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!

Good 2 Go Cornwall – Perranporth, Cornwall, U.K.

Good 2 Go Cornwall  –  Delicious and reasonably priced 100% vegan food sold from a box trailer in Perranporth, Cornwall. An oasis in a sea of meaty and fishy food outlets. If you go to Cornwall and you don’t want to eat just chips, chips, chips – then find these guys, they are FABULOUS! They are situated at St Pirans Rd, give em a shout out yeah! They do everything from wraps, pies, ice-creams, falafels, pizza, sandwiches, hot dogs, cakes, cookies, salads, juices etc on a set menu as well as daily specials!
In the picture are their delicious asparagus and ‘ham’ vegan quiches on the menu for the day! Have half with a salad or take one/two home for tea 🌱 yum! but all of their daily specialties look so divine. So check out their Facebook page as well as their web, and if your in Cornwall – stop by!
Call them on:

Phone: 07538482089

Email: good2gocornwall@gmail.com

Their web: http://www.good2gocornwall.co.uk/

Conscious 108 – vegan restaurant, South Africa, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Conscious108   –  Damn good food that happens to be vegan. Great vibe, happy place. They do the best desserts. Lunches. Dinners. Juices. Smoothies. All 100% plant based.  American (Traditional), Brunch, Burgers, Delis, Diners, Fast Food, Hot Dogs, Indian/Pakistani, Mexican, Sandwiches, Soul Food, Vegan.
Their full address is : 108 Greenway Greenside, 2193 Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Open Mon & Wed to Sat: 11am to 21h30, and Sun 11am to 15h00.
Parking lot as well as street parking.
General Manager is Misha  Dhupelia.
Attire is casual.
Payment methods : Visa, Mastercard and Cash
Takes Reservations, Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Take Out, Delivery, Catering, Waiter Service and Outdoor Seating
Lunch, Dinner, Coffee and Drinks
Contact them on : 0116467250
Email them here: hello@conscious108.co.za

Bobencek – Ljubljana, Slovenia.

We found a really quaint restaurant in Ljubljana, Slovenia 100% vegan  – set alongside a pretty cobbled road amidst romantic picturesque surrounds. They specialize in soups and offer daily surprises based on ingredient obtainability however also create daily specialities including burgers, pancakes, pasta’s, salads, falafel, tortilla, sandwiches, smoothies, desserts etc. Their portions are both hearty and filling and their service is warm and friendly. A strong sense of Slovenian influence comes through in their wonderful dishes which are all absolutely delicious. They are fresh – they are fast, and they are dog friendly! They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner – and do coffees and drinks.

Check out their Facebook page – give them a like and do share them around the world! Bobenček

Their full address is ; Trubarjeva 17, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Contact them on ; 014321283

Funky Fresh Foods.

Funky Fresh Foods is a stunning raw organic restaurant in Oslo, Norway who opened back in 2009. Their mission is to change your awareness around the food you eat. Only the best is good enough for you –  just what you deserve!

Through catering, cooking classes, health food products, shop and their restaurant, they continue to  spread awareness and good experiences around organic, raw vegan food.

They specialize in breakfast, brunch, burgers, delis, fast food, food stands, sandwiches – all 100% pure healthy vegan delight.

Their full address is Hausmansgate 16, 0182 Oslo, Norway

Open: Mon-Tue at 10-17, Wed-Fri 10-22, Sat 12-22, Sun 12-17

Contact them on – 45915779

Email – post@funkyfreshfoods.no

Check out their website – www.funkyfreshfoods.no  – do check out review on their cook book (Raw) , which is the very first Norwegian produced book about raw food – can now be purchased at your local book strore. Josefine Andréen, general manager of Funky Fresh Foods, is the author of the first Norwegian raw food cookbook RAW. She is a popular speaker and motivator and has taught thousands of Norwegians in raw food prep since 2009. They bring everything needed. Price from 5000, – including raw materials – be sure to check out their classes. Further details on their web.

Dress is casual, they do take bookings, walk-ins welcome, can accomodate groups, children are a pleasure – they offer take out, catering, delivery and they do have waiters service.

See you there! – and keep sharing the vegan love. Support their page, give them the thumbs up – share them with the world. Looking forward to hearing more from you –  ‘wonderful vegan eatery recommendations around the globe’.

~ Active Vegan ~

Vegabond.

Vegabond specializes in vegan and gluten-free foods. Healthy, tasty, honest. All made possible by Mother Nature. Let food be thy medicine. Please like their page, support and share them around the world!

