Saturday, June 14, 2008

Susty's Radical Vegan Cafe Review, Wedding

Today was a busy day. First of all, my second niece was born early this morning!
Second, my best friend in New Hampshire got married and I photographed her wedding!
More on that later...

On the way back from Concord, NH, I decided to stop in at Susty's Vegan Cafe in Northwood, NH.
This has been a long time coming... as I have passed by it many times, but never when I was hungry. Today was no exception, but I decided to get dinner to go.

This was my first time in an all vegan cafe (not counting the vegan cafe I used to work at)... and how cool it was to know that every single thing on the menu was cruelty free! Not to mention that she uses local and organic ingredients whenever possible.

My current boss is very good friends with the owner of this cafe...

I ordered the burrito with avocado. It was 10.00... which seemed a bit pricey, but when you think that you are supporting a vegan restaurant in the boonies of NH, it is a very good deal! I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor of this.... I am VERY picky... and this was good. Woohoo for tasty vegan food!
I stopped the poor waitress on her way out with her hands full to photograph these dishes... she was MORE than willing as were the recipients of the food! I take it this was the hummus plate..
.. and these look like summer rolls with peanut sauce. YUM!
I did not get a piece of cake due to weight loss efforts, but the double chocolate cake with vanilla frosting sure looks good!
Now, onto the wedding. My best friend in New Hampshire was married today to a fabulous man. I am sooo happy for them. I photographed their wedding.... and now have around 800 images to go through and edit..

Blessing to Regina and Guy!

.. and my second niece was born today... wow! What a day!


  1. Great-looking restaurant fare (especially the cake!! too bad you couldn't have a slice!!); gorgeous wedding photographs; congratulations on your new niece!! :0)

  2. Wow! That certainly WAS quite the day--congratulations on both the birth of your niece and your photography for the wedding! (And the food looked pretty nice, too) ;)

  3. Wow- now that's a day! Congrats on your niece and what lovely wedding pics! Now if only I had those summer rolls here with me...

  4. Wow, it DOES sound like a busy day for you... congratulations on your niece :o)

    Those summer rolls look really yummy. It's been too long since I've had a summer roll. My favorite part about them is the peanut sauce!

  5. Aw, I wish we had an all-vegan cafe! That food looks great, especially the chocolate cake. You have way more willpower than me...I'd have stopped the first time I saw it, hungry or not, and stuffed my face until my belly hurt...

  6. Congrats on your niece being born! I am sure you are a great auntie. :)

    The happy couple looks lovely...

  7. Ohhhh the food looks lovely, as does the happy couple.

    I was at a wedding this weekend as well, all vegan too. How FUN!

  8. What a day indeed!! I feel the same way about supporting vegan businesses, even if they are a bit overpriced. Glad it tasted good.

    Those two wedding photos look amazing.. I'm sure all 800 of them do!

    Welcome to the world Melody's niece!

  9. What beautiful wedding photographs! And that restaurant sounds awesome. Congratulations on your newest family member!

  10. Welcome to the world little one :) Congrats on the new niece and the photos of the wedding are wonderful!

  11. Congrats on your neice and the wedding photos! You did have quite a day!

  12. Congrats on your niece as well as being chosen as a wedding photographer! Your photos are beautiful!

  13. Welcome to your niece! I am sure she will be spoiled by her aunt. :)

  14. Here's to vegan restaurants and to being able to let go for a change! They make you realize how "on" you have to be all of the time.

    Beautiful photos, Mel! How lucky they were to have you as their photographer.

    Congrats also on your new niece. I'm the grand-aunt to 3 new nieces (2 twins!) in just a month. I still have to meet them all. Aren't new lives wonderful?

  15. You could hardly have a better day. I'm proud of you for merely photographing that cake!

  16. Anonymous3:43 PM

    That burrito looked good, but whoa on the price. I know that you could make it a lot more affordably too.

    The wedding pics were very pretty too! :))

    Traci Lynn

  17. Cherry Pretzel - Pretzels aren't popular in Belgium so it's one of those treats that I treasure in almost any form. You know those peanut butter filled pretzel logs? Well just imagine them filled with peanut butter and wrapped with whole fresh cherries.

  18. I ain't a vegan but I have a friend that he is. He really has problems when we eat outside because it very hard to find places that serve that kind of food.

  19. It is indeed an excellent restaurant, I went for my 27th birthday and the service, the food, all was pretty darn good.

  20. this place is fantastic, not only for the price, the food is amazing, is the perfect place for wedding, actually I going to take into account for my own wedding.