Happy Valentine’s Day from Vegan Yumminess’ lemon strawberry sweetheart cakes! Per Lindsay, this is “a spin-off of the recipe that [she and her husband] used to make [their] own wedding cake.” Does that mean that its psychically linked to a happy marriage, and if you feed it to someone, they’ll totally fall in love with you and propose marriage before the last bite? Probably not, that is insane? But it will most likely engender some especially mushy feelings in whomever it is you serve it to. Even if (especially if?) that person is yourself/your best pals. Anyone you love enough to make cake for is lucky indeed.
Dear Mom is on the corner of 16th and Harrison streets in the Mission, and the hot ladies of Hella Vegan Eats will be there serving you love on a plate from 5 to 10 p.m. Be there or be hungry and sad!
Bake for the SF Vegan Bakesale! »
And now… a message from Camille, the wonderful woman who’s organizing the SF Vegan Bakesale! Everyone bake and attend and tell everyone you know about it, OK?? OK!
We at the SF Vegan Bakesale can’t think of any better way to celebrate LOVE this Valentine’s Day than with cruelty-free cookies, cake, and chocolate.
Join us for some of the Bay Area’s best vegan treats on Sunday, February 10 from 11-5 pm outside Herbivore in the Mission (983 Valencia Street, SF).
We’ll be sending our love (and sale proceeds) to Animal Place, whose shelters provide permanent sanctuary and placement for farm animals in need. For more information, visit animalplace.org.
So whether you’ll be playing heartbreak hits or sappy ballads this Valentine’s Day, we’d love your help. We need bakers and volunteers! Any donation of vegan baked goods would be greatly appreciated.
Can’t bake? You can still help! Please spread the word, and distribute the attached flyer, and come by to lend your support. Valentine’s Day’s nothing without some sweet treats! Thanks!
San Francisco Vegan Bakesale
Hella Vegan Eats Valentine’s Day Pop-Up! »
Hella Vegan Eats (our favorite!) is channeling Peggy Bundy and bringing a very sexy Valentine’s Day menu to Dear Mom in SF! They’re serving from 5-11pm, so go and eat everything, you might get laid! So sexy!
Celebrate Valentine’s Day the Farm Sanctuary way! »
Farm Sanctuary has two genius ideas for showing your honey (there’s an agave joke in there somewhere…) you care this Valentine’s Day.
Gift idea #1:
"Farm Sanctuary’s beautifully-packaged, delectable, organic, fair trade Vegan “Milk” Chocolate Heart, which opens up to reveal even more vegan sweet treats inside! Made from rice/almond “milk” chocolate, it’s the perfect expression of love and compassion this Valentine’s Day. Price: $18.00. Available for Pre-Order. All proceeds go to support Farm Sanctuary’s work on behalf of abused and neglected farm animals.”
Gift idea #2:
"Skip the flowers and Adopt A Farm Animal instead! Sponsoring a rescued cow, pig, sheep, goat, or chicken who resides at one of Farm Sanctuary’s three shelters in NY and CA is a cute, original way to show you care. Gift recipients receive an adorable adoption certificate complete with a color photograph, adoption card, and an invitation to schedule a VIP tour to meet their adopted friend!”
So there you have it, two genius gift ideas that help animals! Also, can we talk about that calf and her/his funny expression? Hilar.
Love at Farm Sanctuary! I thought I was hearing things when she said those geese were 25 years old. I had no idea geese lived that long! And they get to spend all their days together. So sweet. I love the pigs best though—you know how I love pigs!
Happy Valentine’s Day to all my animal friends, and you guys too!
Sponsor a dear chicken this Valentine’s Day! They need love too! »
Harvest Home Sanctuary is having a sponsor-a-thon RIGHT NOW until Valentine’s Day! For $15, you can sponsor a sweet rescue chicken for one month! Select recurring payments to sponsor your pal every month! I’m partial to Little Wayne above (nickname: Pretty Ricky!) who was rescued from a hoarder last year. I just donated my $15 for Pretty Ricky and you can too!
From Harvest Home:
Among the 200 animals living at Harvest Home, 100 chickens call the sanctuary home. Our goal for this campaign is to find a sponsor for each chicken by Valentine’s Day.
For just $15 a month, you can sponsor a rescued hen or rooster. Sponsorships make marvelous gifts for your animal-loving family and friends. You can make a meaningful impact in the life of one of our adorable birds this year.
Click here to donate! Show your love and compassion this V-Day.
Valentine’s Weekend Adoptathon at the SF SPCA! »
Looking for a child or romantic partner, but too busy/tired/misanthropic/low-wage-earning? Room for love in your heart, but no space for another human in your life? You need a pet, my friends! And just in time for Valentine’s Day (and Galentine’s Day, and Palentine’s Day*), the SF SPCA is hosting an Adoptathon! Get the pet you need at the price you can afford! Attend an animal-behavior workshop! Get a tattoo of your pet! Meet an Animal Planet celebrity!
