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11/18/2010

Quick-Ass San Francisco Bay Area Thanksgiving Guide!  »

You guys! We’ll add to this but for real right now, here’s what you can do if you have no family because of distance or fighting or deaths or what have you. HERE GOES:

Restaurants serving vegan Thanksgiving!
Millennium is having an amazing Thanksgiving meal, as always. It’s $60 ($30 for kids under 12!), and the menu looks unsane. Go on, get fancy!

Souley Vegan is doing a special Thanksgiving menu (info is further down the post). I’m hoping for a veganized deep-fried turkey leg. I wanna get Medieval on your asses! 

Café Gratitude returns with their FREE VEGAN THANKSGIVING! No matter that it’s raw, it’s free! I mean, you’re already vegan, might as well become a full-on holiday meal weirdo. Oh, and it looks like you might have to work? But, er, FREE FOOD!

If you want to get a meal at a supermarket and bring it home, check out:
Whole Foods
 varies what it offers store-to-store. Our pals in Los Angeles, quarrygirl, got the Whole Foods dinner last year and looooooved it. Search by store location on their site, or give your closest store a call and find out what they’re offering!

Andronico’s has a pretty rad deal at their eight Bay Area locations! They’re introducing a vegan meal this year and it sounds delicious:
Field Roast: Wild rice, cranberry, fig and grain roast en croûte (1 pound)
Roasted root vegetables (1 pound)
Vegan yukon gold mashed potatoes (1 pound)
Vegan mushroom gravy (½ pint)
Cranberry orange chutney (½ pint)
Vegan pumpkin pie (6 inches)

It’s only $30 for all that awesome food! GET ON IT! 

AND NOW: it’s DESSERT TIME! That means PIE!!
You can get vegan options at Mission Pie (order ahead!), Bike Basket Pies (OUR FAVORITES! Best pie in the Bay Area! Order ahead!), or pick one up at Rainbow Grocery or Whole Foods. Also, check out all our our local vegan bakeries and see if they might make you up something special? Bet they will! A cake from Sugar Beat Sweets? Cupcakes from Fat Bottom Bakery? A giant cinnamon roll from Cinnaholic? A toffee treat from Wholesome Bakery? Nabolom Bakery has lots of good vegan options! There are pies and Weekend Ruiner cinnamon rolls from A Fire Inside. Idle Hands Baking Company makes cupcakes and cakes if you aren’t a pie person. Or get a pumpkin pie ice cream cake from Maggie Mudd—that flavor’s coconut milk-based, it’s intense. The options are endless, but you better call now!

Also, if you don’t want others to do the dirty work, you could totally make your own fabulous Thanksgiving, lazy!

Now, let’s get fat, American-style! Happy Thanksgiving!

[photo credits: top, QuintanaRoo; middle, digiyesica; bottom, sweetbeatandgreenbean]

10/14/2010

Mint Chocolate Cookie at Arizmendi Bakery on Valencia!  »

GET IT. NOW. It is seriously the best thing I’ve eaten in several weeks and I can eat. I mean, I’ve eaten a slice of pizza since I started this sentence. This is a different recipe than the vegan mint chocolate cookie at the Arizmendi on 9th Avenue and it’s SO MUCH FUCKING BETTER. It’s like the cookie evolved from an pre-oxygen anaerobic life form to Bill Murray (Truly Evolved). It’s been a hell of a ride, folks. Moving on! This cookie is basically a squished brownie with chunks of chocolate just melting out of it. It’s the size of your face and worth every penny of its $2 price tag. Here’s the crappy photo I took but I shoulda just taken a photo of my face afterward because it looked like I’d been making out with a post-binge Cookie Monster. WHICH I WOULD NEVER DO.

Arizmendi just opened on Valencia YESTERDAY so there’s no excuse for you to not be there all the time for their myriad of vegan bread, cookie, and scone options! And like 50 of these marvelous mint chocolate cookies from heaven. Get it, shawty!

