Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Eating Tour

Since Jess just returned from Chicago, she told me about the Chicago Diner - an all vegan diner in the city! I'd love to do a vegan eating vacation, bouncing from place to place devouring vegan treats. Here's a list of what is on my radar currently:

Random locations
- Chicago Diner and Quesadilla, La Reyna del Sur in Chicago, IL
- Vegan Treats in Bethlehem, PA
- Ronald's Donuts in Las Vegas, NV
- Spiral Diner in Dallas, TX (apparently there's a veggie state fair too!)
- Like No Udder in New England
- Cake Walk Bakery in Salt Lake City, UT
- Rhapsody buffet in Montpelier, VT
- Blackbird Pizza and Mi Lah in Philadelphia, PA
- Double Wide Grill in Pittsburgh, PA
- Trolly Stop (vegan specials on Monday nights!) and Fuel Cafe in Memphis, TN
- Ice Cream House in Williamsburg, VA
- Freeman's Natural Hot Dogs (don't think this is entirely vegan) in Reno, NV

- Darbster in Lake Worth
- Raw Kitchen in West Palm Beach [visited!]
- Babycakes in Downtown Disney
- Ethos Vegan Kitchen and Cafe 118 in Orlando
- Consciousness Blossoms in Palm Harbor
- Tallahassee: Soul Vegetarian, Sweet Pea Cafe (not entirely vegan), Lofty Pursuits ice cream (not entirely vegan), Lucy & Leo's Cupcakery (not entirely vegan, but their vegan cupcakes are supposed to be delicious!)
- Return to Sublime in Ft. Lauderdale, Sugar Apple in Key West, The Cafe in Key West, Christopher's Kitchen in Palm Beach Gardens

Washington, DC
- Sticky Fingers Bakery
- Meskereme Ethiopian Restaurant
- Founding Farmers
- Ella's Pizza
- Busboys and Poets
- Asylum
- Sticky Rice (not totally vegan)
- Everlasting Life Cafe
- Soul Vegetarian's Exodus
- Elizabeth's Gone Raw

New York City
- Babycakes
- Candle 79
- Lula’s Sweet Apothecary
- Natural Gourmet Institute (four course dinners served on Fridays!)
- Blossom Du Jour
- The V-Spot (in Brooklyn)
- Angelica Kitchen
- Provisions (in Sag Harbor)
- Caravan of Dreams
- FoodSwings
- HanGawi
- Gobo
- Zen Palate
- Wild Ginger
- Counter
- 3 Brothers Pizzeria mentioned in this NYT list for Long Island

- Wheeler's Black Label Vegan Ice Cream
- Peace o' Pie vegan pizza
- Grasshopper (mixed reviews here though)

- Mendocino: Ravens' Restaurant
- San Francisco: Millenium, Dinosaurs
- Los Angeles: Pure Luck, Shojin, Real Food Daily, Native Foods Cafe, Veggie Grill, Madeline Bistro, Babycakes
- San Diego: Evolution Fast Food, Loving Hut, Olive Oil organic cafe, Peace Pies, Spread, Stephanie's bakery, Greenery raw food cafe, Viva Pops!, Veg.N.Out
- Berkeley: Cinnaholic, Vital Vittles, Pepples Donuts, Hella Vegan Eats, Souley Vegan, Shangri-La, No Worries, Black Orchid Bakery, Nature's Express, Cafe Gratitude, Herbivore, Fellini, Cha-Ya Vegetarian Japanese, Gather (not entirely vegan), Maoz Vegetarian

- Portland: Native Bowl, Homegrown Smoker, Portobello Vegan Trattoria, Blossoming Lotus, Voodoo Doughnut, Vita Cafe, Paradox Cafe, Red & Black Cafe, DC Vegetarian, any of these late night eats, any restaurant listed on Try Vegan PDX
- Seattle: Hillside Quickie, Mighty O Donuts, Chaco Canyon Cafe

Mail order places
- Gone Pie bakery
- Baking for Health
- MaggieMudd

Lots of these are from the Vegan Bucket List. There are some vacation options on the bucket list, like cruises and hotels catering to vegans.

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