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.

I've been eager to try Caravan of Dreams for quite a while now, what with all the buzz from both our meetup members and from 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 including spiralina, chia seeds, and E3 Live!

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!

Jaron

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  • David G.

    Caravan was delicious. Many new members attended -- what a delight you all were! Our regular members are always fantastic as well. Huge thanks and congratulations to Jaron for a perfect event!

    August 9, 2012

  • Ena

    Great food and great company.

    August 9, 2012

  • Alma G.

    It was so nice meeting friendly people, share our experiences and have had a fun time.

    August 8, 2012

  • Amanda

    Great dinner! I really enjoyed meeting this group, and the food was delicious.

    August 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was my first meetup and I enjoyed meeting people at my table. I wish I could have circulated more and I wish I could have conversed with the people at my table without straining to hear due to the noise. Nonetheless, I look forward to another opportunity to meetup with this group.

    August 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    very good food.

    August 8, 2012

  • Vegan M

    this group probably has the largest number of regular attendees for any meetup group; this fact speaks for itself. kudos to david, the team and ofcourse, all the members :)

    August 8, 2012

  • Jade

    Lovely raw meal with new and old friends! Thank you, Jaron and David!

    August 7, 2012

  • Cynthia

    I can no longer attend this week.

    August 5, 2012

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