Quintessence NYC – the birthplace of Chia Seed Pudding! A little over a year ago I visited Quintessence in NYC.  I was excited to have a moment at this established East Village vegan cafe,  meet co-founder Mun and have the opportunity to take a few photos. I asked for Mun’s recommendation on whatRead More →

Passed through NYC en route home from DC last week and took a moment to visit the iconic Candle 79, enjoying these Tamarind BBQ Seitan Skewers with corn salad and chipotle aioli. I also ordered (packed up to go) their Double Cheeseburger for the first time & later enjoyed, handingRead More →

I loved Jivamuktea Cafe from my very 1st visit & meal there earlier this year, so it was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to photograph several of their dishes and interview head chef and manager Michael Knight. Now out in the May/June issue of Vegan Health & Fitness magazine!Read More →

Food Photography at Jivamuktea Cafe In January & February 2016 I had the pleasure of photographing several dishes at Jivamuktea Cafe in NYC.  I really fell for the spacious & relaxed vibe at this all vegan cafe as well as their delicious dishes!  My Q & A with head chefRead More →

Brunching at Peacefood Cafe’s downtown location on a visit to NYC in February 2016.  Above is their tofu omelette with diced tomatoes & one of the most delicious cashew cheeses I have had to date! Below is me at the table holding the January/February 2016 issue of Vegan Health & FitnessRead More →

My article on Manhattan based Korean, vegan Hangawi Restaurant, including an interview with owner Terri Choi & photos I took of some of their dishes appears in the March/April 2016 issue of Vegan Health & Fitness magazine! See more of the photos of their food here. Innovative Korean Vegan CuisineRead More →

My photography at Peacefood Cafe’s downtown location in NYC near Union Square along with an article written after a Q & A with Peter Lu appears in the January/February 2016 issue of Vegan Health & Fitness magazine. I love the menu & atmosphere at both Peacefood Cafe’s uptown (Amsterdam Ave.) & downtownRead More →

In November 2015 I visited Hangawi Restaurant  to dine & gather coverage for an article on the unique, upscale Manhattan establishment. . The culinary aspects of both traditional & innovative Korean vegan cuisine along with a serene atmosphere & excellent service make for a very special dining experience. Combination PancakesRead More →

Peacefood Cafe was my first stop for a vegan food photo series and the experience set a vibrant, high tone for the project as well as a delicious introduction to NYC’s rich vegan culinary scene. My photography & coverage appears in the January/February 2016 issue of Vegan Health & Fitness magazine.Read More →

Angelica Kitchen September 2015 The atmosphere at Angelica Kitchen was wonderful,  bright yet cozy and quietly humming.  I felt rejuvenated not only by the delicious meal – Tuesday Lasagna,  Chenin Blanc wine and Caramel Apple Crumb Sundae- but also the spirit of the place.Read More →