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New Meetup: Vegan Walking Tour of two Brooklyn neighborhoods

From: Jim
Sent on: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 9:09 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for VegOut NYC!

What: Vegan Walking Tour of two Brooklyn neighborhoods

When: Saturday, October 30,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Champs Family Bakery
176 Ainslie St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Hello VegOut VegPals,

Here's the plan for this tour. First, bring an appetite, Second, dress comfortably 'cause we're gonna be pounding some pavement.

We're starting at Champs Family Bakery in Greenpoint. Why is this bakery called Champs? Well for starters they have the only vegan croissant in the city (my qualifier for champion). Champs is champs because of the pictures of vegan champs they have on their wall and the space for vegan champs to come. Hey, maybe you could be one, too!

Champs is located at:

176 Ainslie St (google maps or mapquest can guide you)
Brooklyn NY 11211

L train to Lorimer St-Metropolitan Ave
G train to Metropolitan Ave-Lorimer St

We'll meet at Champs and have some sustenance for the trek ahead. I'm thinking about one of their scones or their croissant (ok, I'm gonna eat both) plus a black coffee. I never said this was a health food tour.

Some highlights of our trek towards the Brooklyn waterfront will include:

A business in the business of making vegan body care products. I mail ordered their stuff to my job. I couldn't get it out of the mailroom without everyone holding the box close and inhaling deeply. Lavender and black pepper - an amazing combo!

A mini chocolate factory run by two bearded brothers making some fantastic bars that sells to only the very best stores in NYC and beyond. Dark chocolate fleur de sel. Help!

That's for starters. We're gonna pass through some great home furnishings emporiums (think repurposed, recycled and refurbished), general stores of the vegan-centric variety, spots to keep us looking gorgeous and smelling great and joints for quick fixes to keep our strength up. We'll finish at Brooklyn's best brewery where we can peruse the menus we will have picked up along the way and call in an order to enjoy with a quenching vegan microbrew.

What you need to bring: your nose, your eyes and your taste buds. I don't think there'll be any loud music (It's Greenpoint and Williamsburg - you never know).

Our few hours on this Saturday afternoon will encompass a creative spirit that seems to only exist on the edges of our fair city. The other side of the East River appears to be where it's all at at this point in time.

The details:

We meet at Champs at 12pm. We'll leave Champs at 12:30pm and continue onward.

This is a Saturday in NYC so we all know that the trains are jacked. To find out what's happening and how we'll all meet visit this link. You can then plan your trip.

I look forward to meeting up with you.


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