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Vegan Thanksgiving Options in Charlotte, Part II: Bean Vegan Cuisine

Happy Friday! It’s a gorgeous Carolina day – blue skies, invigorating temps, red and gold leaves everywhere. It finally feels right to start thinking about the holidays. So this weekend, we’re going to talk about holiday food planning and your many vegan food options in Charlotte. First up, Bean, the friendly little restaurant specializing in all-vegan… Read More ›

The Market At Bean … Charlotte’s First Full All-Vegan Grocery

Vegan Grocery Shopping in Charlotte, NC just got a whole lot easier! Bean Vegan Cuisine, the beloved 100% vegan restaurant specializing in Southern-Style comfort foods, has just launched The Market at Bean – Charlotte’s first full all-vegan grocery store!

A Very Vegan Valentine’s Day – Dining Options in Charlotte, NC

Valentine’s Day.  Hearts.  Flowers.  Chocolates.  Perhaps a little bling.  And of course … nice romantic dinners for two. But where does a vegan go for a romantic dinner for two in Charlotte, NC – the city of bankers and BBQ? This year, you have quite a few options! First up, Fern, Flavors from the Garden…. Read More ›

Brunch at Bean With Special Guests The Humane League!

Today, members of VegCharlotte Meetup Group checked out Bean Vegan Cuisine’s new Brunch Menu. Formerly, Bean had offered a weekly Sunday Brunch “special” … now, they have a Brunch Menu available all day on Sundays. (You can still order off their regular menu, however, if you would rather have a hamburger.) I ordered the Bean… Read More ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Entrees/Specials!

This is a “catchall” category for those entrees or specials that do not fall into an “ethnic” restaurant category or the predefined categories of soup, sandwich, veggie burger, etc. Since results were varied and “scattered,” there were no clear winners. But it’s heartwarming to see the variety Charlotte, NC has to offer vegetarians and vegans…. Read More ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Tofu Preparation!

Ok, I admit I am not the biggest fan of tofu (I know, bad vegan; bad, bad vegan!) so this wasn’t one of my original 2013 VegCharlotte Awards categories. However, a reader requested it so I added it to the survey.  Since this category was added late, there were only a handful of responses and… Read More ›

VegCharlotte Awards – Veggie Burgers!

This is one category that received A LOT of votes! So many, in fact, that I had to choose three winners – or rather, give three awards to two winners … You’ll see what I mean! Bean Vegan Cuisine won for Best Veggie Burgers overall.  I wasn’t surprised –  they have not just one, not… Read More ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Best Sandwiches!

It’s time to announce the 2013 VegCharlotte Awards for Best Sandwiches! And the winner is … Zizi’s. I know, I know.  Not much of a surprise, huh?  After all, Zizi’s IS a vegan deli specializing in vegan sandwiches.  (They do offer salads, smoothies, and entrees, but Zizi’s mock-meat sandwiches are what we know and love… Read More ›

VegCharlotte Awards – Soup!

It was a gray, rainy day in Charlotte, NC.  A perfect time to announce the 2013 VegCharlotte Awards Winners in the Soup Category! And by a wide margin, the winner is … Berrybrook Farm Natural Foods! Berrybrook Farm is the kind of place that’s easy to overlook.  From the outside it just looks like a… Read More ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Salads!

The 2013 VegCharlotte Awards – For The Vegans, By The Vegans! Today we’re going to review the nominees for Best Salads in Charlotte, NC! There were not as many votes in this category as in some others – perhaps vegans are tired of having “salad” as their only option at many restaurants when they eat out; or… Read More ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Best Appetizers

So  … drumroll, please!  … It’s the 2013 VegCharlotte Awards, celebrating the best vegan (and occasionally vegetarian) food in the Charlotte, NC area! Let’s whet our appetites with a few appetizers, shall we? The Appetizer category received a ton of votes, and there were a couple of clear winners. It probably won’t surprise anyone that… Read More ›

Vegan Friendly Wine Tastings At Bean

Put a vegan wine tasting at Bean Vegan Cuisine on your vegan bucket list of things to do in Charlotte, NC! (I know, I know, I know.  Vegan bucket list and Charlotte in the same sentence?  What an oxymoron, right?  But, actually, Charlotte is becoming evolved enough for a small vegan bucket list which I’ll… Read More ›

Beefless Burgers That Don’t Suck

Okay, I know there’s a ton of tasty veggie burgers out there – black bean burgers and the like – that taste wonderful on a bun and make absolutely no pretense to be meat.  You can find them in your grocery’s freezer.  Or at your favorite vegan deli (Zizi’s has about 5 creative varieties, including… Read More ›

Veg News from the DNC!!!

Charlotte had a WILD week hosting the DNC!  Others have already reported all the political news … I’m now reporting on the vegan and vegetarian news! First … my favorite vegan baker, Chelly’s Cakes-n-Pastries, was at the DNC CarolinaFest last weekend!  Yes, that’s right … VEGAN STREET FOOD!  In CHARLOTTE!  Here is a picture of… Read More ›

Chelly’s Cakes-n-Pastries

2012 has been a milestone year for Charlotte vegans and vegetarians! From Charlotte’s first Vegfest … to the opening of Bean, Charlotte’s first sit-down vegan restaurant and all-vegan bar … to the launch of Chelly’s Cakes-n-Pastries, it’s been quite a year! Chelly’s Cakes-n-Pastries has particularly taken the area by storm.  The wholesale vegan bakery’s Launch… Read More ›

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