It’s Only Natural (ION) – Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.A

It’s Only Natural (ION)  – Award-winning Vegan Restaurant serving customers for over 30 years.

606 Main St, Middletown, Connecticut 06457 – open: Mon – Sat 07h00 to 21h00 and Sun 11h00 – 17h00

Cuisine – American (New), Brunch, Irish, Italian, Southern, Vegan.

Contact here: (860) 346-9210

Email: renana.magee@gmail.com  and web: http://www.ionrestaurant.com/

 

If you love Asian-inspired meals, you need an all-purpose vegan sauce on hand at all times.

This ginger-infused garlic sauce goes great on everything from rice to vegetables to tofu, and takes just a few minutes to put together.

Not only is it healthier than store-bought versions, but it will save you money and encourage you to throw together more simple meals at home.

VEGAN GARLIC SAUCE

2⁄3 cup tamari

1⁄2 cup vegetable broth

1⁄3 cup rice wine

31⁄2 tablespoons organic cane sugar

1 tablespoon sesame oil

2 tablespoons organic olive oil

2 tablespoon fresh minced garlic

1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1⁄4 cup water

Combine tamari, vegetable broth, rice wine and sugar in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, dissolve cornstarch in water.

Heat olive oil in a pan over high heat. Cook garlic and ginger for about 30 seconds.

Add soy sauce mixture and bring to a boil.

Cook over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes.

Add the cornstarch and water solution and cook until the sauce thickens to desired consistency.

I.O.N. Restaurant (previously known as It’s Only Natural) at 606 Main St. is one of Connecticut’s first vegan restaurants. Learn more at IONrestaurant.com.

The V-Spot – Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A

The V-Spot  is a vegan restaurant specializing in Latin cuisine and certified Kosher. They also have gluten-free options, fresh juice, fruit smoothies, soymilk shakes, a backyard patio, & vegan desserts. They have been featured on the Eyewitness News segment Neighborhood Eats, Telemundo, Brooklyn News 12 and El Diario newspaper. In addition, their empanadas are sold in bars and cafes around NYC.
Their cuisine style can be described as a combination of American (New), American (Traditional), Asian Fusion, Brunch, Burgers, Caribbean, Diners, Fast Food, Indian/Pakistani, Italian, Latin American, Mexican, Sandwiches, Soul Food, Tapas Bars, Tex-Mex, Thai, Vegan.
They only take cash – so come prepared.  They serve breakfast, lunch, dinners, coffee and drinks.
Full address: 156 5th Ave, Btwn Douglas & Degraw, Brooklyn, New York 11217
Call them: (718) 928-8778
email:  stevevspot@gmail.com and webhttp://www.VSPOT.nyc/
Give them a shout!

Mundo Vegan – Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.A

MUNDO VEGAN –  is a setting where your senses, appetite and desire for a delicious, healthy meal can harmoniously coexist.

Full address is: 20 Church St, Montclair, New Jersey 07042

They have created a vegan world for you when you visit them. Mundo Vegan is a setting where your senses, appetite and desire for a delicious, healthy meal can harmoniously coexist. They strive to satisfy all who dine at Mundo Vegan, from the omnivore to the vegan foodista. Their food is a blend of healthy and comforting – family favourites that they have grown up enjoying but – with a delicious vegan twist. They are dedicated to organic, non GMO, palm oil free, and gluten free (where indicated in menu), and believe that a delicious meal should be good for your heart and soul. They are thrilled to be able to provide that for you at Mundo Vegan. Menu changes with the local seasons, so please check back often to see how they are creatively using the local harvest in their menu.

Their cuisine covers American (Traditional), Caribbean, Cuban, Latin American and is all Vegan.

They do take reservations however walk ins are most welcome, great for group reservations, they do take outs, are little people friendly, offer waiter service and have a marvellous outdoor seating section!

