Williamsburg's Foodswings, the greasiest vegan greasy spoon in town, will close by early next year. The restaurant's manager tells the Brooklyn Paper that rent has been unexpectedly tripled and that a sushi restaurant is moving in. "It's Williamsburg," he says, "and that's what happens here now." Gone are the days when the neighborhood was a refuge for oddball places precisely like Foodswings and its vegan nuggets, as inventory is ceding to chains like Whole Foods, Starbucks, and Umami Burger.
Relocation or a food truck may be in Foodswings' future, so for now, get your soy-fried-no-gluten-un-chicken fix on in support, or soon enough the only place to get a vegetable plate around Bedford Avenue will be inside Urban Outfitters.