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Hello from Starbucks on 93rd and Broadway
I may have free Wi-Fi right now, but it took a long time to find it…
My morning started exactly like yesterday, but instead of walking around the city on my insanely sore feet, I was looking forward to sitting around at Barnes and Noble and blogging/job searching.
Well, that would have been a perfect plan if this Barnes and Noble had any outlets that weren’t near the elevator…
I tried to make it work, but after almost getting run over by a book cart, I gave up.
So began my search for free Wi-Fi … somewhere where I didn’t have to pay for a drink
Yes, I’m cheap like that…
My search took me all the way down to Columbus Circle, where I camped out at Borders.
And yes, I also did some window shopping (especially at Williams and Sonoma’s bakeware section!).
At 12:30, I headed back uptown to meet Wesley for lunch.
Yea, the plan to not walk too much went out the window.
Eighty blocks by 1PM!
For lunch, I went into a health foods store right around the corner from Wesley’s office.
I may have gotten a little distracted by all the delicious and new foods I wanted to try, but I eventually settled on a container of Macro & Vegan Sushi Rolls.
These were pretty good, and thanks to the marinated soy-meat, nori, kale and tamari, they actually had a lot of flavor.
Didn’t miss the meat at all!
And for the main course, I at a Vegetarian Eggless Spicy Tofu Sandwich, made with eggless mayo.
This one, I wasn’t so sure about…
There was spice, but way too much creaminess. I felt like a little lemon juice may have added a little acidity and depth of flavor.
I’ll pass on this one next time.
We had a relaxing lunch, sitting on benches by Riverside Park, which is just two blocks from Wesley’s office
When lunch was over, I finally caved in and headed to Starbucks.
I tried to order the cheapest thing on their menu that wasn’t coffee.
Unsweetened iced black tea for me!
But that wasn’t the only drink I had…
At the health food store, I may have gone a little crazy.
I bought a Bao Spice Kombucha, since I’ve been dying to try this fizzy drink.
I actually loved the taste!
It was kind of like beer, thanks to the fizz and fermented taste, but sweeter with no alcoholic effects!
And even better, Bao is a local New York company!
I’m definitely looking forward to trying other flavors and companies.
And a little later, I opened my other health food store purchase: Zico Coconut Water.
Ok, I’m gonna be honest about this one.
I wasn’t a fan! At least not of the taste.
I don’t know what I expected, but I definitely didn’t expect what I tasted.
Whatever it was, I can’t actually describe the flavor. Just odd, I guess.
But coconut water is always louted as the best hydrator. Maybe if I can feel its hydrating powers, I’ll force myself to like the flavor??
Other afternoon snacks included dehydrated apple rings and un-pictured mixed nuts.
Alright, I’m off to finally do some strength training at Wesley’s gym after almost two weeks!!
Tell Me About You!
Do you like Kombucha or coconut water??