The Motherfucker with the Vegan Sundae

June 25, 2011

in 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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{ 17 comments }

1 Maris (In Good Taste) June 25, 2011 at 5:26 am

Great reviews. Hope you enjoyed the show!

2 Keelie (SweatEqualsSuccess) June 25, 2011 at 5:42 am

I LOVE LULA’S! :)

3 the healthy hipster June 25, 2011 at 6:56 am

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

4 lowandbhold June 25, 2011 at 7:00 am

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

5 Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) June 25, 2011 at 7:40 am

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!

6 Huacachina June 25, 2011 at 8:19 am

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

7 Sonia @ Master of Her Romaine June 25, 2011 at 8:55 am

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!

8 thebeautynotebooks June 25, 2011 at 8:59 am

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?

9 Lynn at The Actors Diet June 25, 2011 at 8:09 pm

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

10 The Healthy Engineer June 25, 2011 at 9:35 am

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

11 Julie (A Case of the Runs) June 25, 2011 at 1:17 pm

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

12 vanillasugarblog June 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm

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

13 Pure2raw twins June 25, 2011 at 3:06 pm

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

14 Lynn at The Actors Diet June 26, 2011 at 7:42 am

you gals would love it there!!!

15 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) June 26, 2011 at 5:55 pm

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

16 Annie June 27, 2011 at 10:11 pm

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…

17 Jerry Esten July 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm

yummy and funny!

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