Popping by the V-Spot
A Park Slope staple, The V-Spot, went on hiatus for a bit but has finally returned with a vengeance. George and I have been waiting for this latin influenced vegan restaurant to open it’s doors again and once we heard it was back in business we wasted no time popping in and getting down on some tasty grub. We swung by for brunch on Mother’s Day, and the cooks have not missed a beat. Unfortunately the service was a bit rusty, but it was easily condoned once George’s Taco Breakfast Plate came out of the kitchen.
There’s a ton of mexican and latin establishments in Park Slope, but when it comes down to getting something vegan or vegetarian, nothing can match up to the V-Spot. The Guacamole is super fresh, the beans are delicious, the tofu scramble rivals it’s eggy step-brother, and the blue corn tortillas are no joke. Outstanding. Even the fake meat is seasoned very well and could easily trip anyone up and be mistaken for the real stuff. If you’re going to grab a meat-free breakfast, dig into the V-Spot.
I had a craving for pancakes but not any ordinary pancakes, I wanted banana pancakes. I was very excited to get them, and the only let down with vegan pancakes is that they’re not as fluffy as egg-inclusive pancakes. I wish the bananas were actually in the batter and not just an after thought and thrown on top. But don’t get me wrong, it’s not like it was inedible, it was very tasty but I’ve had better.
If you have a sweet tooth but are getting frustrated that there’s not enough vegan options, or you’re tired of the 3 cakes they have at Cocoa Bar, V-Spot’s desserts definitely suffice and will fulfill your cravings. The carrot cake is amazing, and it might be considered blasphemous to say this, but it’s the best vegan carrot cake in Brooklyn (perhaps from Vegan Treats). I’m a carrot cake connoisseur and have been searching high and low for the best carrot cake ever since I was about 7 years old. As of right now, this is pretty high up on my list. If you’re in the area, vegan or not definitely stop by the V-Spot for some quality and scrumptious food, but make sure you are prepared for a little aloofness from the wait staff.