Recently, Mr. EastHIllVegan and I visited our old home town in Long Island for a wedding. We left Ithaca on a Friday night for a weekend in Brooklyn before the big event. After finally checking into our hotel in Brooklyn, we got on the L Train to visit the East Village in Manhattan. We had dinner at the vegan restaurant Caravan of Dreams. We have eaten here before, but I was a little disappointed. The food was OK, but I think the restaurant could use some updates. Afterward we visited a nearby bar, and discovered that DunWell doughnuts has a new location in Manhattan.
We spent Saturday exploring Williamsburg Brooklyn. First we had breakfast at the Little Choc Apothocary. The atmosphere was lovely, and our food was excellent. My crepe was filled with Choc butter (Newtella) and jam. I would love to visit this place again!
We then decided to walk toward the East River State Park, and stop in a few shops along the way.
To our surprise we stumbled upon the Smorgasburg Williamsburg. This open air food market takes place every Saturday from May to October. It was pretty amazing, and they have several vegan food vendors. We purchased a watermelon juice in a watermelon container, and some sliders from Monks Vegan Smokehouse. So delicious!
For dinner we visited Modern Love. This place did not disappoint, everything was amazing! We had the breaded green fried tomatoes, Hen of the Woods Piccata, and Seitan Brisket. As usual we shared both plates, and I thought they where both delicious. For desert we had Peach Basil Pie and a Brownie with Mint Chip Ice Cream. The flavors where perfect! I only wish this restaurant was in Ithaca.
Sunday was spent attending a wedding on Long Island. It was a lovely water front event. The caterer had vegan spinach raviolis and a lemon sorbet.
On Monday before driving back to Ithaca we stopped in Brooklyn again for lunch at Champs Diner and a box of Dunwell Doughnuts.