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.
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
Like last year’s inaugural fest, the 2013 edition will take place in downtown Victoria’s Market Square (560 Johnson Street). The historic shopping mall is home to Green Cuisine, a vegan buffet restaurant. (Sarah’s Place, a vegan curio shop in the square, closed on June 1.)
This year’s speakers will include dietitian and Vegan for Her coauthor Ginny Messina, vegan bodybuilder Robert Cheeke, Lesley Fox of the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals, and Dave Shishkoff of Friends of Animals and The Victoria Vegan. There will also be cooking demonstrations featuring local chefs, such as Danielle Arsenault of Pachavega. Continue reading
As many of you know, Sarah Kramer has been dealing with breast cancer since her diagnosis earlier this year. Since then, the vegan cookbook author and entrepreneur has faced many challenges, including keeping her curio shop open in downtown Victoria.
In April, Sarah’s Place (106-560 Johnson Street) temporarily closed while Kramer underwent and recovered from surgery. Now, Kramer says she’s made the tough decision to shut down her brick-and-mortar store for good on June 1. Continue reading
As you may know, the Vancouver Vegan Prom, which will party at the WISE Hall for a second time on Saturday (March 9), was inspired by an event in Portland. As part of Try Vegan PDX’s Try Vegan Week, the first edition of the Portland prom took place in 2008.
Sure, Portland’s not actually Utopia. But it certainly seems like paradise when you’re browsing at Powell’s City of Books, strolling across the Hawthorne Bridge, hiking the Wildwood Trail in Forest Park, and—most importantly—sampling the vegan eats at restaurants, food carts, and bakeries around the city.
During the past year, I was lucky enough to spend two weekends in the vegan capital of North America. Here’s a quick look back at 10 memorable meals in PDX (host city for the upcoming Vida Vegan Con 2013), complete with grainy Instagram pics. Continue reading
Comic-book, anime, science-fiction, and fantasy fans have Comic-Con. For vegan bloggers, there’s Vida Vegan Con.
In August 2011, the first edition of the vegan lifestyle blogger conference took place in the vegan paradise known as Portland. From May 24 to 26, the second Vida Vegan Con is expected to draw more than 300 people to the Portland Art Museum. Tickets are $280 US, and two-thirds of them have already been snatched up.
The long list of presenters, unveiled this week, features well-known cookbook authors Nava Atlas, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Hannah Kaminsky, and Terry Hope Romero. It also includes a couple of speakers from British Columbia—Dreena Burton and Gabrielle Pope. Continue reading