The Motherfucker with the Vegan Sundae

dessert - theatre - travel - vegan

One thing I haven’t done in FOREVER is see a Broadway show. Even when I lived in NYC we rarely went.

I know, I know, bad actor.

Friday afternoon Abe waited in the TKTS line to purchase 1/2 price seats for “The Motherfucker with the Hat.”

Before heading into Times Square, we hopped on the F train to the Lower East Side for ice cream. My stomach has been through a lot the past few days, so I decided to take a break on the meals and jump straight to dessert!

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Lula’s Sweet Apothecary = vegan heaven. Their old skool menu has pretty much every concoction you can imagine – with gluten-free options as well

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Knowing my intense passion for the non-dairy gelato at Scoops, a number of NYC readers suggested a visit to this shop. When I contacted owner Blythe Boyd, she was kind enough to offer some free treats for the blog!

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Started off with samples. First, a few tastes of their famous cake batter soft serve. I want a cruelty-free Fudgie the Whale for my birthday made of this stuff!!!

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Also their hand-packed flavors…

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…I tried Peanut Butter and Jelly, Vanilla Fudge Brownie, and Cola (<—shockingly awesome – someone should order a float made out of this!)

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Decided on a 2-scoop Sundae – Peanut Butter and Jelly, Mint Chocolate Chip

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Toppings: Candied Pecans, Hot Fudge, Whipped Cream (Coconut based) and of course, a cherry on top!

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There are a few stools by the window where you can sit and eat (that’s beautiful Blythe in the middle!)

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Had a show to catch, so we ordered to go – in corn-based, compostable containers

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I traded bites/sips with Abe’s Egg Cream (which, traditionally, is made with milk – not eggs or cream). This version had organic chocolate syrup, rice milk, and seltzer.

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We both hated to admit it, but we actually prefer Lula’s to Scoops. The texture, flavor, and overall selection blew our minds – I eat a lot of the regular stuff (much to my stomach’s chagrin) and this came really close.  Not just good for vegans, but for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Mouths happy, we made it to the theater with plenty of time before curtain!

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(I wonder what the passwords for these WiFi connections were?!?)

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The play was short – 1.5 hours with no intermission. It was cool to see Chris Rock and Bobby Cannavale live, plus Annabella Sciorra (who I worked on the pilot episode of “Law and Order: Trial by Jury” with).

Got back just in time to hear the good news about gay marriage! What a sweet, sweet night.

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  • http://ingoodtasteblog.net/ Maris (In Good Taste)

    Great reviews. Hope you enjoyed the show!

  • http://www.sweatequalssuccess.blogspot.com Keelie (SweatEqualsSuccess)

    I LOVE LULA’S! :)

  • http://healthyhipster.wordpress.com the healthy hipster

    Firstly that sundae looks BEYOND. Secondly that may just be the best blog title post of all time. Luvz it. ;)

  • http://lowandbhold.wordpress.com lowandbhold

    That place sounds awesome. I haven’t had ice cream in far too long!

  • http://thenondairyqueen.blogspot.com/ Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

    I am absolutely going there next time I’m in NY! I can’t wait! I haven’t been out for ice cream in I don’t know how long!

  • http://huaccachina.wordpress.com Huacachina

    I love the name Blythe. It’s on the top of my baby names list. That place looks really great!

  • http://www.masterofherromaine.blogspot.com Sonia @ Master of Her Romaine

    Seeing that licorice flavor on the menu is awesome- I bet I would love it!
    Those wireless names are hilarious…we get some pretty awful ones around here…I live across from the Greek houses on campus haha.

    Yay for the news about NY!

  • http://thebeautynotebooks.wordpress.com thebeautynotebooks

    Your tweet iwith this title intrigued me to read your post! It made me laugh, and I knew I couldn’t miss it ;) That ice cream looks fantastic. Is everything made out of rice milk at Lula’s?

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      it seems they use a lot of different bases – everything from cashew to coconut to soy

  • http://tangledreflections.wordpress.com The Healthy Engineer

    HAHAHA best wireless names ever! I think I remember seeing one called “Hermione’s Web” or something like that.

  • http://www.acaseoftheruns.com Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    I need to go there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/vanillakitchen vanillasugarblog

    good girl! 2 scoops–that’s how its done!

  • http://www.pure2raw.com Pure2raw twins

    First love the title of this post, and second how did we miss that when we where in NYC?? next time for sure

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      you gals would love it there!!!

  • http://www.everydayfoodie.ca Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

    Ha – I love the title of this post :-)

  • http://allidoiseateateat.blogspot.com Annie

    McConnell’s ice cream in Ventura (there’s another location somewhere, too) offers the most unique, eco-friendly ice cream containers! Apparently the shop’s containers are all 100% compostable and food-grade. (The owner took a bite to demonstrate; It was unnecessary but cool.) The best part is that (unlike corn-based plastics) McConnells’ cups don’t require sunlight to break them down.
    PS the ice cream in your blog is making me drool. I could use some o dat over hurr in China…