Put nutrition profiles head to head with Google search! »
Welcome to my new favorite thing!!! Google launched this food comparison search tool a few months ago and it’s so dang cool. I just read about it on NPR and I’m already obsessed. I thought all the vegans would be into this too because of course I immediately started comparing veg foods with omni foods. BEST GAME EVER.
BIG shout-out to kale for having that ill calcium content! I guess you can get calcium without torturing cows? If only we’d known this all along!
Run Google’s vegan Slice Café in Mountain View! Then hire me! »
Are you unemployed? Do you hate your current job? Do you have restaurant experience? Are you good at managing people?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we might have found the job for you! The Google headquarters in Mountain View is looking for a very special person (you?) to run their vegan cafe, Slice, in the company cafeteria.
It’s a small cafe, with breakfast and lunch.
Breakfast is juices and one big pot of porridge (millet or teff or amaranth, etc).
Lunch is one plated item and several grab’n go items.
This person will oversee daily operations, menu-planning, and staff of 6 people.
And, they want to bring in more raw food.
It looks like this menu definitely needs some livening up! I also can’t help but notice working at Google looks like a attending a regular college campus. So many perks! Plus, there’s a free shuttle from S.F. and the East Bay to and from Mountain View for the employees.
Send your resume to Elizabeth Schindler, or call (408) 230.8255.
P.S. I’m a vegan pastry chef with knowledge of raw foods! Get this job, then hire me to help you. Done and done. Thanks.
Reader challenge: help vegan donuts take over the map! »
Yesterday Google finally let us, the Americans, have a tool that people in 183 other countries have been rocking for like three years. It’s called Map Maker and it lets users edit the Google map, all Wikipedia-style. In places like Romania, it’s the only reason there even is a Google map.
You may have heard of it because everyone and their mom and even the Wall Street Journal was like “Ooh, Google blinked, let’s reproduce their press release/blog post on our news site because Google is our overlord.” We’re better than that here—or really just don’t have the time and don’t want to bother—so if you’re into full details, check out this other story someone already wrote. But if you just want to know what’s in it for you, buckle up. It’s time to make some vegan magic with this power the Goog just handed us.
The Map Maker tool lets you add things to the map that weren’t there before. But more important for our purposes (getting fat on vegan food) it lets you add details to listings. Details like “Category: Vegan Restaurant.” Details like “Description: Vegan Donuts.”*
Pay attention to that last one, because KNOWLEDGE is POWER people, and you can’t eat lots of vegan donuts if you don’t know where to buy them. Yeah, that information might exist somewhere else on the interwebs, but until Google has it in its proprietary map of the world it’s not really the truth, is it?
Vegansaurus pals, I hereby issue you this challenge: Let’s map all places to buy vegan donuts. In the whole country! By next week!
While you’re at it you might as well take the time to make sure your other favorite establishments are accurately represented, and the bike route you ride every day, and the spot in the park that’s the best one for a picnic, etc etc. Why are you so greedy, keeping all that info in your head? Time to share, people!
Map the donuts you know. Make your friends and relatives and enemies map the donuts they know. Together we can make sure no vegan donuts shrivel unmapped in their display cases.
Why are you still reading this? GO!
*It’s possible your changes will get all bored in waiting-for-approval purgatory, so just don’t be too impatient, OK?
I end todays go nut for donuts by just asking you to look at the google image results for “vegan donuts”. Seriously, we’ve come a long way, baby.
[pink frosted vegan donut via The Android’s Kitchen, there’s a RECIPE!]