Last night I got to see my friend Kayla. Due to living very far apart, it had been 5 years since we'd hung out in person! As an added bonus I got to see another old friend, John, who I hadn't seen in 10 years (holy crap, how did I get so old??), and meet the lovely Dream. Kayla and Dream were here for a trade show, so while they finished up last night John and I cruised around ogling various fashion accessories and catching up on the last decade. Then we all headed out to dinner. I was pretty hopeful that we'd go to the Little Pie Company, but others weren't as excited (not excited about pie? The mind boggles.) so we ended up at my second choice, TeaNY (notice how it's all about me? And the way I am loving on parentheses today??).
TeaNY is this hip little tea cafe on the Lower East Side owned by Moby. Apparently he's vegan, and his cafe is largely (though not entirely) vegan as well. All of the desserts are vegan, which totally rocked my egg-allergic world! And everything we ate was delicious. After a little poking and prodding by me and Dream, John and Kayla ordered what we thought they should and we all tasted each other's dinners. Dying to know what we ate? I would be, too! So, here's the run down. Me: "chicken" salad sandwich and green salad. Kayla: salad with goat cheese, walnuts and beets, cheddar toasts with ploughman's pickles. John: pasties filled with onions, potatoes and cheese, green salad. Dream: macaroni and cheese with "bacon", green salad. I also had vegan, gluten free pumpkin cheesecake for dessert, and it was delicious. Delicious, I tell you! Definitely going back to this place. We walk past it fairly often, and I'm so glad I finally tried it. Yum.