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It’s almost Mother’s Day, and there are probably some Mothers at your office, why not celebrate through food? Show them some love. Contact us at catering@foodtoeat.com to place an order.

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3. Kitchenette | Quiches & Salad

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Eggstravaganza: the Eggcellent Truck Taking Over New York’s Breakfast Scene

By Emily Collins32111a179f0380eab54a33d07699fb9f

Behind the Food Truck is a FoodtoEat original series where we meet the amazing men and women behind our favorite mobile cuisines and share their inspiring stories. At FoodtoEat, we’re lucky to have the best food trucks NYC has to offer in our family. Here are their stories.

If you’ve ever explored Midtown, you know the Eggstravaganza cart has been a staple for years. Recently though, the cart has been upgraded to a brand new Eggstravaganza food truck! This week, I was able to meet the man behind the truck, Arturo Macedo, the owner and founder of Eggstravaganza. His journey started with working in a restaurant 15 years ago and he’s been in the food business ever since,  “A friend introduced me into the business and it looked interesting to me. So, I decided to start a mini food cart.”

The man behind the food truck (or in this case, in front of): Arturo Macedo!
The man behind the food truck (or in this case, in front of): Arturo Macedo!

We should all be very thankful for his friend because the Eggstravaganza truck is an awesomely unique take on the New York breakfast scene.

The new truck started taking on the streets of Manhattan just three months ago and the menu has grown because of the newfound space. It has something for everybody; from New York inspired breakfast wraps, like the Stock Broker (egg whites, mushroom, avocado and cheese) to classic sandwiches, like bacon, egg and cheese. Not feeling breakfast? Eggstravaganza also serves lunch! Their Three Amigos hero is bound to please any meat lover (chorizo, chicken and skirt steak) and the Mambo Italiano wrap (roasted vegetables, mozzarella and Italian seasoning) is a favorite with the veggie crowd.

The Mexican Wrap from Eggstravaganza
The Mexican Wrap from Eggstravaganza

When I asked how he comes up with his recipes? It’s a family affair, “We get the family together, kids, cousins; my wife is the toughest critic. We’ll say, ‘put this one in here, here and here’ and that’s how we work on the next recipe.” You know the food is good when kids are giving it the thumbs up.

I tried one of their most popular menu items; the Mexican wrap and I can definitely see why it’s so popular. The ingredients include: eggs (obviously!), grilled onion, pepper, Mexican potatoes, chorizo fresco and cheese on a tomato basil wrap. This wrap? It transcends the breakfast realm. I would probably eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I could. It’s got everything you’d want for breakfast combined in one satisfying wrap. It’s a great way to kickstart your early mornings in the city.

Be sure to check out Arturo and the Eggstavaganza truck in its signature spot, 52nd and Park. Don’t want to wait in line? Skip it by pre-ordering on FoodtoEat and make your morning commute just a little bit shorter!

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What Kind of Trendy Food Are You? An Official FoodtoEat Quiz

By Emily Collins

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Whether it’s foraged mushrooms or kale salad, New York City is all about food trends. At FoodtoEat, we love trendy food, so why not make a quiz dedicated to them? Click here to find out whether or not you’re froyo or quinoa!

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New York’s Best Burgers for Your Memorial Day Weekend BBQ Fix!

By Emily Collins

Happy Memorial Day, foodies! Memorial Day Weekend is always filled with celebrations, patriotism and our favorite part: food. If you’re like me and don’t have access to a grill, worry not. We’ve compiled a list of some of New York’s best burgers! Just because we’re grill-less doesn’t mean we can’t eat like we have one.

Joy Burger Bar

Maxi Burger from Joy Burger | Photo credit: One Museum Mile

Joy Burger is best for the adventurous eater in you. Their menu allows you to pick from 3 different sizes, 9 sauces, and a ton of different toppings and sides, even gluten-free buns! These burgers are always cooked to perfection, juicy and will definitely leave you full.

 Jack’s Sliders and Sushi

Sliders and fries from Jack’s Sliders and Sushi | Photo credit: Sulav Darnal

Sushi and sliders? It’s not your every day food combo, but it definitely makes for an interesting meal! Their variety of different sliders and sushi can please anybody you’re getting a meal with. Not to mention, their plates are beautiful and are bound to impress.

