly, we feel that being vegan is the opposite of a sacrifice. Eating a vegan diet has only positive effects: for your health, for the environment, for your taste buds, and, of course, for the animals. If you don’t have to hurt animal to get what you crave, why in the world would you? 

I hope this site will be a resource for anyone who wants to reduce their animal consumption, or better yet, switch to a completely cruelty-free diet. I’ll be posting the recipes, store locations, and lots of links to new restaurants, bakeries, cafes and other food establishments as they pop up. And please: if you have a question or suggestion, this site is a two-way street.. let us know what’s on your mind! As long time vegans with big appetites, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about where to buy and what to cook, we can totally lend you a hand. 

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