Champs Bakery in Williamsburg Now a Vegan Diner

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Despite the tattooed, fixed-gear-bike crowd that inhabits Williamsburg, there is a curious dearth of vegan options aside from Foodswings and Bliss Café. Champs, a small bakery tucked away on residential Ainslie Street, is changing all of that by transforming itself into a full-service vegan diner. In the old-school diner tradition, the restaurant will be serving breakfast all day, plus it'll be baking its usual treats like vegan cookies and cupcakes. So, what's on the menu?

For breakfast, there are modified classics like the tofu Benedict, a Monte Cristo stuffed with vegan ham, and a Denny's-style Vegan Slam that includes a tofu scramble, tempeh bacon, home fries, and (groan) soysage. The lunch menu is made of meat-free versions of sandwiches such as the Cuban, tuna melt, and Reuben, plus veggie burgers and salads. Click here to see the full menu.

Don't forget that October is officially Vegetarian Awareness Month, meaning that now is as good a time as ever to ditch the bacon for some fresh veggies. If vegan diner food isn't up your alley, you can always check out our large archive of vegetarian delights.


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Jack Johanson
Jack Johanson

It's Champs Vegetarian Diner, they are not vegan. Please correct this oversite.

SD
SD

hey, Champ's is all vegan except we do have dairy milk and cheese by request! Unless you are so strict that you don't eat from a kitchen that has dairy at all, but most vegans don't seem to mind!

Jack Johanson
Jack Johanson

correction on my part, oversight. Damn iPhone!

Jack Johanson
Jack Johanson

hey, few vegans I know take issue with eating at a vegetarian restaurant. Just for the record, vegan is a type of vegetarian diet that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products, and all other animal-derived ingredients. If Champs has and make things with dairy products, Champs is by default vegetarian. It's not logical to say otherwise. Being a vegetarian business is good and the food is good. Question is does the sign still hang that claims that Champs is Egg and Diary free? The trouble for me, is that Champ's owners aren't forthright about it. Call a spade a spade- Champs Vegetarian Restaurant is mostly vegan with dairy options for those who request. Until some honesty and respect is shown, we here won't be making anymore orders. Thanks for listening!

Guest
Guest

jack - you sound very silly. i'm vegan and i don't mind eating at vegetarian or even non-vegan and non-vegetarian restaurants. these vegans who are so fussy give us long time (12 years for me) vegans bad reps. i haven't been to Champs yet but I am excited to check it out regardless of what the sign on the door states. and actually it's great that there are some dairy options because it means my non-vegan and non-vegetarian friends are more likely to join me there. 

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