Wildflower, NYC's first vegan pop-up was created by Ayinde Howell , with the help of donations large & small of many many other supportive people such as yours truly who contributed via Kickstarter. It was wonderful to see Wildflower come to fruition! And indeed it did, starting the evening of June 10th & serving brunch & dinner thru the 12th. The setting was LTO- Limited Time Only, which is the former space of Broadway East where I had a birthday dinner many many moons ago!
I had sampled Ayinde's food last year at a Gracious Gourmand dinner event. So I gathered up my friend, Elizabeth & new friend, Kera and it was vegan girls' night out for Wildflower's Sunday Vegan Street Food Menu. Here was the menu:
Sunday Night: Street Food Favorites
Biscuit Slider Duo:
featuring the Crazy Jamaican Burger & the Flaming BBQ Burger
The favorite plant based meat substitute… on a stick
Pineapple Pizza Sliders
Hearty tomato sauce, italian tofu sausage, red peppers pineapples & white onion
Savory quinoa, onion, black olives, cheesy sauce served over yellow corn chips
Street Taco Duo:
Ayinde’s twist on two classics, Korean seitan taco & Beer battered tempeh taco
A classic street food served with hot chocolate
Belgian Beer Floats
Vanilla ice cream over an ice cold stout.
Poached Pear Manhattan
And here's the location:
The general consensus was that dinner definitely had highlights for sure. There was a lot of hard work that went into Wildflower & it showed. But of course with anything new, there were kinks to work out, but for certain, I definitely appreciated being able to dine at a vegan pop-up and am certain there are more in NYC's future.