The Squeeze Blog


January 04, 2017 Karliin Squeeze

NYC’S Premier Juice Bar THE SQUEEZE™ Goes Solid with Burgers and Bowls Juice-maven Karliin Brooks has solidified her ranking as New York City’s Vegan Queen with…well…solids. City residents are already familiar with her beloved cold-pressed juices. With three brick-and-mortar locations and a food truck it’s fair to say The Squeeze™ has become something of an Empire City institution. Down in the West Village, however, Karliin Brooks is pressing more than just fruits and vegetables. With the opening of her fourth location at 108 MacDougal Street, The Squeeze is pressing patties. The world’s first vegan burger bar retains the namesake of...

The Unexpected Physical Benefits of Going Vegan

July 20, 2016 Karliin Squeeze

This upcoming August will mark the one-year anniversary of my decision to ditch my everyday diet and pledge to eat and adopt a completely vegan lifestyle. I’ve never felt healthier, and more connected to sustainability and active in environmentalism. To celebrate, I’ve compiled a list of the unexpected benefits that veganism has brought me. In this blog post, I’ve examined the purely physical benefits of veganism. (Read on next week for the social and spiritual aspects!) I knew going into veganism that it would positively impact my health, the environment and the ethical treatment of animals. What I didn’t know,...

Tips : Vegan Tips for Dining Out

July 15, 2016 Karliin Squeeze

It’s summertime and New York City is brimming with incredible restaurants, food trucks and stands. People are eating and cooking up delicious looking food left and right and the scents are flowing through the streets. With veganism on the rise, there are more vegetarian and vegan options in restaurants than ever before, however as we still make up only around 1% of the population, vegans aren’t always accommodated on the menu. Here are a few tips to taking advantage of New York’s booming food and restaurant scene while keeping your vegan agenda in check. Look Up Restaurants Beforehand- Yelp Yelp...

How to Talk to Meat Eaters as a Vegan

March 02, 2016 Jess Florio

How to Talk to Meat Eaters as a Vegan Reflect upon your choices and examine why you are vegan Prepare yourself with facts about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle Be open to listening even when you aren’t hearing things you agree with Answer questions as sincerely as possible, even when you come across ignorance Don’t express judgement toward meat eaters Express how being a non-meat eater has changed your life Don’t feel obligated to explain your choices 

Part Time Vegan

February 29, 2016 Jess Florio

I always tell my friends and family, eating vegan meals doesn’t mean you have to be a full-fledged vegan. Instead of encouraging the meat-eaters in my life to give up meat entirely, I try to encourage them to eat vegan meals more often. I like to remind people that every effort they make counts. I make suggestions for meals with family and friends that limit or exclude meat. I am understanding to the fact that not everyone can easily change their dietary habits. However, small changes are always good! It’s about taking baby steps, sometimes. People who avoid animal products...