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08/27/2012

Awesome vegan food trends: Vegan seafood!  »

In news that is not actually new and still very depressing, seafood is terrible for human consumption and the environment. These studies serve as such crucial reminders for me, as seafood has been the hardest non-vegan food for me to stop dreaming about. I loved the stuff. I won’t bore you with the gory details of my obsession with raw oysters, but an obsession it was.

Lately, however, I’ve been noticing a plethora of vegan “seafood” around me. I couldn’t be more excited about this! (Maybe with more veggie seafood options, we can lobby for this whole “pescatarian” thing to go away. Every time I check, seafood is still considered meat.) Let’s go over some options, shall we? In pictures, because we all love looking at pictures of food! Isn’t this why we’re all on Pinterest, styling our future parties, houses, and weddings? Yes it is.


Ocean Basket from Loving Hut. Those seaweed patties are my favorite! 


You can add soy shrimp to any entree at Thai Idea. Don’t forget about those scrumptious and completely necessary Firecracker balls—they are the best appetizer in San Francisco! Have you been to the new location in the Mission yet?


Fish and chips from Weird Fish in the Mission. Not actually fishy-tasting, yet the batter is perfect, and just what I remember being the best part of traditional fish and chips!


Sea Cake from Real Food Daily in L.A. I don’t know what it’s made out of, but I want it!


What is that, amid all the brunch food at Mohawk Bend in L.A.? HEARTS OF PALM CRAB CAKES. Get me on the next plane to SoCal, I’m sold.

Where else can I get my fix, beautiful readers? What else is out there? I must know! And when do we get a creamy soup in a bread bowl here in San Francisco? Preferably one that rivals clam chowder and is served at Pier 39.

[Photos from Real Food Daily and Mohawk Bend are by my girl Marie Ferrier. Follow her on Instagram @kweenmahreeh!

08/17/2012

Igby is the coolest cat and he needs a new home! His owner has to move and can’t take him along. So sad! 
Here’s what a friend of mine, who’s Igby’s former roommate, has to say about him:
“Igby fetches (really), he’s an avid chaser of lasers and rubber bands, and when you talk to him, he’ll talk back. This one time he swallowed a whole shoelace and lived to tell the tale. On another occasion he stole a fortune cookie fortune off the dinner table only to trot it out again the next day to brag about it. The fortune said, “Nothing can keep you from reaching your goals. Do it!” 
The dude loves the spotlight, and would be thrilled to be the star of someone’s living room. Here’s his slightly NSFW glamor shot. He’s definitely the cutest cat around.”
If you live in the Bay Area and want this guy in your life, or know someone who does, email chrischlyon [at] gmail [dot] com and tell him Vegansaurus sent you. Go kitty go!

Igby is the coolest cat and he needs a new home! His owner has to move and can’t take him along. So sad! 

Here’s what a friend of mine, who’s Igby’s former roommate, has to say about him:

Igby fetches (really), he’s an avid chaser of lasers and rubber bands, and when you talk to him, he’ll talk back. This one time he swallowed a whole shoelace and lived to tell the tale. On another occasion he stole a fortune cookie fortune off the dinner table only to trot it out again the next day to brag about it. The fortune said, “Nothing can keep you from reaching your goals. Do it!” 

The dude loves the spotlight, and would be thrilled to be the star of someone’s living room. Here’s his slightly NSFW glamor shot. He’s definitely the cutest cat around.”

If you live in the Bay Area and want this guy in your life, or know someone who does, email chrischlyon [at] gmail [dot] com and tell him Vegansaurus sent you. Go kitty go!

08/08/2012

Picnic Bakery, a new vegan bakery, coming to Haight Street!  »


This is Emily Haydel of Picnic Bakery, a new all-vegan bakery that set to open in the Second Act Marketplace sometime this year. Hopefully tomorrow, but with how fast food-related shiz moves in S.F., it’ll probably be 2112, YA DIG? But let’s keep our hopes but because it’ll be inside the old Red Vic. How wonderful is that!? A: VERY WONDERFUL. Yes, it was very sad when the Red Vic closed, but it is very happy that a vegan bakery, along with 4-6 other food-related start-ups, will be growing in its place! Woohoo!

Picnic Bakery is run by owner/baker Emily here, who currently offers catering and delivery orders. DO NOT WORRY, YOUNG VEGANSAURS: We will get our greedy little fat hands on her tasty treats and report back on their deliciousness shortly, WE WILL NOT FAIL YOU. 

For now, Picnic Bakery’s website is still under construction, but you can check out its Facebook page for happenings and follow its tasty-recipe-having and adorably adorable blog!

Now, let’s stare at some tasty treats from Picnic Bakery’s blog (recipes included! Those of you who know how to turn on a stove are so lucky!)
Award-winning Samoa cupcakes

Strawberry rhubarb and vanilla bean cheesecake filled Danish coffee cake


Easy gluten-free blueberry corn muffins

07/20/2012

SF! Hella Vegan Pop-Up Dinner at Dear Mom this Saturday!!  »

All the details are on the flyer above so just, go!! Just show up and get ready to eat all the festive vegan food from Hella Vegan Eats and drink all the booze. It’s so easy! See you there!

