We ended up in the arrival line to JFK even though we were headed to Westhampton, (KFOK), and after slowing down, speeding up, turning lengthy racetrack vectored patterns over New Jersey I thought I'd entertain myself whilst looking out the window for traffic, (ever vigilant in straight and level flight), at 11,000 feet and snap a few pics of my house.
|Can you find the airport? Which one? I have no clue. I'm lost as usual.|
|North shore of Long Island and South Shore of Connecticut.|
|Invercargill Vegan Society pin at Westhampton (Gabreski) Airport, (KFOK).|
|I drank this much before I even though of taking a picture.|
Perhaps there would be fireworks. After following the GPS around in a few circles, (in a pretty small town no less), we fount this:
It's actually the side of this:
And if you look there are outdoor tables under umbrellas and a really nice river to look at.
Since I used to live on the water and my flying partner was from Cincinnati and didn't have as much water gazing in his logbook as I, this was my view. Still, much nicer than the side of the building.
The menu had a few possibilities and although the Babaganoush has yogurt, (no surprise), so does the Hummus. I asked the waiter, "Really?" He said, "Sure!" Huh. OK, so I explained the vegan thing to him and out of the few things he suggested only one had Feta cheese, which I queried him about and he said, "Sooo, no."
I got the Eggplant with Tomato Sauce ...
The Falafel wrap with no yogurt sauce. (It still came but on the side in a plastic container).
and the Spicy Mashed Vegetables.
The Spicy Mashed Vegetables were also good but nothing over the top. The main spice came from the raw garlic and the texture was like a nut paste. I thought it was a decent enough spread for the pita. I would have liked it to really pack a wallop in the spice department and when I asked for hot sauce they brought me the traditional hot sauce of Turkey, apparently, Trappy's Louisiana Hot Sauce. I would have preferred a Schrug, or other mid eastern, southeastern Europe chili based sauce.
|As you can see on the left, there's mostly water in the bottom of the plate, on the right, mostly oil.|
The inside of the place has a warm efficient look to it with hard backed chairs and yet I felt good when I was inside. I don't know how to describe it. I wouldn't have minded eating inside had the weather been a bit crisper.
On the way to the men's room I passed by the fridge and looked at the ingredients in both the whole wheat and regular pita's and they are both made without milk.
I was hoping to eat for a bit less but with 2 apps and a wrap I guess this isn't bad. So close to the Hamptons I guess this is a bargain. There was certainly enough food for the money.
Here's a better shot of the restaurant. The river runs to the left.
On my usual expedition to the local food store, (Wild by Nature ... which I first discovered in Palm Springs, CA and apparently has a few locations in New York), I came upon this new brand of Ice Cream. So many flavors and most importantly the word VEGAN predominantly displayed on the container. I didn't try any as it would have all melted in the fridge compelling me to add it all to my 4AM cup of coffee turning it into a 1200 calorie breakfast so if anyone had tried it please let me know your thoughts.
So much for the adventure in the Hamptons.