My parents and I were recently in NYC again so we retraced our steps from last year on a quest to eat at Food Swings again. Sadly, the storefront was boarded up and Food Swings was nowhere to be found. I did what anyone else in my position would have done. I went to Vaute Couture, the vegan clothing shop down the street, for ideas. The sales associate gave us a hot lead: “Go to champs,” she said. “And order the mozzarella sticks.”
So we did (but not before cuddling with Pepper, aka Concerned Dog, and buying a tank top (hey, I’m easily distracted).
Champs Diner is an all-vegan restaurant not too far from Vaute Couture in the Williamsburg neighborhood. My parents and I didn’t have to wait long before a booth opened up. As instructed, we got the mozzarella sticks.
They were fantastic! breaded, fried, and ooey, gooey. I also had a no-tuna melt. Again, fantastic fare. Filling, delicious, and vegan. My criteria!
My parents shared French toast. We didn’t even care how Champs worked their magic–just bring it on!
Not shown: The mint chocolate ice cream. We ate it too fast to capture on film.
I love travelling, meeting other vegans, and discovering new places to eat. Brooklyn is a fantastic, vegan-friendly place and Champs exceeded our expectations. If you’re ever in the area, you’ve gotta go!
Concerned Dog looks like Ruby! So sweet.
Doesn’t he? It was fun to meet him. Ruby wouldn’t be impressed though 🙂
What’s the ‘mozzarella’ in these mozzarella sticks?
I have no idea–and I don’t even see them on the menu online. I’m so used to asking questions when I go to restaurants that when I go to a vegan place I just order without asking anything! It’s refreshing, but it leaves me with less information.