Annnd here’s the menu:

06/15/2012

What are you doing tonight, San Franciscans? Have I got the night out planned for you! Soko, my fave french-indie-rocker-vegan is playing at Bottom of the Hill. Super exciting right? I’ll be there, probably solo, so come on out and we’ll hang! It’ll be like an unofficial vegan drinks, WITH a vegan rock star on stage! I saw Soko at SXSW a couple years ago, she’s the cutest!

(The video I posted is so old, and she probably won’t play it tonight, but it’s the song that got me hooked. What can I say, it’s the story of my life. Dude starts dating a girl from Cannes? I don’t know, it could happen. All I can say is that when I dated my co-worker at the Chicago Diner and he started not being as interested in me as I wanted, I listened to this song a lot. TMI? TOO BAD, that’s what happens when we’re friends. Come to think of it, if you ever bought a baked good from the Chicago Diner, summer of 2007, we were listening to this song while baking/decorating/yearning for air conditioning in that restaurant second story.)

06/01/2012

Hot tip: Escape From New York Pizza in the Mission has vegan slices!  »

Pizza party, all the time! Well, at least on Sundays in the Mission. We got a tip from an Escape From New York Pizza employee that their Mission location serves vegan slices from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Get on it, their pizza is yum!

I live next to the Escape From New York in the Upper Haight and I would love to see this happen there, because when I want their Daiya cheese pie, I have to order a WHOLE ONE. The vegan slices at Whole Foods across the street always look kind of nasty, so I end up making a vegan pizza myself, or breaking down and ordering one from EFNY. Then I eat the entire thing because will power is not something I apply to in my life!

When I say “I live next to,” I mean “when I open my bedroom window, the breeze is pizza-scented.” This must be what heaven smells like.

Jo from EFNY in the Mission tells us that she is vegan, so she makes sure the vegan slices are made separately! Thanks for looking out Jo! You just made my life a little brighter. Let’s go get some slices! And beer! See you in Dolores park, hipsters.

Remember, it’s only on Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Mission Escape From New York at 3242 22nd St. (between Mission and Valencia).

05/31/2012

SF vegan drinks is tonight! See you there!   »

Let’s do this, peeps. I’m feeling really confident this week, so maybe I’ll talk to strangers! I think it’s called networking? But I probably won’t; I like people to come to me so I can act awkward and blush a lot, all the while being a little bit overexcited. Winning mix, right? Let’s hang.

SF Vegan Drinks happens tonight, Thursday, May 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, 2323 Mission St. at 19th.

Drink specials are strawberry basil caipirinhas, $3 bottled beer, $4 well drinks, and $5 vegan white Russians! Featured vegan food includes sweet potato tater tots, beer battered onion rings, veggie burgers, and vegan summer sliders. Try not to make the same mistake I did last time and eat all of it in one sitting. The only thing I was acquainted with that night was the toilet.

Confidential to VegLovr: I saw that comment in the last SF Vegan Drinks post, and I think you and I were made for each other, no joke.

04/20/2012

8 best fake meat sandwiches in SF?  »

It’s a day of lists and of linking to weeklies! SF Weekly has up this list of the Top 8 Fake Meat Sandwiches. Agree? Disagree? Want me to stop linking to top whatever lists? WELL FUCK IT IT’S FRIDAY. 

[Rhea’s sandwich! delicious!]

04/11/2012

Punk Rawk Lab cheeses coming to Rainbow!  »

San Francisco vegans, it’s a big week for us and it’s only Wednesday! IMAGINE WHAT THE REST OF THE WEEK HOLDS. Probably mainly disappointment but JUST IMAGINE! So, word on the streets is that Rainbow will start carrying Punk Rawk Labs vegan cheese next week and than said vegan cheese is like Dr. Cow vegan cheese but only better. And that’s not just us, that’s omni cheesperts (JUST MADE IT UP, PASS IT ON). It’s moister, tastier, and you get twice as much for the same price. That’s the word. Me, I don’t know, I always thought Dr. Cow tasted like a fart but there are lots of people who love the stink and want farts in the mouth, so who am I to judge? But seriously, you’re nasty.

Anyway, anyone tried it? Excited? Look for it next week at Rainbow Grocery!

03/29/2012

S.F. Vegan Drinks is Tonight!   »


Hey you sexy San Francisco beasts! It’s time for Vegan Drinks! Silly me, I forgot to post last month, which also means I forgot to go. Easy solution — I’ll just make up for lost time this month! Problem solved; let’s do this!
I can’t wait to see all of your fancy rain gear. Maybe you can give me tips on how to dress for rainy weather? I own an umbrella and that is it—no rainboots or slicker—what is wrong with me? I’m just miserable and wet, all the time! Seeing your faces will cheer me right up, and also I need to forget that I am sad about missing Grey’s Anatomy (all the best shows are on Thursday nights!). No one said being a social butterfly was easy.

You know the drill by now, right?
When: Thursday, March 29, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, 2323 Mission St. at 19th
Drinks: $3 bottled beer, $4 well drinks, and $5 vegan white Russians!

Let’s take a look at the menu! Food is so exciting!

Last time I went, I ate the sliders and half of a vegan sampler basket, which caused me to not feel like a sexy beast the rest of the night. So I’ll just delicately nibble off of all of your plates, I hope that is okay.

See you tonight!

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