Veggie News in San Diego

Happily, San Diego’s restaurants are becoming more veggie-friendly, and people are excitedly checking out new options for plant-based dining. Check out the very active and helpful San Diego Vegans group on Facebook for more updates! In downtown San Diego, try the newish Sol Cal Cafe for organic and fresh foods and juices. The Raw Pesto […]

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Building Better Habits

People often speak about food allergies, wanting to lose weight, and other reasons to stay away from ingredients known to cause health problems. Gluten and flours are high on the list of known allergens, along with corn, soy, dairy, nuts, sugar, soy and other ingredients. Luckily, the gluten-free fad has hit restaurants and stores. Trader […]

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

The Growth of Gluten-Free Pizza

After some struggles with avoiding white and wheat flours, I thoroughly enjoyed a gluten-free lunch at zpizza the other day! The casual restaurant can be found in many states across the U.S. and has several options that can be veganized by replacing the cheese with the beloved Daiya Cheese. Tapioca, potato and rice flours create […]

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Whole Foods and Social Change in Encinitas

In late June, Whole Foods opened up in Encinitas in San Diego’s lovely North County. A recent visit revealed many customers fueled by kombucha and carrot juice zipping around the store and noticeably attractive, like the coastal town of Encinitas. This store is open daily from 7 am- 9 pm and hosts events like store […]

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Vegan Dishes Left and Right at Community Farm

July 17 was La Milpa Organica Farm’s potluck and movie, held on the third Saturday of each month and well-loved by many in the San Diego area. The event, held at the farm five miles north of Escondido, consists of a free open house during which people tour the farm and learn where their food […]

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Vegan Dishes Popping up Everywhere in San Diego

San Diego is just one of the cities with vegan dishes showing up left and right. One thing I excitedly discovered at the Ocean Beach Farmer’s Market (every Wednesday) was Express Vegetarian, run by a couple selling soy-free vegan burgers with jerk fries and other yummy meals people were lining up for. They also sell […]

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Becoming Vegan? Ellen Leads the Way

Whether you’re craving tamales, potato latkes, or something else for the holidays, you’ll find vegan recipes on the website of popular TV show host Ellen DeGeneres, who’s generous in providing veggie-friendly resources for fans. Since putting down the cheeseburgers and steak she loved and going vegan, Ellen has served as a source of nutritional information, […]

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Thanksgiving Much Improved for Veggie People

This year with vegetarian and vegan cuisine in the limelight, even a holiday strongly tied to a traditional turkey meal is being looked at through new lenses by Martha Stewart and NBC. With vegan recipes now widely accessible on the Internet and vegetarian cookbooks sprouting up all over, Thanksgiving has surprisingly turned into a rather […]

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

San Diego Vegetarian Options Keep on Growing

New veggie-friendly places are always being discovered in San Diego! Here are some updates since my articles posted under 2007. Rancho’s Store in North Park closed (though their restaurant next door is still hopping, as is the one in Ocean Beach). Earth Food hot dog stand which was run by our awesome local Animal […]

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009