08/18/2010

07/15/2010

CINNAHOLIC IS OPENING SATURDAY, JULY 17! Yes, that’s two days from now. We cannot contain our giant erections and we don’t want to.
Oh also, I wrote them up in SFist for my Three Vegan Dishes Worth Creaming Your Culinary Pants For article! CHECK IT OUT, I’m getting international, folks! And by international, I mean another San Francisco-based website. Whatevs!

CINNAHOLIC IS OPENING SATURDAY, JULY 17! Yes, that’s two days from now. We cannot contain our giant erections and we don’t want to.

Oh also, I wrote them up in SFist for my Three Vegan Dishes Worth Creaming Your Culinary Pants For article! CHECK IT OUT, I’m getting international, folks! And by international, I mean another San Francisco-based website. Whatevs!

06/28/2010

We’ve heard from a Friend of Vegansaurus (Hi Karin!), that there are now three flavors of vegan cupcakes available at Cako in Union Square. The three flavors are red velvet, double chocolate, and mocha. HELLO! Karin tried the double chocolate and said it was pretty damn good. Has anyone else been there?! It seems like it might be a good stop after dinner at Golden Era or Lahore Karahi. It’s on O’Farrell at Powell (right off BART! Yes!) and open everyday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., so you Tenderloin-living fat-asses can get your vegan cupcakes pretty much all the time (except between 9 p.m. and 10 a.m., which is fine because those are good times to stay indoors in your neighborhood. That is funny because you live in a crack den lolz!). 
UPDATE 10/11/10: Vegan cupcakes are only available special order through Cako now!

We’ve heard from a Friend of Vegansaurus (Hi Karin!), that there are now three flavors of vegan cupcakes available at Cako in Union Square. The three flavors are red velvet, double chocolate, and mocha. HELLO! Karin tried the double chocolate and said it was pretty damn good. Has anyone else been there?! It seems like it might be a good stop after dinner at Golden Era or Lahore Karahi. It’s on O’Farrell at Powell (right off BART! Yes!) and open everyday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., so you Tenderloin-living fat-asses can get your vegan cupcakes pretty much all the time (except between 9 p.m. and 10 a.m., which is fine because those are good times to stay indoors in your neighborhood. That is funny because you live in a crack den lolz!). 

UPDATE 10/11/10: Vegan cupcakes are only available special order through Cako now!

04/22/2010

04/01/2010

Sugar Plum Vegan Cafe + Bakery has opened its doors! This makes it the first all-vegan bakery in Northern California! Not only that, they’re already get great press from mainstream media. ROAD TRIP, Y’ALL!
You can regularly find their treats in San Francisco at Rainbow Grocery but I can’t wait to get at the actual bakery because they’re selling VEGAN NACHOS MADE WITH GARDEIN AND DAIYA. Oh and might I mention an ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT VEGAN BRUNCH that starts Easter Sunday?* I’m sorry, did I stutter?
Sacramento, I don’t care if you’re the crack capital of California and also the whack capital of California, I’m a-comin’ to get ‘cha!
*for all of you who don’t pay attention to Christian holidays, that’s THIS SUNDAY, APR. 4!)

Sugar Plum Vegan Cafe + Bakery has opened its doors! This makes it the first all-vegan bakery in Northern California! Not only that, they’re already get great press from mainstream media. ROAD TRIP, Y’ALL!

You can regularly find their treats in San Francisco at Rainbow Grocery but I can’t wait to get at the actual bakery because they’re selling VEGAN NACHOS MADE WITH GARDEIN AND DAIYA. Oh and might I mention an ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT VEGAN BRUNCH that starts Easter Sunday?* I’m sorry, did I stutter?

Sacramento, I don’t care if you’re the crack capital of California and also the whack capital of California, I’m a-comin’ to get ‘cha!

*for all of you who don’t pay attention to Christian holidays, that’s THIS SUNDAY, APR. 4!)

