After a few weeks of travelling around separately, Cindy and I rendezvoused in New York City to start a three week where's the beef? tour of NYC, Portland and Tokyo. We're gonna blog it all eventually, but trying to fit some holidaying between all our eating has meant that we're already falling behind.
I got in quite late on a Friday night and met up with Cindy at our apartment in Williamsburg (yes, I know, we're dreadful hipsters). We were both tired and hungry and I knew of the perfect solution - pizza by the slice at Vinnie's Pizzeria. It was just a few blocks from where we were staying, was open late and promised an intriguing range of vegan slices.
They have about a dozen different vegan pizzas on their menu (plus another dozen vegetarian) and seem to rotate the slices pretty regularly - we saw a new batch of flavours come out just while we were eating our slices. There's also a few other vegan meals - chicken drumsticks, eggplant or chicken parmas and a vegan baked ziti. At 9:30pm on a Friday it's busy but not crazy - I suspect by midnight the booths would be much harder to claim. We ordered three slices (US$4 ~ AU$4.20 each). First up the T.HANKS (bbq chicken, bacon, mozzarella, cheddar, bbq sauce) and tiger style (teriyaki chicken, broccoli, mozzarella, cheddar and sesame seeds).
And then the parma initiative (baked breaded eggplant, marinara sauce, cheddar, mozzarella).
These were all great - crispy bases, loads of toppings and a good range of junky flavours. We had very firm intentions to return later in our stay, but somehow filled our dinners up with everything else the city had to offer. I'm a bit sad not to try more of their pizzas, but I'll always remember them fondly. Seriously, what else could make a jetlagged, slightly hungover Michael look like this:
Thanks Vinnie's, you really got the trip off to a solid start.