Vegan Restaurant Information of the Week: Danny Glover's Favourite Meatless Barbecue, Hippie Burgers, and Extra

The times of boring salads are formally behind us with thrilling vegan restaurant information cropping up each week. New vegan bakeries are popping up from coast to coast, with a recent outpost of Sticky Fingers within the East and San & Wolves within the West. 

With World Vegan Month simply someday away, vegan fast-food chain Plant Energy Quick Meals has introduced a menu particular that celebrates the crunchy origins of plant-based consuming. San Francisco Bay Space sensation Vegan Mob—a favourite of actor Danny Glover—may need closed its authentic Oakland store however proprietor Toriano Gordon has a lot extra in retailer. Learn on for extra.  

1Hippie Burgers kick off World Vegan Month

World Vegan Month begins subsequent month, and Plant Energy Quick Meals is celebrating with a throwback to honor the veggie origins of plant-based consuming. The vegan fast-food chain’s new Hippie Patty is produced from easy components resembling black beans, poblano and chipotle peppers, roasted cashews, garlic, and onions. The patty was created to evoke the crunchy essence of early vegan and vegetarian delicacies. 

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The Hippie Patty can be utilized instead in any of the chain’s eight burger varieties and will be paired with its newly launched Candy Potato Fries for a nourishing meal choice.

“In my faculty days, black bean patties had been my lifeline and epitomized veganism for many people as they represented a scrumptious and savory different to the high-fat and ldl cholesterol beef burgers,” Zach Vouga, founding father of Plant Energy Quick Meals, stated in an announcement. 

“The Hippie Patty is our love letter to these early vegan days,” Vouga stated, “It’s a reminder that generally, the only meals like greens, legumes, nuts, and herbs pack probably the most highly effective punch.”

Each the Hippie Patty and Candy Potato Fries will probably be accessible throughout all places beginning November 1, 2023. 

2Sticky Fingers opens new DC outpost

In the event you’re craving cookie sandwiches, cupcakes, pastries, and desserts, the most effective locations to go within the nation is Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats. And this month, the famed vegan bakery opened its latest outpost within the NoMa neighborhood of Washington, DC.

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The brand new location provides to the bakery’s rising availability throughout the DC space, together with 9 Foxtrot markets, MOMs, Sure! Natural Market, Peregrine, Odd Provisions, and Entire Meals Markets. A brand new bakery and wholesale manufacturing facility in Takoma can also be deliberate for this winter. 

Sticky Fingers was based by award-winning vegan pastry chef Doron Petersan, who’s a two-time Cupcake Wars champion.

“The extra alternatives individuals have to decide on vegan, the extra they’ll, so we wish to be in every single place that individuals store, which is why we’re making it a lot simpler to seek out Sticky Fingers treats throughout,” Petersan tells VegNews.

The Grand Opening noticed 50 prospects stroll away with a free cookie and 10 % of the proceeds made that day had been donated to the Humane Rescue Alliance. Not in DC? Along with offering native supply, Sticky Fingers gives quite a lot of plant-based sweets that ship nationwide.

3Filipinx bakery in Lengthy Seaside

Extra vegan bakery information? Coming proper up.

San & Wolves Bakeshop, a vegan Filipinx bakery is setting its sights on a bodily location in Lengthy Seaside, CA. The store was first born in 2017 as a pop-up in New York and has since expanded its choices to Southern California. 

Specialties right here embody vegan pastries with Filipinx flare resembling cinnamon buns, desserts, and pop-tarts in black sesame, ube, and pandan flavors; bitsu-bitsu (assume doughnut holes); half and half cookies; and pan de coco (the candy bread roll that began all of it). 

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San & Wolves simply efficiently accomplished a Kickstarter marketing campaign to assist fund its first bodily store, the place it should provide a a lot wider collection of 10 pastry choices, together with a collection of specials and desserts. Additionally, the brick-and-mortar store will improve San & Wolves’ baking capability, decreasing the possibilities of its pastries promoting out—a typical incidence at its pop-ups.  

“We consider that vegan Filipino meals ought to be an accessible and scrumptious alternative for everybody, with out compromising on taste,” Kym Estrada, pastry chef and founding father of San & Wolves Bakeshop, stated in an announcement. 

“With the assist of our neighborhood, we are able to create a welcoming house the place everybody can take pleasure in our tradition and be a part of one thing actually particular,” she stated. 

410 programs of vegan Thai meals

Satdha, identified for its distinctive plant-based Thai choices, is celebrating a decade within the enterprise by internet hosting an unique 10-course tasting occasion on November 9, 2023. 

Since its launch in 2013, Satdha has been a pacesetter within the plant-based Thai meals scene in Los Angeles, mixing recent components and conventional strategies with progressive flavors. This strategy has gained the institution a devoted following and quite a few accolades over time.


The particular menu for the night is designed by Chef Gunn Pankum, who has been instrumental in shaping the restaurant’s id. Pankum’s culinary expertise and keenness for vegan Thai cooking will probably be on full show as she introduces an array of latest dishes. 

“For this particular occasion, she has crafted an unique tasting menu that may introduce new tantalizing dishes, pushing the boundaries of what vegan Thai delicacies will be,” Pankum stated in an announcement. 

Satdha has constructed its status on a mixture of conventional authenticity and fashionable influences in plant-based Thai delicacies. The upcoming anniversary dinner can have two seating choices at 5:30pm and eight:00pm, to supply flexibility for attendees, whereas sustaining an environment conducive to a novel eating expertise.

5Vegan Mob opens new Bay Space places

Northern California native and celebrated actor Danny Glover is a giant fan of Vegan Mob, a neighborhood plant-based eatery identified for its meatless barbecue. Based by Bay Space musical artist Toriano Gordon, the primary brick-and-mortar Vegan Mob location opened in 2019 in Oakland and rapidly grew to become a sensation for its artistic takes on soul meals resembling smackaroni (vegan mac and cheese), plant-based brisket, Southern-style greens, and extra. 

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Sadly, Gordon closed the Oakland location in September as his lease there was non permanent. However when one door closes, two extra open because the vegan entrepreneur simply expanded Vegan Mob to a Santa Rosa location and an outpost within the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco—which represents a homecoming for Gordon, who was raised within the Fillmore district. 

“There’s been a variety of ups and downs this previous yr. I’ve had a lot nostalgia for the Oakland spot already, however that is about doing what’s finest for my enterprise and for my household,” Gordon informed native outlet SFGate. “I needed to make a troublesome determination so as to develop.” 

Gordon is simply getting began with one other Vegan Mob meals truck deliberate for Oakland, a cookbook with 80 plant-based recipes, and a retail line of vegan frozen meals at Entire Meals Markets and Safeway shops in early 2024.

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