LI Vegan Adventures: An Introduction

I wasn’t always vegan, and I didn’t always live on Long Island.

In 2016, I lived in a small farm town, which was known for its Amish population and high school football team. Horse and  buggies abounded, and “city folks” didn’t know they could pass the slow-movers on the road. 

Prior to venturing into veganism, I was one of those “bacon is life” people, and pretty much the only time I ate vegetables, it was when I was forced to eat corn (which continues to be the bane of my existence) when we had dinners together as a family. Growing up, my diet largely consisted of fish sticks, Burger King, chicken nuggets, white bread sandwiches,  scrambled eggs, and bacon.

The same could mostly be said of the rest of my family – and likely most of the town. Needless to say, vegan options were limited. Still, when I learned about the cruelty of animal agriculture, I knew I needed to make a change. I went vegan in 2016 and never looked back.

How’d I End Up on Long Island?

Outside That Pizza Place in Levittown

Also in 2016, I met the man who would later become my husband. Unfortunately, while I lived in Pennsylvania…he lived on Long Island. After graduating from college in 2018, I became a Long Islander myself. We moved in together, and the rest is history.

If five years ago, you had told me I would be vegan, married, and living in New York, I wouldn’t have believed you. But here we are!

Before my move, I had sampled a few vegan places in NYC and tried a few vegan dishes on LI, but my previous trips to New York were short, leaving me with limited time. 

Since moving, however, I’m slowly but surely becoming an expert on the vegan scene. From Nassau to Suffolk, North Shore to the South, I’m learning that Long Island has a lot to offer vegans, vegetarians, and anyone looking to reduce their consumption of animal products.

So What Is LI Vegan Adventures?

When people think of vegan heaven, a place like New York City comes to mind. Unfortunately, Long Island gets left out of the conversation. In a way, this is understandable. After all, Long Island and its towns and villages aren’t as bustling as the big city.

But that doesn’t mean Long Island vegans have to take the train into the city to get some delicious vegan food!

Enter LI Vegan Adventures!

I know how difficult (and oftentimes annoying) it can be to peruse every menu, trying to find something that doesn’t contain animal products. It’s a struggle, but it becomes a part of daily life for vegans, doesn’t it? 

With LI Vegan Adventures, I’ll cut out that struggle for you by highlighting some of the mouthwatering vegan options available to us. It doesn’t matter if a restaurant is 100% vegan, has a designated vegan menu, or only has one or two vegan items: on LI Vegan Adventures, I’ll discuss what’s already vegan or what needs to be modified.

Let the adventures begin!

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