An artisanal food market is good. When the dishes served up are also vegan and locally sourced? Even better.
For five years Vegan Shop-Up has been the go-to spot for foodie vegans looking for inventive, animal-free nosh. The vegan food market—New York City’s very first when it launched in 2011 (back when the horde of hungry downtowners didn’t have By Chloe or Superiority Burger to fulfill their plant-based comfort food cravings)—rounds up some of the coolest, tastiest vegan eatery options, pulling them together under one roof for monthly food fests. And this Sunday marks the pop-up’s 2016 return to Manhattan. when it will be taking over vegan clothing shop MooShoes in the Lower East Side.
“Each local company featured this Sunday is all vegan and without a permanent storefront, so we’re happy to offer a platform where everyone can enjoy these specialty goods in one fun place.” says Vegan Shop-Up founder Sarah Peltier. Think everything from nachos, to zucchini bacon, to insanely decadent cupcakes, all filled with plant-based ingredients.
Vendors include local favorites such as Yeah Dawg (you’ll swear that their gourmet hot dogs are made with the real thing), Cheezehound (handcrafted vegan cheeses, nuts, and pâté plates that are all party spread-ready), and Sweet Maresa’s (one word: s’macarons).
Entrance to the market is free (with foods available a la carte), so come hungry and prepared to get adventurous with your orders. Buffalo ‘shrooms, anyone?!
For a full list of vendors plus more information, visit their site www.veganshopup.com.
Vegan Shop-Up, 12-5 p.m. February 28th, MooShoes, 78 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002 veganshopup.com
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