Worth the trip: Our weekly take on healthy happenings and destinations worth the schlep.
VEGANS GO GLAM
Inspired by the New York Times story recognizing that vegans are glam, too, I thought about all of the fabulously glam vegan happenings around the globe, from restaurant openings to cruelty-free shopping destinations. Here is the W+A take on all the vegan glam that’s worth the trip.
VAUTE COUTURE, MANHATTAN
1306 Abbott Kinney
New York’s vegan outerwear headquarters had made the move from Williamsburg to the Lower East Side. The cruelty-free clothing shop for glam vegans has also opened a pop-up in Los Angeles’ Venice neighborhood at from now through October 31, 2015.
BY CHLOE, MANHATTAN
Chloe Coscarelli, of the famous cupcakes and cookbooks, has opened the her first vegan eatery in Manhattan. Already packed during lunch and dinner, it’s New York’s hippest plant-based destination.
PLANT FOOD AND WINE, MIAMI
105 NE 24th St
LA vegan Chef Matthew Kenney is expanding his Venice-based Plant Food and Wine restaurant to Miami’s Wynwood district by the end of 2015. If it’s anything like the LA location, raw and beautiful menu items will abound, accompanied by a perfectly curated vegan-friendly wine list.
BRAVE GENTLEMAN, BROOKLYN
Brooklyn’s finest men’s shop sells the best in runway-inspired and sustainable everyday menswear. The difference is that all of the gorgeous leathers, silks and wools are animal-free.
SUGAR PLUM, SEATTLE
324 15th Ave E
OG Seattle vegan restaurant Plum has just opened a sister vegan bakery, Sugar Plum. Serving sweet treats such as xx and x, its treats are all glammed up.
CAFE GRATITUDE, SAN DIEGO
1980 Kettner Blvd
Los Angeles’ cool kids vegan dining destination Cafe Gratitude has opened it’s fourth SoCal location in San Diego’s North Beach area.
Europe + UK
V ANGLE, ZURICH
Mühlebachstrasse 23, 8008
Zurich’s ready to wear women’s clothing shop selling Reet Aus apparel, Matt + Nat handbags and Beyond Skin and Olsenhaus shoes.
ADOLFO DOMINGUEZ, LONDON
Royal Opera House, 15 Endell St
In Coven Garden, specializes in beautiful basics like cashmere sweaters and grown up dresses.
Opened in 2009, Noah is an online retailer with a small shop that sells men’s and women’s Italian made vegan shoes. The men’s line is the stronger of the two, and highlights include style Tommy, Leo and Marco + Marcia. Of the women’s, the Valeria, Dominique and Daniele are beautiful, as is the Alexandra handbag.