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Marty's Flying Vegan Review

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I'm a vegan charter pilot. I never know where I'll be, (well, sometimes I do), and I blog about the vegan meals I find on the road, from Cleveland to Turks and Caicos.

  • Brother Can You Spare A Dime? ... or ... shameless begging
    Hi all loyal followers, I need a few bucks.  Literally $5.  And I'll give it back to you. I'm trying to establish credit for my new business, Marty's Vegan Fast Food, ( and am crowd funding a loan. I want to stress that it's a 12 month loan and you can jump in for as little as five (...more)
    10 Dec 2014 at 9:50am       

  • (no title)
    Hi everyone.  I just wanted to give you a quick update. Marty's Vegan Fast Food will be vending for two more weeks this holiday season. We're in Brooklyn and LIC, NY.  If you haven't eaten our "fast food" yet, you're in for a surprise.  As you know I don't use the word "awesome" too often, (well, it IS appropriate (...more)
    8 Dec 2014 at 3:42pm       

  • Radio silence and stomach grumblings
    You may have been wondering about the radio silence.  Well, I've moved out of the aviating arena and no longer fly the 1% around to their 3rd or 4th homes.  Yes I miss a night or two in Aspen or a quick family visit at LAX but there really isn't much of a legacy when it's all said and done. I've also been having some back issues (...more)
    16 Sep 2014 at 11:52am       

  • I vacationed in California, ate pork, and loved it ... or ... Golden Brewery Blows it big time and then makes it OK, sort of.
    My brother works in Glendale and had one more day at the office before vacation.  His company had some good times at the Golden Brewery and since they have specific items marked as vegan or non-vegan, (some have the V/NV marked since they serve both a vegan and non-vegan option ... more on this later), thought this would be an ideal place for lunch. (...more)
    10 Jul 2014 at 3:08pm       

  • Rude trumps convenient every time. Green Fig in Brooklyn loses my business
    I love when a place goes out of its way to cater to us vegans.  Very much appreciated.  So the first time I ate here I got some grilled veggie sandwich with Balsamic vinegar and vegan cheese.  I casually inquired about the cheese and was shown a package of Rice Cheese.  I guess they finally made rice cheese vegan but as I checked (...more)
    9 Jun 2014 at 10:25am       

  • What's up ... and some shameless promotion
    I haven't been doing much in the way of traveling lately for a variety of reasons and my venue of choice, (it's just too quick and easy), is to post a comment on Foursquare and send it out into the twitter-sphere and Facebook land.  So if you haven't followed me on twitter I'm @veganpilotmarty and on Facebook you can look up this blog's page. (...more)
    13 Feb 2014 at 12:29pm       

  • Our final winner is ...
    Heather, Congratulations Heather! Rafflecopter selected your entry at random. Enjoy the book. Thanks to all who entered. Happy Holidays and wishes for a great vegan new year! Marty (...more)
    21 Dec 2013 at 4:04am       

  • And the first two winners are ...
    Simona C for both giveaways!  Rafflecopter picked the two winners.  Congrats Simona. 2 more days and we'll find out who wins the third book. Good luck! (...more)
    18 Dec 2013 at 2:17pm       

  • 3 Book Giveaway … Go Vegans!
    3 book giveaway … ready for takeoff. a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway (...more)
    10 Dec 2013 at 2:03pm       

  • New Mexico judge dismisses lawsuit, OKs horse slaughter to resume
    If you think it's OK to eat one animal and not another this is what happens.  Maybe one day we will justify dog and cat slaughter, (for export to those areas of the world that consume such 'delicacies' of course).  No, go vegan and stop all animal slaughter.,0,2414487.story (...more)
    7 Nov 2013 at 5:54am       

  • Book Review: Mind If I Order the Cheeseburger? And Other Questions People Ask Vegans by Sherry F. Colb.
    I heard an interview with Sherry F. Colb on Erin Red Radio, ( awhile back and since I can turn on my shopping gene at a moments notice, (I can be an impulsive buyer of things),  I …  well, bought the book.  That is pretty unusual as I'm usually downloading stuff to my kindle or nook app.  Sometimes I get a paper (...more)
    1 Nov 2013 at 5:39pm       

  • Readers Digest on Becoming Vegan. Yes, Readers Digest.
    Really, who'd a thunk it?  One of the most mainstream conservative publications runs an article and mentions so many people we all know.  Of course they didn't mention me so we're still sitting at 96 FOLLOWERS!!! Anyway, I got this link from Victoria Moran so as a public service … here it is. Readers Digest (...more)
    1 Nov 2013 at 4:11pm       

