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Latin Vegan Spot Soft-Opens On St. Marks Place Friday

From left: Danny and Alex Carabano. (Photo: Sam Gillette).

From left: Danny and Alex Carabano. (Photo: Sam Gillette).

The past couple of weeks, Danny and Alex Carabano have stood outside of the restaurant they plan to open at 12 St. Marks Place, selling empanadas and giving out free samples of organic quinoa and cold-pressed juices. This Friday they’ll finally soft-open their vegan-kosher eatery with limited seating. The grand opening will follow a week later.

The brothers opened the first V-Spot nine years ago in Park Slope because Danny couldn’t find restaurants that offered appetizing options for his vegan diet. As he experimented at home, he realized that it’s “not as difficult as it seems to veganize something.”

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