Their cuisine offers vegan, Western, Dutch and also offers take outs. Cafe within a store. Offers vegan sandwiches and wraps, hot and cold drinks, cakes, coffee, and raw chocolates. There is a small seating area overlooking the canal. Beautiful place to relax – friendly staff. Highly recommendable.

Address:  Leliegracht 16, 1015 DE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Open:  Tue – Sat: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sun: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact them at : 020 846 89 27

Email : info@vegabond.nl

Check out their web at : http://www.vegabond.nl/

Thanks again for continually sharing stunning vegan eateries around the world with us – we continue to pay them forward with you.

~ Active Vegan ~

Midnight Sandwich Feast.

Ever have one of those AHA moments when you’ve had a long day, been studying or out and about on the town,exhausted, and you just want to grab a bite to eat without all the fuss of cooking?

Well assuming that you have the following ingredients in your refrigerator makes for a fantastic sarmie that you can simply slap together and revel in absolute joy! Sharing ideas and spreading the love. May the force be with you!

I am going to cover more sarmies and subs with time, as they are quick and easy connections to absolute joy and complete satisfaction when you are on the run or just plain tired or lazy to whip up that storm. What’s in your fridge is what you get out, and what you get are your bodies rewards.

Always make sure that you have back up in there for those aha moments!

Ingredients to make a fast one:

Two slices brown bread (toasted)

1/2 avo as a spread (in place of butter)

1 slice of raw sweet red onion

couple of T spoons of scrambled tofu

1 thick slice of grilled thyme tomato

loads of grated vegan cheddar (as much as you want…pile it on there)!

sprinkle cayenne pepper

phrs and mgpc to taste

sprinkle of hemp seed

squeeze of fresh lemon juice

drizzle of hemp oil

fresh parsley

How to enjoy:

Pop on your top slice of toastie, open your mouth up wide and tuck in, and enjoy!

Big Luv from me Vegan Chef On The Run

Inspired by ~ Active Vegan ~

Gentle Gourmet Café

Today we are in France, Paris, and visiting the Gentle Gourmet Café ! Do give their page a like, support, share, and check out their website! Great video there too. http://www.gentlegourmetcafe.com/

A really cute café restaurant where food and drinks are vegan and mostly organic. Serving a variety of French and Mediterranean dishes both classics and contemporary. Raw and non-gluten options. Offers brunch on Sunday till 1:30pm. The classy bistro atmosphere lends itself to casual as well as special dining. Has a kids menu. Reservations are suggested. Closed Monday and Tuesday but may be hired on demand. They do credit cards.

Address: 24 boulevard de la bastille, 75012 Paris, France

Breakfast, Brunch, Burgers, Creperies, Delis, Diners, Fast Food, French, Sandwiches, Vegan.

They take reservations, walk-ins are welcome, good for groups, good for kids, take out, delivery, catering, waiter service and outdoor seating.

Specializing in: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks

Contact: 0143434849

General Manger: Pivain

They opened their doors on May 13, 2009

Attire is casual

Public transit: Métro Bastille, Gare de Lyon ou Quai de la Rapée

Accept visa as method of payment as well

Culinary team: Gérante:  Caroline Pivain, Executive Chef: Deborah Pivain

Their email: restaurant@gentlegourmetcafe.com

If you’re in the area do pop by for a wonderful culinary experience.

Do you have a favourite vegan restaurant that you frequent and would like to share with others, do let us know so that we can pay them forward!

~ Active Vegan ~

Benefit from seeds!

Quality of health increases through regular consumption of seeds.

Seed are not just excellent for birds, they benefit humans tremendously, and they are a superfood source that you really do want to incorporate into your daily meal plan!  You can eat them in larger quantities as a main course, grind them into butters,  flax seed can be used as a healthy egg substitute (1 t flax to 3 part water),  you can pop them into smoothies,  drinks and make desserts with them,  sprinkle them over any dish including salads and sandwiches, or use them in smaller quantities as garnishes for other foods. They’re inexpensive, convenient, and tasty. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the most commonly eaten seeds:

Flax seeds: Flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, zinc, iron, calcium, and Vitamin E, and are a great addition to your diet. Newer food products that may contain them include cereals and crackers, but you can buy plain flax seeds as well. Flax seeds must be chewed thoroughly though to get the benefits. Since it’s difficult to completely chew this small seed, a better option is to grind them in a blender, food processor, or coffee grinder. Once they’re ground, you can add them to smoothies, bread dough, baked goods, and hot cereals. You can also use them as a healthy egg substitute in cooking and baking (1 t ground flax to 3 part water = 1 egg).

