Vegans That Rock!
Ooh Lordy, troubles so hard. It’s Friday and you know what that means. Vegans That Rock!! Known for his sample-based electronic music, this UConn Alum started out as a punk rocker in Darien CT playing in a band called the Vatican Commandos. In fact, angry with the ignoring press, this vegan went back to his roots, recording a punk rock album in 2006 called (what else) “Animal Rights.”
Richard Melville Hall, a.k.a. Moby could be the vegan poster child. He’s produced David Bowie, Metallica, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy and many more. Rolling Stone called his 1999 album Play one of the best albums of all time. Damn Moby, way to show the world that once again, vegans dominate the rock world.
Moby says “some of the best vegan cooking I’ve ever had is done by chefs who are not vegan cooks. I’ve had amazing meals in meat-centered restaurants where the chef sees it as a challenge to make something outside of their normal repertoire.” He’s right. Catering to vegans can be fun. Moby even co-owns a small restaurant and teashop called Teany where it’s rumored that he still(on occasion) waits tables. Yes, Moby I’ll have the miso tempeh wrap with a side of extra crispy kale chips.
Spending most of his professional life in NYC, Moby says New York City is a vegan paradise. Some of his favorite restaurants off the top of his head: Candle 79, Angelicas, Counter, Caravan of Dreams, Franchia, Teany, Wild Ginger, Gobo, Zen Palate, Souen, Kate’s Joint, Organic Grill, Heirloom, Tien Garden, Quintessence, Babycakes (for vegan desserts) and Pure Food and Wine. He calls the restaurant Blossom “the best vegan restaurant on the planet” because he loves their vegan pizza.
“My biggest regret about being a vegan is not being able to eat pizza. Now I can. It’s great. I can’t recommend this restaurant more highly, it gets 5 out of 5 stars in my vegan Michelin guide.” (A Moby rating system?)
Tomorrow, the former King Neptune will be the performing rare-these-days duties as D.J. at the Coney Island Annual Mermaid Parade after-party. Best to get your tickets in advance. Keep living the dream vegan superman. You’re a Vegan That Rocks!
Moby’s Death Row Last Meal – Caravan of Dreams’ mini-tacos with seitan, pineapple, guacamole, and salsa with a side of sautéed kale and garlic.
The Moby Smoothie – Homemade almond milk, spinach, kale, cacao nibs, spirulina, bananas, strawberries, and blueberries.