Hugh Jackman’s coffee brand opens its first vegan café in New York with the help of a local resident

Author: Molly Pickering

Read Time:   |  7th June 2022

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Laughing Man Coffee brand by Hugh Jackman has just opened its first all-vegan café, Laughing V, in Tribeca, New York


Hugh Jackman’s Laughing Man Coffee has opened the doors of its first vegan café in New York, Laughing V.

The vegan café is located in downtown Tribeca and offers a range of vegan pastries, sandwiches, and cakes.

Situated on Diane Street, the vegan café is one of the area’s first all-vegan eateries.

Laughing V was born thanks to the help of Tribeca resident and vegan cook, Lauren Evans.

Evans had been a regular at Laughing Man Coffee but found that their vegan options were lacking.

Laughing Man was founded in 2011 by Hugh Jackman along with David and Barry Steingard.

The vegan cook contacted the Steingards with a proposed restaurant-ready vegan menu complete with appetizers, desserts, and more.

Moreover, the founders were inspired and proceeded to launch Laughing V under Evans’ management.

Evans worked with the brand to develop a café style menu that showcases the potential of vegan baking.

Since the launch, local vegans have been flocking to the site to get a taste of Evans’ plant-based delights.

While Hugh Jackman isn’t vegan, the opening of Laughing V will be the founder’s first vegan venture.

Laughing V vegan menu

Laura Evans’ plant-based menu is bursting with colour and unique flavours.

Additionally, Evans makes the ingredients from scratch where possible, including her own seitan.

Diners can enjoy vegan sandwiches such as Tofu Caprese Sandwiches, Philly Cheesesteaks, and Spicy Sweet Potato Sandwiches.

What’s more, there are also vegan palmiers, fresh focaccia, and Linzer cookies.

Beverages include a selection of coffees from the Hugh Jackman-backed brand, plus a hot pink caffeine-free matcha latte.

The vegan cook is continuing to develop and grow the menu, promising there are “a lot more exciting dishes to come.”

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Source: VegNews

Feature image source: Instagram via Laughing Man Coffee

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Molly Pickering

Molly is the Digital Executive and former podcast host at Anthem's Vegan Food & Living, she also works across other titles including Women's Running and Classic Pop to create affiliate content for the website. Starting out as a Digital Marketing Apprentice at Vegan Food & Living in 2021, within 14 months Molly was shortlisted for ‘Best Editorial Assistant’ at the BSME Talent Awards 2022 and won the BCS Special Recognition award for Digital Marketing Apprentice of the Year in 2022

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