Asbury Park, New Jersey is a mecca for vegan foods. However, there are no longer any fully vegan cafes or restaurants since Goldie’s closed last year. On Cookman Avenue, there is Crust and Crumble, which offers a wide variety of vegan options, from sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, and even cookies for dessert. One can choose to eat inside the restaurant, the lobby of the indoor mall, or outside to enjoy the weather, overlooking the lake. A couple of streets away, there is Porta Pizza, mainly a bar, where you can sit inside or outside. They serve a couple of different vegan pizzas. Also on Cookman is Twisted Tree, which offers a variety of foods, and they are more of a smoothie place that uses fresh fruits and vegetables. Mogo Taco is a Korean burrito and taco place, which serves tofu options as well as having a free condiment bar, with Daikon Radishes and cucumbers, for patrons. On the boardwalk, is Eddie Confetti’s, which has a few vegan ice cream flavors. Just a few doors down, is Acai Bowls, which offers all sorts of smoothies and sandwiches as well. My personal favorite vegan ice cream place is Cookman Creamery, however. There is simply no comparison to the wide variety of ice creams, toppings, and stellar service. They are currently closed for renovations. For those of you who enjoy exploring the Jersey Shore, there is Kaya’s Kitchen in Belmar, Veganized in New Brunswick, Killer Vegan in Union, Loving Hut Vegan Cuisine and Papa Ganache in Matawan, and Good Karma Cafe in Red Bank.