Mayor-elect Eric Adams celebrated his victory in Brooklyn with a wrap made in Hizzoner’s honor.
NERW YORK:____Adams, the first New York City mayor with a plant-based diet, enjoyed the first tasting of the Mayor’s Breakfast Wrap at Bushwick’s Marinello’s Gourmet Deli. The sandwich is also available at Silver Moon Deli in Washington Heights. It’s provided by Plantega, which is a New York City based food company aiming to put healthier options in New York City bodegas.
The tortilla wrapped sandwich’s ingredients include JUST Egg egg-substitute, spinach, red onion and avocado. It sells for $4.99, according to a press release.Adams said in a statement that plant-based food helped him reverse his Type 2 diabetes, which made him more effectively able to serve the public.“I am now committed to spreading that message and empowering New Yorkers in every zip code to lead a healthy lifestyle,” the former police captain added.
Adams feasted on his Republican challenger Curtis Sliwa on election night, though the two vowed to remain friends despite the heated rhetoric on the campaign trail.“He was swinging for the fence — he had nothing to lose,” Adams told the Daily News in Bushwick Wednesday. “That’s Curtis.”Sliwa also made his name in public safety by forming The Guardian Angels in 1979. The well-known animal rights advocate has praised Adams’ vegan diet. He said during a debate last week that he, too, aspires to go vegan and is at “the vegetarian stage.”