Category Archives: Dining Out

Vegan San Diego: Moncai Vegan

I may have mentioned a couple times on the blog how San Diego is severely lacking in the vegan restaurant department. This may make local vegans here upset, but please cut me some slack, I came from L.A. – the land of endless amazing vegan food options. I was spoiled, so in comparison SD just doesn’t match up.
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Vegan in Vegas: Again

A few weekends ago Jason and I drove to Vegas. My best friend (the one we visited earlier this year) and her husband were celebrating their 5 year wedding anniversary and decided they wanted to renew their vows with Elvis! Honestly, I’ll take any excuse to go to Vegas (Jason was a harder sell) so I was totally down for a few days away.
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Sunday Funday: Hillcrest Farmers Market

You know you’ve reached a certain level of maturity when going to the farmers market is your idea of Sunday Funday. Even more, I have been looking forward to going to this particular market in Hillcrest all week! Rumor has it that it’s one of the best in San Diego county and if that wasn’t reason enough, I really wanted to check out Anthem Vegan who serves up delicious vegan fare there every Sunday.
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L.A. Vegan Beer & Food Fest 2015

The Los Angeles Vegan Beer and Food Festival – by far my favorite vegan event of the year and arguably my favorite day of the year. It’s hard to explain if you’ve never been, but it’s just such a marvelous time. There’s a collective energy in the air of excitement and compassion and it seeps into your soul. This was the 6th annual and my fourth year attending and absolutely the best for a few reasons. 
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Sunday Funday: Vegan Market Haul

Look, I’m going to be straight up with y’all – this particular Sunday Funday actually happened on a Saturday. I know, I know – how could I?! But the simple truth is Saturday doesn’t have any clever rhymes that portray an awesome weekend day spent doing random fun things. Saturdays are reserved for pictures of cats (Google Caturday if you don’t know what I’m talking about) and I am severely lacking in the feline pet department at the moment. Anyway, moving on…


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Sunday Funday: Vegan Brunch

I’ve been missing L.A. a lot recently. Like A LOT. I miss my friends and I miss the FOOD! So I thought it would be fun to take a drive up there for Sunday Brunch at one of my favorite spots: Gracias Madre. I dragged my mom along with me even though she’s not a huge fan of the city (but she does love brunch, sooo…) 
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Restaurant Review: Pokez

I’ve been hearing about this magical place in San Diego for a few years now that serves vegan Mexican food: Pokez. If you’ve paid attention to this blog at all you know how much I love Mexican food, but it’s hard to find an authentic tasting vegan version. I spent this past weekend downtown with my guy and finally had a chance to try it out.
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Vegan in Maui, HI

Significant change is always followed by renewal and growth. If you’ve been following along you know that my life took a major turn this year. While it was emotionally trying, just like a Phoenix that rises from the ash, I have emerged stronger and with a clarity I didn’t have before. Many good things have come from this upheaval – one of which was a trip to Maui!!
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Vegan in the East Bay

Last month I spent a week with my very best friend, her husband and their 3 month old son (who I am madly in love with) in Pleasant Hill, CA. As you may recall, she and I came up with this refreshing adult beverage while I was up there, but I wanted to share some of the other great food experiences I had while there. 
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Restaurant Review: Gracias Madre WeHo

When I left San Francisco almost 3 years ago there were two major things I was going to miss: my best friend Jen and Gracias Madre, a vegan Mexican restaurant owned by the same folks that run Cafe Gratitude. The thought of leaving behind those comforting delicious meals weighed heavily on my heart, but the plethora of vegan restaurants L.A. had waiting for me helped ease the pain a bit.
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