Archive for August, 2007

Yummie House (Richmond District – San Francisco)

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Thanks to a tip from Art about a new vegetarian restaurant in the Richmond district called Yummie House. He says “It is all Vegetarian and Vegan friendly.

It looks like a sandwich shop but they have an incredible variety that would challenge most full scale restaurants.”

Don’t forget to review them in the Guide.

Cupertino Whole Foods Moved

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Whole Foods in Cupertino is now in a new and larger store across the street at 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd.

Global Vegetarian Bistro – San Jose

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

New veggie restaurant in downtown San Jose. Deli-style counter with fake meat options as well as a separate menu which includes appetizers, rice plates, dim sum, soups and salads.

In the old location of Kimba Vegetarian Bistro / Good Karma on E. Santa Clara Street. New owner, same menu.

BAV News – August 2007

Monday, August 20th, 2007

San Francisco Bay Area Events & Activities, recipes .. and more!

http://www.bayareaveg.org/newsletters/BAV-News-Aug2007.htm

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Merit Vegetarian Restaurant (Sunnyvale)

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

In Sunnyvale, a new restaurant will be openng soon. It’s website proudly proclaims “All dishes are prepared with fresh and nutritious ingredients; No animal products, eggs or MSG.”

Merit Vegetarian is at 548-2 Lawrence Expressway in Sunnyvale, CA
Hours: Daily 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Enjoy eating in San Francisco?

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

BAVeg is looking for 1-2 volunteers who work or live in San Francisco to establish new monthly dining events in SF.

Please take our survey to determine your aptitude.

1) Do you enjoy eating vegan foods? (yes, no)

2) Do you like to share interesting conversation with like-minded folks? (yes, no)

3) Do you enjoy meeting new people? (yes, no)

4) Do you want to help support new veg*ns? (yes, no)

5) Do you believe a veg*n lifestyle benefits the animals, the environment, and human health? (yes, no)

6) Do you believe one person can make a difference? (yes, no)

7) Do you support BAVeg’s mission to promote veganism and animal rights? (yes, no)

If you answered YES to all of the above, then you’re a great fit to host a vegan dining out activity. We are particularly looking for hosts in SF at this time.

Volunteer Info

Current, BAVeg has about a dozen monthly events in Marin, South Bay, East Bay, and SF. We would like to expand that to include a regular dinner in San Francisco.

If you’re new to event hosting, please note that we provide a support forum exclusively for our hosts, with real life practical tips and ideas for event hosting.

Our volunteers make everything happen for Bay Area Veg. And they are indeed Veggie Important People to us. Join a great team!

Dinner Event:

Host a dinner at your favorite veg restaurant! Sound interesting? Read more about event hosting and then contact Tammy with your ideas.

The dinner can be during the week or on the weekend to fit your schedule. Currently, all the volunteer dinner hosts pick their favorite restaurant, and then host the dinner there at a set date and time every month (i.e. 4th Wednesday at 7 pm, 2nd Saturday at 6 pm). Having regularly scheduled events makes it easier to remember the dates, too.

Lunch event – co-host needed!

Tammy is looking for a co-host for a regular SF lunch (currently held at the SF Ferry Building Farmer’s Market). She can do the online organizing but her work schedule often includes spontaneous meetings at/near the lunch hour. So she needs a reliable co-host who has a very predictable work schedule and can arrive promptly at the event. If you can help, the next lunch is currently scheduled for 9/4; please contact Tammy.

At the Aug 7th lunch at Donna’s Tamales at the SF Ferry Building Farmer’s Market, there were 11 folks in attendance, with a variety of foods and conversations enjoyed. We’ll miss Andrew who has been co-hosting, but is changing job locations.

Curry Buffet

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

This past weekend I traveled to Friday Harbor, WA and Victoria, BC. While in Victoria I visited the Empress Hotel, a five star property that’s been around for over 100 years, proudly serving the richest of the the rich (I’m still not sure why they let me in the front door). As you can imagine, the hotel’s restaurants have always been formal and rather old-fashioned. This is not a place looking to be “hip.” I expected to go hungry, being an active vegan, and had packed plenty of energy bars.

Those power bars are still in my suitcase, untouched, because I was fed like royalty—vegan royalty. The Empress Room prepared a full five-course vegan meal without blinking an eye—and it was one of the best vegan meals I’ve ever had!–and the appetizer buffets were also stocked with vegan treats. The neatest thing, though, was the curry buffet in the Bengal Lounge. This restaurant has been serving an old-fashioned Indian curry buffet for decades. Lamb and chicken curries, mostly.

My friend and I walked in for lunch, and I commented that the menu had a couple of veg options so I would be fine if I couldn’t do the buffet. One of the servers heard me and she interrupted our conversation to assure us that the kitchen would love to make extra veg options for the buffet—it was a common request.

It is so nice to be a vegan activist in 2007.

So in honor of the decidedly old-fashioned and un-hip Empress Hotel in Victoria—proudly serving vegan food—here is a list of ingredients for your very own curry buffet. Instructions for dressing to the nines are not included.

Read the rest of this entry »

New Leaf Market – Half Moon Bay

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

New Leaf Market, a popular natural foods store chain in the Santa Cruz area, has announced it will be moving into Half Moon Bay in Spring 2008.

This is hugely exciting news for those living on the San Mateo coastside, the headquarters for Bay Area Vegetarians.

Vegetarian House (San Jose) goes Vegan!

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

Vegetarian House, a popular restaurant in the South Bay with an extensive menu of Asian and Western foods, is now an entirely vegan restaurant.

Sunny, at Vegetarian House, said: “We are happy to say that the entire menu – including all desserts are now 100% vegan – (with no non-vegan options). The website was updated today – so please check it out again. Vegans can now order anything on the menu without any dairy. We have vegan crepes Florentine on the specials menu this weekend with our own ricotta ‘cheese’ and creamy white sauce.”

Check it out at the next monthly dinner. See BAVeg event calendar for details.