Yes, This Buttery Croissant – With Melted Cheese Sensually Caressing a Bed of Perfectly Folded Eggs, All of Which Have Been Rubbed Down With Chive Mayo – Is Vegan
Lettuce *pun intended* collectively pity those who subscribed to Veganism before 2010. In primitive times, restaurants held those forgoing animal products to the lone option of a shaved carrot and cherry tomato mixed greens garden salad with balsamic vinaigrette. If grocery store shoppers didn’t want some element of butter, bacon, or chicken stock as part their meal, they were beholden to the produce section. Unless you’ve transcended the confinements of mortal existence and can resist the allure of a perfectly aged cheddar like Tom Brady is able to, there’s just no way you can lead a happy life with solely garden variety produce.
But blessed be those in 2021 looking for vegan options that rival if not out perform their meat and cheese laden counterparts. At the Lower East Side slice of heaven Orchard Grocer, not only are all the groceries vegan, but they carry the market’s best vegan knock-offs in the likes of ice cream, chicken nuggets, bacon, blocks of gouda, butterfingers – you name it, they have it. The sandwich menu is their true gift to the world, with a full line-up of perfect 10s.
Looking to expand your horizons and dip your toe in the world of upgraded sinful foods that are both better for your body and the environment? Refer to the above: the Miles with JUST egg, Seitan’s Helper maple bacon, Violife provolone cheese, mayo, and scallions on a croissant. If I had children, I would gladly put their necks on the line to prove any “vegan food is gross” naysayer wrong.
Order through Caviar if you dare and make sure to email me after with a overcompensatingly verbose thank you for the introduction to this NYC gem.