A few years ago I wrote about Dr. Cow, the vegan cheese shop in Williamsburg. That’s why I was surprised last year when I started reading articles which stated that Brooklyn was getting its “first” vegan cheese shop, Riverdel Fine Foods. I stopped by to see how it compared to Dr. Cow and to pick up some vegan cheese for myself. At Riverdel they have a huge selection of vegan cheeses from multiple makers, including the one pictured above from Cheezehound. The majority were nut-based cheeses, though they also have other non-dairy products like coconut milk yogurt. They also serve vegan baked goods, and make sandwiches with the vegan cheese and fake meat products. It’s a great (if slightly expensive) resource for Brooklyn vegans, and also for anyone who may be curious as to what vegan cheese actually is.
Riverdel Fine Foods — 820 Washington Ave