A weekend away

This weekend, my boyfriend and I went to Portsmouth, NH. We’ve been to Portsmouth before but this was our first time staying there for more than a day. It’s a great little town, the ocean is nearby, lots of shops and restaurants.. A great town to walk around and explore.

Before we left for our trip, I had to whip up my favorite green smoothie – spinach, banana, and blueberries with some almond milk, or water if you want to keep it more natural.

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On our way to Portsmouth, we stopped at Susty’s Cafe which is totally vegan and delicious!! I had a salad with tofu and beets, and the boyfriend had a pesto and marinara tofu sandwich. We actually shared nachos (nutritional yeast cheeze sauce) and raspberry chocolate walnut cupcakes.

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Once we made it to Portsmouth, we settled into our room at the Hilton and had dinner at the Flatbread Company. Portsmouth seems to be more accommodating to different dietary needs, with many vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options. Flatbread Co offers a vegan pizza and gluten free vegan crust. The pizza was pretty tasty! Mushrooms, olives, onions, and tomato sauce. I wish there were more veggie toppings.. spinach for example but what can you do. I really enjoyed the atmosphere so we ended up back there for lunch the next day. Also, they have an organic salad with carrots, beets, and seaweed. I know, seaweed right?? That was surprising. I actually really enjoy seaweed so I was excited when I read that on the menu.

I can’t wait to go back to Portsmouth. The outlets in Kittery, Maine are pretty close by which is great. Rye beach isn’t too far either. Pretty view. Portsmouth is also very dog friendly. BTW the Hilton accepts dogs! Orion will be coming with us once the weather warms up.

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2 thoughts on “A weekend away

  1. My boyfriend works in Maine, months at a time, and I have yet to visit the East Coast. This totally inspires me to go visit him soon and check out all of those places you suggested–I have vegan and gluten free accomodations so anywhere that is more than willing to work around, I will go out of my way to visit. Even if it is 3000 miles away 🙂

  2. Oh you so should!! It’s just a different atmosphere than the west coast, and quieter. There’s a college in the area which, I’m guessing, is why there are more food options. I live in a very, very small town in NH where everything closes at 9, no one uses the word vegetarian.. and vegan.. what in the world is that??? lol It’s very exciting for me to go to a happening town where bars stay open past midnight and there are vegan friendly restaurants. It’s pretty cold here right now.. any time between May and September would be great for a visit.

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