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Posted on July 10, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor


According to Sweet Frog, they have added Dole Whip, which they say is vegan, to their offerings. For more information, see:
Please note that sugar appears to be the first ingredient.

The contents of this posting, our website, and our other publications, including Vegetarian Journal, are not intended to provide personal medical advice. Medical advice should be obtained from a qualified health professional. We often depend on product and ingredient information from company statements. It is impossible to be 100% sure about a statement, info can change, people have different views, and mistakes can be made. Please use your best judgement about whether a product is suitable for you. To be sure, do further research or confirmation on your own.

New Restaurants Have Been Added to The Vegetarian Resource Group’s Online Guide to Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants in the USA and Canada

Posted on July 07, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor


The Vegetarian Resource Group maintains an online Guide to Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants in the USA and Canada. Below are some recent additions. The entire guide can be found here:

To support the updating of this online restaurant guide, please donate at:

Baked Roots Bar
970 SE Madison St.
Portland, OR 97214
Enjoy this traditional American restaurant which has a vegan menu based on fries with flavor adaptions from all seven continents. Their menu is oil-free!

Fry Baby Donut Co.
336 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14201
Fry Baby Donut Co. donuts are handmade with love. The flavors are unique and creative, including bubble gum donuts and S’mores donuts.

Good Grains
4134 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON M8X 1X3 Canada
Good Grains specializes in creating dishes using legumes, veggies, grains, fruits, and spices. Most (but not all) menu items are soy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and free of refined sugars. The Golden Cauliflower Curry is an excellent choice for a main dish. Good Grains also offers FlatPacks2GO, which are prepared frozen dishes you can heat and eat at home.

Pure Kitchen Organic Vegan
3214 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
Serves lunch, drinks and coffee. Enjoy soups, salads, and a variety of dishes such as barbecue temepeh and portobello mushrooms, bento boxes, and chickpea couscous bowl with tahini dressing. Vegan Grab&Go and weekly meal delivery is available also.

Rosie’s Eatery
1726 Avenue Rd.
Toronto, ON M5M 3Y6 Canada
In addition to being vegan, all menu items are gluten-free! Rosie’s offers a wide selection of baked goods, yoghurt bowls, oatmeals, salads, soups, toasts, and smoothies. The soups and salads are daily specials.

Sweet Alchemy Bakery and Café
45 Upper Main St.
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Bakery and café focused on creating amazing flavors, sourcing ingredients thoughtfully, and crafting with joy. Items available include cinnamon buns, cookies, cake, and more. They also offer savory dishes.

The Greyhound Café
81 Lancaster Ave.
Malvern, PA 19355
Brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays. There are several different menus to choose from. They have a lunch menu, a Texican Menu, an Italian menu, and a pizza menu. The Greyhound Cafe also serves desserts! Popular menu items include Huevos Rancheros, Sofritos, Calzones, and No-Bake Cheesecake.

The Juice Theory
87 Brighton Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
The Juice Theory is 100% organic! In addition to delicious juices, The Juice Theory offers sandwiches, salads, and sides. They have a build your own salad option as well. Many folks enjoy the Veganwich and the Tex-Mex Wrap.

Teen Section on

Posted on July 06, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor


For many years, The Vegetarian Resource Group has created materials specifically geared towards teens written by young veggie activists (many of whom have volunteered or interned with VRG). Our online teen section can be found here:

You’ll find an FAQ section that answers a wide range of questions teens might have including:

-How do I start a vegan/vegetarian club at my school?
-What are some Vegan Snacks for Athletes?
-I am thinking of joining 4-H. I am vegan. What kinds of activities could I do?
-I’ll be looking at colleges this spring. How do I find a veg-friendly college?
-My family doesn’t have much money. I’d like to be vegan but I’ve heard it’s expensive to buy all the special food you need. Is this true?
– How Do You Respond To People Unfamiliar With or Opposed To Your Dietary Lifestyle?
– How Can I Start a School or Community Garden?
– What should I serve to non-vegans when I am hosting a party as a vegan/vegetarian?
– Why don’t vegans use leather, silk, or wool?
– I’m going to a banquet for the soccer team and I’m the only vegetarian on the team. How do I let the caterer know that I’ll need something different to eat?

To join The Vegetarian Resource Group, please visit:

Are You Looking to Buy New Non-leather Shoes, Sandals, or Sneakers?

Posted on July 05, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor
The Olivia Heeled Sandal in black from MooShoes

The Olivia Heeled Sandal in black from MooShoes

Vegan sneakers for adults and kids in low-top, mid-top, and high-top styles. They have a storefront in Los Angeles, CA. See:

MooShoes has storefronts in New York City, NY and Los Angeles, CA and you can also purchase shoes online here: They offer a wide range of sandals, sneakers, and shoes for men and women.

Pangea: The Vegan Store offers running shoes for men and women. See:

Sudo Shoes has a store in Cambridge, MA and an online store here: They offer a wide variety of shoes, sandals, and sneakers.

