PLAN DATE: FRI / MAY 11
Who says fake isn’t as good as the real thing? Luanne’s Wild Ginger certainly doesn’t agree, and their General Tso’s Soy Protein and Tofu Teriyaki Sizzling Platter will quickly convince you that faux can be delicious. A tranquil vegetarian eatery serving up Pan-Asian cuisine free from meat, what Wild Ginger can do with seitan and soy won’t have you missing the meat.
On your way home, stop into Dick and Jane’s. Upon entry, this Fort Greene speakeasy will surprise you with all the sexiness hidden behind its wooden garage door. Darkly romantic, this cocktail joint is loved by locals for its down-to-earth bartenders who sling inventive, fresh drinks that rotate with the seasons. Our favorites include the Tijuana Twist (made with tequila, mezcal, hibiscus chili syrup, lime, and smoked salt) and the Ginnamon (with gin, cinnamon syrup, apple, lemon, and sparkling cider).
Chill, Healthy, Relaxed
LuAnne's Wild Ginger
676 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: For a life-changing experience, order the Peanut Butter Bomb, a dessert spectacular made by Pennsylvania-based bakery Vegan Treats. It’s fudgy, chocolatey, and finished with a sweet peanut butter mousse.
Dick and Jane's
266 Adelphi Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Happy hour runs until 7 p.m. on weekdays, and drinks are $8.