We had such a blast on the first one that I had to schedule another tour because New Haven just has TOO MANY awesome places for vegan dining and we couldn't possibly fit them all in one trip.
The Vegan Culinary Tour of New Haven (Part 2) was held Saturday, July 26, 10:00-1:00. Twelve lucky guests toured five of New Haven's hidden gems that offer vegan menu items and sampled delicious treats such as tea, noodles, injera, curry, quinoa patties, un-chicken salad, muffins, tempeh reuben, chickpea mock tuna, cupcakes, brownies and cookies... all of it vegan of course!
Blue State Coffee
Book Trader Cafe
Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant
The Green Teahouse
Please "like" them on Facebook and be sure to visit these awesome establishments in person and say you heard about them on the Vegan Culinary Tour! Thank you Alexandra, Ryan, and Courtney from Blue State Coffee, Kelly, David and Jen from The Book Trader, Ting from The Green Teahouse, Shilmat from Lalibela, and Kathy from Katalina's Bakery for making the second Vegan Culinary Tour such a success!
Here are some photo highlights:
Stop #1: Blue State Coffee
sampling quinoa, pistachio & dried cranberry salad
vegan chickpea "tuna"
tempeh reuben wrap with Daiya vegan cheese
Stop #2: The Book Trader
sampling some tasty lunch items
quinoa burger with home made spicy mayo and vegan "unchicken" salad
the lovely Jen telling us about some special vegan events in the works
strawberry, almond and fresh basil muffins
Stop #3: The Green Teahouse
look for the pink teapot
sampling some High Peak Oolong Tea
pot of aromatic jasmine tea
Stop #4: Lalibela Ethiopian
owner Shilmat Tessema describing the vegan items on the daily lunch buffet
greens & potatoes, spicy red lentil with berbere, zucchini & carrot
our happy & well-fed group
another happy group shot
Final Stop: Katalina's Bakery
the lovely Kathy Riegelman with her insanely good confections
I can't believe we ate all of these
look at that little sweetie!