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NYC’s Only Vegan Crêperie: Little Choc Apothecary

Dining Little Choc Apothecary Restaurant Vegan Façade

Yes! We started our Monday in grand style! We had lunch at the first all vegan crêperie Little Choc Apothecary and loved it! They are NYC’s first vegan crêperie and tea room.

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Little Choc Apothecary is located in the far end of Williamsburg, in a street that has several amazing spots to visit! We love it there!

The entrance of the crêperie is extremely charming and welcoming, with wooden details and bright yellow, happy colors!

As you walk in, you’ll notice the place is quite small, with a larger part of the space exclusively for the preparation of the crepes. The seats at the counter window are certainly pretty sought-after by their visitors!

But, there is a second floor! You’ll find a few tables upstairs to calmly enjoy your crepes and even try a few different tea flavors from their own apothecary.

We ordered 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 f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s!

Of course we couldn’t (and would never) skip the dessert, so we got the Newtella – homemade hazelnut spread + strawberry. I think you can imagine how we enjoyed and savored with moment…

Julia Kravets, born in Ukraine and a former model (she’s gorgeous), 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!

Julia opened Little Choc in January of 2015. The tea blends are her own creations and the food is to-die-for!

As we mentioned above, this vegan crêperie 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 are lovely and there is a beautiful wall with countless tea spice jars. Plus, the natural light coming through the almost floor to ceiling window definitely is a highlight.

Julia explains:

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.”

So, enjoy your crepe with tea, at this vegan crêperie, and do explore the neighborhood!

Oh, and we enjoy Little Choc so much that we featured them on our “Will A Meat Eater Survive In 3 Vegan Restaurants?” YouTube video! Well, did he survive? Check it out!

In addition, if you are looking for local tours or custom experiences, contact us and see everything we offer through Concierge Service expert team! We will be able to customize and cater your entire trip!

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 11pm
Friday: 8am – 12am
Saturday: 9am – 12am
Sunday: 9am – 11pm

Location: 141 Havemeyer Street, Williamsburg

www.littlechoc.nyc


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Brussels Vegan and Little Choc Apothecary
*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

How about some Cha Cha Matcha in Little Italy!?

Dining Cha Cha Matcha Pudding Ice Cream

At only 3 months old, Cha Cha Matcha in Little Italy was already a huge success in! It has become the new New Yorker addiction – a good one!

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This is certainly the new spot to try in Manhattan! You’ll find a bit of every type of people there – New Yorkers, families, young, old, tourists (a bit), and of course, a few bloggers since they do have some of the most Instagrammable products!

The place is also very cheerful, with great summer colors, tropical vibe, a great music and yes, the b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l crowd!

Founders Matthew Morton and Conrad Sandelman, college friends, traveled around the world and ended up across the Globe, in Uji, located in Japan.

They fell in love with the culture, the people…and of course, the tea!

Coming back to NYC they joined their expertise in hospitality, with their huge passion for the matcha tea, and voilá! They created Cha Cha Matcha made with tea leaves directly from Uji, Japan!

The matcha’s you’ll find there are: the traditional matcha, matcha latte both hot and cold, coconut matcha latte (the one we had!!!), matcha cappuccino and the refreshing matcha lemonade.

They also serve regular coffee – drips, espresso, macchiato, cappuccino, lattes, americanos, cold brews, draft lattes, etc. Plus, some great pastries to pair with your drinks.

When you go there, look at the wall inside the bar area! They have some pretty awesome vintage vinyl disc covers, all “Cha Cha” inspired. We found titles like “Cha Cha with Billy May” and “Mr. Cha Cha Cha with René Touzet”! So fun!

A little ‘cultural’ info: “The name Cha Cha Matcha is derived from the word “Ocha,” which translates to “tea” in Japanese.”

We’re sure you will love Cha Cha Matcha in Little Italy, and go back for more!

While you’re in the neighborhood, you can roam a bit and explore other places!

Try Greecologies – see what Emily Guggino, Founder of Mulberry & Grand says about it. If you’re hungry, grab lunch at the Mediterranean restaurant Rintintin. In the mood for drinks? The Ship NYC is a fantastic spot in a secret basement for cocktails.

Lastly, are you a night owl? Enjoy a super trendy, upscale night at The Blond, inside the 11 Howard Hotel just a few blocks away, in SoHo.

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 7pm
Friday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 8pm

Location: 373 Broome Street

https://chachamatcha.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cha Cha Matcha
*Last Update on March/2020.*

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