8 Vegan Junk Food Hotspots »
Thanks, Zagats, for pulling together this list of 8 vegan “diners, drive-ins and dives.” I was going to take issue with them putting Denver’s Watercourse on the list, since that place is damn classy, but the buffalo seitan wings are definitely junk food, so I’ll let it slide.
I think it’s probably not cool for me to just steal all their photos and paste them here, so go look at their site if you want to see pics, but here are their choices:
- Chicago Diner, Chicago
- Bender’s in SF
- Foodswings, Brooklyn
- Arlo’s, Austin
- Watercourse, Denver
- Sticky Fingers, DC
- Blackbird Pizzeria, Philly
- Flore, LA
I’ll just throw some other nominations out there…you got any to add? Let us know!
- Vertical Diner, SLC
- Souley Vegan, Oakland
- Ike’s Place, SF (& LA soon!)
Taco Bell Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco, veganized by The Take-Out Diet! I LOVE this, veganizing the terrifying science project that is corporate fast food. As an awful teenager in a small California suburb, I at a LOT of Taco Bell, and I totally sometimes miss it. It’s engineered to be delicious and impossible to stop eating, despite its being 100 percent disgusting. But you know this. Let’s watch all The Take-Out Diet videos and follow her on Tumblr and make cruelty-free versions of all the gnarly fast food we loved before we went vegan.
[We learned about this awesome site from our tip line! Is something awesome happening in your corner of the vegan world? Let us know!]
YO SLUTS! The bitch is BACK! I bet you didn’t even know I was gone because you’re a terrible friend but I was in Russia and Greece HAVING THE TIME OF MY LIFE! It was the “Go Big or Go Home Eating Tour of Russia and Greece 2011 Too Big to Fail” and it was ridiculous. Despite the fact that I was eating almost constantly, I lost some weight because I was also climbing up hills in thousand-degree heat to get to more food. CRUEL WORLD. Anyway, get ready to hear about everything on my trip until you wish I hadn’t been born and never visit this site again.
The Bold Italic has a piece on junk food veganism in SF. Yes! Another vegan writer in the city! Oh wait, she’s vegetarian! But she wants to be vegan! You go, girl! You can do it! Reach for the stars! Only god can judge you! Age ain’t nothing but a number!
Anyway, there are lots of delicious places mentioned in the story. Have you tried any of that junky goodness? How cute is the design on that story? How fast do you think I can gain the weight I lost in Greece and Russia via eating everything in that story—too late, already done. I’m like a cheetah, blink and you miss me. Eating a cake.
Full disclosure: I write for the Bold Italic! And also, I’m very sexy! That’s a complete full disclosure! Oh wait, I’m broke too. Now you know everything about me. And I wrote this naked. FULL DISCLOSURE. Sex sells!
The SF Vegan Bakesale was this past weekend. We made over $3,000 for Wildcare and Gorilla CD. I am throughly exhausted from live and living and MOVING (anyone know of a place in SF that will take two awesome vegans, a pit bull (she’s a service dog) and provide w/d, parking, and preferably a dishwasher/dishwashing boy who wears only loin cloth and looks like jude law but better? HOLLER!) but anyway, read fabulous re-caps at Eats Well With Others, Vegan Junk Food, & I Love It SF. Plus, the photos my god the PHOTOS.
Vegan corn dogs at SF Green Festival! Worth the insufferable hippie masses. Do it to it!
Recipe: Microwave potato chips! »
I am fat, poor, and love electronics. Hence, the birth of the microwave potato chip. All you need are some large russet potatoes, salts, spices and herbs of your choosing and a microwave. If you’re one of those people who don’t have a microwave on principle, go away, you disgust me. If you’re one of those people who don’t have a microwave because you’re too poor, come over here so I can smack you in the head! Have you ever BEEN to a garage sale?! They are the no. 2 best garage-sale-seller after “white family selling the used-once rice cooker”! Don’t tell me $15 is too much to pay for your happiness! I believe my love for the microwave is so strong that I actually willed it into being. That is right, I think I invented the microwave. Along with the La-Z-Boy recliner, the movie Cabin Boy, and dogs.
So, first. You take the potatoes. You mandolin* slice them. Then, you lay the slices out on a piece of parchment paper. Next, you cover them in whatever deliciousness you desire: salt, pepper, salt AND pepper, fresh rosemary, dried rosemary, five-spice mix, Thai seasoning, whatever! Go crazy! We did each batch with a different flavor sensation. Then, you microwave them for two to three minutes, depending on how powerful (read: new) your microwave is. They should start to shrink and curl at the edges a little. Finally, take them out and transfer them to a plate or bowl. Or your mouth. However, I suggest waiting a couple minutes for them to finish the crispification process!
One large russet potato will yield a shitload of chips. I imagine you can also try other types of potatoes and go all Terra Chips-nutso but I haven’t tried that yet. Yet.
*SO FANCY! You can probably find a cheap-o one at any thrift store, or a pricier one at Williams Sonoma or Sur la Table or somewhere equally gay.