First: Enormous pizza.
We had two enormous take-away pizzas on our trip. The first was in Altoona, Pennsylvania, where the eating options were fairly limited and largely low key. We ordered an adapted vegetarian pizza from Little Caesar's, which is a casual chain store I'd compare to Australia's Domino's pizza. Or at least, I compared it to Australia's Domino's pizza before we ate. Afterwards, we both agreed that Little Caesar's was much, much better. Unfortunately, I neglected to photograph that meal.
This pizza was from New Market Pizza in Boston. It was across the road from the Best Western we stayed in, and as we stayed in a less than ideal area, it was one of very few places within walking distance. From the outside, the store did not look inspiring. Inside, the menu was more appealing and they were agreeable to making us a vegetarian pizza that was cheese-free on one half.
The verdict? Not as good as Little Caesar's, but big, and packed with vegetables, and the first pizza I have had with broccoli! We enjoyed eating it in our upgraded room 'suite' too.
Second: Vegan buckwheat soba noodles.
These noodles were bought in a small NYC deli that offered various lunch options. Mr Bite had a tuna roll, and if I'd wanted, I could have had a vegan chickpea 'tuna' roll equivalent. I went for these noodles instead, although in the end wasn't very enamored with them.
There weren't enough vegetables, and the flavours didn't seem quite right for my taste buds, but I was delighted to have so many vegan lunch options at a place we'd just wandered into.
Third: Tofutti's mint chocolate chip 'cuties' ice cream sandwiches.
The vanilla and chocolate flavours of these are available in Australia. I can now saw, however, that the mint chocolate chip version is immeasurably better than either of those varieties. Mr B and I both loved these and had no trouble getting through 8 sandwiches in 4 days!
Fourth: Chocolate snacks.
You have seen some of the chocolate blocks I brought home from our trip, but these items are what I'd call "snacking" chocolate rather than "savour and review each block" chocolate. Above are dairy-free dark chocolate coated sultanas, and below are dairy-free dark chocolate coated graham crackers. Both were excellent.
Chocolove (who made the almond and sea salt bar I raved about here) also provided us with a joint chocolate block, with their 55% cocoa orange peel in dark chocolate bar. By 'joint', I mean a block we both eat. Often our chocolate is not joint, because one of us likes dark dark chocolate with nuts and spices, and the other, well, doesn't. Orange is a common flavour when we do buy a block to share, because it seems to navigate these constraints easily. We both liked this version.
Less sophisticated but surprisingly enjoyable were these Hershey's miniatures that we bought at the airport, when using up American money before flying home. The pack came with four types of squares: plain milk, plain dark (but not dairy-free), milk with rice bubbles, and milk with peanuts. I think I rate Hershey's chocolate above Cadbury's milk chocolate.
Have you tried any of the above? And what are your favourite pizza toppings?