Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Counter, NYC!


Well this past weekend was crazy fun in NYC but I really wanted to share with you my absolute new favorite brunch spot in the city. Counter (serves vegan and non-vegan fare, plus has an organic martini bar, wine and beer) and is the best food I really have had in a long time that early in the morning. (Well, 1 p.m. but besides the point ;)

First, I got a pitcher of organic sangria (had to start the day off right and there were two of us!)

On to the food: I got the Frittata Alla Fiorentina (which was actually 2 tofu frittatas) on whole wheat english muffins with spinach and vegan hollandaise sauce (swoon). Also a mesculan green salad and amazing spiced home fries. They also brought out homemade ketchup, vegan mayo and played Dylan on the cd player the whole time. It was heaven. 

And if I needed more food, I could NOT resist a vegan maple pecan chocolate hot fudge sundae in a pastry crust. (All desserts are vegan!) I may need to move to NYC for this meal alone! 
The picture above is at dinner the night before at a wonderful dark veg-friendly place called Corner Cafe. (Sorry, my wine haze prevented me from remembering to take food shots for you guys here, but the appetizer of fried artichokes with sea salt and lemon were off the hook! Dinner was a Thai inspired noodle dish with grilled teriyaki veggie skewers, and for someone who rarely gets dessert, I got the vegan raspberry sorbet which was so creamy and delish) In the black shirt is a friend from college and in the white a friend from home. The weekend was filled with a couple concerts, lots of food, and many, many bars (including the original Coyote Ugly which I proceeded to become an honorary Coyote by dancing on the bar late Sunday afternoon.) Great times :)

Check this out:
Counternyc.com 

17 comments:

bahamamama said...

Great pics...and delicious-looking food, especially the dessert. Thanks for sharing your adventure to the energizing NYC.

A.Cook said...

Sorry for being all late and wrong--but you changed your blog layout and piccies! Nice :) I'm going back to NY (my one true love) this weekend and now I think I may just have to take a little trip to Counter...

littlefire said...

Whoa! You were busy... Sounds like you took a big bite out of the Big Apple. Nice!!

LuckH said...

We did dine on some great food this past weekend! Only in NYC!!!

VeganView said...

Oh Sahar! I heart you! And your FAB city!

Destiny's Vegan Kitchen said...

That looks so fun (and tasty)!

VeganView said...

Thanks DVK! Have a great weekend! :)

Conquerbysmiling said...

That first picture looks amazing! Yumm!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

You know what is really awesome about your brunch description? The part where you order dessert after "breakfast." I know it was 1 pm, but still. Love it!

The hollandaise sauce is something I still need to experience... I am quite intrigued by this swoon-worthy phenomenon!

Anonymous said...

Fried artichokes with sea salt and lemon! I want some!!

Celine said...

I already wanted to visit NYC really bad, but this post makes it impossible to resist and wait any longer. the dessert is what got to me the most. :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Gosh, that all looks so delicious! I wish I were in NYC!

River said...

Thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog! :)

The maple pecan chocolate hot fudge sundae sounds so good I can't stand it!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I have wanted to go there! This is very tempting. I like your blog! I certainly would have opted for sangria as well : )

...barbara... said...

i need to go to ny and i need to go there....looks great...
:)

River said...

Thanks again for your nice comment on my blog! Just in case you missed my answer to your frozen vegan cheese question...

Whenever I buy a block of Vegan Gourmet, I shred the whole thing in the food processor and freeze it. I don't notice any difference in texture, maybe it's because it's shredded. Oh, and I just stab it with a knife to break it apart when it's frozen... you know, psycho style! :P

A.Cook said...

Hello hello...just wanted to tell you that I went to Counter on Sunday and it was mahhhhvelous!! I got the Rustic Italian something or other (walnut-lentil pate with rosemary aioli ahhhh)...all I know is it was friggin amazing and I am going back in two weeks--I've got my heart set on French toast this time! :D