This post has been a long time in the works, and sorry for missing yesterday. I mean, I know YOU don't care but my completist self hates it. Whatever, I had to have an episode yesterday so there. ONWARD!
When we last left off in the Lower East Side, I showed you vegan shoes, a store cat, and two vegan baked goods from Babycakes. There is so much more for the vegan taking in that area! Too much! I think I'll extend the LES into one more post for another night.
First, places I didn't really go into: Teany. I've heard mixed reviews. Sometimes it's vegan and they don't make it clear and sometimes it's vegetarian and it isn't made clear? This place sounds good to have around, but it looks a little too cute for me.
Cakeshop is actually a music venue! I've seen some friends' bands play here a few times. It is a cool space, but I've also included it here because they DO actually sell (all) vegan baked goods and coffee and stuff upstairs. Downstairs is the bar and music space. I did not enter this time, as I was on a vegan mission. (152 Ludlow Street)
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is an all-vegan makeup company with a storefront at 174 Ludlow Street. I didn't go in because I don't wear makeup, but if I did, this would be it. Extra points for the company name.
And finally, probably my favorite stop on the LES, Bluestockings. Bluestockings is a radical bookstore with a special collection of political science, women's studies, gender studies, philosophy, queer theory, environmental studies and the like.
Fittingly, the "Cafe" part of the sign means that after purchasing yr independent press published, fair trade gender studies book, you can sit at one of the small tables by the window and eat a vegan cookie and sip a coffee with non-milk! They did also used to have a dog at the store but I haven't seen him in a while. Anyway, I love this shop. Anytime I'm in here I run into someone cool I know. Stop by 172 Allen Street and maybe run into me!
That's all for today! I wish I could show you the path I traced walking this day (okay it took me two days to hit everything) because it was so much circling around and back and forth but seriously, only about 10 blocks around. Tomorrow, more food and only a little bit more walking of the Lower East Side.