Okay, guys. So after 2 1/2 beers yesterday at Brooklyn Brewery, inhibitions were down and Greg persuaded me to visit Foodswings, an entirely vegan "comfort food joint" in Williamsburg. During MoFo I had Foodswings on the list to visit but eventually took it off because I really just couldn't make myself want to eat the greasy (but delicious) food that Foodswings is known for. Even for you, dear readers. But whatever. FOR YOU:
The diner vibe inside:
I asked Greg if he thought most of the clientele was vegan - he thought it was probably half veg*n/ half drunk hipsters in need of buffalo wings at 2am. Greasy food is greasy food, I guess. However, there was a woman sitting behind us with a big NO FUR pin on her jacket, so that was nice to see.
When Greg suggested the spot, I immediately tried to remember if the menu had anything like spinach or vegetables on it, even as a side. Not really. I ended up getting the Buffalo Chik'n Salad in a wrap - "grilled mock chicken in buffalo sauce, romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and shredded carrots." I figured it had the most vegetables but wasn't just a plain salad.
Not a great photo but you get the idea. With dill spear and coleslaw. I really liked the coleslaw! It was surprisingly not overly fake-mayonaissey.
Greg got the Chick'n Parmagiana sandwich - "Breaded mock chicken cutlets with Daiya mozzarella cheese, covered in marinara sauce on Italian bread."
He liked it. I tasted it, and it was pretty good but you know, not really my thing.
We did NOT get one of their milkshakes. We held our stomaches and walked slowly to the train. Once I got home I ate some raw kale salad, stuffed as I was, just because I felt like I would cry if I didn't get some leafy dark green in me. Greg texted me later, "I think I'm gonna puke."
Soooo don't let me turn you off to Foodswings. The food is good. But it's just not really something my body can handle. I actually prefer Champs, which has the same type of vibe - dinery, kitschy - while providing this type of comfort food AND healthier alternatives. I also feel like Champs is a little cheaper?
But do what you want, dear reader. What would you order?