Restaurant Reviews

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:
-Los Angeles
-San Francisco
-New York City
-Boston
-Portland, OR

On the hunt for gourmet vegan food in Los Angeles? One spot many residents and visits overlook is The Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Perhaps it's because their plant-based offerings are relatively new, or perhaps there's a resistance based on the upscale nature of the hotel brand. However, if you're looking for a fancy dining experience and phenomenal food you must visit one of the hotel's restaurants: Culina, Windows Lounge and Cabana. And if you're not in the LA area or planning a visit in the near future, you can whip up two of the new gluten-free dishes at home!


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?)

 
I really should have posted this last week before Portland was flooded with vegans from Vida Vegan Con...oh well. This is a video I taped a year and a half ago when I visited PDX for the first time thanks to vegan bodybuilder Robert Cheeke - been meaning to edit it ever since but life got in the way until now. We went to so many restaurants and vegan shops in just 4 days, and each place is summarized in about 1 minute in this video. Here's where we went:
Monday, 04 January 2010 01:46

Candle 79: Video Review

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!

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