I live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. One of my favorite things to do on a Brooklyn afternoon is to enjoy a soy-latte at Gimme! Coffee. Gimme! could be the best coffee in New York City. They have rave reviews, and I have yet to find something better. Their beans are fresh-ground and absolutely never bitter. Smooth, rich, and aromatic - the product is nearly perfect.
After my soy-latte, if I am feeling especially indulgent - I head to Marlow & Son, the mostly-not-vegan-at-all gourmet mini-market/restaurant-cafe/wine-bar and pick up a wheel of Dr-Cow's Aged Cashew Cheese to eat with a fresh baguette and a bottle of S.Pellegrino. Dr. Cow' Cashew cheese tastes like any good, soft, French cheese. The only catch is that it's hand-made in Williamsburg from cashews - not from cholesterol, pus & chemical laden cow's milk. I am in love. Won't you join me?