Guest post: Support Food Empowerment Project by eating vegan food at Saturn Cafe. It’s easy!  »

Hey, Bay Area vegans! Come on out to Saturn Café in Berkeley on Wednesday, Feb. 20, and 10 percent of your (vegan) meal will go to help fund the all-volunteer Food Empowerment Project.

If you aren’t familiar with Vegansaurus favorite FEP, we’re a vegan food justice organization focused on issues like food access, environmental racism, and workers’ rights. Here are the event details:

Come any time between 11 a.m. and midnight with the printable flyer on the page and Saturn will donate 10 percent of the cost of your vegan meal to help fund our efforts to create a more just and equitable food systems.

Volunteers will be hanging out from 6 to 10 p.m. if you want to learn more about how to get involved. 

There will also be flyers up front assuring your 10 percent, so don’t worry about printing. Just come hang out! FEP’s Lauren Ornelas will be there, and we’ll have literature and what have you, but mostly you should just eat some food and say hi. Saturn Café is located at 2175 Allston Way in Berkeley.


Party with Harvest Home in Berkeley on Saturday!  »

Lydia is ready to party!

Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary is having its annual year-end celebration fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 22, and you’re invited! Buy your $25 ticket now (or pay $30 at the door) and support a really wonderful rescue group at Saturn Cafe in Berkeley.

Here are the details:

Enjoy cruelty-free appetizers (Grilled veggies, sliders, sweet potato fries and taquitos) at the Bay Area’s popular Saturn Cafe in Berkeley.

The sanctuary’s event will feature a mini-silent auction to benefit the lifesaving work of the sanctuary. At Saturn’s Space Lounge, our no-host bar will include organic beer from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery, organic wine from Orleans Hill, and delicious holiday cocktails.

With your ticket purchase, you will sponsor a rescued animal of Harvest Home Sanctuary for the month of December. At the event, you will receive a colorful card featuring a photograph your sponsoree.

The festivities start at 6 p.m. on Saturday and last till midnight at Saturn Cafe, 2175 Allston Way in Berkeley.


Let’s go see Breeze Harper speak at UC Berkeley! Wednesday, Nov 16, be there.   »

What are you doing on Wednesday night? Going to this lecture, obvi! We can sit next to each other. Maybe compare notes (sometimes I miss college, especially that part about being in my early twenties. Just kidding! I miss sunning on the quad the knowledge expansion!)
Although I haven’t read Sistah Vegan yet, I have watched some of A. Breeze Harper’s videos here. I’m so excited to see her in person. Any Vegansaurus readers planning on going? How will we know to sit next to each other? I’ll be wearing the coolest shirt I now own, that’s for sure! 155 Barrows is located here. I know I’ll be leaving my apt in SF 3 hours early to ensure when I get lost, I’ll still have time to make it to the event when it starts.

In case you missed it:
What: Critical Race Approaches to Animal Rights and Veganism featuring A. Breeze Harper
When: Wednesday November 16th 6 - 7:30pm
Where: 155 Barrows (UC Berkeley Campus)

It’s free! Let’s go! And you know, Saturn Cafe is right around the corner! Beer! Vegan Nachos! This is going to be a grand night, I can tell.


This is a post for the single males out there!  »

OK guys, normally I’m not this desperate (lie), but I really need you! Actually, Karine Brighten needs you to sign up for Veg Speed Dating on Aug. 3 in Berkeley! Dudes, I know you like free shit, so here’s the deal: on Facebook, “like” Karine Brighten Events, then leave a comment saying you want a ticket; or on Twitter, follow KBrightenEvents and then tweet her up to let her know you want a ticket. You can even “like” Vegansaurus on Facebook and follow us on Twitter—don’t you love us?—then tell Karine Brighten’s Facebook or Twitter you did so AND WANT A TICKET!

Basically, all you have to do is tell her that you are breathing and able to use the internet to win a free ticket! Also be: single, between the ages of 21 and 50, into the ladies—some rules apply. If we click at the event I don’t want to hear about your complicated relationship, OK?

Contest open till Saturday, July 30 Sunday, July 31! Veg Speed Dating will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Saturn Cafe in Berkeley. BE THERE.


Hey single veg males! Win a ticket to Veg Speed Dating in August!  »

Are you a vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious male? Over 21 but under 50? Single? Interested in girls? YOU ARE?! Well, I’m available!

Not only is there the possibility for you to score a hot date with me, but if you meet the aforementioned criteria, you could win a free ticket to Karine Brighten’s Speed Dating Event at Saturn Cafe in Berkeley!

There are two ways to win, both which involve having a Facebook account and one requiring Twitter. Ready boys? I Am Veganlicious is holding a giveaway in which you have to like: the comment on Facebook regarding the event; and the comment on the San Francisco Bay Area Vegan Events page. Full details here.