Burger Heaven

Cheeseburger from Burger Heaven
Cheeseburger from Burger Heaven

The name says it all. With 70 years of burger making under their belt, it’s safe to say Burger Heaven does indeed live up to its name. If you’re looking for New York charm that can take you back in time, Burger Heaven is the place for you.

Uncle Gussy’s

Pita Burger from Uncle Gussy’s | Photo credit: BurgerWeekly.com

Uncle Gussy’s is traditional Greek food, but offers a unique take on the classic cheeseburger. Served on pita with tzatziki, cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion, Uncle Gussy’s burger is one that you won’t forget.

The Counter

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Veggie Burger Bowl from The Counter | Photo credit: quarrygirl.com

The Counter Burger is the burger equivalent to Meryl Streep; versatile, gorgeous and always consistently fantastic. In the burger world, their huge menu is a game changer. If you don’t feel like having a traditional burger, you can get a burger bowl!

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Experience the Best Hummus Ever at Bustan’s First Annual Hummus Festival

By Debra Liu

Creamy, healthy, nutty, and amazing with pita chips – those are some of the words that come to mind when I dream of hummus, which happens quite often. At Bustan, a new contemporary pan-Mediterranean restaurant in the Upper West Side, co-founder and Chef Efi Nahon, previously Executive Chef at Barbounia and Taboon, takes hummus to another level.

Shawarma Style Crab
Shawarma Style Crab

Bustan is currently celebrating National Hummus Day (May 15th) with its First Annual Hummus Festival. The festival lasts from May 11th through May 15th and during this time, the restaurant will be offering a special dinner menu of 16 variations of Chef Nahon’s award-winning hummus, both savory and sweet.

“Hummus can be a sharing plate or an entree. I love putting different toppings on it,” says Chef Nahon. And the toppings that he generously lavishes on this Middle Eastern chickpea classic are simply inspired and absolutely delicious. “We use a little bit from everywhere, from Spain, Italy, Greece, south of France – this is how I change the menu. taking street food, home food, and try to elevate it, building a cuisine,” he says.

Braised Lamb
Braised Lamb

“His hummus speaks for itself,” says Guy Goldstein, fellow co-owner and operational manager who most recently served as Wine Director and General Manger of Junoon. “There’s a quality level, he makes it so fresh. It’s really really top bar,” Guy says of Chef Nahon’s hummus.

According to Chef Nahon, people love hummus but still don’t know exactly how and where it can go with other foods. “It works for breakfast, lunch, dinner. My wife eats it with Indian food, vegetarian sushi, on sandwiches…everything.” With the hummus festival offerings, he aims to showcase just how hummus really can go with everything – from crab in the Shawarma Style Crab served with spinach and chickpeas, to lamb in the Braised Lamb hummus dish served with pickled onions and pine nuts. The Taboon Chicken Tandoori hummus is the most popular dish at Bustan, while Chef Nahon’s favorite is the hummus topped with Braised Beef Cheeks.

Flatbread
Flatbread

And let’s not forget the warm flatbread, freshly baked from the oven, which was incredible and probably the best flatbread I’ve ever tasted. The bread was baked in a taboon, which the restaurant has in-house. A taboon is the Middle Eastern equivalent of a wood-fired brick pizza oven. The oven cooks food more evenly, Chef Nahon told me.

Chef Nahon eats hummus everyday. “It’s something that is part of who I am, where I come from. When I lived in Europe and there was no hummus there, it was something I missed.”

When asked what customers say about the hummus at Bustan, Guy told me, “One word: wow.”

PS. I ended my meal with a chickpeas filled dessert, so basically a healthy dessert (am I right?). Feast your eyes on this :

Chickpea, Chocolate & Caramel Bar
Chickpea, Chocolate & Caramel Bar

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Celebrate the Thai New Year with FoodtoEat!

