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Vegan Covid Long Haulers – Fatigue

It’s not at all unusual for those who have had Covid – even mild-to-moderate cases – to experience fatigue and exhaustion for a few weeks after the illness passes. For some of us, though, the fatigue and exhaustion can last for months. And, even when we begin to have good days and good weeks again,… Read More ›

The Sandwiches at Plant Joy – Charlotte, NC

Recently, the all-vegan and very playful Plant Joy celebrated a major milestone – turning ONE! This is incredible because they opened shop in the middle of a pandemic, and not only survived but THRIVED! Much has been written about their famous Falafel Towers and Falafel Mountains (Plant Joy’s creative take on nachos, using falafel and… Read More ›

Pepperbox Doughnuts – Charlotte, NC

You Can’t Buy Happiness, But You Can Buy Doughnuts, And That’s Kind Of The Same Thing … I am a bit of a doughnut expert. Like many of you, I didn’t grow up vegan. My family was not the wealthiest of families, so my parents learned a few tricks to stretch the money we did… Read More ›

VegCharlotte Virtual Vegan Food Drive

We became vegans and vegetarians to make a difference. Let’s continue to do so by supporting the VegCharlotte Virtual Vegan Food Drive!

Fern Surf and Turf

What Vegan Food In Charlotte NC Looks Like …

Yep, Charlotte, NC now has vegan Surf and Turf – seitan “steak” and radish “scallops.”  This is what I had for dinner recently at Fern, Flavors From The Garden. IF you live in Charlotte, you might want to check out this cool blog …. http://www.keepcharlotteboring.org.  I’m covering the veggie beat and doing restaurant reviews from… Read More ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Thai Restaurants

The Thai category received more responses than any other restaurant category in the 2013 VegCharlotte Awards– with some voters offering a second, and even third, Thai choice. I suppose it shouldn’t be that surprising – Thai food is notoriously vegan-friendly, and Charlotte, NC seems to have more of its fair share of Thai restaurants – from… Read More ›

VegCharlotte Awards – Best Thai Part 1 – Dining Out Tips

Charlotte, NC Vegans and Vegetarians really like to “Thai” one on! And no wonder, since Thai food is notoriously vegan-friendly and Charlotte seems to have more than its fair share of Thai Restaurants, from takeout to dine in, from inexpensive to pricey, from mild, “Americanized” Thai to the stronger, richer flavors (and more intense heat)… Read More ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Best Italian, Part II – Restaurants!

In my last post, I gave you tips on dining out, veggie-style, at Italian restaurants. Today, I’m sharing what veggie voters said were the best Italian restaurants in Charlotte, NC! First Place:  Portofino’s.  I was glad to see vegans and vegetarians voting for this one!  Portofino’s is a Charlotte institution that’s been around a long,… 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 ›

Behind The Scenes At A Circus Protest

Once again, THE CIRCUS WAS IN TOWN! AND I WAS THERE! Shivering (it was dang cold!), smiling, and holding a poster that read “THE CIRCUS IS NO FUN FOR ELEPHANTS!” If you’re reading a vegan blog, chances are you have at least some slight concern for animal welfare and understand the reasons why people protest… 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 ›

Restaurant Review – Thai Taste

My Dad and I found something new we can bond over! Thai food. Understand, I’ve been some version of vegan/vegetarian for years, and my dad … has not.  In fact, when I first “came out of the closet” about being a herbivore, he and my stepmother Nancy (now deceased) were followers of the Atkins diet…. 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 – Methodology

It’s almost time to announce the winners of the 2013 VegCharlotte Awards … but I first, I wanted to explain the concept and the methodology I used. The VegCharlotte Awards were created after I read one too many articles about “Best Vegetarian Food in Charlotte” or “Best Vegan Food in Charlotte” – articles that were… Read More ›

FIRST ANNUAL VEGCHARLOTTE AWARDS!

This is inspired by my fellow blogger TrueIndigo’s Pennsyltucky Veggie Awards (check out her blog Bacon Is Not An Herb). Charlotte has come a long way in the past few years.  Occasionally food critics will write “best of vegetarian/vegan” reviews … trouble is, most of the critics are NOT vegan!  How can I take a critic’s… Read More ›

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