  • 96 and counting, here are the 3 titles for the giveaway
    As promised, when the blog hit 95 followers I'd tell you the names of the 3 books for the giveaway. The first is "FIT Quickies: 5 Minute Targeted Body-Shaping Workouts" by Lani Muelrath This is not the giveaway copy, this is my copy.  The giveaway copy is brand spanking new. The second is "Waist Away: How (...more)
    25 Oct 2013 at 12:50pm       

  • Help me hit 100 and I'll do a 3 book giveaway
    Yes folks, a paltry 100 followers will make me feel like I've arrived!  Shot the approach to minimums and greased it on the runway to the sound of the applause in the cabin. Seriously, 10 more followers and I'll give away 3 books. Two have been on my list for awhile and one I just finished. Get me to 95 and I'll give you (...more)
    22 Oct 2013 at 2:36pm       

  • Isn't it hard enough ... Or I was so shot in the ass by friendly fire. Disingenuous Zen Palate
    It's not really hard.  I've said that enough times.  It isn't hard being a vegan. It does take slightly more effort.  More research online looking for places to eat that have vegan menu items or options.  It does take asking a few more (of the right kind of), questions.  Sometimes a bit of teaching a waitperson or chef what (...more)
    18 Oct 2013 at 8:12am       

  • Volunteer opportunity and lots of great food at the Jamboree.
    OK, so inside the restaurant was packed.  I love when a vegan place is FULL.  But I digress before I even start.  I drove up to Woodstock, NY today after picking up some donations from Trader Joe's in Westfield, NJ.  I delivered them to the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary where I am volunteering in the kitchen for the summer (...more)
    4 Jul 2013 at 5:34pm       

  • Native Foods, it's good to be home
    A few months ago I was in downtown Chicago. Since my usual stop is Midway it it rare that I get to the city center. I had a few days and my Hotel overlooking the lake had few culinary options.   After sitting at the tapas restaurant with a beer and a menu, querying a helpful waitress and finding nary a vegan option, it was good to realize thatNative (...more)
    7 Jun 2013 at 10:17am       

  • (no title)
    Yes, more is coming, lots has been happening, don't give up hope, keep reading! As you know I'll update our facebook page and twitter with all new posts. Go Vegan! (...more)
    7 Jun 2013 at 10:15am       

  • Wild Cow worth the trip to Grand Ole Opryland. Nashville.
    Wild Cow, Nashville Copy to: I love this place.  Even though they will put cheese on dishes by request, it's an entirely vegan place aside from that.  We sat at the counter and even though I was next to the register, where everyone paying a bill had a conversation (...more)
    8 Apr 2013 at 11:41am       

  • Doomie's of Hollywood, CA. Excellent Comfort Food. Period.
    I eat at a lot of vegan places and I'm a comfort food kind of guy.  I love my fried stuff and my stacked burgers and most of them are above the line of acceptability.  There's usually one or two things on a menu that are good or really good but it's been a long time since I was over the top like I was a Doomie's. The sign as you (...more)
    26 Feb 2013 at 10:24pm       

  • This Is What Vegans Eat
    As a vegan charter pilot I have to put a bit more THOUGHT into what and where I'm eating but not really much more effort. Websites like and Yelp are helpful in finding vegan restaurants (or veg friendly) in cities where I travel. I even did a few blog posts chronicling my foods for a week on the road. (...more)
    25 Feb 2013 at 11:50am       

  • Mai Thai but no Mai Tai near Cincinnati.
    Staying at the Airport Hilton.  There is nothing vegan around here.  Chains and your standard roadhouse American kind of places.  Last night I went to Karlo's Italian Bistro and got a bowl of (vegan of course), spaghettini with a sun dried tomato, tomatoes, garlic and olive sauce served with a yeast bread and olive oil/balsamic dipping (...more)
    20 Feb 2013 at 6:34pm       

  • Vertical Diner at 4000 feet
    I was ecstatic when I found out my airline flight back east was put off until afternoon. Now I had my sights on a place I'd been to back in March and couldn't wait to get back to. It has "breakfast" written all over it. And for once, when I got up, I was HUNGRY. The airport Hilton is nice enough but I had to order up a fridge for the room, (as with (...more)
    16 Feb 2013 at 8:51am       

  • You can't eat healthy on the road?? Come on
    Even if you don't have the Daiya or meat substitute you can still eat a nice dish of potatoes and water sautéed veggies. A little hot sauce or ketchup and you'll survive. Hilton breakfast buffet items with a cooked veggie request from the kithen. (...more)
    14 Jan 2013 at 9:02am       

  • I hate you but love you Whole Foods
    I do have a love/hate relationship with Whole Foods. I hate that the word "humane" is even remotely associated with all of the dead animals being sold here but for a vegan pilot on the road it is a godsend. As I travel around the country I also find unique vegan product that are only available on a regional basis. You'd think living in NYC I'd get (...more)
    13 Jan 2013 at 4:45pm       

