It’s really nice to go to a restaurant where I can forget about the issues at the heart of this blog. Luckily, there’s a great local vegan place at whose door we can leave our cares. The V Spot is a lovably scruffy little place on 5th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. We’ve been going at least once a week, trying to sample everything on the menu because everything’s been really good.
We always start with the yummy summer rolls — large rice-paper rolls of avocado, carrot, cucumber and mesclun greens, topped with sesame seeds. They come with an amazing Thai peanut sauce dip (which I tried and failed to replicate at home).
Our favorite entrees so far:
- The quinoa veggie wrap, which has a lovely ginger vinaigrette
- The veggie burgers (made of lentils, black beans, veggies, and some secret seasonings)
- Kale in a coconut curry sauce with gingered quinoa (it’s our grain du jour)
- Tofu scramble baked with sauteed tomato, broccoli, bell peppers, and nutritional yeast (I hate tofu, yet I like this dish)
Besides The V Spot, there’s also the excellent Dao Palate on Flatbush near 7th Avenue. I wish there were more places like these two nearby. If such restaurants can’t thrive in Park Slope, then where?