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Foodswings: A Vegetarian Oasis


Being a vegetarian I often dread going to a new restaurant because I always hit that issue of "will there be anything on the menu for me?" On average I can always find at least one thing, and my favorite places will often have multiple items on a menu. Things are better than they were say twenty years ago, but it's still hard (and I'm just a vegetarian not a hardcore vegan or anything). So to me Foodswings is quite a blessing — it's a nice oasis for me.

Foodswings: The A-Diggity Dog & Plain Vanilla Milkshake

Located on 295 Grand Street it's a nice small place just a few storefronts off of the main drag at Havemeyer. If you're a vegetarian with a big thing against "mock meat" this isn't going to be the place for you - them menu is loaded with everything from faux Chick'n Nuggets a Philly Cheese Steak. I guess I should also point out that this is by no means "health food" the point of this place is that it's a "vegan fast food joint" (although it should be noted that all of the items are indeed not vegan — but that's alright with me). What Foodswings is perfect for is vegetarian comfort food: An example of this is the A-Diggity Dog shown above which features two soy hot dogs with all of the guilty fixings like relish and sauerkraut.

Shown next to the soy dogs is a classic vanilla shake — again this isn't healthy for you but tastes great (although one should note that the scale of said beverage isn't too bad). In fact one of the strong points of Foodswings is the shakes and they do have an amazing variety, their menu features everything from a Vegan Hurricane to a Mojito float. The prices are very reasonable and the service is always good and as a plus they do deliver. They are closed Monday, but make up for it by the fact that they are open most weekdays until midnight and up to 2am on Friday and Saturday.

295 Grand Street, Brooklyn NY 11211
(718) 388-1919

Here is the menu of Foodswings for reference (just click on each image to see it at full size):

foodswings menu williamsburg brooklyn 11211

foodswings menu williamsburg brooklyn 11211


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