Alicia is technically an old friend of G's, but she had been living in Austin, TX (though she is originally from Long Island) for the last five years. Had that not been the case, I feel like we would be old pals by now since we kinda run with the same crew and are pretty similar. Although, since we are so weird and awkward and similar, maybe we would never have met and become friends but just stayed in our respective homes living parallel lives playing with our respective pets and making zines. But that was not the case! Now she's here and we're gonna make zines together. Some day. Today we just did the hang out thing.
I met Alicia on the Lower East Side today (serendipitously and sorta spontaneously both our day off,) where we met at Cake Shop (music venue/vegan cafe/record store/apparently pretty chill hang place during the daytime.) We looked at records. Then we sorta roamed until we found some coffee at Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop. The menu looked pretty good and very vegan-friendly (plus, you were able to swap out any chicken for tofu chicken) but we just talked over a latte first:
This was really well made AND they used almond milk! I was really happy to find a place that has a non-soy non-dairy latte option! And so pretty. It was .50 cents extra for almond milk, but some places do that for soy too - I'm not sure if Tiny's does. Greg might have something to say about that, but I just found it too enjoyable to care.
We wandered some more, with a stop at Bluestockings Bookstore (also in the linked post above, and which I always have to visit when I'm in the area) and since it was raining, just jumped over to Two Boots on 3rd and A.
This was an Earth Mother slice - a thick crust, tomato sauce, spinach, peppers, onion, and garlic. It wasn't as good as the V for Vegan slice I got last time - kinda more bread than vegetables - but it was filling and pretty cheap.
Annnddd to finish the day, Peanut Chews, still the best deal in town:
bulk by the pound at Economy Candy!!!)
Then Alicia went home to walk the dawgs and I came home to write about it. Yes, this is the beginning of a beautiful foodfreindzship.