Beginning Friday, Feb. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m., attend a cocktail party at the SF SPCA Adoption Center hosted by Jackson Galaxy of My Cat From Hell. Ken Een of Frisco Tattoo will doing animal-themed tattoos! The next day, Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., you can attend Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Mojo Workshop, and get his help finding the adoptable animal for you.
Throughout the weekend, the SF SPCA will offer reduced adoption fees on all cats and dogs over six months of age: $10 on Friday, $11 on Saturday, and $12 on Sunday. Yay, pets! Go find emotional fulfillment in a mammal that won’t ever lose interest in you, or find you anything but perfect.
*Feb. 13 and 15, respectively.
[photo of actual SF SPCA kitties by Nyxy via Flickr]
NYC: Vegan Valentine’s Shop-Up on Feb. 12! »
It’s time for the Valentine’s Shop-Up, kids! The most fun you can have at the vegan bar (that’s A LOT of fun!)! Let’s all go and drink bloody marys and let our hair down and buy some vegan wares! Get a load of this action:
Your favorite vegan pop-up market returns on Feb. 12 with the Vegan Valentine’s Shop-Up!Vegan Shop-Up is NYC’s only all-vegan pop-up market featuring the best small businesses around.
As always we’ve gone above and beyond to bring you the hottest and greatest in vegan goods. Get ready for a head spinning array of handmade soaps, Brooklyn-made hummus, botanical tinctures, raw chocolates, jewelry, letter-pressed Valentines, eco-friendly fashions, hot foods, sweets galore, and yes, LOADS MORE. Find something for your Valentine! Find your Valentine! Recover from heartbreak! Fill the gaping void in you heart with pink cupcakes and sugared cookies! We’ve got you covered.
Plus! It’s been one full year since our first Vegan Shop-Up and we’re gearing up to party! In celebration of our 1ST BIRTHDAY we’ll have some special treats to say thanks for everyone’s support this past year.
30+ vegan vendors. Happy hour. Birthday surprises. Valentines. Tipsy daytime flirting. Bottom line: WE WANT YOU THERE.
Sunday, Feb. 12, noon to 6 p.m.
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan St.
Yay! Come on out and support some vegans!
A Very Vegan Valentine Gift Round-Up! »
Valentine’s Day is approaching! I may have touched on this in previous years but I’ll say it again: Don’t listen to anyone who tries to tell you Valentine’s Day is some made-up Hallmark holiday! It’s as old as dirt! Look it up, bros.
Now, I don’t think Valentine’s Day has to be some crazy event, I think dinner and flowers is perfect! But if you want to step it up a little from flowers, here are some super gift ideas:
Here’s a sweet treat from Rescue Chocolates, “Wild at Heart” chocolate hearts filled with raspberry ganache! You can find some at Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe! These are so simple and pretty and the proceeds go to great animal organizations so you’re sweetie will be all the more impressed!
Another sweet gift for a good cause, how much would your main squeeze love a heart full of chocolates from Farm Sanctuary?! SO MUCH! These special “milk” chocolates are fair trade, vegan and organic! Plus you are helping one of our favorite charities (it’s the one and only Eric the piglet’s home!)
This doesn’t need much commentary from me. You obviously need one. Get it from Chocolate Decadence!
Here’s a twist on the traditional candy gift, from Vegan Etsy Team member Feedyourface, Vegan Organic Valentine’s Day Caramels with raspberries, dark chocolate, vanilla balsamic, and white pepper! That sounds YUM with a capital DANG!
Another Etsy candy entry, cute vegan Valentine’s chocolates from MissVeganTreats! I’ve never tried these but they are adorable. I love the skulls! Because they are baddass AND romantic, just like me!
Ok, last Etsy treat gift! This is Iheartveg’s Vegan S’mores Kit: Valentine Edition! I like this because it’s sweets for your sweet but it’s also kind of an experiential gift! Because s’mores aren’t just a food, they are an activity! So you can give your sweetie the kit and then make them together! Ohhhhh, maybe over a campfire! Romantic! Jeez, you’ve outdone yourself.
Lingerie, whether you plan on wearing it for your lovey or giving it to your lovey to wear, is a crowd-pleaser! And this set comes from vegan lingerie shop Purrfect Pineapples and has little white hearts on it. So romantic!
Don’t forget the appeal of an old-fashion card! Only old people give out cards any more and old people are the best so you should give out cards and be like an old person. This cutie cute cute one comes from Vegan Etsy Team member MyZoetrope. You know what would be cute? If a BOY got this for someone! Boys never give cards. That would be adorbs. You guys should do that.
Experiential gifts are all the rage in the past few years, simply because a lot of us just have too much stuff! And really, isn’t it memories that build a romance? At least that’s what I hear. So here’s an idea: get tickets to Urban Food Crawl’s “Suds & Sweets: An evening of beer and dessert pairings” in LA! There will be mini vegan cupcakes and truffles paired with a beer flight! So fun! And nothing stimulates a romance like beer. If you don’t live in LA, you should still totally get tickets to this AND get plane tickets to LA! That would be awesome. I would totally marry you if you did that for me. Or not marry you; Whatever you were going for, I’d be down!
That’s all for now, pals! Have a happy Valentine’s Day and hug your lovey for me.