Just around the corner from my apartment sits the lovely Cozy Noodles n' Rice. A vegan-friendly spot that I love to frequent. The folks here are always nice and accommodating. Just make sure to request no egg, fish sauce or oyster sauce when ordering!
We ended up going here for Christmas dinner, due mainly to the fact that I totally dropped the ball on planning any sort of meal. But you know, I didn't feel like cooking on Christmas anyway. I was enjoying spending time with my family and Liz.
Cozy is a super cute place. They've got neat decor that JX loves looking at.
And their tables seem to be fashioned partly from old sewing machines!
Their prices are decent and so are their portion sizes!
I started with the Cucumber Salad. I don't know if they always do this or if this was a special Christmas thing, but my salad was lookin' extra fancy!
I also went with my old standby of Tofu Fried Rice. No egg or fish sauce, of course!
This place is worth a stop if you're in Wrigleyville, for sure.
The next day Liz and I were out shopping and decided to stop in Chipotle for lunch.
Up until recently I've been a fan of the good ol' veggie tacos. But a friend of mine turned me on to the "bowl". So now I get the Vegetarian Bowl with an order of chips.
|I tear into the veggie bowl, can ya tell?|
So later on we took Liz to Whole Foods, since she's never been to one before. As we were on our way to the checkout counter, I spot these cookies.
I thought it was a long shot that these would be vegan. Cause that's my luck, I guess. But...to my surprise...
Yes! I didn't see a price, so I brought them with me to the cash register to ask. $5.99. Not exactly in my price range these days, unfortunately. So, I thank the cashier but tell him that I can't get 'em. He then says, "Aw what the heck, just take them. It's Christmas". Nice!! He made my day...I told him that, but I don't think he believed that I actually meant it.
I really like these cookies. I just don't know if I can justify paying $5.99 for eight of them. So thank goodness for nice cashiers who give boxes away.