By Emily Collins  While most of us celebrated the New Year in January, Thailand is just getting the party started. The Thai New Year is an epic 3-day celebration from April 13-15 and we wanted to ring in the Thai New Year here at FoodtoEat with some of our favorite Thai food vendors. Little Thai Kitchen

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Basil Spicy Chicken from Little Thai Kitchen | Photo credit: Yelp.com

Little Thai Kitchen is a cozy, Midtown restaurant that may be little, but its menu sure isn’t! Little Thai Kitchen offers an awesome selection, warm atmosphere and the best part? It can be delivered right to your doorstep! Thai Street Food by Tuk Tuk Boy

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Pad Thai from Tuk Tuk Boy|Photo credit: Me So Hungry

Looking for a quick grab-n-go lunch? Look no further! Thai Street Food by Tuk Tuk Boy provides you with your favorite Thai dishes right off the street. Thai Street Food by Tuk Tuk Boy has a little something for everybody: curries, pad Thai, dumplings and even Thai tea and coffee. Order online at FoodtoEat.com to skip the line and get some fantastic Thai. New York Thai Grill and Sushi 

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String Beans & Chicken from New York Thai Grill & Sushi | Photo credit: Urbanspoon.com

New York Thai Grill and Sushi Bar is a great place to eat if you can’t decide which kind of food you’re going for. Not only does this restaurant offer a variety of Thai options, it also has plenty of different kinds of sushi. New York Thai Grill also has plenty of desserts for those of us with a bit of a sweet tooth! With hours like 11:00 am-1:45 am, you can get always get your Thai on. Spice Thai Restaurant

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Chicken Chow Fun from Spice Upper West Side | Photo credit: Yelp.com

Spice Thai Restaurant is perfect for the Thai newbie. Spice’s goal is to combine classic Thai flavors with modern cuisine. If you’re like me and were scared of anything that wasn’t plain chicken and pasta until you were 13, Spice is the place to go. The portions are plentiful and so are the locations! No matter where you live in the city, you can have Spice. Here are links to the many different Spice locations:

To celebrate the Thai New Year, we are having a promotion from April 13-15th. Simply place an order on FoodtoEat.com from any Thai vendor and you’ll be entered to win a 12-pack of Thailand’s finest drink, Singha Beer! FTEThaiNYDailyFoodtoEat is the official blog of FoodtoEat, a sustainable online food ordering and concierge catering service featuring your favorite restaurants, food trucks and caterers. Check out the deliciousness here: www.foodtoeat.com

February is American Heart Month! Get Your Heart Pumping with These Healthy Foods

By Jane Poretsky

Have you given up on your resolution already? Dropped the idea of becoming a vegan and thrown out the gluten-free bread from your pantry? If you’re sneaking a piece of dark chocolate as you read, have no fear. We aren’t hear to reprimand you. Au contraire, we want to applaud you for making a choice that’s actually good for your little pumping heart. Oh wait, you didn’t know? Chocolate is really good for your body (in small doses). So is anti-oxidant rich red wine. Bottoms up, friends!

Today, we uncover 4 healthy foods to keep on hand at all times and recipes that they can be incorporated into. Check out the hot gossip below!

1. Salmon
Studies have shown that replacing your meat intake twice a week by substituting fish can prevent heart disease by 30%. Salmon is one of the more popular varieties, and for good reason. In addition to being uber tasty, it is marbled with healthy fats. Make sure that you buy fish that was sustainably sourced. This helps protect the natural habitat and prevent overfishing.

Recipe: Salmon Wild Rice Cakes

Salmon Wild Rice Cakes
Salmon Wild Rice Cakes (Photo Credit: Sulav Darnal)

How to Make: In a large bowl, whisk together the juice of half a lemon, 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 1 egg and a liberal sprinkle of salt and pepper. Add 1 cup of pre-cooked or canned salmon (drained) and 2 cups of cooked wild rice. Taste the mixture to make sure it is properly seasoned. Form the salmon mix into small patties and place in the freezer for 20 minutes to get them firm. Rub each one with 1 tsp of sesame oil and bake at 450 degrees until golden and cooked through. 

2. Almonds

In case you haven’t heard by now, almonds are a god send. These teardrop shaped nuts are loaded with Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and magnesium, which helps produce serotonin. Serotonin is what makes you happy and brings smiles to those chubby cheeks. Just 1/4 cup of almonds every day is a guaranteed healthy energy boost that your heart will thank you for.

