The next East Bay Vegan Bakesale is coming!
Just like before, the bakesale will be held in front of Issues (20 Glen Ave at Piedmont in Oakland) on Sunday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and, as usual, will benefit two great causes: Bad Rap for pit bulls, and Girl Army, Oakland’s peer-taught self-defense collective! Please check out both these very worthy organizations, and get ready to show your support for them in the form of chowing down!
Plus there’ll be a prizes, including:
A $50 gift certificate to Millennium Restaurant
A gift certificate to Hella Vegan Eats
A gift certificate and prize packs to ISSUES
A gift certificate to Timeless Coffee Roastery and Bakery
A “Tea Tasting for Two” at Tea Here Now
A $30 gift certificate to University Press Books
A $25 gift certificate to Amoeba Berkeley
A subscription to VegNews and a pack of zines!
Vegan brunch begins Sunday at Donut Farm! »
The first brunch will take place this Sunday, Nov. 21 at their new storefront, Donut Farm in Oakland. The only details we have are that it’s a single-plate brunch offering from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, with coffee, espresso, and donuts also available. Because, duh, what’s brunch without coffee and donuts!? Knowing how these folks normally do it up, I bet it’ll be insane and delicious. I’m thinking I’ll hit Souley Vegan first and then make my way to Donut Farm, and then repeat? If I start early, I can get ‘er done.
Donut Farm is in Oakland at 6037 San Pablo Ave. at 61st Street. Brunch is expected to run every Sunday for the foreseeable future but, you know, let’s just pray it works out.
UPDATE: Brunch is now on Saturdays, too!
[photo by jennconspiracy]
Our visit to the Donut Farm! Oakland gets better by the day! »
Donuts from Oakland’s new Donut Farm! Well, not totally new, it’s Pepples Donuts but in a funky fresh (best words to describe this place, trust) new location with lots of excellent new flavors we haven’t seen before. In the box are Fresh Strawberry, Salted Caramel, Old Fashioned, and Philz Coffee! HOT DAMN! all-vegan, all-organic, all-tasty as shit. Or, a lot tastier than shit, as it were. Can’t think, too hot.
It’s cash-only, and the one thing they sell besides donuts is coffee. (Except Wednesdays, when the awesome ladies of Fat Bottom Bakery make a vegan cupcake delivery. Which we forwent to bring you this report today. Sacrifices!) Kinda perfect.
Donut Farm is in Oakland at 6037 San Pablo (at 61st St.), Open Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m, Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. “till late.”)
Donut Farm—where’s the review? »
Imagine our shock when this little item popped up on our reader this morning: John Birdsall visits Donut Farm and, uh, kind of likes it? Hard to say, really. That an omnivorous food writer didn’t say 100 percent terrible things about vegan donuts didn’t shock us, though; your Vegansaurus knows that vegan food is appealing to people of many tastes, and expects food writers not to be prejudiced jerks. What shocked us was the absence of our review of Donut Farm!
Our Laura was invited by the adorable, talented Josh Levine to come visit for Pepples Donuts’ first weekend in its new home, but did she go? NO. She says she’s been busy cleaning dog shit up in her apartment, because at this point in Hazel’s recovery—which is going very well—she’s not allowed any movement, which we assume means “no going outside to relieve herself.” Lucky Hazel and Laura and Jonas!
That does sound like a valid excuse. Still, your Vegansaurus is shamed by this incident, and will try very hard not to let it happen again. Laura promises to visit Donut Farm as soon as she can, so don’t worry (too much—worry a little, it makes us feel loved), a review is coming! Until now, tide yourselves over with the SFoodie report. Sorry about that.
It’s NATIONAL DONUT DAY, PEOPLE! And we came to party. And by party, I mean eat. And by eat, I mean binge. And by binge, I mean this might be the last you hear from me.
In celebration of National Donut Day, might I suggest indulging in a delightful Pepples Donut available in the Ferry Building and many SF Bay Area locations? Or how about one of the vegan donuts at Whole Foods? I know, they’re not organic and blibbity blah but at 99 cents, they’re an m-effin good-ass deal and they’re delicious. You can even buy a box of the Nutrilious donuts at Whole Foods or Rainbow and get up to get down.
Or you could just read every Vegansaurus review where we mention donuts. There are a lot. Oh and those beauties up there? They’re from Ronald’s Donuts in Vegas, of course. There was a time in my life where I had to travel to Vegas once a month for work and during that time, I ate a lot of donuts. Other people are snorting blow off strippers’ tits and I’m eating donuts in a strip mall because that’s how I roll. Literally. I ate a lot of donuts.
Sometimes we have slow weeks; for those weeks, there are AMAZING and INFORMATIVE link-o-ramas! »
The “cutest plague ever” of teeny tiny frogs, which carpeted a highway in Northern Greece on Wednesday for two hours. [link from Princess Sparkle Pony]
Sunday, May 30 is a National Day of Mourning for Animals in Laboratories. In San Francisco, the vigil will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at UCSF.
Presidio Habitats opened last week and they look so neat! You should go check them out multiple times during the year they’re up—maybe you’ll see actual animals using them! The wild parrots of Telegraph Hill, on the other hand, need lots of help—there are more of them than ever, and Mickaboo Bird Rescue is totally overwhelmed.
Chicken farmers testified last week in an antitrust hearing held by the USDA and the Justice Department. Haitian farmers are super-pissed at Monsanto for donating their evil hybrid seeds as some kind of helpful gesture—seriously that third paragraph is enough to make you sick. Meanwhile, subsidizing legal fishing plus tons of illegal fishing is "plundering" the oceans.
Mixed messages from the media aren’t surprising, right? The Chronicle says a vegan diet is acceptable (this week), despite totally ignoring us in its restaurants-and-food-news repository, Inside Scoop (no link because BOO); SFWeekly likes Pepple’s Donuts more than Whole Foods’ “Posh” knock-offs; and Martha Stewart had a recipe for strawberry gazpacho that sounded really amazing and is totally vegan though of course no one said anything because that word is only for theme days.
West Hollywood banned “sales of dogs and cats in retail stores.” South Lake Tahoe, Calif., and Albuquerque, N.M., also prohibit sales of companion animals. Pretty great, right? Because ANIMALS AREN’T INANIMATE OBJECTS! FOR FUCK’S SAKE. This year, the American Kennel Club will acccept mixed-breed dogs in the Agility, Rally, and Obedience competitions, for the first time in the club’s existence. And one day, dog-breeding for “beauty” or whatever-the-fuck will be seen as base, vile, and speciesist, and people will giggle at our earnestly angry essays about how fucking gross the whole idea of dog breeds was. Sorry guys I’m in a weird mood today.
Neal Harden used to be the chef of Pure Food and Wine! But now he is setting up a restaurant in Bali! I recommend subscribing to his quite interesting blog through a reader, as the font on the layout is fucking impossible to read.
This is the way I feel Lost should have ended: vegan feasts. Because, duh.
Pepples Donuts are now open in the Ferry Building! They’re inside and all the way down at the end (um, the end that’s closest to the bay bridge). They have a small selection of cake and raised donuts and WOO! VEGAN DONUTS IN THE FERRY BUILDING WHAT WHAT!
I don’t know about you all but I’m about to set up shop until a donut asks me to date him and then we’ll get married and have half-human/half-donut babies and I’ll eat my young because that always made sense to me. DONUT BABIES WHAT WHAT!