Dinner at Long Island's Largest Vegan Deli - Jandi's

[posted by Betty]

Hi lovely vegan, vegetarian and veggie-loving folks! Since Felix and I switched to a vegan diet 9 months ago, our lives have have truly been transformed. Jandi's was one the places that made that possible. We would love to have everyone be able to try their delicious food. They are such a great resource for Long Island vegans & veggie-lovers.

Jandi's owner, Howard, worked with me to create a menu that I think you'll love. You can choose three items for $12 (they take cash & cc):

Tempeh Paella

Roasted Tempeh with Peanut Sauce

JUST ADDED: Deep Sea Casserole!!!

Tofulettes

Pesto Pasta

Three Sisters Croquette

Roasted Vegetables

Broccoli Almondine

Roasted Mushrooms

Soup will also be available for 4.89 a pint. They have some terrific soups! I think they will be making Autumn Veggie for us!

They will also have some delicious dessert items available for purchase like Voluptuous Vegan chocolate cake, and Carob Squash cake.

Jandi's deli is also entirely KOSHER and all of the items for our menu are also GLUTEN FREE (FYI: optional dessert items are NOT gluten free). Jandi's is staying open just for us and you will be able to do grocery shopping if you like as well.

We'll need a minimum of 6 people to make this happen and I believe we will max out at 14 people. I will need to give Jandi's a final head count by Sunday the 9th so please RSVP by then.

PARKING: Jandi's has a private lot behind the store. I believe most of you will be headed south on Long Beach Road. If that's the case, Jandi's will be on your right side. It's just past Atlantic Avenue which has a strip mall with a CVS and an Exxon gas station on the corner across the street. Jandi's is just past there, one block off of Atlantic. Make a right and then another right and you'll be in the lot. 

 

This is our first time hosting a Meetup so Felix and I are very excited! We're looking forward to seeing you there!

 

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  • Karen N.

    This place is awesome! Took home all sorts of goodies! Dinner was PERFECT!

    September 15, 2012

  • Betty P.

    Here's the link to Jandi's on FB in case you want to hear about their events. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=408803165833946&set=a.220451061335825.54211.117309938316605&type=1&theater

    September 15, 2012

  • Betty P.

    GREAT people, great food, awesome night.

    September 15, 2012

  • Dian Z.

    Fabulous time with wonderful people and delicious food!

    September 15, 2012

  • Felix

    It was all Betty. I was just following her lead. Thanks again to all of you for coming out!

    2 · September 15, 2012

    • Karen N.

      On the contrary, you were ALL about helping me select a couple of things to take home out of ALL those wonderful selections! EXACTLY what a host should be doing when he/she is more in "the know" than a guest! On the other hand , the 2 of you do seem to "work it" together, one of the surest signs of a "good fit"! My BEST to BOTH of you, a LOVELY (and delicious) night!

      1 · September 15, 2012

  • Jennifer G.

    Betty and Felix, bravo and thank YOU for your initiative and your gracious, excellent hosting! You did a wonderful job, and I'm so glad to have gotten an introduction to Jandi's. I hope you'll be up for organizing another event in your area, whether at Jandi's or another venue—I'll look forward to it. Thank you again! :D

    3 · September 14, 2012

  • Matthew

    great dinner! nice to see everyone again,especially some unexpected old friends~

    September 14, 2012

  • Edward K.

    I posted three pictures!

    3 · September 14, 2012

  • Chris M.

    I will. Monday and Tuesday are academic/Jewish holidays. ;) Thanks for giving me a pass on this one...I'm very grateful!

    1 · September 14, 2012

    • Betty P.

      Oh right!! AWESOME! I will enjoy the light traffic on my commute to work.

      September 14, 2012

  • Chris M.

    Yea, Jennifer is pretty cool that way. :)

    2 · September 14, 2012

  • Betty P.

    SERIOUSLY!!?? You guys are ALL so awesome for coming to our first ever hosting! I'm so glad we were able to do this. Felix and I have been living under a rock for a little bit, so we were both really nervous about this endeavor. Thank you all for being so sweet and funny and chatty and interesting. My only regret is that I really didn't take pictures. So we'll have to do this again really soon! XOX Betty

    PS: AND I didn't get to thank Jennifer for both starting this group, and guiding me through the hosting process. Jennifer, you are one in a million!!!!!!!!