Call them on: (973) 744-5503

Email them here: info@mundovegannj.com

and check out their web here: http://mundovegannj.com/

We support all 100% vegan restaurants all around the world, give their page a like, and share the great news! Vegan love!

 

Seabirds Kitchen – California, U.S.A – all vegan.

Seabirds Kitchenbelieves in making a difference and serving really good food. Check out their Facebook page, give them a like, support them and share.
Full address is : 2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, California 92626
Hours: Mon – Fri: 11am to 21h30, Sat 10am to 21h30, and Sun 10am to 21h00
Contact them on : (714) 549-2584

Since 2010, Seabirds has been on a mission to push the boundaries of vegan cuisine. They have grown from a food truck into their current restaurant, their artisan approach has remained true. They make their own sauces and condiments from scratch, and base their menu around seasonal produce, unique flavor combinations and creative techniques, using top-notch ingredients and locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Their menu is about bringing the flavors of these wonderful fruits and vegetables to life and letting them shine. Seabirds Kitchen are constantly experimenting with new ingredients and techniques to create dishes that elevate plant-based food beyond the standard. Try their new Bloom menu today and join them on a culinary journey.

They have also Introduced a new way to order food. You can now order through their Facebook page! Skip the calling. Skip the hassle. Order online and get your food faster!

Order now:
https://facebook.chownow.com/search/locationPicker?company_id=1171

Gracias Madre – vegan restaurant, San Francisco, California, USA

Gracias Madre   –  is truly an expression of who they are – it represents their deep love of and reverence for food, their commitment to health and sustainability,  unconditional love for multicultural family and community,  devotion to the Earth and the divine feminine, their commitment to raising consciousness on the planet. Their intention is that the emphasis they place on the sourcing of their food will bring consciousness in the community to the importance of sustainability and of buying and selling locally grown organic food. 
They are an establishment proudly serving delicious organic Mexican style cuisine. And are open for Lunch, Dinner, Coffee and Drinks.
Open Mon – Sun from 11am to 23h00
Their full address is : 2211 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103
Accepting: Visa, Mastercard and Discover
Call them: (415) 683-1346
Check out their web: www.gracias-madre.com

~ Active Vegan ~ April newsletter.

Rolling out our 4th Newsletter for 2015 – April.

March brought much excitement in the travel around the globe in search for stunning vegan establishments serving healthy 100% plant based foods.  31 days  – 31 countries  – 31 delicious vegan restaurants.  America, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Guadeloupe, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland , Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam – all have populations who have embraced non-violence.

We shall visit another 1 in another 30 alternative countries during April – that shall bring in more than half the world who are begging for non-violence – who are denouncing violence – demanding health love compassion life for all.

A human step is one of the most powerful things we posses – changing the destiny of everyone – the future of countries, the course of history. Today the power of the human step can once again change everyone’s lives. Lack of education has profound consequences on the innocent  health,  and social development.  What if you could make a difference,  what if you could change the world,  what if you could transform someones life – by simply going vegan. What if every step you take could generate non-violence.  How do we get everyone to look and not turn away.  You can – every step counts. Go vegan and educate others.

March brought you only one more vegan recipe for dogs but  one more for humanity and one more  for the lives of those whose lives matter – April shall bring you many more as this project gains momentum.

Vegan Chef has pencilled more time into her schedule and focus in April shall bring you more easy to make  vegan  recipes from her.  Energy on vegan cooking courses as well as vegan events – guiding you in the right direction at ~ Active Vegan ~  we believe that if you know how to go vegan – going vegan is easy.  You desire the knowledge  – you  want  to know how to acknowledge, embrace, understand  veganism  to enable yourself to be caring loving healthy conscientious individuals.

The world is vegan if you want it to be.  You are the power, you hold the magic wand, you can change the course of history, you are the guiding light, you hold the torch to non-violence.  This train is gaining momentum – climb aboard, don’t get left behind, these are exciting times. We share them with you feelingly.