  • Interview with Happy Herbivore Lindsay Nixon and Cookbook Giveaway
    I had the opportunity several years ago to meet up with Lindsay at the Uptown Juice Bar in Harlem, NY and we got to spend a few hours talking and hanging out with some friends for a few hours.  It was a pleasure getting to know her on a personal level and I had always hoped to meet up with her on one of my charter flights to Ste. Maarten where (...more)
    29 Dec 2012 at 9:05pm       

  • Oasis in Sarasota provides for vegan options abundanzza
    Florida is nothing short of a vegan wasteland.  There are a few outstanding oasises but for the most part there are cities with no vegan options short of a juice bar or coffee house.  Sarasota is one of them.  I don't actually know how things like this escape me as I've been here more than a few times but through Happy Cow, up pops another (...more)
    10 Dec 2012 at 4:23pm       

  • Trader Joe's Announces Nearly 5,000-Pound Recall Of 'Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice' Over Listeria Risk
    I'm going to say it again, and I'm going to keep on saying it. Go Vegan and minimize your risk of getting these food borne illnesses. It won't totally eliminate it because there's always the risk of someone spraying cow poop on your spinach, but you won't likely get it from the source. In addition to health, environmental and compassion or course. (...more)
    4 Dec 2012 at 8:17am       

  • Climate Change Study Indicates Amount Of Heat-Trapping Pollution Rose By 3 Percent Worldwide Last Year
    "Livestock's Long Shadow" is a report by the UN. It points out the exorbitant amount of greenhouse gas produced by animals raised for food. It takes carbon 100 years to leave the atmosphere but methane, (an even more potent greenhouse gas), dissapates in only several months. The conclusion is that the most immediate and dramatic thing we can, "throw (...more)
    3 Dec 2012 at 10:51pm       

  • Blossom, Upper West Side, NYC. THE Haute Cuisine of Vegan Cooking.
    Finding ourselves all alone, this happening more often now that we are the parent's of a teenager, we wandered the Upper West Side of Manhattan with the deer in the headlights look of parents suddenly cut loose on an unexpected date night.  One of my favorite places, Blossom, beckoned. Wow, what a great meal. Home runs all, except for (...more)
    26 Nov 2012 at 7:09pm       

  • "Make One More" campaign
    The other day the cashier at Chipotle commented that she liked my shirt.  I was wearing my Dr. Fuhrman shirt from the Nutritarian Festival in Aspen that I was lucky enough to stumble into a few years ago.  The festival, not the shirt.  It says, "Kale is the New Beef."  It's one of my many conversation starting "tools", and shirts, (...more)
    5 Nov 2012 at 8:52am       

  • Darbster. My reward
    I've been stuck in Palm Beach, (how's that for incongruous), with a grounded airplane.  It's pretty amazing how one broken switch can render a whole plane useless but it's the switch to turn on the EFIS tubes, the Electronic Flight Information System.  That's all of the TV screens on one side of the cockpit.  And we can't go with half (...more)
    1 Nov 2012 at 10:02am       

  • Mellow Mushroom come out of the dark, Savannah GA.
    Why have I never heard of Mellow Mushroom?  Perhaps because in NYC there are umpteen billion pizza places, (all Original and all owned by a guy named Ray), and if you live in NYC you rarely will go out of your neighborhood to get pizza from a newly opened parlor.  So probably with righteous management analysis they haven't opened in (...more)
    10 Oct 2012 at 11:20am       

  • Vegan Fast Food in Philly
    I was fortunate to have a layover for a few days in Philly and since I had the cities newest vegan fast food place on my radar for months it was a no brainer.  A short walk from the hotel and 20 minutes on the train ($5 each way but if you buy it at the downtown station it's a buck less), and a short walk on the other end and I was standing in (...more)
    21 Sep 2012 at 1:18pm       

  • Vegan Mentors
    The Vegan Mentors website, (, should be up and running in the near future. If you have any questions about veganism, need a hand or advice with moving towards a plant based diet or becoming a mentor, for now just send an email to me at: I'll do my best to help you or refer you to where the (...more)
    1 Sep 2012 at 1:03pm       

  • Cafe Gratitude, warm vegan welcome in the shadow of Kansas City's meatpacking history.
    Kansas City, the words are almost synonymous with meat.  Beef.  Stockyards.  Amazing that there are 3 vegan establishments here.  Fud is not open for dinner during the week and Mud Pie Vegan Bakery wasn't what I had in mind for a dinner, so what turned out to be a good choice was made by default. But first, KC you do have (...more)
    21 Aug 2012 at 7:41am       

  • Vegan options in Long Island's Bay Shore
    What a great little find in Bay Shore, while on an overnight in Islip, (ISP).  Although not a 100% vegan restaurant Tula Kitchen offers more than a gratuitous one or two vegan options.  I felt welcome.  The waiter knew what vegan was.  The kitchen apparently knew what vegan was.  Even though I have recurring nightmares about (...more)
    4 Aug 2012 at 9:34am       

