Lady And The Shallot

We left Philadelphia so late that Bhavna suggested that we pick up lunch. She remembered that I had a calendar entry for Lady And The Shallot, which is a vegan and gluten-free food stand in the Trenton Farmers' Market. Owners Francesca Avitto and Kate Wnek - who are engaged to be married - were super friendly and helped us choose from the menu. We ordered Rainbow Tacos and a flatbread. We were strapped for time, so we opted to take our food home.

Update: The food is delicious. I will be back to try the other menu items.

Located in the Trenton Farmers Market, this plant-based eatery is getting its food from the farms that populate the building. You don’t get more farm-to-table than this. I mean, when the people at Pineland Farms bring their fresh veggies to the market each morning, it’s literally a 3-second walk for the owners of Lady and the Shallot to pick up most of their days selections.Jeff Edelstein in the Trentonian

Read a review in the Trentonian.

Beverages include assorted fruit-infused waters and infused teas every day. Customer favorites are orange-infused water, and green tea infused with ginger, mint, and cucumber.Jean Stratton in Town Topics

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, f/5.6, ISO12800), © Khürt L. Williams

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, f/5.6, ISO12800), © Khürt L. Williams

Princeton Battlefield State Park, Princeton, New Jersey
Unable to Attend Trenton Downtown Association

In Trenton, New Jersey's Capital City provides the unique opportunity for residents and tourists to experience the events that shaped our nation during Patriots Week. The Trenton Downtown Association works closely with neighboring sites in the area to bring the most comprehensive historical experience to life for those of all ages and backgrounds. Through the immersive experience that is Patriots Week, the TDA commemorates and recognizes Trenton's unique and pivotal role in the American Revolution. A role that has shaped some of the very streets and buildings that can still be seen standing today as they were in 1776.

 

Patriots Week is held annually from December 26 - December 31 during the week between Christmas and New Year's and attracts thousands of visitors to the city to enjoy historical tours, a pub crawl, colonial ball, lectures, films, art, music, battlefield re-enactments, and living history events. This year use your holiday break for a fun & history-filled family staycation!

 

With over 70 events taking place during the six-day period it's easy for families and history aficionados to spend a few days in Central New Jersey this December.

Every year around this time I am reminded that we live in a part of the country that played a significant role in the creation of the United States of America. George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River, The Battle of Trenton, The Battle of Princeton, all of these historic events occurred just miles away from where I live in Montgomery Township.

From my perspective, “Real America” started with these thirteen original colonies.