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Things turned quite chilly overnight in Charlotte, NC! When I arose this morning it was only 24! Sadly, when taking my dog for his morning walk I noticed many leaves have fallen and there are far fewer trees cloaked in beautiful reds and golds. It’s a good morning to tell you about the cozy comfort… Read More ›
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 ›
Rarely does a new menu item at a fast-casual restaurant incite so much passion, controversy, adoration, and debate as Chipotle’s new Sofritas. I and 11 other members of VegCharlotte visited a local Chipotle in Charlotte, NC to taste the sofritas for ourselves.
I hope everyone had a happy, healthy, and safe Halloween! And now it’s … the day after Halloween. November 1st. Time to start thinking about … Thanksgiving! For vegetarians and vegans, Thanksgiving has traditionally been one holiday we’re not … quite … so thankful for. It’s hard to get excited about a holiday that’s nicknamed,… Read More ›
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!
It’s been exciting to watch the evolution of Fern, Flavors from the Garden! Fern has new-ish management (Susan Walley), a new Executive Chef (Matt Martin), and a new seasonal menu coming October 2nd!
Hello, everyone! I was thrilled to be asked to be your tour guide for the day as part of the HappyCow Road Trip Blog Tour! Today I want to welcome everyone to Charlotte, North Carolina and take you on a visit to one of my favorite vegan restaurants – Luna’s Living Kitchen! Afterwards, I’ll briefly review… Read More ›
Zada Jane’s Corner Cafe (located in a former dry cleaners on Central Avenue in Charlotte, NC) is one of those bright, funky, Southern-style, breakfast-all-day places, similar to The Flying Biscuit or Tupelo Honey. Similar, but not the same. Zada Janes has far, far more vegetarian and vegan offerings than the Charlotte Tupelo Honey. In fact,… Read More ›
Medu Vada is a popular South Indian fried snack made from urad dal (lentils) and traditionally served with sambar soup or coconut chutney. They remind me of savory, crispy little doughnuts. Although my South Indian friends insist they are not that difficult to make from scratch, I have not yet been courageous enough to try…. Read More ›
Growing up, Charlotte, NC was not a very diverse place. We didn’t have many “Eye-talians” living in the city; therefore, we had limited knowledge of Italian food. “Spaghetti” meant thick, soft, overcooked spaghetti noodles with ketchup. (I really wish I was exaggerating about this one, but I’m not. Much.) “Spaghetti Bolognese” meant a little ground… Read More ›
Look for lots of product reviews coming soon! Upton’s Naturals is a relatively new player in the faux-meat industry (at least in the Charlotte, NC area). Upton’s Naturals is a Chicago-based, vegan owned and operated business specializing in GMO-free, minimally processed seitan (a vegan wheat protein). Their packaged seitan (Traditional, Ground, Chorizo, Italian, and Bacon… Read More ›
Vegan Blogger Gets Beaten Up By Bouncer At Dandelion Market … Or, What It Feels Like To Be a Victim of Racism and Bigotry in Charlotte, NC
3:30 PM: You’re let off of work early so everyone has time to prepare for the company Christmas party at Dandelion Market in Charlotte, NC. You’re feeling excited – you haven’t been uptown or had an opportunity to dress up for awhile. You take a shower, wash your hair, and redo your makeup. You even… Read More ›
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … I think those long-ago-penned lines have always held special significance for me because truly in my life the really, really good and the really, really bad have always co-existed, side-by-side, together. Some of my happiest moments have been in the midst of… Read More ›
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 ›
Yup, this little confection (from Laullipop & Co.) is completely vegan (and soy and gluten free). Hazelnut crust, cinnamon filling, and an ooey, gooey caramel glaze. It’s called “Behind Your Hazel(nut) Eyes” and it is absolutely delish! If you live in Charlotte, check out my full review at Keep Charlotte Boring, and do try to… Read More ›