  • The Palomino Bar, quiet, peaceful and great vegan bar food in Milwaukee
    I've been to The Palomino Bar a few times and it is one of my favorite places to go to while on the road.  It's only a few minutes, (like maybe 7), from where we park at MKE airport.  It's in a quiet residential neighborhood a block from the water.  It's got a environment that just cries out for a beer during the summer months but of (...more)
    19 Jul 2012 at 11:30am       

  • Everything is Suspect but popcorn?
    7 Jul 2012 at 9:39am       

  • Limited Choices in West Palm Beach
    I thought better of not posting after the meal at E. R. Bradley's since there seem to be so few vegan options in West Palm Beach. Therefore, no photos were taken except for these two of the open air venue. There are a few smoothie options on the menu and mine was unaltered with apple, spinach, kale and pineapple. My salad was spinach, (my waitress (...more)
    4 Jul 2012 at 12:01pm       

  • Eros Cafe and After Athens, Rutherford backup
    I and 2 other pilots schlepped out to Rutherford for dinner, my mouth watering at the prospect of a seitan parmigiana hero/sub/grinder.  It was not to be as Rutherford Pancake House is only open for dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. The people do protest your withholding of vegan food 4 nights a week dear Sirs. Across (...more)
    2 Jul 2012 at 6:43am       

  • Turkish in Riverhead, NY, on the river at Turkuaz Grill
    I know some of you like when I post pictures I take when I'm high so here's a few of New York City.  (Oh, not that high, I'm randomly drug tested ... duh.  But I do look forward to retirement in 75 or 80 years when I'm sure there will be Bong and Munchy bars on every other corner). We ended up in the arrival line to JFK even though (...more)
    30 Jun 2012 at 7:52pm       

  • Answer to "Mostly Vegan" Huff Post article
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    28 Jun 2012 at 9:19am       

  • On Being a Mostly Vegan
    I want to differentiate someone who eats a plant based diet from someone who is a vegan. More power to those who shift their diets. A vegan is someone who refuses to participate in the oppression of another being, IMHO of course. I ate a plant based diet and called myself a "vegan" but still ate fish. Now I realize the (...more)
    28 Jun 2012 at 9:15am       

  • Typical Airport Fare? Why Not?
    At Chicago'a O'Hare (ORD) between Concourse BC and EF there is a Cibo Express and a Johnny Rockets. Here's what I bought for a few days supply. Why not everywhere? (...more)
    17 Jun 2012 at 8:00am       

  • The Stand in Fairfield worth a quick stop
    I had the pleasure of sitting down with the world famous baker, Hannah Kaminsky, author of 3, (shh, working on a 4th), vegan baking and dessert books.  (I got an advance copy of her latest ice cream book.  Now I have to save up for an ice cream maker although there are some alternative ways to make your frozen desserts). We met (...more)
    13 Jun 2012 at 1:34pm       

  • PETA does this right
    As many of you may know I don't see eye to eye on many things PETA says and does.  Well, that goes for many of the welfare issues that, imho, take time, money, energy and other resources from what I call vegan-making. But in a well laid out presentation I think PETA got this right.  Here's the link: 14 steps that will (...more)
    13 Jun 2012 at 12:59pm       

  • Six Flags Great Adventure offers few vegan choices
    Great Adventure is a place where you can go and watch how America Eats.  Meat, Chicken and Dairy abound.  If you're a vegetarian or vegan you can dig and dig and find a few options but there is nothing actually held out that says, "Welcome." "Health," is on no ones tongue.  Nope, not even the tip. All that being (...more)
    10 Jun 2012 at 9:59am       

  • Traditional Chinese with Mock Meat Menu, Golden Star. Medford, NY
    We find ourselves on the Eastern end of Long Island, not quite as far as the forks or Riverhead but far enough out there to wonder about the availability of vegan fare. Fortunately Medford has a Chinese restaurant called the Golden Star with a vegetarian/vegan menu.  It's always nice to stumble on something like this in such an unlikely place. (...more)
    3 Jun 2012 at 8:30pm       

  • Blown away in Indiana ... not by a twister, but by vegan in Italy
    Quite the whiner I can become sometimes but I was just blown away in a good way, and in Elkhart, Indiana, no less. The other pilot was going to find an Italian restaurant that catered to my vegan foodal needs and first did a search for Italian restaurants.  Then he searched for whole wheat surmising those who had whole wheat pasta would (...more)
    27 May 2012 at 8:54pm       

