Why cilantro can die in a car fire (for some) →
The New York Times tackles the cilantro divide, and why it inflames passions on either side. As a certified cilantro hater, comparing the flavor to soap doesn’t quite cover how it tastes to me. More like engine degreaser. But restaurants love garnishing food with handfuls of the stuff, even though, as it turns out, many of us from entirely European ancestry have a genetic aversion to the...
Does your veggie burger contain trace amounts of... →
Today’s health scare story floating around the tubes is about the use of hexane to process isolated soy protein, a common ingredient in non-organic veggie burgers. Even though this is old-ish “news,” it’s one of those zombie stories that keeps resurfacing every six-to-nine months as “THE REAL STORY” about the dangers of soy, which means that vegans are, once...
Let's get some (recycled, vegan) shoes!
Terra Plana makes shoes out of recycled materials! They have won design awards for making eco-friendly shoes that are not hideous, which is pretty fantastic, because we don’t all want to wear Chacos and tell the world hello! with our toes all the time, you know? Barf. On the other hand, a good number of Terra Plana’s shoes are made of recycled leather, which is awesome for people who...
Help animals, get chunky!
I just heard about Rescue Chocolate when Food Fight Grocery tweeted about their Peanut Butter Pit Bull chocolate bar yesterday, declaring it “weirdly good.” Kind of an odd endorsement, but what an adorable company! They sell vegan chocolates and 100 percent of the net proceeds go to animal welfare organizations! AHHHHHH! I’m overwhelmed with warm fuzzies! The only thing that...
Flacos Restaurant Opens!
It’s been a good few months for vegan Mexican food! It’s everywhere. Well, in two places. Gracias Madre is considerably better than when it opened. Or maybe I’m just less of a bitch today. PEOPLE CHANGE. Not me, but I’ve heard that some do. Like, in movies about people changing. Anyway, I highly recommend the cheesy cauliflower and patatas bravas because they are both the...
Same day, different giant wild animal in captivity
Only two months ago, a killer whale in Orlando killed a trainer. Only a few days ago, an elephant trainer in the Shrine circus was killed by an elephant in Pennsylvania. Just like with the killer whale attack, this is not the first time an elephant in captivity has gone off on someone; it happens with quite a bit of regularity. There are rampages with some frequency and about one trainer a year...
Vegansaurus NYC: Tiengarden!
Another day in New York, another vegan restaurant! I ventured out of Brooklyn to meet my pal Brittany in her neighborhood, the Lower East Side. OMG my big day in the city! We were searching for a place by her apartment and with the help of Happy Cow and SuperVegan, we decided on Tiengarden. It’s completely vegan and the internets are calling it Chinese food but I felt like it was kind of...
Vegansaurus wins second award of week; piglets... →
Thanks to you, our beloved readers, we are the Readers’ Choice Best Food Twitter Feed in Treehugger’s Best of Green awards! Congratulations to Vegansaurus favorites Millennium, Bryant Terry, and the PPK for their awards as well! You’re the best, we’re the best, everyone’s the best this week! WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH. FUCKING PARTY TIME.
Overfishing, under-(cover)inspecting, producing...
Dolfapedia says, “They’re gonna make the dog ride the zip line because they need the coverage on Vegansaurus.” Doubt it! But if this happens someone better let us know so we can let you know and we can amass a zip line protest group ASAP. It’ll be the funnest protest ever (we will take over the zip line). Fun-times vegan-style events! The SF Green Festival is this...
Meat Is For Pussies makes me feel funny
John Joseph (who was in kind-of-important New York hardcore band Cro-Mags) is writing a new book. It’s called Meat Is For Pussies. And from what I understand, it’s a hyper-masculine version of Skinny Bitch. Here’s the first paragraph: Who propagated this bullshit that meat makes you macho? My guess is it’s the same big business assholes that told you the Marlboro man was a...
Everyone take 5 seconds to vote on Meat Free... →
It’s the question on the left of the front page of SF Gate. So far it’s losing. Badly. And that’s some bullshit. These things matter and there are thousands of veg people in San Francisco*, please help our voices be heard! *Those of you in other better and worse cities can vote too! (Thanks for the heads-up, VegNews!)
Major sale on Daiya cheese at Rainbow! HURRY! →
Unlike everyone else at Vegansaurus HQ [Ed.: Except Meave!], I’m still a die-hard Follow Your Heart user. But I know you guys are all on the Daiya Cheese fandom, so you’ll want to jump on this. I’m anticipating mile long lines and bloody brawling because this is too good pass up. Quoted in its entirety from Rainbow’s Facebook page because I’m too lazy to...
SFist is extremely tolerant!
We’re used to Gothamist being an ass about anything veg-related, so we’re glad to see that SFist has taken a break from posting about ALL THE CRIME THAT HAPPENS IN OUR CRIME-RIDDEN CITY to spew some more veggie hate. Man, it’s like someone over there was violated by a celery stick. SFist is the most highly trafficked San Francisco blog, so shouldn’t it reflect the...
Sunset Two-fer: Underdog and Trouble Coffee!
Sometimes a girl just has to take a break. Sure, it would be great to head to Costa Rica or Tokyo, but sometimes all you have are $15 and an afternoon, in which case I recommend the beach, with a couple of important stops: 1. Underdog Underdog is just as cute as can be! This tiny little space seats maybe eight people, including the little bench outside. What it lacks in seating, however, it...
Donuts by Vegan Treats (!!!!)
If you’re into decadent vegan desserts (uh, why am I even qualifying this?). You’re into decadent vegan desserts. If you live anywhere near Philadelphia, you probably have access to the most delicious vegan treats in town: Vegan Treats. My East Village obsession Atlas Café gets a few dozen assorted vegan donuts EVERY TUESDAY (coconut cream, Boston cream [pictured], rainbow sprinkle,...