Recipe: Blueberry Almond Flour Pancakes

1.5 cups blanched almond flour
3 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup of buttermilk
1/4 cup of water
1/3-1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries

How to Make: Whisk the eggs with a handheld mixer. Add flour, water, vanilla and buttermilk. Keep whisking the mixture together until it resembles a pancake batter. And if you want a heart healthy boost, add a tablespoon of ground flax to the pancake mixture. This will make the cupcakes even healthier and nuttier! Preheat a small griddle or nonstick pan with just a few drops of light oil. Pour pancakes of desired size onto the pan once it’s hot enough and sprinkle a few blueberries into each pancake. Cook for about three minutes per side and serve immediately. We like ours with organic maple syrup!

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Blueberry Almond Pancakes (Photo Credit: Fortmillscliving.com)

3. Beans

Beans are a great addition to any healthy diet, and a great replacement for a meal that might normally have meat. They are high in carbs and protein, so you’ll feel full for a while after chowing down on them. They are also abundant in iron and calcium, which your body needs a daily dose of.

Recipe: Avocado Lime Black Bean Salad

1 avocado, skin + pit removed, cut into small cubes
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup of minced vidalia onion
extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp of dried cumin
1/2 lime
2 tbs chopped cilantro

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Black Bean & Avocado Salad (Photo credit: Oh She Glows)

How to Make: In a large pan, saute onion with olive oil on medium heat until it is golden brown. Add beans, cumin, and a generous sprinkle of salt. Cook the beans for 3-4 minutes. Add the juice of 1/2 lime and taste for acidity. If the flavor is to your liking, empty into a clean bowl. Add the chopped avocado and cilantro. Serve as a salad or in tortillas for yummy soft tacos.

4. Kale
Dark leafy greens are nutrient powerhouses. Kale, which has only gained a cult-like following in the past 4-5 years, contains B6 and folate. These two team up to keep homocysteine levels down, which may help prevent heart disease, dementia, and osteoporosis bone fractures.

Recipe: Parmesan Kale Chips
1 bunch of kale, stems cut out and leaves roughly torn
2-3 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
sea salt
freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano (about a 1/3 cup)

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Parmesan Kale Chips (Photo Credit: Babble)

How to Make: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl toss kale with oil, sea salt and parmesan. Spread the kale out on a large tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 10-15 minutes. It should be dry and crisp when you remove it from the oven.

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5 Superfood Combos That Will Give You Olympic Strength

By Rosie O’Regan

With the Winter Olympics right around the corner, it’s time to get started on your fitness regime. Haven’t been training like an Olympian? No worries, you can eat your way to Olympic strength by adding these delicious superfoods to any meal. From boosting your immune system to reducing the risk of cancer and diabetes, these gold-medal superfoods do it all. You’ll be giving Shaun White, Michelle Kwan, and Apolo Ohno a run for their money in no time.

Eggs + Onions = Classic Western Omelette from Eggstravaganza

Forget egg whites, egg yolks are packed with as many vitamins and minerals as an over-the-counter multivitamin. They’re also rich with protein and cartenoids that keep your vision clear and stave off fatigue. Studies have shown that onions can be used to fight cancer and built strong bones. Get yourself ready for the Games by snagging a Classic Western Omelette with peppers, onions and ham.

Classic Western Omelette from Eggstravaganza

Mustard Greens + PeanutsBeef Shank Bun from Fun Buns

This delicious bun is loaded with superfoods such as pickled mustard greens, carrots, daikons, and crushed peanuts. Mustard greens are high in vitamin K, a key nutrient that improves blood and bone strength. Peanuts contain more protein than any other nut and are also a rich source of heart-healthy fats and fiber. Who knew that this fun-sized bun could give you Olympic strength?

Beef Shank Bun from Fun Buns

Apples + CranberriesApple, Cranberry & Nutella Empanada from Nuchas

An apple a day…turns out that apples can keep the doctor away with their high levels of pectin, a fiber that is shown to reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure, and quercetin, an antioxidant that can reduce the risk of lung cancer. Not to be left out, cranberries have the highest concentration of phenols, an antioxidant that lessens the chance of heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Stuffed with  granny smith apples, cranberries, pear, nutella, chocolate, and rolled in white almond dough, this sweet empanada from Nuchas is sure to transform you into an Olympian.