  • PureFit Nutrition Bars: Review, Discount and Giveaway
    As a charter pilot I'm on the road 150-200 nights a year.  Sometimes I start my day at 3 or 4 AM and some days I end at that time.  The point is there is very little I can count on in terms of regular meals at regular times.  Even on a normal day what do you do if you find yourself at 37,000 feet over Des Moines and your stomach (...more)
    18 May 2012 at 1:38pm       

  • Rutherford Pancake House-vegan options galore in NJ
    Rutherford Pancake House is a storefront diner in Rutherford, NJ.  It has a bunch of vegan options interspersed with loads of standard diner food.  Apparently some vegans complained that the vegan menu was somehow "discriminatory" so the vegan options are now interspersed with the regular items.  I personally don't see how this makes (...more)
    13 May 2012 at 1:41pm       

  • Vegan Birthday highs and lows, Menus and Mediocrity, John's of 12th Street and Champs Bakery.
    A lot has been going on in my life this last week.  Apparently a disk drive with all of my confidential information was stolen and I spent a few hours dealing with Walmart and my bank about some "purchases" that weren't actually made by me.  Did you know that the Fraud department in a bank doesn't actually care that the store had information (...more)
    20 Apr 2012 at 1:02pm       

  • Eating vegan on the road, a few more days
    Doing anything in a plane is imaginably better than doing anything not in a plane.  That's the romantic bend anyway.  Eating food that's a bit drippy is much much better consumed over a table where the table covering can be tossed in the trash or washing machine.  Here are some pics of the raw wrap from SFO.  The collard was an excellent (...more)
    11 Apr 2012 at 10:25am       

  • Eating Vegan on the Road Day 6 and 7
    Day six started in the hotel room with a boca burger, some daiya, some microwaves and a deli thin.  Off to the airport a few hours later where 1/2 of the Native Foods burger was heated along with an Amy's burrito and more daiya.  (I swear if they made injectable Daiya they'd be selling it on street corners and alleyways). Before (...more)
    9 Apr 2012 at 10:22am       

  • Day 5, Veggie Galaxy, Cambridge Mass
    After the Amy's breakfast I was pretty much full for the day, did an hour on the elliptical, and then had a little hunger pang.  I opened up one of the small hummus containers and finished the carrots. Now I wanted a bit of something different since I had some time to head out.  We took the T to Mass Ave and ended up at the Veggie (...more)
    26 Mar 2012 at 2:56pm       

  • Pie in the Sky pie by Anna
    "I love you.  Eat." I remember my Grandmother saying it as she pushed a package of Twinkies, (Tvinkies) or Hostess Snowballs my way to nurture my 10 year old body with love and sugar.  Today my daughter follows in her footsteps, (albeit unknowingly as she never met this grandmother), as she's taken to baking as though she was born in (...more)
    26 Mar 2012 at 1:52pm       

  • Foursquare and eating on the road
    What started out as a chronicle of my daily food intake, I realized after a few days, will most likely be repetitive.  I shopped, I nuked, I ate, rinse, repeat.  So instead I'm going to summarize my go to foods for the cooler and post a few reviews of some of the amazing places I was lucky enough to be able to eat at.  Two more days of (...more)
    19 Mar 2012 at 10:40am       

  • Day 4 Native Foods Chicago
    I don't remember but I think it was -12 with the wind chill.  It even looks cold in Minneapolis.  Hey Minneaoplians, there are places with PALM TREES ya know.   On the ramp in MSP I woke up not very hungry, well, whaddaya expect after eating 2 sandwiches for dinner?  2 cups of coffee later I was on the crew van and a short (...more)
    10 Mar 2012 at 10:21am       

  • Day 3 on the road
    Off we went to Stop and Shop.  My number one goal was Silk coffee creamer.  I was running close to empty with the pint I had taken from home on Tuesday.  I also picked up a few other things including one of my favorite on the road frozen breakfasts, Amy's Tofu Scramble. $23 for the spreeIn the plane heading out to Minneapolis (...more)
    8 Mar 2012 at 9:40pm       

  • My travels; is it "hard" to eat a vegan diet on the road? Day One
    I do have a couple of posts to catch up on and a testimonial to write but the last 10 days off have been a whirlwind culminating in 2 days of the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival.  I was an Emcee for 2 stages on day one and 1 stage for day 2 and got to meet some of my icons in the vegan world.  The bummer was I didn't get to see any of the cooking (...more)
    8 Mar 2012 at 9:06pm       

  • A Vegan sides with Big Ag?! On this issue, yes!
    I'm going to add this edit to the post right up on the top.  I'm still not sure but here's another very valid side of the equation to think about. My conversation with Dr. Michael Greger: This weekend I was an Emcee  at the New York City Vegetarian Food Festival.  I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes with (...more)
    2 Mar 2012 at 10:46am       

