Today Ellie (Inside I'm Still Dancing) and I got together once again to have lunch at my favorite veggie restaurant, Wild Ginger. We really had a good time and enjoyed our lunches. I got the usual, and Ellie tried the seitan. The sauces that come with everything you order are amazing... from the spring rolls, to the steamed dumplings, to the seitan that Ellie ordered. This is hands down the best vegetarian restaurant in Manhattan. I cannot recommend it highly enough! :) So here are my pics...
Their delicious spring rolls!
The yummy steamed vegetable dumplings...
And of course, the star of the show, their pineapple fried rice! Even Ellie agreed that the rice doesn't look fried at all. It's so non-greasy, with so many healthy additives... soy protein powder, tofu, avocado, etc. As usual, I got the rest to go, because they give you such a generous portion!
After lunch we decided to go down to Babycakes, which is also on Broome St. I haven't been in nearly 2 years! Not since Halloween of 2007. It's just so out of the way that I never go. But I'm certainly glad I did! I got 2 cupcakes to go that they packaged up so beautifully (as you can see in the pic below!). I got one chocolate, and one red velvet cake. I had the chocolate one this afternoon and it was really good.
When we were heading back to the subway, Ellie stumbled upon a store that she wanted to go in. It's called Essex Street Market. I had never been there either, so we checked it out. It's a very interested grocery store to say the least! They have such a mix of different things... I'm sure Ellie will do a better job than me of describing it to you, because she took a lot of pictures while we were in there! I decided to get a fruit smoothie at their "Tra La La" Juice Bar... just strawberries, pineapple, and soy milk. It could've been a little sweeter, but it was good all the same!
Ellie and I decided to swap bars at the restaurant, as we were planning on doing this the other night at dinner... she gave me some cherry pie Larabars, and I gave her some of the oh-so-hard-to-find Clif spooky s'mores bars! It turns out that everyone's favorite blogger, Peanut of course, LOVES this Larabar! lol I gave my Mom one to try, and Peanut came up out of nowhere and started licking it! lol Here is the evidence!!
Oh, and believe it or not, but Peanut turns 7 months old today!!! Time sure is flying by us!
It was nice getting to see Ellen again, especially since she couldn't attend the blog dinner at Quantum Leap the other night... we may be doing brunch at Quantum or Sacred Chow soon! So any of my NYC bloggers that want in on this action, give me an e-mail!! lol That's all for today, my lovelies!! xo