New York City; one of the most versatile vegan-friendly cities in the world! If you are undecided on where to go to enjoy your post-wedding bliss look no further. New York City is home to fifty-seven delectable vegan cuisine restaurants and eateries. Need I say more? Well, I will! With eco-friendly hotels, Green Spa’s and luxury vegan shopping, the options in the Big Apple are endless. Whether you’re looking for a winter wonderland or a summer spectacular setting, New York City is the place to go. I’ve put together some ideas for a vegan honeymoon that is sure to sweep any compassionate couple off their feet!
Start at the 70 Park Ave; the Green Seal Silver Certified Eco-friendly hotel. Nestled in midtown Manhattan, this luxury hotel offers a variety of eco-friendly services and products. Check out their hosted evening wine hour nightly located in their beautiful living room. To find out more on their eco-friendly practices and specific product list visit this link: http://www.kimptonhotels.com/programs/earthcare.aspx
Next, take a day trip to the lower east side of Manhattan to Moo Shoes for some vegan shopping. With brands like Olsen Haus and Big Buddha how could you go wrong? Moo Shoes carries a wide assortment of men and women’s accessories, shoes, belts, wallets and bags! Moo Shoes is also conviently located close to several vegan restaurants. For a full list of 100% vegan restaurants and eateries be sure to check out New York’s ultimate vegan restaurant guide at: http://supervegan.com/.
Need something fun to do? Make reservations with the vegan-friendly pizza joint, Slice for a pizza making course for couples! For $275 a couple, you will receive a three-hour pizza education course from chef and graduate of the French Culinary Institute, Paul Calhoun. You will learn everything from making dough from scratch to the secrets of sugar-free sauce! You will even get an introductory course on wine pairing along with some wine tasting! Take your education from the classroom to your kitchen when you arrive back home!
After all this, you will need time to relax. Well, you’re in luck. The Green Spa located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn is a three level luxury spa that offers a plethora of services. Start with a yoga class in their movement studio and end with a Duo Massage in a private room. Afterwards, spend some romantic quiet time together next to their fire place with a glass of champagne.
End the night at The V-Note: Organic Wine Bar and Vegan Bistro. With everything from Pasta Pacchari to Seitan Scaloppini, this cozy place with its tasteful décor is a must stop during your honeymoon travels. If you go on a Wednesday night they have live Spanish guitar playing from 7:30-10:30pm.
So you took all your wedding photos but what about a few professional fun snapshots to remember this beautiful honeymoon experience? Erin Nicole Brown is a vegan-friendly photographer located right here in NYC. Grab yourself some vegan ice cream from Lula’s Sweet Apothecarthy and visit the Neighborhood Garden just a few feet away for a fun ice cream photo shoot! To contact Erin, visit her website: http://erinnicolebrown.com/.Finish your New York experience by making a stop at our theater district and dinner reservations at our best vegan fine dining experience, Candle 79.
Your honeymoon will be the first chapter in your book of love and marriage so why not write it New York Style? With so many vegan options, I guarantee that you will not be disappointed! So pick New York City today as your first stop in your life together as the eco-conscious, compassionate couple you already are!
Melanie Chester came out of the womb with an affection for milkshakes and grew up loving her steak well-done until one day her world changed. After viewing the powerful documentary Earthlings she never looked back on the life she once knew. Melanie welcomed the new vegan lifestyle and all the vegan cupcakes that came with it! Melanie interned with the non-profit organization Mercy For Animals shortly after this change in the summer of 2010. A year and a half later, Melanie feels that veganism is one of the best choices she has ever made! Melanie currently works as an educator with urban youth. She has also walked into the world of blogging five years too late and is in the works of starting her own blog which will focus on vegan and eco-friendly products.