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by Sil Pancho



photo from Three Girls on Spring

The Vegetarian Resource Group maintains an online Guide to Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants in the USA and Canada. Here are some recent vegan restaurant additions. The entire guide can be found here:

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Here are some new additions to VRG’s guide:

Botanical Plant-Based Fare, 421 E. Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902

Looking for a vegan and peanut allergy friendly restaurant for any occasion? Botanical Plant-Based Fare is a restaurant you definitely need to try! Botanical has an extensive menu. From mouthwatering vegan chicken sandwiches to nourishing sweet potato bowls, Botanical has a plethora of veggie-filled and delicious meals for any time of the day. If you’re craving brunch food, Botanical has fluffy waffles, breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, and so much more. If you’re looking for a good cocktail, Botanical’s happy hour is the place to be! From spiked hot chocolate to a delicious winter mai tai, Botanical has exactly what you need.

Early Bird Vegan, 2152 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282

Enjoy a wide variety of sandwiches such as Pesto Grilled Cheez and Avocado Toast. They also offer bowls including Nacho Taco Salad Bowl, Quinoa Birdie Bowl, and Southwest Bowl. You’ll also find daily specials, sides, and dessert items.

Sushi Vegan, 2400 Main St., Ste. B1, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Have you ever wondered if your favorite sushi rolls could be vegan? Well, they sure can! At Sushi Vegan you can try all your favorite mouthwatering vegan sushi including Spicy Salmon rolls, Tuna Rolls, Eel, and more. The freshness in every plant-based bite are unbeatable. Vegan Sushi also has a plethora of appetizers and salads to try, such as Japanese pizza, a garden salad with ginger dressing, and garlic edamame.

Three Girls on Spring, 121 Spring St., Charleston, SC 29403

Three Girls on Spring aims to create delicious vegan fare while offering hospitality, welcoming and connecting with each guest. Many choices are gluten-free. Some Hot Dishes include Lasagna with four fresh, house-made vegan cheeses–Mozzarella, Ricotta, Parmesan, and Romano, two “Crabcake” choices, both crafted from artichokes—-one with Horseradish Dill Sauce, the other with Spicy Remoulade on a Toasted Pretzel Roll. Besides “Chicken” Parmigiana and Meatball Pesto sandwiches, there’s their special Belissimo Sandwich featuring a Cutlet, Mozzarella, Fire Roasted Red Pepper and Pesto on Fried Dough, as well as Sausage Pesto Flatbread or Sausage and Peppers Flatbread made with organic portobello mushroom, onion and spices. Cold Offerings feature To Go heated or Heat at Home items such as Spicy ‘Pepperoni’ made with organic Apples, and spices, 2 Mac and Cheese Balls with Buffalo Sauce and Coconut Bacon Dust, or Scalloped Potatoes–a creamy, combo of their four house made cheeses. There are also Pestos, various house made cheeses blocks and Assorted Aged Cheese Wheels in flavors like Cranberry, Pumpkin Seed, Pistachio & Thyme, Black Peppercorn or Vegan Maple Bacon Pecan Herb. You might grab a 10″ To Go Apizza–possible options are Mashed Potato, BBQ ‘Chicken’, Neapolitan, Heirloom Tomato and more. All feature their Mozzarella, Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Desserts rotate but usually include their house made Ricotta based Cannoli Dip with vegan chocolate chips, assorted Gluten Free Brownies, Cream Cheese Frosted Chocolate Cake, and many more.

Vegan Sun, 225 W. Center St., Provo, UT 84601

Serves vegan “Eggplant Tofu & Basil Leaves Rice” and offers gluten-free options. Also serves “Stir-Fry Ramen” with a variety of protein options such as Chick-Free slices, Soy Ham, Beef-Free Bites, Bean curd, or Shrimp-Free Crescents.

Vegan Thyme Café, 2247 Michael Dr., Newbury Park, CA 91320

They have wonderfully sounding Asian style dishes as well as vegan burgers! They even make their own homemade hibiscus flower juice. For dessert you can try their coconut ice cream or their mango sticky rlce, which is seasonal. They also have six different types of curries. Vegan Thyme is available for special and private events upon request!

Viet Family Vegan, 1414 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, BC V5L 3X9 Canada

Vietfamily Vegan is a family run business that prides their selves in the food they serve. They want to show how your mind, body, and soul are all connected through the food you eat. Some of the dishes they offer include summer rolls, papaya salad, pho, eggplant chick’n, coconut udon, as well as a vegan and gluten-free pad Thai.

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