Vegan Essentials has a storefront in Waukesha, WI and an online store found here: They offer dress shoes for men.

The Vegetarian Site offers shoes, sandals, and hiking boots for men and women. Their online site is:

Support The Vegetarian Resource Group Year-Round – Become a Monthly or Quarterly Donor!

Posted on July 04, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor


The Vegetarian Resource Group is an activist non-profit organization that does outreach all-year-long. For example, today we are giving a several hour presentation on veganism to 10 University of Maryland Dietetic Interns (all of whom are not vegetarian and will soon be practicing dietitians). VRG tables at different events throughout the USA and also sends literature free of charge to other groups/individuals doing educational activities in schools, hospitals, camps, restaurants, libraries, etc. Our ability to continue doing this depends on people like you! Your donations allow us to promote the vegan message whenever we’re called upon for assistance. Please consider becoming a monthly or quarterly donor to The Vegetarian Resource Group.

Thanks so much for your support. You can become a monthly or quarterly donor online here:

Veggie-Focused Activities to Do with Kids this Summer

Posted on July 03, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor


Are you looking for some fun veggie-themed activities for your kids to do this summer? VRG has you covered. Here are some of the materials we have available:

Veggie-Friendly Memory Cards

Veggie Counting Game for Kids

Vegetarian Quiz for Young and Old

Veggie Videos: Watch Winning Videos from VRG’s Annual Video Contest

My Vegan Plate Coloring Page

To support VRG outreach, please donate:

Are You Looking for Some Recipes to Prepare for July 4th?

Posted on June 30, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor


The Vegetarian Resource Group has been publishing Vegetarian Journal for quite some time. Over the years we’ve published many terrific recipes. Below are links to a few articles that have recipes you may want to use July 4th.

Gourmet Grilling (recipes by Chef Nancy Berkoff for Grilled Eggplant, Mediterranean Grilled Portobello’s with Pine Nuts, Curried Barbecue Tempeh, Roasted Pepper and Eggplant Dip, Pineapple-Peach Salsa, Grilled Asparagus-Japanese Style, Grilled Sweet Peaches, and Roasted Corn)

Picnic Pleasures (recipes by Nava Atlas including Herbed Potato Salad, Pinto Beans with Watercress or Arugula, Dried Tomato Tapenade, Lemony Blueberry Muffins, Corn Relish Salad, Couscous Tabbouleh, Chunky Bean Spread, and Chocolate Chip-Raisin Blondies

Outdoor Feasts (recipes by Chef Nancy Berkoff for Roasted Corn, Souped-Up Cole Slaw or Macaroni Salad, Raita, Tofu and Potato Kebabs, Vietnamese “Beef” Salad, Lime and Chile “Steaks,” and Grilled Pineapple

Deli Salads (recipes by Rachel Himmelheber including Mexican Cole Slaw, Potato Salad with Thai Peanut Dressing, Asian Slaw, German Potato Salad, Middle Eastern Macaroni Salad, and Pecan and Red Pepper Pesto Macaroni Salad

To subscribe to Vegetarian Journal, visit:
Subscribe to Vegetarian Journal

VRG is Home to Several Interns and Volunteers this Summer

Posted on June 29, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor

VRG summer 2017 interns

The Vegetarian Resource Group does outreach and research all year-round and we couldn’t do it all without our wonderful high school and college interns/volunteers. Presently four young adults are working in our Baltimore office (photo shows from left to right Shannon, Devin, Julia, and Casey) and others do work for VRG long-distance.

Among their tasks are staffing VRG booths throughout the USA, preparing vegan meals for homeless individuals in Baltimore City, reviewing new vegan products (someone has to do that tough job!), writing up entries for our online restaurant guide, reviewing scientific studies on vegan diets, plus so much more.

To support our intern program, consider donating to VRG at:

To join The Vegetarian Resource Group, visit:
Join VRG

Are You Looking for Vegan Materials Written in Spanish?

Posted on June 28, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor

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The Vegetarian Resource Group has an entire section in Spanish on that includes plenty of vegan recipes, nutrition information, links to other organizations, articles, and more.

The Spanish section can be found here:

A special discount for VRG followers from May Wah

Posted on June 27, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor

May Wah Purple Legs

Fire up the grill, it’s BBQ season and the vegan chicken legs have arrived! As we approach our 22nd anniversary, May Wah vegan chicken legs continue to conquer the vegan barbecues during this grilling season. Save 10% off your $50 purchase today! Promo code JULY42017, ends July 7th.

May Wah is most popular source for delicious meat alternatives including our Vegan Sweet and Sour Citrus Spare Ribs, Ginger Chicken, Spicy Gong Bao Chicken, and our ever-popular Delicious Chicken Legs. Additionally, our products were recently elegantly presented to each guest at PETA’s Animals’ Party on Capitol Hill.

Our products are convenient, delicious, and most important, we can ship anywhere in the USA. Purchase today and show off your vegan grilling skills! Visit

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