Karine Brighten is also holding a similar giveaway; follow her on Twitter and mention the event, or “like” her Facebook page and leave a comment! I totes won a Vegan Essentials gift certificate from her in the past, and I have no luck whatsoever! Do it single boys!


Benefit for bunnies at BOTH Saturn Cafes on May 11!  »

Because Jesus’ resurrection is all about the bunny rabbits, ridiculous people are like “Hey it’s Easter, I know, let’s get a pet I don’t really want because that will be hilarious!” And then oh, say, two-and-a-half weeks later they’re like, “Screw this, I didn’t realize bunnies made poop” and they give up the adorable little guy. Then the rabbit rescue people are like, “OMG I love bunnies there are so many of them now! What do we do?”

Well, if the rabbit rescue people are from either the House Rabbit Society in Richmond or The Rabbit Haven near Santa Cruz, they convince the bunny-allies at Saturn Cafe to host a fundraiser for them. Because nothing says “let’s rescue rabbits” like a giant plate of vegan nachos and a tofu breakfast burrito.* Hooray!

All you have to do to help is EAT! Bring a copy of the flyer (Berkeley | Santa Cruz) to either Saturn location anytime on Wednesday, May 11, and 10 percent of “all qualifying purchases” will go to helping the bunnies. Berkeley is open from 11 a.m. to midnight, and you can get your eat on in Santa Cruz from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Not only that, if you play your cards right, you may get to talk to real live bunny-rescuers. From their keyboards to your eyeballs:

Meet representatives from the House Rabbit Society. Rub elbows with the Rabbit Center staff, founders of HRS, supervisors, educators, and other bunny enthusiasts. We’ll be there to meet and greet from 6 to 9 p.m. Sign up for our reserved tables and dine other bunny people. Or just drop in. Bring in a copy of our flyer. For more details visit, or call (510) 970.7575.

This will be an OUT OF THIS WORLD event for our bunnies! Rabbit Haven volunteers will orbit in and out during the day to say Hi and thank you! Bring family and friends and make this a great fundraiser for the Rabbits of Santa Cruz County! Bring in a copy of our flyer. For more details, visit, or call (831) 600. 7479.

Mark your calendar! Eat food! Don’t forget the flyer! Because you read this far, more cute pictures (props to C. Parshall who took the photos of HRS bunnies from a rescue in Sacramento)!

*Those are my own personal favorite menu items, since you were wondering.


Kelly Peloza of Vegan Cookie Connoisseur is at Saturn Cafe TONIGHT!  »

Yes, that’s right. I had no fucking clue. Dude, vegans! When you’re doing an event here, let a Vegansaur know! We will promote the crap out of it. Anyway, GO! Meave loved her book so much that she is baking from it for the SF Vegan Bakesale TODAY! So why not go eat your weight in oatmeal cream pies and then go meet the lady behind the vision? In case you can’t see the Facebook invite because UGH FACEBOOK, it’s at Saturn Cafe (2175 Allston Way in Berkeley) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 15th.

Anyway, I don’t have much more to say than that as I woke up at 4 am with anxiety that nobody will come to the bakesale and I’ll have to eat all the oatmeal cream pies myself. Actually, it’s not so much anxiety as it is drinking water every hour to stretch out my stomach. Athletes prepare, people.

[oatmeal cream pies from Meaverly!]


What are you doing TONIGHT? Melisser has plans for you!  »

Melisser Elliot, of The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life, is signing her adorably awesome book tonight! Jan. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Saturn Cafe in Berkeley! Come eat delicious Saturn Cafe food, eat some (free??) treats from Sugar Beat Sweets (the vegan bakery she founded!) and buy a book! I mean, LOOK AT HOW G-D CUTE IT IS:

See you tonight


Get Thee to East Bay Alternative Press Festival in Berkeley TODAY!  »

If you live in the Bay Area, then cram another thing onto your already-overflowing calendar, for today is the East Bay Alternative Press Festival! Why is this of interest to vegans, you ask? Well, for one, it’s location puts it in quick walking distance from Saturn Cafe, Cinnaholic, and Green Papaya, but also, Friend of Vegansaurus, Erika from Soyfucker comics is going to be there, so you can stock up on her cuss-laden vegan comics zines to give to all your friends and family this holiday season. Huzzah! Plus, our Jonas will be there with Family Style, Jen Oaks, Susie Cagle, and many more veg favorites!

What’s more, Erika came up with her own list of reasons you should check it out:

  1. It’s free to attend.
  2. Local writers and arteests.
  3. Zines and the such make great holiday presents.
  4. We have 100% less burning sage than the Telegraph Holiday Street Fair.

So, come on down! Meet some folks! Buy some presents! Eat some stuff! It’ll be a grand old time, and I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

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