Dining out is one of the finer pleasures of life, isn't it? But what do you do when you're new to the vegan diet and have no idea what restaurants offer plant-based menu items? Or how do you know that it's not going to taste like cardboard? Where do you go when your non-vegan friends want to go out with you? Find the answers to all these questions and more in the following posts, in which Whitney brings you along with her as she discovers the tastiest vegan cuisine across the United States, in cities like:
-New York City
I'm one of those people who loves Las Vegas, aside from the environmental disaster it is. Fortunately, the vegan options are growing - since my first time there in 2006, several great places have opened and others have expanded their menus to accommodate the plant-based diet. In 2007 and 2008 my vegetarian sister and I made a few videos documenting our dining experiences, which I've finally edited. I've changed a lot since then, in appearance and eating habits, but want to share with you some of the delicious food the city has to offer (vegan donuts anyone?)
My meal at Candle 79 was one of the best I've ever had. Everything about this restaurant is superb, from the food to the atmosphere to the wait staff. I had the pleasure of interviewing Bart, the co-owner, and Francesca, the manager, who summed up the mission of the restaurant and provided insight on veganism.Thank you to everyone who recommend Candle 79. I am so glad I went and I think it should be on the top of everyone's agenda when they're in New York City.
Sustainability & Healthy Living Sweeps Chicago with Luke Saunder’s Passion Project, ‘Farmer’s Fridge’
EvG team member Kelly O’Brien met with Farmer’s Fridge creator & owner, Luke Saunders and shared what she learned about the innovative new concept.
As their website indicates, Farmer’s Fridge is a ‘fresh twist on an old concept’ of healthy sustainable salads and snacks….at your finger tips in a kiosk - aka...a vending machine. This kiosk is unlike any you have seen before though! Healthy primarily organic salads and fresh daily made snacks in eco-sustainable packaging is yours with the touch of a screen. The concept is absolutely brilliant and the very first thought to go through my mind was ‘What took you so long’? In Chicago, there is absolutely nothing like it!
It's that time of year again - Natural Products Expo West starts on March 7th! This business trade show is an amazing place for professionals in the health field to meet eachother, discover new products and introduce others to them. Attendees are bombarded with free food all day long, namely energy bars, chocolate, sweet drinks and bagged snacks. Unfortunately this wonderful experience often leaves to upset stomaches due to weird food combinations and cravings for nutritious, sit-down meals. Though the area around the Anaheim Convention Center doesn't offer much in the way of healthy restaurants I've pulled together a list of places that offer whole plant-based meals, which will satisty both vegans and omnivores.