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Vegan Bucket List 2020 – Embrace Health!

I always think of the New Year, not as a time for “resolutions,” but as a time for challenges and new adventures. So I’ve come up with a Vegan Bucket List series for 2020. Some of the items will be Charlotte-specific – but many are things you can do, anywhere. The first few posts are… Read More ›

A Vegan's Adventures In Uptown Charlotte – Week 3 – Thursday

Fuel Pizza – 214 N. Tryon Street (Hearst Tower) Soho Bistro – 214 N. Tryon Street (Hearst Tower) It was lunchtime and I was again pounding the streets of Uptown Charlotte. From somewhere behind me, I heard the faint cry of a coworker. “Catherine! Wait up! Wait up!” Usually, when a coworker does that, I… Read More ›

A Vegan's Adventures in Uptown Charlotte – Week 3 – Monday and Tuesday

Zizi’s Awesome Vegan2Go Food Truck – Popping Up Multiple Places Where does time go? I really wanted this to a be a standard weekly PSA feature – because there are so many vegan options in Uptown Charlotte! But what can I say, times flies when one is stressed out to the nth degree and constantly… Read More ›

Imagine Vegan Cafe – Memphis, TN

Imagine Vegan Cafe in Memphis, TN. The place to go when you’re craving frozen vegan food from the grocery store and abominable service. OK, to be fair I don’t know what the vegan scene is in Memphis. Maybe Gardein, Tofurky, Yves etc. are not as readily available in Memphis as they are in Charlotte. Maybe… Read More ›

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I’d hoped to share a few new recipes with you this year, but, life happens. Or, job relocations happen. Between spending so much more time commuting – and checking out everything vegan Uptown Charlotte has to offer at lunch – I haven’t had the time or inclination lately to… Read More ›

HELP! A Vegan Is Coming To Thanksgiving Dinner!

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. There are more vegans and people following a plant-based diet than ever. And my omni friends are panicking! “HELP!” they are texting me. “I’ve got vegans coming to Thanksgiving dinner!” The first thing I do is text them, in large friendly letters, “DON’T PANIC.” It’s not that hard. It really isn’t…. Read More ›

Soul Good Vegan Cafe/Souly Vegan Cafe

We were on the road again, headed back to Charlotte after attending my friend KD’s vegan Hallowedding in Garner. The Red Roof Inn Plus (where we typically stay because of our furbabies) surprisingly provides a decent enough breakfast for vegans. There’s coffee, orange juice, apple juice, toast, packets of jams and jellies, plain instant grits,… Read More ›

A Magical, Vegan Hallowedding

Beautiful (and delicious!) gothic wedding cake from Sweet Cherry Bakery Sweet Cherry Bakery – Apex, NC Sassool – Multiple Locations (Cary & Raliegh, NC) Prelude KD entered my life at a time when most people seemed to be rapidly exiting. Dear readers, I know you are drooling for salacious details. (OK, a few of you… Read More ›

It’s A Nice Day For A White Wedding – And Some Hash Browns At Waffle House

It was a beautiful October day. The sun was shining, temperatures were finally dropping, and finally – FINALLY – the sky was turning that gorgeous Carolina blue. It was as nice day for a White Wedding, and we were on our way! (CALM DOWN, this wasn’t MY wedding we were heading to! It was the… Read More ›

A Vegan’s Adventures In Uptown Charlotte – Week 2 (A Tale of Two Halal Carts)

Halal Food Cart – 101 North Tryon Halal Gyro Man – 130 North Tryon It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of “what the f*ck?“; it was the… Read More ›

Trader Joe’s Candy Corn Popcorn

Recently I made a big Trader Joe’s Autumn/Halloween themed haul. Some of the “new to me” items were winners! Some were losers. A few were “meh.” Trader Joe’s Candy Corn Popcorn was one of the winners! I have to say, I was surprised – because I DO NOT like candy corn! To me, the only… Read More ›

Autumn at Trader Joe’s

It’s finally Fall (on the calendar, at least) which means … It’s time for Trader Joe’s!  I admit, I am not as big a fan of Trader Joe’s as I once was. When Trader Joe’s opened its first Charlotte store in 2007, it was one of the few places to find vegan products and affordable… Read More ›

A Vegan’s Adventures in Uptown Charlotte – Week One

Crunch Bistro – 401 North Tryon Qdoba – 127 North Tryon Duckworth’s – 330 North Tryon Brixx – 225 E. Sixth Street Marathi Masala – Food Truck, Various Locations This Monday I started work in Uptown Charlotte. I cannot say I was thrilled. The commute time, the traffic, the parking, the expense, the homeless people… Read More ›

Bombay Grille Channa Masala

A Vegan Gori’s Adventures in Indian Restaurants

My first “official” date with A. ten years ago was at an Indian restaurant – Maharani. At the time, I wasn’t familiar with Indian food. Charlotte was not very diverse then and there were only a few Indian restaurants. Truthfully, I thought the food seemed strange … cauliflower and potatoes and peas? Umm, didn’t sound… Read More ›

Burger 21 Restaurant Review (The Plant Based/Vegan Options)

Yesterday, my work team decided to treat our boss to lunch for her birthday. The chosen location was Burger 21, a fast casual a.k.a. “counter service” restaurant in Ballantyne. As you’d expect from the name, the joint specializes in burgers. Mostly beef burgers, but also chicken burgers, turkey burgers, tuna burgers, and shrimp burgers. They… Read More ›

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