• vegan fast food at foodswings in brooklyn

    September 1st, 2010quarrygirlbrooklyn, more restaurants (not LA), NYC

    do you have a list of vegan food places you need to visit before you die? i’m not talking about an LA-based list, but a one that knows no boundaries. a “wish list” of all the insane animal-free food on this planet that NEEDS TO BE EATEN at some point, some point SOON. if you do, add foodswings in brooklyn to that list.

    i’d heard people rave about foodswings forever, i don’t know why it took me so long to get over there. it’s basically an all vegan fast food joint with a giant menu full of deep fried and hearty goodness. if anyone were to ever say they had a hard time going vegan because they missed “normal food,” this place would quickly change their mind.

    gyro: seasoned homemade seitan w/ lettuce, tomato, red onion, and vegan tzatziki sauce wrapped in flatbread. $7.50

    i had a super hard time deciding what to order. i went back and forth between the baked potato skins, the reuben, and fish n chips…but eventually decided on the gyro. i had a meat gyro once years ago when i was a kid, and i remember really liking it, so i wanted to see how this one measured up. naturally, it was amazing. it came filled with foodswings’ homemade seitan, lettuce, onion, and tomato all covered in a vegan tzatziki sauce then wrapped up in warm flatbread. the seitan was spongy and slightly spicy, so wonderfully seasoned. the tzatziki was also delicious, super milky (you’d never know it was vegan), and filled with cucumber flavor. let’s just say i loved this sandwich.

    combo plate: 3 drumsticks with choice of side. (here we have 2 southern fried, 1 buffalo style drumstick, + the creamy mac n cheese!) $8.75

    we also got the combo plate, which comes with 3 of any flavors of foodswings drumsticks, as well as a side. again the decision was tough, but we went with 2 southern fried and 1 buffalo drumstick, with a serving of mac and cheese. i’m pretty sure the drumsticks were just pre-packaged mock meats, but foodswings did wonders to them in the cooking process. the buffalo one was breaded, fried, and smothered in spicy sauce and served with a cool and creamy bleu cheese dip. the southern ones were battered and fried—super bready and crispy on the outside. there are two types of mac and cheese to choose from at foodswings, original (which is made with nutritional yeast), and creamy (which is daiya-based). we went with the creamy one, and it was fantastic. it reminded me a bit of the amy’s frozen mac and cheese, but even better.

    inside, foodswings is like a cleaner and hipper version of a normal fast food place. there’s a huge chalk board menu, and you order at the counter then wait for them to bring the food for your table. it was a super quick and comfortable dining experience. oh, and i think it’s also byob!

    overall, we loved foodswings and cannot wait to return. this was definitely the best vegan fast food fix i’ve ever gotten; with a blend of pre-packaged ingredients and their own homemade recipes, foodswings makes magic in their kitchen. you gotta check this place out!

    295 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York
    Monday 11:30am to 11pm
    Tuesday 11:30am to 12am
    Wednesday 11:30am to 12am
    Thursday 11:30am to 12am
    Friday 11:30am to 2am
    Saturday 11:30am to 2am
    Sunday 11:30am to 11pm

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  • When I first moved to Brooklyn from the Midwest, Foodswings was one of my first stops. It was the first restaurant I’d ever been to where I could order absolutely anything on the menu, and I thought I might die of happiness! The “cheese” fries and vegan milkshakes are still my favorite.

  • LOOOOOVE Foodswings so much!!! Really happy you finally had a chance to try it & taste their magic for yourself. Hands down best vegan fast food on the planet. In the universe!

  • Before Ryan was vegan, he had a drunken 2am Buffalo Chicken sandwich there and it REALLY impressed him. I think that was the 1st time he LOVED vegan food. Yay Foodswings!

  • I love that place. Seriously amazing and awesome staff, too. So helpful.

  • love love foodswings. great late night nyc food. oh and look they got a paint job.

  • Wow that looks so amazing!! I wish this place was located in Los Angeles!! All the vegan stuff in the photos looks very good.

  • i LOVE foodswings, so much, me and my bf are considering a ny trip in the fall JUST to go to foodswings, counter, and lula’s sweet apothecary.

  • How did you resist the shake menu!?

  • ugh i have been wanting to go to this place for YEARS.

  • i agree with ASB, how did you skip over those shakes?

    first went to FS years ago and now make it a point to visit each time i’m in nyc. def in my top 3 favorite places to eat.

  • Went to Foodswings for the first time today for a chicken parm sandwich and a couple of drumsticks.. Best vegan fast food I’ve ever had. If only we could get them to open in LA.

  • due to the busy schedules from work, most people would just prefer to eat on fastfoods `

  • My boyfriend once had maggots in his meal at food swings, when he went to tell them the person at the counter started laughing at him. We haven’t gone back since and it sucks since we used to love going there. If it weren’t for the shitty attitude I don’t think we’d have gotten so upset

  • That is Wonderful! Thanks a lot.

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