A Stylish Guide to Vegan Eats for New York Fashion Week

 It’s that time of year again, when the global glitterati transcend on our little island of Manhattan for New York Fashion Week. Between the press previews, fashion shows and parties, it’s important to stay hydrated and more importantly, well fed. For most people it’s easy, “I’ll just grab a nibble at the next event”, but if you’re vegan, it’s a little more complicated than that. So for all the vegans in town this week, here’s a guide to vegan eats for New York Fashion Week. All equipped with delicious food that even your carnivore friends will enjoy. Most spots offer Instagram worthy decor to keep your Instagram feed well fed also.
Sun in Bloom | For coffee or a quick bite

Located in Tribeca (and in Brooklyn), this is a great spot to grab and go, whether you want a quick non-dairy latte, a flavorful salad or hearty sandwich. Try: Chai Latte, Shitake BLT and Macro Bowl. | View the full menu here.

By Chloe | For a quick bite.
By Chloe is a great place to grab a quick bite. Whether you are looking for a healthy option (try the Spicy Thai Salad) or want to indulge (go for the Macaroni and Cheese with shiitake bacon), this all vegan restaurant offers quick service and multiple locations around the city from West Village to Flat Iron. View the full menu here.


 ABCV | For business meetings or leisurely meals to catch up with friends.

ABC V is the newest restaurant from ABC Home featuring only vegetarian and vegan dishes.A light, bright space serving delicious dishes to share makes for a great place for business meetings. Decorated with the finest ABC Home goods, it feels more like a spa than a restaurant, in a good way. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try: Slow roasted beets with and the roasted cauliflower. | View the full menu here.

A-Stylish-Guide-to-Vegan-Eats-for-New-York-Fashion-Week-Delice-&-Sarrasin-photo-by-elizabeth-stilwell-_-desmittenDelice & Sarrasin | For your French fix

French food is hard to find in vegan form, but Delice & Sarrasin have mastered it. From sweet and savory crepes to steak frites and “escargot”, they offer all the French greatest hits. The small vegan wine list has something for everyone. View the full menu here.

Cienfuegos | For happy hour

This vegan Cuban spot serves small plates and rum cocktails. With a happy hour that offers half price punch bowls and $7 select cocktails every night, it is a must visit in the East Village. Try the tropical fried guacamole. | View the full menu here.


Double Zero | To satisfy your pizza fix

You can’t come to New York without enjoying a piece (or whole pie) of pizza, whether you’re vegan or not. Get your pizza fix at the East Village artisan pizza spot, Double Zero. Make a meal of it, the upbeat ambiance, assorted appetizers and wine list are all reasons to linger and enjoy. Try: White Pizza and Eggplant Bacon Pizza. | View the full menu here.

A-Stylish-Guide-to-Vegan-Eats-for-New-York-Fashion-Week-avant-garden-desmittenAvant Garden | For an intimate dinner

Another East Village spot worthy of your precious time between events, Avant Garden. Sit at the bar to watch the food being prepared, or opt for an intimate candle lit table with more privacy. Try: Celery Root | View the full menu here.








NYFW S16 Behind the Scenes


When it comes to NYFW, I rather look at behind the scenes photos than runway images because you get a close up of the clothing. From intricate details to how the clothes hang on the body, there is nothing better than behind the scenes photos for an in-depth look at the collections. I find CR Fashion Book and Self Service Magazine as the best references for behind the scenes photos. Some of my favorites from CR Fashion Book’s NYFW S16 coverage of Altuzarra and Coach…
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Fall 2013 Trend: The Dickie

Maybe the New York designers have watched a few too many episodes of The Big Bang Theory, taking inspiration from Howard’s no-nonsense nerd style and incorporating his favorite accessory, The Dickie into their Fall 2013 collections. I don’t hate the look, and it is actually a great scarf replacement (wish I had one yesterday in the wind storm that kept untying my scarf). Would you wear this trend?

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Fall 2013 NYFW Trend: The Dickie M.Patmos, Tibi

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Usual Suspects: NYFW Cont’d Again

Ok, I promise this is my last post about NYFW! I can’t promise that it will be my last review of the Spring 2013 shows though. Here are some more of my favorite looks from some of the best New York based designers…

Reed Krakoff’s Spring collection was full of tailored separates with simple details that makes a girl feel good about investing in special basic pieces.

The Row’s sophisticated layering and precise tailoring make each collection timeless. Spring was no exception.

Osklen’s collection was inspired by a never-ending summer, and what more could you ask for? I am wishing for that right now! Photo real prints of sunsets on the beach float on transparent fabrics, making for a dreamy collection.

Sally LaPointe’s boxy silhouettes and focused color palette make for a collection of must have separates!

VPL is consistently inspired by athletic lines, and this season the sporty feel turns a bit more feminine than past seasons. I can’t get enough of the jewelry- any idea who the designer is?

Rodarte’s Spring collection had a bit of a harder edge than most seasons, and I love it! The leather leggings, the chains and geometric tops look very fresh!

Yigal Azrouel had a new voice this season, pushing the envelope from his usual safety zone, and I can’t wait to see more of it!

Victoria Beckham gave her customer separates this season, and did it in true Victoria style. Still sexy, not too fussy and with an effortless edge.

See by Chloe continues to put out wearable clothes for everyday life, while still keeping the cool girl factor in mind. My favorite look is the all black ensemble, fit to wear now for fall, yes please!

Narciso Rodriguez successfully stepped away from body con dresses for Spring and opted for floating slip dresses and boxy blazers.

Rachel Comey finally took a leap into cocktail dresses, and did so with an heir of ease. Even if some of the dresses are meant for an evening out, they still look comfortable and cool.

Tess Giberson’s monochromatic Spring collection was full of asymmetry, texture and lux materials that made it compelling and chic.

Patrick Robinson cleaned up his Organic collection this season with solid colors, minimal layering and an almost uniform like inspiration. It is one of my favorite collections by Robinson in years.

T by Alexander Wang was a little more exciting this season, with the introduction of suits into the line. After all, many women who wear suits on a daily basis consider them a must have basic. I love the collarless open front suit jacket, it has great lines.

Thakoon Addition’s muted palette and patchwork denim are enough to make a strong, understated collection.

Tibi’s recent transition into simple lines, and basic styling made me reevaluate the brand. Loving these 3 simple looks for Spring!

Rebecca Taylor’s uber-feminine collections never waver when it comes to whimsy, but its the slight city edge she puts in each collection that have me coming back for more season after season.

Suno’s ability to mix prints and textures never fails to amaze me. This season the level of sophistication and polish really made a difference.

Rag & Bone’s sporty tailored collection is one of my favorites from them in a long time. I can’t get enough of the moto pants, and who wouldn’t want to wear that oversized denim looking jacket?

Proenza Schouler continues to push the envelope when it comes to colors and materials. I am not one to wear neon green, but this blue Jacquard with a touch of neon is something I wouldn’t hesitate to add to my closet. Of course, the black and white looks are my favorite.

Prabal Gurung leaned on some old silhouettes this season, and stayed pretty safe when it came to prints, but overall a nice collection.