The Seed Vegan Food Expo Plus Food Porn

Food porn a la Cinnamon Snail–ancho chili burger!

Okay so I promised once I crawled out of my cave of outdated technology and got a Smartphone I would become a better food blogger. Well my days of laziness are over, because I gave in (goodbye, reading real books on the train…) and got an iPhone just in time to document my visit to the Seed, a vegan expo in NYC this past weekend.

Get ready for some major food porn, people! I got to meet tons of awesome activists, window-show some really drool-worthy vendors (Olsen-Haus shoe-gasm, anyone?), watch cooking demos, listen to speakers and meet up with some of my favorite people, like sweet vegan pastry chef, author, photographer and an old colleague and friend of mine, Hannah Kaminsky. She gave a demo on how to make ice-cream without a machine, which rocked. She showed several different ways, one of which was to shake it up in a small bag placed inside a larger bag full of ice and salt. She passed it around for the crowd to shake up, and then when it was over she let me run off with the finished product and two spoons. What a sweetie!

Love me some Hannah!

And I got to EAT! I brought P (that’s my manfriend) too, which was great because he isn’t vegan and so that was some good exposure for him. He was excited for the food, too. Here were some of our faves:

FoodSwings

I’ve been trying to get to this Williamsburg-based vegan munchie hot-spot for the past 9 months, but haven’t yet. They serve vegan guilty pleasures like milk shakes and “chicken” wings, as well as burgers and more. I’m not a big fake meat fan, but I will eat it when I’m out and about on occasion, and so I was more than happy to try their wings! Crispy and fried to perfection, they were very good, especially when smothered in sweet mustard.

Before covering my face in sweet mustard…

Mac’n Food Truck

P is a serious Mac n Cheese guy, so I was excited to give him some vegan Mac. We ordered the Garden Mac n Cheese from Mac’n Food Truck, made with mushrooms and daiya and sprinkled with fresh basil. It was seriously good, and P was a big fan. Mac’n Food’s dish had that creamy rich texture, which was delicious. Of course, I’m still devoted to my bossman Ayinde Howell’s Mac n Yease—his top secret cheese recipe is made from scratch and has more of a “baked” Mac n Cheese consistency.

P doesn’t like when I blast his photos on the Internet, so I cropped him out, because I’m super considerate.

Cinnamon Snail

I have been trying to meet up with Adam from the Cinnamon Snail for ages, because we have a mutual friend who has been telling me about his culinary delights and kick ass personality for over a year. While his truck is called the Cinnamon Snail, his company is called Certified Orgasmic, so you can see why our friend thought we should meet and have a sexyfoodie high-five. Anyway, his food was ridiculous. P and I shared a Korean BBQ Seitan sandwich, piled high with arugula and my favorite stinky pickled product—kimchi! We also shared an ancho chili burger, also seitan based, which was ahhhhmazing. So good! I would drive to Jersey City (where Cinnamon Snail is based) just to get down on the food served by Adam and his crew.

Insanely good!

Before Adam handed my plate over, he called it a “Justin Beibercue” …. chuckles all around

But what was even more exciting for me than the food was Cinnamon Snail’s DONUTS. This is because it had been about 5 years (!!!!!) since I had a donut. Their Transvestite Fudgie Wudgie (not making this up, people) was so good I had a moment with myself over it. We were too full after our sandwiches to eat the donuts on site, so I stuffed them in my purse like a classy lady and we headed off to a BBQ at one of P’s coworker’ places. There on the rooftop several hours later I ate my donuts, the frosting of which had melted all over the waxed paper. This of course meant I licked it off, getting chocolate all over my face, hands and P’s shirt. I’m sure his coworkers were like, who is this weird girl you’re bringing over who wont eat any hot dogs but is moaning with a donut in the corner? We also ate a maple coconut donut, which was delicious, but not as good as my Transvestite donut. Seriously, the donut. I was still making such a big deal out of it six hours after I ate it that P quipped “sounds like the second orgasm you had in your mouth today.” Dirty boy.

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Zoe writes about food and sex on SexyTofu.com.

3 Comments

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    June 18, 2012

    Excellent recap! You’re far too kind of course, but I’m so glad you got a kick out of my ramblings. I only wish I hadn’t accidentally dumped that ice water all over the stage… Ha!

  • Reply
    June 20, 2012

    Yum and more yum!!! YOU GOT AN IPHONE! ye of little patience…the new one, complete new design is coming out this fall,,,well ms patient here will get to play with yours this weekend:~)) and i’ll let u play with mine in september:~))))

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      June 20, 2012

      I’ve been patiently waiting for my upgrade for a year and a half! Not waiting 4 more months. There were ALWAYS be a new one coming out. This is new enough for me!

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