03/22/2010

La Victoria Bakery has Wholesome Bakery Treats!  »

La Victoria is now selling daily deliciousness from Wholesome Bakery (which will open a retail location in Bernal Heights in April!! Vegan bakeries, MAKING IT HAPPEN!)! This includes stuff like CHOCOLATE TUXEDO CUPCAKES and CARROT CAKE CUPCAKES. Vegan cupcakes DO IT TO ME ONE MORE TIME. 

I had this super-weird dream last night that I was sitting in the front room of my apartment eating a delicious cupcake from a new bakery in the Mission when a bullet flew through my front window and lodged in my shoulder. I did not stop eating. Anyway, point is, pretty sure I’m gonna get shot through the shoulder pretty soon because I’ll be eating those cupcakes on the regular. Or maybe I just have some unresolved food issues/should move out of the Mission. THERAPY! WHAT’S THAT! WHO’S HE!? 

01/25/2010

UPDATE: Cinnaholic now has a STORE FRONT in Berkeley! And It’s open! Go forth and conquer!!
Just look at those sons of bitches. JUST LOOK AT THEM. If you’re not turned on, you don’t have eyes or your eyes should be taken away from you (and given to me! I NEED MORE EYES!!!).
The purveyor of those insane looking things is new vegan bakery Cinnaholic. Its bakers specialize in cinnamon rolls and these things are pretty much everything you look for in a man. Sweet, doughy, and delectable. It also helps if your ideal man is the Pillsbury Dough Boy DON’T JUDGE I KNOW YOU HAVE SOME SHAMEFUL FANTASIES ABOUT DOING IT WITH A SANDWICH. Or is that just the people I hang around? Well, YOUR LOSS.
Cinnaholic plans to open up a storefront sometime soon (FASTER!), but until then you can order from a whole line of custom cinnamon rolls. DO IT. Also, if you want to win a dozen, come to SF Vegan Drinks on Thursday and make it happen. ALSO DO IT.
I’m sleepy. This review has been less than stellar but like, I’m trying to do 50 things at once here so lay the fuck off. I don’t come into your home and break your dishes, OK? OR MAYBE I WILL HAVE TO START. I know, it’s my charming insouciance that keeps you coming back for more. Bye!

UPDATE: Cinnaholic now has a STORE FRONT in Berkeley! And It’s open! Go forth and conquer!!

Just look at those sons of bitches. JUST LOOK AT THEM. If you’re not turned on, you don’t have eyes or your eyes should be taken away from you (and given to me! I NEED MORE EYES!!!).

The purveyor of those insane looking things is new vegan bakery Cinnaholic. Its bakers specialize in cinnamon rolls and these things are pretty much everything you look for in a man. Sweet, doughy, and delectable. It also helps if your ideal man is the Pillsbury Dough Boy DON’T JUDGE I KNOW YOU HAVE SOME SHAMEFUL FANTASIES ABOUT DOING IT WITH A SANDWICH. Or is that just the people I hang around? Well, YOUR LOSS.

Cinnaholic plans to open up a storefront sometime soon (FASTER!), but until then you can order from a whole line of custom cinnamon rolls. DO IT. Also, if you want to win a dozen, come to SF Vegan Drinks on Thursday and make it happen. ALSO DO IT.

I’m sleepy. This review has been less than stellar but like, I’m trying to do 50 things at once here so lay the fuck off. I don’t come into your home and break your dishes, OK? OR MAYBE I WILL HAVE TO START. I know, it’s my charming insouciance that keeps you coming back for more. Bye!

01/21/2010

Sprinkles Cupcakes Goes Vegan! Kinda!  »

National chain Sprinkles Cupcakes is launching a vegan red velvet flavor in all of their stores on January 25. Apparently they’re gonna have gluten-free ones too BUT WHO GIVES TWO CRAPS ABOUT THAT. I joke! But really!

Road trip to Palo Alto? I know, it’s Palo Alto but CUPCAKES!! God, I’m stuck in 1998 but I swear, I love a cupcake and there is nothing you bitches can say that will make me stop because THIS LOVE IS TRUE.

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