Blue Koi on 39th Street has a reputation for being vegan friendly – their menu boasts Vegan Delight, crispy tofu, numerous soup and noodle dishes, as well as vegan dumplings and lettuce wraps.

Add to the mix their new tempura vegetables, which our waitress assured us were vegan before she knew that’s what we were after.

I love ducking into different grocery stores (regular & health food) to see if there are any unique products, or to find the quickest and cheapest place to pick up soy milk or tofu.  

Good news for residents of the River Market area – Market 3. at 114 West 3rd Street is looking out for us.  

They’re also willing to play along to provide drinks at the counter that aren’t on their menu.  My husband talked a self-described non-barrista through a strawberry Italian cream soda (w/ soy milk) and it turned out fantastic.  Thank you, Market 3!

Proof!  Alternative Baking Company vegan cookies at Tivoli.  I’ve never seen fewer than six flavors.  Thank them for thinking of us!