I have discovered tons of new restaurants, stores, and food that I want to share. It’s city life with a vegan twist.

 

Ya’ll they have #vegan #cronuts at Blosson Du Jour!

Ya’ll they have #vegan #cronuts at Blosson Du Jour!

Vegan sushi from beyond sushi #🍣

Vegan sushi from beyond sushi #🍣

pureveganimagination-deactivate asked
Hey, you might just be the best person for me to ask this question to! :)... I'll be in NYC this week, staying near the Grand Central. What vegan hotspots are not too too far away from there?? I'm for sure doing Candle 79 and Moo Shoes, but other than that, I'm not sure where I have to go!

Hi! I just came across this awesome vegan restaurant guide today! 

http://www.friendsofanimals.org/programs/vegetarianism/restaurant-guides/NY_Guide.pdf

Check it out! There are so many places it is hard to recommend just one! I love Red Bamboo (the wings and the cheesecake), but it is in the West Village downtown.

You also HAVE to check out the Cinnamon Snail food truck, it parks all over. You can check their facebook or twitter to see when they are in midtown.

NY Vegetarian food festival with @tellminji

NY Vegetarian food festival with @tellminji

Nalini Method

Overall Score: 5/5 

Facility: 5/5

Difficulty: 5/5

Class: Nalini Method 

I would classify the Nalini Method as a Pilates, Barre, Yoga hybrid and a great work out! If you look around the class at the Nalini Method you can see for yourself that it produces results! Unfortunately for me I live too far from the upper west side to attend regularly, but if you’re on the UWS you should check it out!

Broadway Bodies

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Overall Score:5/5
Facility:3/5
Difficulty:4/5
Class: GLEEful Class

Broadway Bodies does a great job coming up with fun alternative workouts for people who love theater and dance. I decided to try the Glee class where you dance to songs from Glee. For the first thirty minutes you follow along to a pre-choreographed easy to follow warm up routine to various Glee songs. Then for the second half hour you learn chorography to a new Glee song usually from an recently aired episode. I didn’t love the rehearsal facility, but otherwise I enjoyed the class!

Doonya

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Overall Score:5/5
Facility:5/5 (Chelsea location)
Difficulty: 5/5
Class: Doonya

This class turned out to be one of my favorites, which came as a total surprise, because it was unlike anything I had ever tried before! For an hour you movie consistently to Bollywood Music with dance moves even I found easy to follow. Even with no training I was able to jump right in and got one of the best cardio workouts I have had in years. I highly recommended trying a class, especially if you are looking for a fun way to do a cardio workout!

Uplift

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Overall Score: 5/5
Facility: 5/5
Difficulty: 4.5/5
Class:  Uplifting: Total Body Cardio/Strength 
 

Uplift is a women’s only gym in Flatiron that offers cardio and strength training group exercise as well as personal training. The main aspect of this gym that makes it stand out is the atmosphere! I took an 7pm class and at 8pm when the class was over girls from the 6pm class were still there! After class the girls hung around for a post exercise glass of wine and salad. The staff welcoming vibe as well as the books and magazines lining the gym wall makes Uplift a great location for a girls night. 

Body Space Fitness

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Overall Score: 5/5

Facility: 5/5

Difficulty: 5/5

Class: Body Camp 

Body Space Fitness is primarily a personal training studio that offers an affordable personal training alternative to some of the pricier gyms out there. Recently they began offering small group exercise classes. The class I took, body camp, consisted of challenging circuit training in a small group with lots of individual attention. If you are looking for a personal trainer but can’t afford $100 plus a pop check out Body Space Fitness! The small group exercise classes are $30 each.