what a time to be alive! london now has it’s very own vegetarian pub—-and i’m not talking about new age hippie stuff—-it’s a proper old traditional pub with meatless versions of traditional pub food! norman’s coach and horses in soho has been well known in the west end for years, and in 2012 the new owner decided to give it an all vegetarian menu with lots of vegan options. we had the “tofush and chips” with vegan tartar sauce…unbelievable! i have eaten vegan fish and chips a few times in my life, and this was by far the best. it even had nori mixed in with the tofu to give it a sea-like flavor.
be warned, coach and horses is still getting their act together when it comes to serving lunch. on one occasion we arrived and were informed food wouldn’t be served until the evening because of a chef scheduling issue. the owner was very apologetic though, and offered to make it up to us on our next visit. definitely try this place out if you’re ever in london. eating tasty vegan food in a lovely old pub was one of the culinary highlights of my life and i can’t wait to do it again.
unfortunately, vegan mexican cuisine can be hard to find, thanks to traditionally prevalent ingredients like lard and chicken stock…but hugo’s tacos eschews those animal-based additives in favor of healthier alternatives. an offshoot of the popular hugo’s restaurants brand, the taco stand has two los angeles locations specializing in authentic fare with a fresh vegan twist. we sat down with owner tom kaplan who filled us in on his favorite dishes, the inspiration for the menu, and why everyone loves the vegan food at hugo’s tacos.
vegan mince pie from caffe nero in london.
we orignially created this video for urban outfitters, but we thought it would make for a lovely christmas eve post. the recipe is super simple and quick to make, and requires few ingredients…perfect for a last minute dessert solution! enjoy! and be sure to check out clara’s cakes for all your vegan treats desires.special thanks to the band bleached for letting us use their song “no friend of mine”!
Hey guys! It has been over a year since I stopped daily blogging, but my inbox still overflows with questions like “Where should I eat with non-vegan friends?”, “What are your favorite vegan recipes?” and “Which restaurants should I hit up when in LA?”. So, I decided the best answer would be to create a video series highlighting the amazing chefs and restaurants that appeal to vegans and omnivores alike! If you dig the videos, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel, give feedback, and share them with your friends. We’ll keep making them if you keep watching them.
In our first episode, watch chef Roi Elam of Sun Cafe in Studio City prepare his award winning vegan mac ‘n’ cheese and tell us why we should all eat at his restaurant.
VEGAN CAVIAR. what the hell?! how is this even possible? if you’re an adventurous eater, you will definitely want to try this stuff. it’s called cavi-art, and it comes in 3 seaweed-based flavors: black, orange, and wasabi. order some now on vegan cuts. it’d be the perfect addition to a swanky holiday or new year’s eve party.
recently traveled to colorado (denver and boulder) for the great american beer festival. food, food, food, food, beer, and food!
city o’ city in denver (pictured above and below): breakfast burritos, buffalo wings and savory waffles for brunch. pretzels, pizza, and kimchi stew for dinner.
…seitan wings, reubens, cesar salad.
vegan pizza by basic kneads at great divide brewing (they know what vegan means, separate utensils and everything!).
lodging at the brown palace.
breakfasting at watercourse: scrambles, burritos, homemade sausage.
dinner at watercourse: seitan wings, draught beer, a benedict special, and ricey tofu dish.
overall: gorgeous scenery, inventive vegan food, and craft beer…what more can i ask for?
vegan crescent roll hot dog bites!
wirsthaus on la brea is a german bar that has vegan pretzels*, sauerkraut, and beer by the liter…not to mention a decent vegan sausage selection. it’s a great place to waste your afternoon and the contents of your wallet—-god knows i’ve done it.
*i order the pretzel with beer mustard instead of sweet mustard, because i’m paranoid about honey.
Burritos of the sea
You don’t have to eat dead animals to be full and happy. Think about it.