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WOOO HOOO HAVE A FUN VEGAN LIFE
I have been meaning to go to Wild Ginger for a long time now, especially after reading stellar reviews of it and always spying it on wanders through Williamsburg. Finally, I got a chance to go on Friday with my lovely booboo Kai.
We actually had a strange evening, first meeting in Greenpoint where we attempted a visit to Brooklyn Mac. Sadly, we were not aware that Brooklyn Mac was merely a takeout spot with a couple of benches, and we had been really looking forward to a sit-down meal, possibly with wine.
So we used the power of my iPhone to look up other vegan eateries in Greenpoint, and came across the highly rated Paulie Gee’s, which looked and smelled amazing…and had an hour and a half wait. If only it was nicer out, and we could have waited…alas, in the cold, we wanted to sit down right away. I would love to make a reservation and come back here for dinner another day, looked like it would be a great date choice (sadly I’ve only dated omnivores, which is always an interesting experience and I’ll totally make another post about this another day…before going vegan I was a pescetarian for two years and vegetarian for three+ years before that…honestly I don’t even remember when I went veg as a teen…ooh, another post idea).
Another twenty-minute walk later and we ended up at Wild Ginger. I didn’t take any photos, but I got the Tom Yum Ramen which was great! I’ve been in the mood for Tom Yum ALL the time lately. The tomatoes were kind of huge and scary in the soup so I avoided them, and I would have loved some straw mushrooms, as have come in other tom yum soups I have had, but it really hit the spot at a totally acceptable price (9$). My darling Kai got the udon, which was delicious - wonderful broth, great noodles! Both dishes were nourishing and pleasing to both the eye and stomach, a yummy comforting meal. The service was also excellent - we were in and out! The eatery had a very relaxing atmosphere and was full but not totally packed.
The menu was great, especially the appetizer list - I would love to come back and try a few appetizers with a group of friends, have a tapas-style meal! I actually have a secret fantasy of snagging at table at the Brooklyn Brewery, playing stupid board games all day, and having Wild Ginger delivered for linner.
Wild Ginger is located at 212 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, off the Bedford stop on the L train.