Welcome to a brand new school year! In the rush of this new semester, it’s always wise to take some snacks with you to recharge in-between classes. Below are some of my favorite vegan snacks that work perfectly for these occasions. All of these spicy, sweet, and savory snacks come pre-packaged, ready to be carried with you wherever you may go.
There are times when eating vegan food leaves me feeling like I truly put something good in my body. It’s almost as if my mind, body, and soul is refreshed. That’s the kind of feeling I had when trying pho for the first time. It’s warmth travels through your body, healing you along the way. The decadent smell is invigorating with a taste that matches. Pho takes hours to create, and luckily you can get a filling, delicious bowl of vegan pho right in the Bronx.
One of my biggest concerns when becoming vegan was losing out on the dishes from my culture. With time, I learned that veganizing my cultural meals are achievable. These vegan cookbooks feature authors representing different cultural backgrounds and cuisines, making it easy to enjoy veganism without losing your own cultural influence.
Walking around the immediate area of the busy Buhre Avenue train station will show you more food options than you can handle. It’s amazing that this area isn’t designated a food hub of the Bronx! Of all the places to choose from, there’s one spot that I get a craving much too often. If you’re looking for some solid vegan spinach enchiladas in The Bronx, look no further than Top Tortillas.
I don’t know about you, but Amtrak is one of my favorite ways to travel. Whenever I get the opportunity to travel, it’s the number one service I go to first. I love watching my scenery change from the rush of New York City to the calm and serene of Upstate New York. Traveling long distance by train is most comfortable because of the comfy seating, free accessible bathrooms, and my most favorite feature: the food cart.
On a beautiful day in NYC, six vegan leaders came together in the back room of VSpot Organic, located on the buzzing street of St. Mark’s Place. Each representing a different organization with different goals, what brought these leaders and the crowd to this Latin vegan restaurant was a commonality of plant-based and/or vegan practices and navigating this culture as people of color. It was an opportunity for everyone involved in these vegan communities to come together once again to uplift, inspire, and find new ways to support.