This heavenly cake donut is infused with organic Earl Grey tea and covered with an Earl Grey glaze. Rose petals are sprinkled on top. Continue reading
Are you planning a vegan trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada? If not, perhaps you’re a local resident looking to discover more of the vegan food and activities in your own Pacific Northwest city.
This week, Karmavore launched a dessert lounge at its space in downtown New West. Back in February, Karmavore celebrated the grand opening of its café at the same location. According to an August 7 press release, the rebranded Karmavore Café + Dessert Lounge (610 Columbia Street) still has a deli—which is now on the main floor rather than downstairs—and serves everything from vegan poutine and chick’n gyros to tiramisu and ice cream cake.
(Update: After this post was published, a reader let us know that Karmavore has put its business in downtown New West up for sale. We’ve confirmed this is indeed the case. According to listings dated July 25, the asking price is $149,000.) Continue reading
Over the past few years, I’ve enjoyed amazing vegan meals at restaurants, bakeries, and food carts in all four West Coast cities. Fortunately, I remembered to take pictures of some of them.
Here’s a look back at 11 memorable vegan eats in the Pacific Northwest. We’ll start in the San Francisco Bay Area and work our way north to British Columbia. Continue reading
Dozens of businesses and organizations are set to participate in the third edition of Vancouver’s outdoor vegan festival. On July 27, Veg Fest Vancouver 2013 will take over three blocks of Granville Street (between Dunsmuir Street and Smithe Street) in the downtown core.
This year’s vendors include the restaurants Eternal Abundance, Chomp Vegan Eatery, Indigo Food Café, and Sargam House (which opened in May at Saravanaa Bhavan’s former location on West Broadway); the bakeries Edible Flours and Fairy Cakes; the Loving Hut Express food truck; and Caramels by In the Oven, Gardein, Granola Girl, Ki Health & Fitness, LifeBites, Nice Shoes, Varinicey Pakoras, Vegan Yarn, and Zimt Artisan Chocolates. Earthsave Canada, Liberation B.C., Mercy for Animals Canada, Stop UBC Animal Research, Vancouver Rabbit Rescue and Advocacy, and Veganville will be among the organizations present. Continue reading
As I’ve mentioned before, Erica Van Driel and Sami Rix make some great vegan cookies. For the last little while, the folks behind Vancouver’s In the Oven bakery have been hard at work perfecting their newest product line.
This weekend, they launched Caramels by In the Oven at the Baker’s Market and the Hawkers Market. On The Vegan Project, the bakers note the caramels are vegan, gluten-free, and GMO-free. The main ingredients are organic cane sugar, coconut milk, agave syrup, and coconut oil.
There are five flavours so far: coconut, dark chocolate coffee, lime, maple pecan, and smoked salt. Since they’re taking suggestions, I’m just going to put the idea of coconut bacon caramels out there. Continue reading