One of my bucket list items, the Alvord Desert has always intrigued me. The desolation. The harsh environment. The wide open spaces. The hot springs. So this year, we finally went to explore it ourselves.
After loading up the Land Cruiser, we hit the road for the 7 hour journey ahead.
Spending a week in Philly has been an awesome chance to get out and check the vegan scene. So far it has been an awesome experience.
Shortly after landing at PHL, I hit the road and had dinner at Hip City Veg on South 40th.
The spot was super nice, and had seats in the huge front window for epic people watching. I arrived later in the day, even after dinner, so the place was pretty empty.
The next challenge was to choose something from the menu. It isn’t a super expansive menu, but there was a decent variety of things. After hearing rave reviews of the Disco Chickin Sandwich, I ordered one up. I added a side of sweet potato fries, and the mysterious black bean dip.
Any Massachusetts native worth their salt knows about Jordan Marsh and their amazing blueberry muffins. For people in the other 49 states, here is a summary: Jordan Marsh (pronounced in Mass. as Joadan Maash) was a department store in and around New England. There is some interesting history here. And here.
Some stores had bakeries inside (like Nordstrom’s today) and their blueberry muffins were sought after. Not too long ago, the baker that made the muffins leaked the recipe, so I knew we had to veganize it!