It finally happened.
What would an out of work, bored, runner would do on hump day?
Go to NYC and run in Central Park (I’ve been wanting to do that for such a long time. Finally happened). Check
Then spend the rest of the day in the city. And walk for over 17 miles, hit at least 3 vegan restaurants. Check
Not to mention, miss the 4:45 AM train and then find out the next train is sold out and the one after that has been cancelled, then buy an Acela ticket for about $300 and get to NYC half an hour earlier than the original train and get an early start to the awesomeness that followed. Check
OK, full disclosure. I am preparing for my next certification and I was supposed to study all day. Anything to avoid studying.
I wanna say Acela was the highlight but it wasn’t. Freedom Tower or Brooklyn Bridge walkway? Nope. It was the Korean vegetarian restaurant Hangawi.
In the morning I got out of the train, walked straight to Terri, the cool vegan joint, then walked to Central Park, ran 4 miles, then walked to Penn station, got may bag out of the storage, walked to Hangawi, stuffed myself with vegan goodness, subway-ed to Brooklyn Bridge, walked to Brooklyn and back, went to the top of Freedom Tower, walked to Urban Vegan Kitchen, stuffed myself with more vegan goodness and cocktails, walked to Penn station, caught the train back to DC.
I definitely recommend these restaurants:
Hangawi – Korean, vegetarian, wonderful ambiance, delicious food. Most dishes are vegan.
Terri – Vegan fast food, quick service, tasty plates.
Urban Vegan Kitchen – As the name implies. Amazing food, pricey but totally worth it.
DC vegans got nothing on NYC vegans. le sigh….