Beyond Meat Comes to the KC Area
Big news, local veg*ns – this *much* hyped new vegan chicken substitute is now available in the KC area. Beyond Meat announced that today is the debut of their new faux chicken product in the Rocky Mountain region – which happens to include the Whole Foods on 119th Street. It’s only available via their prepared foods case for now – you can’t just buy a package of the stuff – but, hey, it’s a good excuse not to cook for one meal, right? I’m looking forward to checking Beyond Meat out as soon as possible. Let me know when you do, too!
My Kansas City: Amber Shea Crawley
Local raw/vegan cookbook author Amber Shea Crawley was featured in Ink Magazine’s My Kansas City column this week. Local vegans are probably familiar with her choices for dining out, but this is great exposure for Amber and her cookbook, and a little added publicity for some Vegan KC favorites, new and old.
5 Vegan-Friendly Towns on Our Radar
Just catching this one now, but in April VegNews.com noted that Kansas City is one of five US cities that’s an “up and coming veg destination.”
: Spotlight On: KC’s Vegetarian Cuisine
Visit KC is spreading the word to our All Star Game visitors that we DO have loads of veggie eats in our town – unlike the KC Star’s visitor intro suggested yesterday. Some of my vegan favorites are missing from the list – Waldo Pizza and the Foundry, to name two. What places do you always take out-of-towners? Which places do you always take yourself?
People talk a whole lot about our BBQ, grilled meats and deep-fried delights (hello, Stroud’s Fried Chicken). But if you think we’re exclusively a meat & potatoes kind of town, think again.
Did you know KC has, in our humble opinion, some of the best vegetarian cuisine in the country? True…
I learned recently that Island Spice, the Caribbean restaurant just west of the intersection of 39th & Main is a secret source of veggie-friendly eats. While one might expect – and will find – the traditional oxtails and jerk chicken, the menu also includes tofu and vegetable dishes, a “Plantain Vegetable Medley,” and several veggie sides. We plan on stopping by soon to confirm which items are (or can be) vegan, and to have a sip of their homemade ginger brew. Let me know if you’ve already checked them out!
Charles Ferruzza’s Brief Veggie Past
The Pitch’s long-time restaurant critic fesses up to his past as vegetarian (vegan?) waiter in an Indianapolis macrobiotic restaurant.
Pitch Reviews Cafe Gratitude
I have to say I agree on the coconut bacon – it tasted more like an odd, sweet, mayo-based salad (ala tuna- or egg-) to me, but I’m looking forward to checking out the rest of their menu soon.
Have you been to Cafe Gratitude since it opened in KC? What are your thoughts?