I haven’t eaten meat in many years. There, I said it. And getting lightweight protein isn’t always the easiest thing (or tasty) for non-carnivores.
For that reason, May Wah, located in New York City’s Chinatown, has seen my credit card many of times before a big trip. Beef and Chicken flavored TVP (textured vegetable protein), vegan jerky (I like the spicy squid) and an array of other weird things (the mock lobster, which is obviously not trail food, comes shaped like a lobster) are wonderful for vegetarians, vegans and even meat eaters while out in the wild. I’m not usually a huge fan of these types of foods while back in town, but out in the woods, it sure is nice to have around.
I hadn’t seen the article until a few weeks ago when I made a pit stop in the store, but the New York Times wrote an article about May Wah in September, citing it as a great place for campers to buy snacks. Wild.
In any case, have a look around their website, learn more and thank me later. Or never.