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Hummus Place is a chain in NYC. Of course the name appealed to me right away. We walked past a couple of different locations when exploring the city. Then one night, I found myself in a pizza place with 0 vegan options (other than the house salad – without the cheese, the ham, the dressing: you guys know the deal). I did remember, though, walking past a Hummus Place on the way there. So I just stepped in, got this salad to go and was quickly reunited with my friends in the pizza place, only with a delicious quinoa salad as my prey.

Tabule Quinoa $7.25
(Quinoa, tomatoes, parsley & mint)

This was hands down the single best quinoa salads I’ve ever had. The tub came with two little dressing containers, both of which I emptied over the salad. One of them you can see in the corner in the picture. The flavours – minty, a bit sour, with lots of parsley – were divine. Everyone else tried and loved it as well.

This was such a nice suprise. I was especially happy with this since I didn’t even look through the rest of the
Menu, I just saw the word ‘quinoa’ and pointed towards that one. Although I guess, how could you possibly go wrong in a diner called ‘Hummus Place’?

My only criticism : for 8 bucks (tax included), and this being sold as the -large- one, I thought the portion could have been a little bit bigger.

This is the website. If you’re in NYC and you’re looking for a quick, good vegan meal, you should stop here.

Today I had a wonderful encounter. I was strolling around the Farmer’s Market and saw a small booth with the sign: “Organic, vegan, gf cakes”. Easy choice much?! Of course I walked over and admired the awesome goodies. I enquired which ones were vegan, and that included all of the delicious-looking cupcakes and muffins – only one of the bread sorts wasn’t.

Unfortunately, Nessie wouldn’t let me take a picture of her booth but here is one I found online in an article by the EMC Kingston:

Nessie's cakes

The best? I didn’t have enough change, so after our nice chat she actually made a special price just for me. SCORE! I got an apple-cinnamon-quinoa muffin. It tasted great, although the quinoa taste was a bit dominant for me. That being said, I’d never tried quinoa in baked goods before, so I guess that might be normal. Apart from that, the muffin was great! Everything else looked delicious as well. The prices were a bit steep – $4.50 for a cupcake – but given that they’re organic, vegan, glutenfree and DELICIOUS; it’s definitely worth it for a treat.

So if you’re around the Toronto-Kingston area, please do check her out! You will find her booth on the Kingston town market and the Wednesday farmer’s market on Uni Avenue. The website is nessiecakes.com (also check out this post for more info and more cake pictures).
Have a great Tuesday, everyone!
Edit: Damn, it’s Wednesday. Where is my mind today?!