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A Strip of Vegan Heaven on the LES



If you’re a newbie to eating cleanly, I highly suggest heading on over to East 10th street between 1st and Avenue A–where you will find two amazing little spots that make you forget that you’re not eating junk food, in addition to some exercise studios and juice bars. Today I went to Quintessence for lunch–a mostly raw, vegan, restaurant in the lower east side. And as always, it was delicious! I split a quinoa pilaf and scallion nori rolls, in addition to a a “tiramisu” that tasted better than the real thing. This restaurant has always been one of my faves, and never ceases to satisfy.

But the surprise that I found while on this wonderful strip was the recently opened Jennifer’s Way Bakery next door, a gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, soy free, peanut free bakery. I’ve been looking for one of these for so long; most vegan bakeries usually have tons of gluten or agave but this shop sweetens everything with coconut sugar or maple sugar. They also have a cute ingredients book in the front, which has a handwritten list of everything used to make each product. Talk about transparency! On top of it all, they try to source a large amount of their ingredients from GMO-free sources. I went and had a banana chocolate chip muffin, and it was delicious. I can’t wait to go back and try their bagels and artisanal bread.

Needless to say, I’m stuffed. And happily so. Happy Sunday!



04/17/2013 at 7:59 pm

Interesting post! From one vegan law student to another, thanks for sharing :)

04/17/2013 at 8:01 pm

I just realized that you look familiar. Do you go to St. John’s by chance?

    04/18/2013 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks for your comment! I’m at Brooklyn Law, although I almost went to St. John’s. Either way, the legal community in NYC is so small we’ve probably crossed paths somewhere. :)


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