  • Vegetarian Restaurant by Hakim North Miami
    I get into Opa Locka airport the other day in North Miami and I'm panicked.  I don't know why I'm so afraid of being without food because one look at me and you know I could miss a meal or two.  I'm just speaking theoretically here.  I don't think I actually have missed a meal.  Maybe some suppressed childhood memory of being threatened (...more)
    27 Feb 2012 at 12:09pm       

  • Viitals in Tampa
    I had a few hours in Tampa and borrowed a crew car.  Not many choices but Viitals popped up on Happy Cow and I was craving a green smoothie in the worst way.  Needed.  Kale.  Now. I passed it by the first time as it is located on the backside of the "L" of a strip mall.  You have to make a right into the parking lot, (or (...more)
    26 Feb 2012 at 1:05pm       

  • Whoopsie, it was a misprint; Quorn
    Nothing to make a big bruhaha about. Still, had my heart skip a beat when I first saw it! Heres the response: [Thank you for contacting us regarding the nutritional information on the Quorn Vegan Burger packaging. The value for Cholesterol should be 0mg. This is an error on the packaging. We will have this amended (...more)
    21 Feb 2012 at 5:30am       

  • Love in Steeltown - Loving Hut Pittsburgh
    The timing worked and my good friend was around to pick me up and join me for dinner.  He's a great guy but so afraid of this kind of food he stopped at Arby's on the way to get me.  Spilled ketchup all over his car in a panic meal but he's come a long way and I'm sure just seeing the stuff made an impression on him.  Favorably or not (...more)
    19 Feb 2012 at 5:44pm       

  • Quorn's New Vegan Burgers ... where's the beef ... or what?
    Alright, it's a bit out of sequence but in Tampa today I picked up a few things from Whole Foods and while shopping for my Amy's products I found this: So like, WHOA!!!  All the rage right?  So like, I pick up a box, there are 4 in the box by the way, and can't wait for dinner tonight.  They are a bit small sitting atop (...more)
    18 Feb 2012 at 5:08pm       

  • Vegan failure is Vegan progress.
    It is rare these days to stay at a major chain hotel property and not have some sort of breakfast spread. They range from minimal to expansive. I don't even check ingredients anymore since there's no likelihood of them coming up with an egg-free waffle mix or dairy free muffin. I cruise right by buffet steam tables where most guests are stuffing themselves (...more)
    18 Feb 2012 at 8:11am       

  • Tofu and Seitan thrive in Newark, Delaware at Home Grown Cafe
    While getting familiar with my new office Perhaps the most fun video game ever conceived.  while in training in Wilmington I like to get over to Home Grown Cafe for a home grown meal.  Eating in an efficiency kitchen and trying to cook quick, nutritious meals, while economical, doesn't alleviate the need to sit back and have someone (...more)
    4 Feb 2012 at 12:47pm       

  • On decisions and Paula Deen
    From my comment on I am never happy to hear of anyone getting bad news, especially about their health.  I truly am sorry for Ms. Deen.  I'm also sorry about her choices as a very public figure. As far as I know there is no drug that doesn't have some degree of toxicity.  If that's her choice, to take (...more)
    24 Jan 2012 at 6:06am       

  • Not bad, Chinese Food in Elkhart, IN
    You can only eat so many boca burgers and salad and microwave only so many Amy's in a hotel room before you need a nice cooked meal.  I had nothing to base my decision on since there were not all that many vegan options, i.e., one "vegan friendly" place.  That actually means nothing as any steakhouse can be "vegan friendly" by offering a salad, (...more)
    23 Jan 2012 at 9:32am       

  • It's Getting Better All The Time
    I keep saying that being vegan isn't "hard" it just takes a bit more work.  That being said its hard enough being vegan let along traveling as a vegan so I am overjoyed, (well, a little less joyed than "over"), when I see that food businesses in the airports the traveling public uses actually make an effort to fill our needs.  I do look forward (...more)
    17 Jan 2012 at 7:14pm       

  • Veg News Bahn Mi Recipe
    Bahn Mi is a Vietnamese sandwich on French Bread.  VegNews just published a recipe from Robin Robertson.  I've had really good results from her books and recipes and here are the steps in living color.   The recommendation is to freeze, thaw, and then press the tofu.  I don't have time for such nonsense.  (Well, ok, there (...more)
    9 Jan 2012 at 1:49pm       

  • No vegan pizza near you? No problem!
    Inspired by a tweet pic Kayla Marie @kklamarie 6dVegan pizza with seitan pepperoni, veggie sausage, and cashew ricotta. Because my bf is the  I can't figure out why the pic isn't appearing but the link <--- works. I had a craving for some real good vegan pizza.  I live on the Upper East Side of (...more)
    7 Jan 2012 at 8:19pm       

  • Vegan, what's your job?
    I have so much to catch up on from the California trip but this has been on my mind lately and perhaps a bit more important than restaurant reviews.  (I know, I know, ya gotta eat.) I was at a Vegan Drinks in NY the other week and was having a conversation with someone who basically said that, as far as talking to other people about (...more)
    7 Jan 2012 at 3:29pm       