Chia seeds: great omega 3 to omega 6 ratio at slightly more 6 than 3, ALA, anti-inflammatory, laxative, soothing for the digestive tract calcium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, protein, fiber, different varieties vary quite a bit in nutritional make up. Great for breakfast, desserts and smoothies!

Hemp seeds: Commonly thought of as a “hippie” food, hemp has some significant health benefits. Hemp seeds are rich in protein, calcium, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. While hemp contains trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol, one of the compounds found in marijuana , you will not feel any effects by consuming products containing hemp. Stunning form of well rounded protein and amino acids! Versatile to almost every available dish you can think of. Best consumed in it’s raw form.

Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are chock full of magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, tryptophan, and iron. They’re also a good source of copper, zinc, and Vitamin K. You can buy prepackaged pumpkin seeds at most supermarkets, or you can make your own. Scoop out the seeds from a pumpkin’s inner cavity, rinse them off and dry them, then roast them for the best flavor.

Sesame seeds: Not just good on bagels or in Asian dishes, sesame seeds can jazz up salads, cereals, and yogurt. This tiny seed is loaded with copper and manganese, and also has plenty of calcium, magnesium, tryptophan, and iron. Toasting sesame seeds really brings out their flavor. Sesame seeds are a surprising source of the bone-building mineral calcium, great news for folks who have trouble tolerating dairy products. And seeds are a rich source of vitamin E. The only drawback: Some seeds are quite high in fat. Sunflower and sesame seeds provide about 80 percent of their calories as fat, although the fat is mostly of the heart-smart unsaturated variety.

Sunflower seeds: You can buy these shelled, but it’s more fun to buy them whole and crack open the hulls. Sunflower seeds are a tremendous source of Vitamin E and are also rich in Vitamin B1. Also a fantastic base for dips!

Seeds are the “eggs” that contain the nutrients needed to nourish the growth of a new plant. So their high nutrient content shouldn’t come as a surprise. What’s surprising is that we generally relegate these nutritional wonders to the occasional snack rather than making them staples of our diet. Adding more seeds to your meals shall strengthen your body as well as nourish your mind.

With their gold mine of healthy minerals and their niacin and folic-acid contents, seeds are an excellent nutrition package. They are among the better plant sources of iron and zinc. In fact, one ounce of pumpkin seeds contains almost twice as much iron as three ounces of skinless chicken breast. And they provide more fiber per ounce than nuts. They are also great  sources of protein.

Edible seeds are an important part of a raw food diet mainly for the essential fatty acids (EFA’s) they contain. EFA’s are polyunsaturated fats that the human body cannot produce, so they must be obtained from our diets. There are two groups of EFA’s; they are omega 3’s and omega 6’s. The omega 3 fatty acids are alpha linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The omega 6 essential fatty acids are linoleic acid (LA), gamalinolenic acid (GLA), and arachidonic acid (AA).

These EFA’s found in seeds balance and regulate energy production, blood circulation, nerve function, inflammation, hormone regulation, recovery from exercise, immune function, cell growth, and much more. A diet high in animal products and processed foods is high in omega 6’s which compete for the same metabolizing enzymes needed by the omega 3’s for assimilation. Most people’s diets don’t contain enough omega 3’s which upsets the important balance required for good health. When omega 6’s are consumed in excess they use up the metabolizing enzymes making them unavailable for omega 3 metabolism, so it makes complete sense to stop consuming ‘animal products’, and up your seed intake for optimum health and balance.

It’s common for people to consume over 20 times more omega 6 than omega 3, and this type of imbalance is associated with significant health issues including heart disease, stroke, cancer, Alzheimers, diabetes, mood disorders, arthritis, osteoporosis, inflammation, and obesity. Experts vary in their opinions of the ideal ratio with guidelines ranging anywhere from omega 6 to omega 3 of 4:1 to 1:2. When consuming a well balanced raw food diet including seeds, it should be easy to fall within these guidelines.

Research shows that eating seeds and the EFA’s they contain can elevate mood, improve brain function and development, and build a healthy circulatory system to name just a few. You can now see how including edible seeds in your daily diet shall go a long way in improving your health.

Like nuts, which are actually large seeds, edible seeds are best if soaked before eating, except hemp which does not have enzyme inhibitors. Edible seeds can be put into smoothies, ground and sprinkled over salads, mixed in raw recipes, or blended with citrus juice to make a super healthy salad dressing. These are just a few of the ways to make seeds and their magical EFA’s part of your daily diet.

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