    2 · September 14, 2012

  • Chris M.

    Oh dear! I screwed up and didn't check my planner to see that this was happening tonight! I've had a long week and assumed I had only made plans for Sat. I'm very sorry! :(

    September 14, 2012

    • Betty P.

      It's ok Chris. I completely understand. I did miss you though. Can't wait till we can get together again. Hope next week feels shorter. :-)

      September 14, 2012

  • Edward K.

    What a GREAT night!! Thanks everybody and especially, Betty and Felix for hosting such an awesome meetup!! Everything was perfect, there was no way anyone would have thought this was your first hosting!!! Oh, and those Bacon BLT mini's that you made were out of this world!!! Bravo!!

    3 · September 14, 2012

    • Betty P.

      Eddie, you are way too kind! Thanks so much for your enthusiasm, support and great sense of humor. I am SO glad you joined us. See you soon!

      1 · September 14, 2012

  • Betty P.

    I also just added some info on Jandi's location and parking above.

    September 12, 2012

  • Betty P.

    Hi everyone! Friday is approaching and I've spoken to Jandi's owner to work out the final details. We've just added the delicious Deep Sea Casserole to the menu!! Another one of my favorites.
    It's a pasta dish with sea veggies; rich in iron and flavor. It's the dish that finally got me to enjoy these briney delights!

    If anyone has been to Jandi's before and knows which three items they are going to order, please let me know. It will help Jandi's expedite our orders. See you soon!
    Betty

    September 12, 2012

  • Betty P.

    Hi Michelle, Matthew & Angela: I was able to arrange for more seats at Jandi's so I took you off the waiting list. Hope you can still make it! Looking forward to meeting you. :-)

    2 · September 11, 2012

  • Demetrius

    whoa my!

    September 1, 2012

    • Betty P.

      Let me know if you can make it. I'll see if we can fit some more people.

      September 4, 2012

    • Chris M.

      I must say, I got amused this morning when I was checking my e-mail on my smartphone, at my Port Jeff village Starbuck's. I got an e-mail notice from Meetup saying, "Betty Popp replied to 'Whoa my!'".

      1 · September 5, 2012

  • Betty P.

    Hi Madeline,
    Just so you know, the dinner for the Meetup will be $12 for a plate of 3 items. I'm not sure that the groupon will be usable for this dinner, but I'll check with the owner.

    September 2, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      just trying to be helpful...I am not even attending, however, I was trying to be nice...

      September 3, 2012

    • Betty P.

      I appreciate it, Madeline! I went looking for the Groupon, but couldn't find it. Can you send a link to it if possible? I would definitely get one!

      September 4, 2012

  • Karen N.

    I only said the thing about a "Tasting Plate" because EVERYTHING sounds so delicious that I'd rather have a 1/2 portion of 6 items!!! Not to worry, I'm sure it will be great! I will be bringing my S'Steel LunchBots w'me for some items to "take out" Thanks, Betty

    September 3, 2012

  • Betty P.

    Karen, you can sample the items at the deli. Not a problem.

    September 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    there's a groupon coupon currently for this venue if anyone wishes to access it. It's $10 for $20 worth of food. Hope to see you all another time.

    September 2, 2012

  • Dian Z.

    Ray and I are so looking forward to this! Thanks for arranging it.

    September 2, 2012

    • Karen N.

      Glad you guys got "in" before reservations closed!

      September 2, 2012

    • Dian Z.

      You bet! Ray's just sad Bruce isn't coming too.

      September 2, 2012

  • Karen N.

    Betty, this looks like GREAT fun, I'm excited! Any chance of a "tasting menu" with a couple bites of more items? Just a thought, I'm IN no matter what. Bruce's "nite out" for MEAT and beer w'boys in car club, but I may add him if you don't get the turn out you need (though I think you'll max out very SOON!)

    September 1, 2012

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