  • Vegan Disney and California Adventure 2011
    Two days in Disneyland and California Adventure gave me ample time to burrow into the ingredient lists in several establishments in both parks in Anaheim, CA. Some free advertising for Brittany.  If you haven't checked out her cooking videos, you should.  www.tofuguru.netOK, on three, everyone put your hands in your pockets ... (...more)
    31 Dec 2011 at 10:58am       

  • Where does the road that is paved with good intentions lead? CIBO, Flat Top Grill, Martin's and SBN airport
    It's been an interesting couple of days.  So many things came across my plate, yes, figuratively speaking too. My trip took me through Chicago's O'Hare airport.  I planned to pick up a Seitan Burrito at CIBO which had previously carried Soul Vegetarian's offerings, (now it's Soul Gourmet).  So of course there wasn't a Seitan Burrito (...more)
    19 Dec 2011 at 1:25pm       

  • Best News of 2011
    Here is the link to the Vegsource article.  It's a testament to our hard work, our ceaseless advocacy for the animals and veganism.  It's a reward for every time we had to answer the, "Where do you get your protein?" question or respond to the "Animals are put on this earth for us to eat," statement.  Over and over again we step up to (...more)
    12 Dec 2011 at 9:33am       

  • Cooking Class at Jivamuktea Cafe, NYC
    My job kills me in so many ways.  Well, not death killing but exasperation killing.  I can't make plans because I'm on call so often and never knowing where I'll be makes it counterintuitive to pay for something when you have no idea if you can be there. Life becomes last minute.  I wanted to attend this cooking class but when (...more)
    5 Dec 2011 at 11:11am       

  • Two Boots kicks it through the wickets and SCORES!!
    After a NYC Vegetarian Meetup at The Vault at Pfaffs on Broadway, (history steeped wonderful venue but not exactly what I'd call a vegan friendly menu), I was walking to the train on Bleeker and spotted Two Boots Pizzeria.  I heard they were going all Daiya and poked my head in to see.  Eureka my friends.  Here's what I saw (...more)
    20 Nov 2011 at 9:04am       

  • Vegan Making Saturday
    Saturday was a whirlwind.  First a lecture by Melanie Joy, author of "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows." It was held at the Universalist Unitarian Congregation in Long Island.  The Long Island Vegan Meet up group was also, (entirely?) involved in it's organization.  I finally met Jennifer Green who (...more)
    15 Nov 2011 at 1:18pm       

  • What animals think
    From Mylene's blog, succinct. (...more)
    8 Nov 2011 at 11:06am       

  • Sacred Chow I idolize you, NYC
    After the Marathon orientation was over I wandered aimlessly around the village.  It's what many people who are there are doing.  Nothing's changed in 40 years and I like it that way.  So my wanderings take me past the old "Googies" bar.  It looks all slicked out Irish Pub style now but the bar itself looks like it did from back (...more)
    5 Nov 2011 at 10:29am       

  • 'I Am an Imperfect Vegan'
    This says it all: "... the best I can do is to consciousl­y exclude as many animal products from my life as is within my control." It's not about perfection but intent cannot be said often enough. Marty from Marty's Flying Vegan Review www.martys­nycveggier­­ (...more)
    5 Nov 2011 at 7:03am       

  • Drugstores ... Would Hippocrates be proud?
    Everyone seems to be selling everything these days. I remember when I first saw a clothes rack in a supermarket and thought, "How odd.  Who would eat shirts?" Before long you'll be able to get your hair cut whilst waiting for an oil change and your hairstylist will also do your dry-cleaning. New York City has always been (...more)
    4 Nov 2011 at 12:46pm       

  • Palenque Columbian Food truck with vegan options
    For the past six years or so I have volunteered to be a on the medical team at the NYC Marathon.  I love it.  Its my way of giving back to the community.  This year the orientation was at NYU. One of among 1500 volunteers. 49,000 runners.  "Can I take care of that blister, Sir?" and right outside the building (...more)
    1 Nov 2011 at 1:08pm       

  • Happy Vegan Day Tofu Scramble
    Serves 3 to 4 -spray of oil (you can do this entire recipe as a water saute) -3 med potatoes diced -2 med onions chopped -1 red pepper -Pinch or two of mixed spices to taste (Spice mixture from "Fresh at Home" by Ruth Brown Tal) -12 baby bello mushrooms, more or less -chicken seasoning (...more)
    1 Nov 2011 at 11:47am       

  • Activism and Veganism Reconsidered | Vegan Outreach
    Activism and Veganism Reconsidered | Vegan Outreach (...more)
    27 Oct 2011 at 1:49pm       

  • Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Gentle voice of reason and activism
    Throughout my journey from a long time pesco vegetarian through vegan activist (and blogger), there was a gentle voice in my ear storytelling, cajoling, rebutting, nudging, and keeping a soft pressure on my logic stream.  I thought about what this woman said, how she said it, how I could fit it into my way of thinking.  I looked forward to (...more)
    24 Oct 2011 at 1:51pm       

  • Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Gentle voice of reason and activism
    Throughout my journey from a long time pesco vegetarian through vegan activist (and blogger), there was a gentle voice in my ear storytelling, cajoling, rebutting, nudging, and keeping a soft pressure on my logic stream.  I thought about what this woman said, how she said it, how I could fit it into my way of thinking.  I looked forward to (...more)
    19 Oct 2011 at 1:53pm       

  • About titles and police
    The bell curve.  Anything in life can be analyzed by it.  In this case there are people on one end you will ALWAYS listen to and on the other those you will NEVER listen to.  Food choices also have a bell curve.  A vegan diet is at one end and I suppose the late Dr. Atkins on the other, but most fall in the middle somewhere.  Vegans (...more)
    12 Oct 2011 at 8:31am       

  • Seasoned Vegan ... Hiding in Harlem, NY
    Life is serendipitous.  Look in just the right place at just the right time and you spend the rest of your life with your soulmate.  Sliding Doors and all that. So I was bored and just looking at my iPhone Tweetdeck and I see the menu of the day scroll by.  Serendipitous, right?  I ask half heartedly where this feast is being (...more)
    11 Oct 2011 at 12:07pm       

  • Chicago Diner, Chicago, IL
    The Chicago Diner.  What can I say about it that hasn't already been said before.  I usually fly into Midway and on a good day it's about a 30-40ish minute drive.  This wasn't a good day.  It took almost an hour.  Yikes.  I hope nobody back at the ranch was waiting for the crew car to get back.   The guy I was (...more)
    5 Oct 2011 at 9:10am       

  • Austin, Texas, vegan food truck autobahn
    This is a long one folks.  There are 3 places in this post:  Counter Culture, Conscious Cravings, and the Vegan Yacht. I have looked forward to a night in Austin ever since the Food Network did that special on Vegans.  Or was it vegetarians.  And I looked up vegan Austin and saw choice after choice after choice.  My facebook (...more)
    3 Oct 2011 at 12:00pm       

  • New Blog Picture
    While in Raleigh for a few hours I met my friend Helen who took this picture.  Well, it is sort of a nice picture so I jokingly said, "Maybe the next blog picture."  Hmmm.  So what do you think?  Do you like the sunset behind the plane in New Orleans (the current picture) or this one?   (...more)
    17 Sep 2011 at 4:01pm       

  • Evil Evil Foodswings, get thee in my belly before I leave Brooklyn.
    Foodswings, it's black veneer clearly designed by the devil himself with a menu put together by the very same Satanic forces of evil.  Like the mythical Isle of Lesbos, Foodswings calls to me, forcing me to alter my course into the vegan dietary shoals.  I hit hard and boy am I aground. Part of why I am a vegan is of course (...more)
    3 Sep 2011 at 10:21am       

  • Masao's Kitchen, Fulfilling Buffet in Waltham, MA
    There were many areas that were prominent displays of water overflowing river banks and parking lots half under water.  Here is the Thames River in Connecticut.  Or maybe it was the Connecticut River.  I don't remember when I took the picture on the way to Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass., a reliever field outside of Boston. (...more)
    31 Aug 2011 at 12:21pm       

  • Pyramid Bistro in Aspen a hit, (and a miss), a hit and a hike.
    A view of Molly Gibbons Lodge where we stayed. Lunch outside on the balcony.  Much better than lunch on the streets of NY where everyone gawks at your plate as they pass by.  So relaxing over the bookstore. I tried the Pyramid Bistro my first night here but the restaurant was closed due to the Nutritarian Event hosting Dr. (...more)
    28 Aug 2011 at 5:44pm       

  • Angels and Kings Vegan Drinks
    After walking over from a meeting I had near Penn Station I and my sweaty self arrived early at Angels and Kings bar at 500 East 11th Street for the Vegan Drinks meetup.  The focus of the evening was to help raise money for Asian Moon Bears through the Animals Asia organization.  If you would like to donate here's their link (Animals Asia). (...more)
    28 Aug 2011 at 1:08pm       

  • Cantina offers a Vegan Entree in Aspen, CO
    It's getting late, the place I had in mind closed at 9PM but when we got there at 20 to there was a private function going on and the place was closed.  We wandered down main street on our own.  I remembered the young lady in our hotel mentioning the Cantina as having a few vegan options, there was a sign saying "Cantina," so in we went. (...more)
    27 Aug 2011 at 9:02am       

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