Frequently Asked Questions

Why and how did you become vegan?

I’ve been a vegan for about half my life. I originally did it because of the PETA video, “Meet your meat.” I saw this video, when I was a dramatic pre-teen. The short documentary was about the exploitation of animals in the meat industry, and when I saw this, I was like "Oh no the world- I have to fix it!" I went up to my mom and declared that I was vegan now. She laughed at me and thought it was a phase, so she went along with it (little does she know, the phase will never end). On my vegan journey, I've learned so much about factory farming, agricultural industry, and how unsustainable the food industry is.

That was over ten years ago. I’m really proud of helping the animals, being vegan, and promoting that for other people.

Why did you create VENY?

People always think it's so hard to be vegan because it impacts your eating out options, therefore impacting your social life. I don't think that's true, especially in NYC. There are so many non-vegan restaurants that have vegan options, and there's a growing list of vegan restaurants in the city. I originally created @veganeatsnyc to share photos of what I was eating on Instagram (I know, #basic), but it has grown into a medium to promote all the good vegan eats around NYC. Now, it's a blog!

I'm visiting NYC for x days, where should I eat?

I created a guide for you: 1 day guide & 3 day guide

I think I want to go do I do it?

Welcome to the club! I created a guide for you too: 7 Easy Ways to Become Vegan

Who are you when you're not blogging and Instagramming?

I don't actually have a life outside of eating (just kidding? not really???).

I have three dogs, one fat cat (who hates me), pay too much for Soul Cycle, have secret desires of being a comedian, and enjoy using the hashtag #basic. if you want to know the serious stuff, you can connect with me on LinkedIn.

Do you cook?

Sometimes I make PB&J sandwiches.

No really, do you cook?

Get off my back mom.

(I can't cook)