Archive for October, 2008

A+ leafleting this past Wednesday

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Vegetarian Starter KitTammy and I tried a new tactic this month.  Instead of a busy Saturday location or a busy college, we went to downtown San Francisco and leafleted commuters as they entered the BART stations.  Tammy and I handed out PETA Vegetarian Starter Kits and Jack handed out Vegan Outreach’s Compassionate Choices.  We gave out just under 600 in one hour!

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Leaflets of Change

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Ann and Cheryl distributed 200 Guides promoting vegan foods in Pacifica on 9/27.  This brings our yearly distribution count to 23,652.  Thank you Ann & Cheryl!

Carol and The Chicken Man Protest KFC

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Carol organizes the monthly KFC Cruelty Protest in San Jose.  She shares how this started. KFC Cruelty Protest

“After receiving disturbing information from PETA, during March 2003, about how cruelly KFC treated the chickens they serve, I decided to arrange a protest–my first! Only one person showed up! It was Mike Borg. Read the rest of this entry »

Vegi Garden (Sunnyvale) closed

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Vegi Garden, an all vegetarian Chinese restaurant in Sunnyvale, is now closed. This was one of the few veg restaurants serving dim sum.

Sunnyvale currently has 10 vegetarian restaurants now.

South Bay dominates UG Top Ten

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

The Ultimate Guide Top Ten is based on user ratings from BAVeg members and the general public.  Merit Vegetarian (Sunnyvale) and Happy Bamboo (San Jose) are the newest additions to the Ultimate Guide Top Ten.

The South Bay now dominates with 70% of the Top Ten restaurants to the East Bay’s 30% with 0% to San Francisco, which has 20 vegetarian restaurants within its city limits. Read the rest of this entry »

Loving Hut (Palo Alto, SF)

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Loving Hut, which describes itself as international fast food, opened its first Bay Area restaurant in Milpitas in July. They held their Grand Opening for the second restaurant opening in Palo Alto on Saturday, October 4th, and the Grand Opening for its 3rd location in San Francisco’s Chinatown is next weekend, Saturday October 11th.  The activities include a lion dance at 11 a.m.

Once Loving Hut opens its SF location, it will join Lucky Creation as the second vegetarian restaurant in Chinatown.

Karma (SF)

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

The Bay Area is now home to a vegetarian Himalayan fusion restaurant, Karma, in the Richmond district of San Francisco.  After several recent closures of veg restaurants in SF, it’s great to welcome KARMA to the Bay Area.  They opened on Sept. 8th, and are a small restaurant with very limited seating inside and a bench outside.  Their focus is primarily on takeout.

Thanks to Winnie and Nadine for the update.

Karma: Ultimate Guide – read it, rate it, review it

Review: Come Hither Cupcakes

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

mexican-hot-cocoa.jpgWe remain convinced that the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the best places to live as a vegan.  Come Hither Cupcakes is proof of that.

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