From Our Editors
Chefs source organic produce from local farms and ensure all ingredients are totally free from any animal products to conjure sweet and savory vegan dishes at five distinct eateries in Chelsea and Manhattan. The staff at all five locations sates curiosity by educating diners about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, which eliminates both animal cruelty and the need to barter with cats for their saucers of milk. Hardwood tables add to Blossom's intimate atmosphere hidden in a refurbished townhouse, and sleek accents create a modern interpretation of a diner behind Cafe Blossom's entrance. Sommeliers at V-Note pair meatless recipes with vegan, organic, or biodynamic wines and beers. The kitchen at Blossom Du Jour applies its vegan philosophy to quickly prepared meals that are faster and healthier than a Jolly Green Giant relay team. Cocoa V rounds out the restaurant family tree with shelves lined with dairy-free cakes and pastries, gourmet chocolates, and international wines. Chocolatiers employ cocoa beans imported from the Dominican Republic that are also completely organic and fair-trade.