Apple, Cranberry & Nutella Empanadas from Nuchas

Spinach + Lemon Juice = Spinach Pie from Toum

Popeye would have made a great Olympian because spinach is rich with antioxidants such as vitamin K ,which keeps your heart and bones healthy, and iron, which strengthens your hair and nails. Lemon juice is bursting with infection-fighting citric acid, as well as anti-inflammatory properties that can prevent hypertension and arthritis. Seasoned with lemons, onions, and sumac, this delicious spinach pie will leave your competition in the dust.

Spinach Pie from Toum

Avocados + Tomatoes = Chicavocado Dog from Snap Truck

Avocados are a prime source of folate, Vitamin B6, K, and C, as well as heart-healthy fats, protein, and fiber. Fight cancer with tomatoes that are rich in vitamins A, C, and E, in addition to heart-disease preventing phytochemical. For those of you who don’t know, the Chicavocado Dog contains panko crusted avocado wedges, deep fried and dressed up with sweet relish, chopped onions, a pickle spear, two tomato wedges, two peppers, yellow mustard, and a dash of celery salt. Go for the gold.

Chicavocado Dog from Snap Truck
Chicavocado Dog from Snap Truck

Although eating isn’t officially an Olympic sport, if it was you would want these superfoods to be on your side. This year while you’re watching your favorite winter Olympians on TV, load up your plate with superfoods, sit back, and think to yourself, “I could do that”.

Nailed it.
Nailed it.

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5 Healthy Breakfast Food Ideas You Haven’t Heard Of

By Jane Poretsky

Most days I would pay someone $50 just to let me cuddle with my comforter for 20 more minutes. So what about the Monday mornings that I need to peep my eyes open at 5:30 AM (EW)? It’s hard to get out of my cozy bed, avoid hitting snooze 100 times and get moving. I find a healthy breakfast and just a few yoga stretches changes everything.

I know, you’ve heard it all before. This is craziness, madness, sheer insanity. You just want your 4 cups of coffee and a bagel with cream cheese. I guarantee that for the first week of waking up 15 minutes early, you will have to force yourself. You’ll be all “damn you Jane, just 5 more minutes…”. After you break through the first few days of annoyance, you won’t regret it. You’ll be in a better mood throughout the day, you’ll be calm and focused and most importantly, less tired.

Do yourself a favor and try this. Wake up 15 minutes early. Do a few of your favorite stretches. Say a word or two of gratitude. Reminding yourself about what you are lucky to have is the best way to relax your mind and prevent later irritations over miniscule things during the day.. Am I ranting? I’m wrapping up I promise.

Eat breakfast, and don’t bore yourself by eating the same instant oatmeal everyday. Spice things up, prepare a little bite the night before if that’s what it takes. Below are a few of my morning go-to’s that I rotate during the week. They are all healthy and delicious.

1. Blueberry Almond Overnight Oatmeal

Combine 1/4 cup of organic rolled oats with 1/4 cup of vanilla flavored greek yogurt, a drop of almond or vanilla extract, 1/3 cup of skim milk. Shake it up in a plastic container with a tight lid or a little glass jar. Add a handful of blueberries and leave it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, add a tsp of almond butter and a few more berries on top.

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Blueberry Almond Overnight Oatmeal (Photo: theoatmealartist.com)

2. Peanut Butter Banana Quinoa

For this one, I use quinoa that I have leftover from making salads during the week. I always set a little aside and leave it in the fridge. Microwave 1/3 cup of cooked quinoa for 45-60 seconds with a splash of milk. Top it with a drizzle of honey, a tablespoon of creamy peanut butter and one small mashed banana. Gently mix and enjoy.

*This can also be made with oatmeal.

Peanut Butter Banana Quinoa (Photo: Includingcake.blogspot.com)
Peanut Butter Banana Quinoa (Photo: Includingcake.blogspot.com)

 

3. Cheesy Honey Mustard Egg Wrap

Warm up a whole wheat wrap on a skillet. Scramble one egg gently. Top it with a slice of your favorite (melty) cheese. Spread your favorite mustard (I like spicy whole grain) on the wrap and drizzle a little honey on. Add the egg and cheese, wrap up, slice in half.

