For today’s What I Ate Wednesday post I’m changing up. The last two weeks I posted what I actually ate that specific Wednesday which accumulated to 3 posts in a single day. I’m a little under the weather today so I’m going to do a Jersey Shore edition of WIAW.
We spend a week every summer in Ocean Grove, NJ. Its only an hour away from our home and it’s perfect. While we don’t stay in the tents pictured above, there is a 20 year waiting list for one, they are easily recognizable to anyone who’s been to OG.
I’ve been going down to OG for over 10 years now and so much has changed in the way a vegan/vegetarian can eat. Its been very exciting to see the changes that are happening to the area. Every year there is something new! I find myself bringing down less and less food since there is so much more for me to order at the local restaurants in the area.
In the town of OG is a little breakfast/lunch place called The Starving Artist at Day’s. In the past few years they have added a few vegan items to their menu. I alway’s get the Chickpea Wrap. Its your classic mashed chickpea and veganaise salad. Its a real treat to be able to order something here besides a bowl of oatmeal!
The Day’s part of the Starving Artist is open at day and night and serves ice cream. They have a great selection of dairy free Sorbets with flavors like Blood Orange, Mango and a Cabernet “something” can’t remember. :) They also have 3-4 vegan ice creams! I alway’s get the Mint Chip. Its perfect. I tried the Cookie Dough one day and while it was good. The Mint Chip is superior.
Next to OG is Asbury Park. Thing have really exploded there on the vegan scene! An all vegan grocery is in the process of opening and they have an ice cream shop that serves vegan ice cream as well. There also a Day’s Ice Cream on the boardwalk! My favorite boardwalk place in AP is MOGO. Its a Korean Taco place that I’ve talked about before on here. I stopped there again this particular vacation for more tacos, of course.
Off the boardwalk is Porta. They have 2 vegan pizza’s and a vegan pasta dish. I alway’s go for the pizza! My husband had the pasta this summer and it was delicious.
We alway’s eat at Kaya’s Kitchen in Belmar, which is about 3 towns away. Its alway’s delicious and they have a wide variety of things to choose from even though they downsized their menu. There is definitely something for everyone here. I love the Soul Seitan dinner: Breaded gluten, mashed potatoes, gravy and seasoned veggies. I ate it all!
My husband ordered the dish named Lion of Judah. Cool name and delicious dish. I might even consider ordering it. The dish is made with chucks of lentil loaf, veggies, two type of beans and spicy jamaican mango sauce!
For appetizers we had the Tempeh Buffalo Wings. It might be the most perfectly prepared tempeh ever! We alway’s get their Seitan Ribs. The BBQ sauce on the ribs is so tasty.
There were so many other places that I wanted to try out but didn’t get to. Since it’s only an hour away we will hopefully get down there this fall/winter to eat at some of the newer places which I will of course write all about here!