people may not realize it, but due to ingredients like butter and gelatin, traditional rice crispy treats aren’t vegan…or even vegetarian! in this video clara shows us how to make cruelty-free raspberry rice crispy treats that taste even better than the original using vegan substitutes like earth balance and dandies.
watch and learn, and be sure to hit up clara’s cakes for treats next time you’re in LA.
the chicago diner!!i can’t believe i’ve been a vegan for nearly a decade and i’m just now trying this place. the small bustling vegetarian joint has been serving up meat-free classic american cuisine in wrigleyville since 1983 (hey that’s older than me!), and on our five day trip we dined there twice and still left wanting more. check out the “best of” what we ate montage above: the titatnic burger, the chocolate chip cookie dough shake (made with temptation), a plate of potato skins, and the radical reuben with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy. people have been telling me for years that this is one of the best reubens in the country, and i wouldn’t argue with that. i’ve been to a lot of vegan or veganish fast food type places in my time, and this one rules them all. wish they’d open up a location in LA! …actually no i don’t. chicago diner has a nice small business feel, and i’d hate for it to get all chain restaurant corporate-y. when in chicago, don’t miss this place.
*one thing to note: the reuben normally comes with bell peppers (which is straight up disgusting), so if you have an aversion to them be sure to ask for it without.
vegan pizza day discount at brick oven pizza in baltimore!
the vegan pizza day deals keep coming! on saturday june 30th, brick oven pizza in baltimore will be offering 10% off vegan pizzas! they use teese as a cheese substitute (one of my favorites!) so be sure to go take advantage if you’re in the area.
heads up! dimo’s in chicago is celebrating vegan pizza day on saturday june 30th with VEGAN SLICES, plus a free drink with every slice! take one look at their facebook page, and you’ll see they make some pretty creative combos. the one pictured above is "Anaconda Vice with black beans,Upton’s Naturals Chorizon Seitan, vegan bacon bits, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, green onions and Chicago Vegan Foods Teese Mozzarella.”
UPDATE: tons of restaurants have been added to vegan pizza day 2012 since this original post! keep checking the quarrygirl.com homepage for updates, because i add them all as they come on board!
hey guys! it’s almost time—-VEGAN PIZZA DAYreturns on june 30th! we’re teaming up again with our friends at Chicago Vegan Foods to bring you a massive celebration of everyone’s favorite food: vegan pizza! last year was crazy (people were having vegan pizza parties all over the country), so let’s make this year even better. the whole point of VPD is to celebrate the awesomeness of vegan pizza. have a vegan pizza potluck with your pals, go on a vegan pizza crawl to various different restaurants, order an obscene amount of vegan pizza delivery…you get the idea! same as last year, EMAIL ME YOUR VEGAN PIZZA PHOTOS and i will post them on the site!
to help you celebrate, several restaurants are offering vegan pizza deals! go get them all! below is a list of the confirmed restaurants so far, and i will update this site as more info becomes available, so keep checking…