Meet Our New York City Leader, Rebecca

Rebecca is a mission-driven rebel with a cause. Residing in New York’s East Village, she’s working to help others on their journey toward a compassionate and sustainable lifestyle in her personal life as well as her professional life at Rebl. Rebecca designs planet-based & plant-strong apparel for the brand she started with her parents and sister, and each product is recycled, organic and/or eco-friendly. We’re elated to have her on board as one of our New York City Leaders and can’t wait for you to learn more about this rockstar!

How long have you been plant-based?
Almost 11 years vegan. 17 years vegetarian.

What made you commit to a plant-based lifestyle?
At first my health. Then, for the environment and the animals. My whole family is vegan.

What are you most looking forward to in the plant-based market?
New vegan products and new vegan restaurants!

Which innovations in the plant-based industry interest you most?
Faux leather and new improved vegan food products. Favorite brands include Mat & Nat.

Who is the most inspirational plant-based person in your life?
My parents.

Which plant-based product can you not live without?
Currently oat milk. Vegan ice cream is up there, too. Favorites include Oatly and Nadamoo.

What is your best advice for someone who wants to commit to a plant-based lifestyle?Your body and this planet will thank you. Trust the vegan community, it will be the best decision you’ll ever make.

Rebecca’s Dream Day of Plant-Based Food


Tofu Benedict from Bouldin Creek Cafe
Austin, TX


Beast Mode Burger from Cinnamon Snail
New York City, NY


Everything from Avant Garden
New York City, NY


Pecan Cinnamon Bun from Vegan Treats
Bethlehem, PA

Top 10 Local Spots for Plant-Based Eats in New York City

Superiority Burger

🍔 “Everything is vegetarian. A lot is accidentally vegan. Just ask”

Beyond Sushi

🍣 100% plant-based sushi and seasonal specials


🍷100% plant-based wine bar & tapas

Champs Diner

🥞 100% plant-based diner, brunch, and late night spot


🌮 100% plant-based Mexican cuisine and cocktails

Double Zero

🍕 100% plant-based pizza, pasta, brunch, and beyond

Mother of Pearl

🍹 A beautiful Polynesian fruit & vegetable-centric menu & tiki bar

Avant Garden

🥂 100% plant-based wine bar with inventive vegetable dishes

Cinnamon Snail

🍩 “Vegan kosher food made by a gaggle of wild ponies. Absurdly yummy food.”


🥗 Fast casual vegan spot serving sandwiches, salads, smoothies, wraps, juices, shakes, breakfast, and dessert

Candle 79

🍽 100% plant-based fine dining with organic dishes and wines

Thank you for all that you do for our planet, Rebecca!

Be sure to follow Rebecca @veganfoodgal for daily vegan inspiration and her family business @rebl.usa for eco apparel & accessories!

At Kompas, we’re on a mission to make the World a better place for all living beings. We believe in equality and lead with compassion as we build our app that helps people find the best plant-based food options nearby.

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