Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Park Slope Throw Back

Before Park Slope was the home of the multi-million dollar brownstone, it had a reputation as a Brooklyn hippie haven. And Naidre's cafe fit right in. It offered vegan and gluten-free food before they were in vogue, and extras like agave to sweeten your coffee.

This low-key place, which serves breakfast and lunch, has just a few tables; you can also eat on the bench out front, or take your food to go.

Naidre's is one of the few places where you can have a vegan breakfast; steel-cut oats, coffee with soy milk, and tofu or tempeh scramble.

Unfortunately, our tofu and tempeh were cool; they would have been much better hot. And they needed a jolt of spice.

Much better choices, though not vegan, are the breakfast burrito, with eggs, or the egg sandwich. You can have this with veggie sausage for a filling breakfast.

And you can still get in touch with your inner hippie, scanning the cafe copy of Mother Jones.

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