7 days. 10 cities. Lots of great food and people! Louzilla invited me to be her guest at the Farm Sanctuary’s 25th Anniversary Intern Retreat. While I was out there visiting Farm Sanctuary for the first time, I made a multi-city trip out of it, starting in NYC, making stops in Bethlehem, Allentown, Syracuse, Ithaca, Blairstown NJ, Providence, Newport, and Boston!
I know I’d never get around to this blog post if I tried to cram everything into one little post, so I’m splitting it up into days!
I flew into NYC from Milwaukee on the first day, caught public transportation from the airport, then was immediately greeted with a 5 minute torrential downpour when I got above ground. I showed up a little soaked to dinner with Terry at Red Bamboo, but after some delicious deep-fried goodness, it was all good.
I ordered the Butterfly Soy Chops:
No trip to NYC is complete without a visit to Lula’s Sweet Apothecary. This is a sundae with mint chip and strawberry ice creams, caramel, marshmallow cream, and their beloved coconut whipped cream.
I stayed with my friend Rachel in Brooklyn for the night, then had a bit of time to wander around in the morning.
My plans in NYC for the day were with Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan of Our Hen House! We recorded an interview for Episode 78. Check it out through their website or subscribe on iTunes!
Afterward, they showed me around the area. We stopped by Sacred Chow and Lifethyme Natural Market, then we parted ways and it was time for me to head to the bus station.
I had this delicious sandwich from Sacred Chow on the bus to Bethlehem, PA.
Yes, Bethlehem! Home of Vegan Treats Bakery!
Louzilla and Jen picked me up from the bus station, then we met up with Megan and Natalie at Vegan Treats and got a little bit of everything (well, almost everything).
Chocolate Lava Cheesecake
Chocolate Mousse Cake
French Vanilla Mousse Pie
This was one of the best things I’ve ever tasted! I have no idea what it’s made out of, but holy shit is it good!
We then hopped over to a Chinese restaurant across the street called Ruby Cafe. It’s good to know that restaurant is there if you want to top off your sugar coma with a Chinese food imitation meat coma. We ordered a few “chicken” and vegetable dishes, hung out for a while, then were on our way home to Louzilla’s. We went out dancing that night at The Stonewall in Allentown with a few of her friends, then got a night of sleep in preparation for a long trip on day 3.
[to be continued]