Vedge Restaurant.

March takes the lead and focuses on wonderful vegan restaurants around the globe! Today we are passing on the good word about Vedge Restaurant situated in Philadelphia, America.

If you’re ever in Philly, pop on over to ‘The Vedge’

They opened in Fall 2011, Vedge is a vegetable restaurant by Philadelphia Chefs Richard Landau & Kate Jacoby. Landau & Jacoby have taken their acclaimed Horizons vegan restaurant concept to the next level in Philadelphia’s historic Tiger Building on Locust Street. Vedge offers a classically elegant dining experience with a progressive, bold approach to cooking.

The menus at Vedge are globally inspired, using locally sourced ingredients that closely follow the beautiful Northeastern seasons. Absolutely no animal products are used in the Vedge Kitchen. Behind the bar, their cocktails are fun and innovative, using house made syrups and bitters. Their wines and beers are selected to represent the best of the natural and craft movements.

Vedge prides itself on being a “foodie’s” restaurant – for omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, and carnivores alike.

Wine & Spirits Magazine | Restaurant Poll 2015: Kate Jacoby of Philadelphia’s Vedge Restaurant on DIY Dessert Pairings:

Kate Jacoby never trained formally for any of her roles at Vedge restaurant in Philadelphia, where she serves as pastry chef, front-of-house manager and beverage director. She credits her unorthodox view of pastry—flavor first, not dogmatically following recipes or traditional techniques—as the reason she’s been able to dive into the wine list for the vegan restaurant she and her husband own. Now with a diploma level certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, Jacoby focuses on “natural” wines for the page long list she offers.On drinking bubbles other than Champagne

Last year I would have told you I wanted more folks to try orange wines. But this year, I’m really into sparkling. And I don’t mean Champagne, but sparkling wine from all over. Champagne houses that strive for house style can totally be boring, even if the wine is good, but there are just so many sparkling wines that have such personality. There is so much diversity: you can drink reds with sparkle, or a beautiful funky rosé, or a bigger, waxier white. Bubbles can be sipped on their own, pair really well with food, especially the vegetable dishes we serve.

Philadelphia has a strong cocktail culture and lots of people want to share small plates, and sparkling wine totally fits into this style of eating. One producer I’m really excited about right now is Alberto Tedeschi from Emilia-Romagna. His pet-nat pignoletto is delicious! He makes a tiny amount of wine and has something like eight hectares, and does everything himself. The end result is gorgeous and well done with a beautiful body and fizzy bubbles.

On dessert pairing

I actually designed a dessert to serve with the sake we are currently pouring, the Ooki Daikichi Shuzo Shizengou Cuvee 18: floral acidity with dry, toasted coconut notes and burnt sugar.  It is a coconut milk-based yuzu custard which is modelled after crème brûlée, but not as thick, almost more like the texture of the inside of lemon meringue pie. The custard is bruléed with organic cane sugar, building a caramelization on its surface, then we add a coconut miso-glazed pocky: a breadstick/thin cookie hybrid that has been dipped in chocolate and rolled in toasted coconut. The flavours play so well together, and even though sake is hard sell and I don’t generally like to up sell our guests, the two are just made for each other.

Further details: 

1221 Locust St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

Mon – Sat: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Vegetable Restaurant

Style: American (New), Vegan

General manager: Daniel Miller, Joe Pachella, Becky Romano

All acceptable methods of payment: Visa, American Express, Mastercard and Discover

Culinary team: Chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby

They do take reservations, walk-Ins are welcome, great food for groups, take out and waiter service

Specialising in dinner, coffee and drinks

Contact: (215) 320-7500

Email : info@vedgerestaurant.com

Their website: http://vedgerestaurant.com/

Do give them the thumbs up, and share this delightful restaurant out there! Do you have a favourite vegan restaurant that you frequent! We would love to hear!

~ Active Vegan ~