Cheesy Honey Mustard Egg Wrap (Photo: kraftrecipes.com)
Cheesy Honey Mustard Egg Wrap (Photo: kraftrecipes.com)
 
4. Chia Seed Porridge
 
Mash 1/2 of a banana in a small bowl. Stir in 1 tsp of vanilla extract, a pinch of cinnamon, 1/2 cup of almond/coconut/soy milk and 2 tbs of chia seeds. Mix and let it sit for at least 1 hour, or preferably, overnight. Top with dried fruit, berries or toasted nuts. Serve cold. 
 
Chia Seed Porridge (Photo: slenderkitchen.com)
Chia Seed Porridge (Photo: slenderkitchen.com)
5. Avocado Tomato Toast
 
Toast a large slice of whole wheat bread. Mash 1/2 of an avocado with 1 tbs of fresh lime juice. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Spread the avocado on the toast and add 2 slices of fresh tomato. You can also add a sunny side up egg over the entire thing if you’re extra hungry!
Avocado Tomato Toast (Photo: nourishtheroots.com)
Avocado Tomato Toast (Photo: nourishtheroots.com)

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6 Ways to Do Meatless Monday Right

By Rosie O’Regan

Meatless Monday is an international campaign that urges people to not eat meat on Mondays in order to improve their health and the health of the planet. While I am personally an avid carnivore, Meatless Monday provides a welcome respite from meat-heavy dinners, as well as the perfect opportunity to explore exciting new vegan and vegetarian recipes.

FoodtoEat Tip: Don’t think of these dishes as meat-substitutes–learn to love mushrooms, falafel, and roasted vegetables for their own delicious tastes!

Portobello Empanada from Nuchas

If you’ve ever been to Nuchas and tried their meat-filled empanadas, then you’ll love this vegetarian alternative to their meaty classics. Stuffed with portobello mushrooms, spinach, onions, mozzarella & fresh herbs and rolled in spinach dough, this mouth-watering snack is the perfect way to start your Meatless Monday.

Portobello Empanada from Nuchas

Falafel Platter from Toum

Meatless Monday first-timer? Allow me to introduce you to falafel, your new best friend. Toum is an expert at serving up this chickpea-filled delight. Try their falafel platter–five pieces of falafel, tabouleh salad, choice of rice or french fries, one dip and tahini sauce makes for a great meal any day of the week.

Falafel Platter from Toum

Portabello, Crimini, Porcini Mushroom Burger from The Squeeze 

Watch out meat lovers, it seems like vegetarians have hijacked our classic all-beef burger and made it their own with protein-packed mushrooms…and they did a really good job. The Squeeze combines portabello, crimini and porcini mushrooms to make an unbelievably delicious patty topped with creamy raw slaw and mustard seed aioli.

Portabello, Crimini, Porcini Mushroom Burger from The Squeeze

Tofu Edamame Falafel Taco from Kimchi Taco

Don’t think tofu, edamame, AND falafel go well together? Think again ’cause Kimchi Taco is at it again with their palate-bending taste combinations. Enjoy a tofu, edamame and chickpea taco flavored with signature Asian spices as well as kimchi-infused refried beans, cucumber kimchi, pickled daikon and pico de gallo. You’ll be begging for this meatless meal all day, every day.

Tofu Edamame Falafel Taco from Kimchi Taco

Veggie Pita from Uncle Gussy’s

Vegetables should be at the heart of any Meatless Monday platter. Uncle Gussy’s allows you to step up your vegetable game by combining lettuce, tomatoes, cooked onions, and feta cheese on a toasted pita to make a dish fit for any day of the week.

Veggie Pita from Uncle Gussy’s

Aloo Masala Kati Roll from Desi Food Truck

Desi Food Truck shows you how vegetarianism is done with this buttery flatbread is stuffed with potatoes, onions, and doused with coriander mint sauce, green herbs, and spices. One bite and you’ll be wishing that every day was Monday.

Aloo Masala Kati Roll from Desi Food Truck

Peace out meat-lovers, I’m going vegetarian full-time!

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