Yes! We started our Monday in grand style!
We had lunch at Little Choc Apothecary and loved it! They are NYC’s first 100% vegan créperie and tea room.
We tried the Garden of Eatin’ made with apple, avocado, fresh kale, mint-basil pesto and lemon juice and The Masala with pumpkin curried white bean tempeh, sliced almonds…both are fabulous!
Of course we couldn’t skip the dessert, so we got the Newtella - homemade hazelnut spread + strawberry.
Julia Kravets, born in Ukraine and a former model, is the owner. Her story is pretty amazing!
At 21 she decided to go Vegan, after watching the movie Earthlings. A short while later, she began brainstorming about opening her own vegan business and started writing down a business plan.
She had no support from close relatives, no knowledge in writing a business plan, Excel was a challenge back then…but her intuition spoke louder. Lucky us!
She opened Little Choc in January of 2015. The tea blends are her own creations and the food is just d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s! The place is very charming and the dining tables are on the upper floor, where you’ll always find a cool group of freelance people hanging around too.
The brick walls (Here they are again! We love brick walls!) are gorgeous, there is a beautiful wall with countless tea spice jars and the natural light coming through the almost floor to ceiling window definitely is a highlight.
"We offer a creative selection of sweet and savory crepes, as well as homemade baked goods. Our products are completely plant based, free of any chemical binders, gums, artificial flavors, and overly processed sugars and flours. We source our ingredients from local farms and distributors who focus on sustainability, and providing local, organic, and fair trade products whenever possible.
With over 100 different herb varieties, our guests have the freedom to request off menu, personalized tea blends based on their health, or taste preferences. Any individual herb or tea blend is available to take home by the ounce."
Location: 141 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn
Photo Credit: Brussels Vegan and Courtesy of Little Choc Apothecary