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Vegetarian/Vegan Dinner at Caravan of Dreams

**Come any time between 6pm and 9pm, stay as long as you want, or leave when you need to. You will get your own check, with tax and tip included.**

Our group keeps growing in leaps and bounds.  For all the new joiners out there, as well as our regulars, I'm excited to announce a big meetup for August.

There's a reason why Caravan of Dreams is such a favorite of our group and restaurant reviewers.  The food is not only 100% vegan, and 100% organic, but in a world of increasingly processed vegan options, they seem to really care about pushing the frontier in nutritional innovation as well as taste.  They have numerous live dishes, and WHOLE ingredients!

According to New York Magazine, "the kitchen has a knack for making simple flavors work in unexpected ways -- so the burrito doesn’t taste like the stir-fry with a whole-wheat tortilla around it.  Mexican dishes, like the tempeh burrito, marinated-tofu quesadilla, and the addictive nacho starter are made with vegan sour cream; the lack of dairy grease makes the sweetness and tang of homemade guacamole and salsa pop. Salads are huge, and range from standard greens to sea vegetables to tropical fruits and nuts."

Caravan is widely recognized as one of the most varied, most beautiful, and most delicious of all the vegan restaurants in New York, and it is the personal favorite of many of our members. Why? Again from New York Magazine: "The long, low room has brick walls, pressed-tin ceilings, and ancient wooden floors. Mismatched floor and table lamps cast a rosy, romantic glow over the red brocade-covered tables and banquettes. The menu, vegan interpretations of Italian, Asian, and Mexican dishes, also includes Spanish and Middle Eastern specialties."  With such varied and delicious food in such a beautiful space, no wonder our members love it so much!

The New York Times rates Caravan of Dreams a Top Pick on their $25 & Under restaurant list, and writes "Caravan of Dreams is a health-food restaurant with brick walls, colorful hangings, a low ceiling and a jazz pianist. Local organic products prevail on the menu, and what comes out of the kitchen is a colorful array of flavorful preparations. Nachos, made with fresh, organic cron chips, spicy salsa and black beans are wonderful, better than at most Mexican restaurants. And hummus is rich, moist and flavorful, served with warm triangles of flat bread."

See their MENU.

So join us for a night of healthy, flavorful food, and great conversation with friendly people. For those of you who have never attended one of our Meetup events, this is an incredibly friendly & welcoming group. It will be easy to find our group: just walk to the back of the restaurant, we will have the entire back room. Everyone gets individual checks, with tax and tip included. Easy!

** You are welcome to show up anytime between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. You may stay the whole time, or feel free to leave whenever you need to. If the room gets crowded, we may ask people who have finished their meals to move to the bar for a little while. **

Directions. To get here, there are a few options:

1. F train to 2nd Ave. and walk 6 blocks up FIRST Ave (exit the train via the 1st Ave. exit of the 2nd Ave subway stop).

2. 6 train to Astor Place and walk east to 1st Ave./6th St.

3. M8 crosstown bus on 8th St.

Or Map it, and let Google Maps give you customized directions.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!


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  • David G.

    Wonderful dinner, wonderful conversations! Hugely fun to meet the fantastic new members who attended for the first time, as well as hang out with all of our amazing regular members. A special delight this time to have extended conversations with two of our relatively new Australian members, Sunny and Ruby. You are both so gracious and brilliant, and the same can be said for the great majority of people in this group that I am so fortunate to be a part of!

    August 14, 2013

  • Cohen J.

    this was my first meetup I went to-- I t was nice meeting all of you--everybody was friendly

    August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a wonderful time meeting new people and going to a the play. "Barcode". It was very spontaneous and I look forward b to meeting, you, fellow vegetarians Again!

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Jeanne

    I had a very nice time - a friendly and welcoming group, and good food, too! Thanks!

    August 13, 2013

  • Rob J.

    decent sized place, good food, lots of vegan to choose from.

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first meet up with y'all and I had fun. Nice folks. I'll be back. Thank you David for organizing.

    August 12, 2013

  • Bob

    I had a nice time. Thanks for organizing it!

    August 12, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    great restaurant and a friendly crowd.

    August 12, 2013

  • Zandra

    Regrettably, I will not be able to attend tonight..

    August 12, 2013

  • sheldon

    Looking forward to this!

    August 12, 2013

  • Linda S.

    I have a conflict tonight, but look forward to meeting you all soon.

    August 12, 2013

  • Deborah D.

    Hi, I'm a vegan/raw marketer, potter and healthy, green and natural lifestyle blogger at Looking forward to seeing you at Caravan of Dreams--one of my favorite spots!

    August 11, 2013

  • Marya

    Wish I could - I have a conflict. See you next time.

    August 11, 2013

  • Emily

    Hi everybody,

    After the meetup, I'm going to see a Fringe Festival show at LaMaMa ETC if anyone would like to join me. Details here:

    (Apologies if this isn't allowed, I just thought it might be a nice option for anyone who likes theatre and wants to keep the party going afterward. Admins, feel free to delete at your discretion).

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excited to join this group and look forward to meeting you all!

    August 8, 2013

  • Ibeth Katherine Leon A.

    I just want to learn a little more about veggi food

    August 7, 2013

  • Cohen J.

    i can't wait for this one!!!

    August 3, 2013

  • George S.

    Last dinner at Peaceful Cafe was great.

    July 29, 2013

  • David G.

    Thank you, Jaron! I love Caravan, and it's one of our group favorites!

    July 28, 2013

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