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Posted on January 22, 2018 by The VRG Blog Editor

The Vegetarian Resource Group is an activist non-profit organization that does outreach all-year-long. For example, 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: Donate to The Vegetarian Resource Group

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

Posted on January 19, 2018 by The VRG Blog Editor

vegan bowl

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: Vegetarian Resource Group Restaurant Guide

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

Here are some new additions to VRG’s guide:

Frickin’ Delights
3 Superior St., Ste. 102
Devon AB T9G 1E9 Canada
Frickin’ Delights is located just south of the North Saskatchewan River, around thirty minutes southwest of Edmonton. They sell vegan donuts and café items. Both seasonal and classic donut varieties are offered, with past flavors including earl grey, pecan turtle, salted caramel, gingerbread, and even a savory maple-cayenne cornbread type served alongside soups. Savory dishes include vegan mac and cheese, dill pickle soup, and a range of sandwiches and salads.

Superfood Bar
1541 Platte St.
Denver, CO 80202
Located in Highland, this juice bar offers a wide variety of healthy vegan options. The menu has many fresh pressed juices and smoothies to pick from. Fun options include the Tasty Turmeric Smoothie or the Mean Green Juice. Non-raw options include wraps like the Bean Burrito Wrap. Cold brew coffee shots also available.

The Hunter’s Wife Health Bar
112 N. Wenatchee Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Located on the west bank of the Columbia River across the street from the Wenatchee Convention Center, The Hunter’s Wife serves health foods, juices, and smoothie bowls. After witnessing her grandmother’s battle with cancer, owner Tandi Rolen was inspired to create plant-based meals with healing ingredients. The restaurant is dedicated to showing compassion in every aspect of the restaurant; proceeds from dishes like the Hope Bowl and the Buddha Belly go to local non-profit organizations. Menu items range from sweet (açaí bowls) to savory (raw walnut-chorizo tacos); gluten-free and nut-free options are also available.

Vegan Bowl
8672 S. Redwood Rd.
West Jordan, UT 84088
This Vietnamese vegan restaurant offers spring rolls, banh mi sandwiches, and a variety of noodle and rice dishes. Some dishes feature mock meats like soy-based chickun, ham, shrimp, and beef. An extensive list of teas, shakes, smoothies, and various boba flavors is also available.

44 West 17th St.
New York, NY 10011
This Chelsea eatery serves dressed-up Mediterranean- and Middle-Eastern-inspired tapas like smoked hummus, Tunisian-spiced squash, and sunflower seed baklava. XYST (pronounced “exist”) is just one of the many plant-based restaurants that the Matthew Kenney Cuisine team operates. The team is dedicated to creating healthy, delicious, and eco-conscious plant-based dishes. XYST is committed to sourcing its seasonal ingredients from local farms and markets. Even the cocktails are made with sustainable and organic ingredients. Leftover ingredients from the kitchen, like cucumber scraps and fruit pieces, are repurposed into garnishes and syrups.


Posted on January 18, 2018 by The VRG Blog Editor

According to Bread and Butter Public Relations, a new line of vegan pizzas using Follow Your Heart’s Mozzarella Shreds is available in the 600 Domino’s Australian stores. The pizzas include Vegan Avocado, Vegan Spicy Trio, and Vegan Margherita. See:

Veganism in a Nutshell

Posted on January 17, 2018 by The VRG Blog Editor

Now that we’re into a new year, perhaps you have a friend or family member that’s newly interested in the vegan lifestyle. The Vegetarian Resource Group has produced Veganism in a Nutshell, which is a handy handout explaining veganism. It includes why people become vegan and vegan nutrition information, as well as links to a Vegan Diets in a Nutshell Poster, egg and dairy replacers, a guide to vegan alternatives to leather, food ingredient information, plus much more.

You can read Veganism in a Nutshell here:
Veganism in a Nutshell

Are You Looking to Buy a Vegan Cake or Cupcakes for a Special Event? If so, we’ve compiled a list of many vegan bakeries in the USA and Canada.

Posted on January 16, 2018 by The VRG Blog Editor


Are you in charge of bringing a vegan cake or cupcakes to a party? Or are you simply in the mood for some delicious vegan baked goods? The Vegetarian Resource Group has compiled a list of vegan bakeries in the USA and Canada.

The list of vegan bakeries can be found here:
vegan bakeries


Posted on January 15, 2018 by The VRG Blog Editor

This restaurant is for sale. The owners say there has never been meat in the kitchen. (Note: The restaurant closed at the end of 2017.) Please feel free to visit to see some pictures of the space. There is a contact link on the website if you would like to contact the owners.

Pizza Research Institute
325 Blair Blvd., Eugene, OR 97402
(541) 343-1307

Vegetarian/pizza. At the Pizza Research Institute, they offer, “Tomorrow’s Pizza Today.” Their ‘Periodic Table of Toppings’ includes pears, peaches, apples, sweet potatoes, baby corn, asparagus, garlic, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, walnuts, vegan pesto, and tofu. They also feature outdoor dining patios, an art gallery, and live music.

Open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Full service
vegan options
take-out, beer/wine, special beverages

Aldi Rolls Out Vegan and Vegetarian Product Line

Posted on January 12, 2018 by The VRG Blog Editor

According to The Baltimore Sun, Aldi supermarket chain is rolling out a vegan and vegetarian product line. See:

VRG Offers One $10,000 Scholarship plus Two $5,000 Scholarships to Graduating High School Seniors in the USA – Deadline is February 20th!

Posted on January 11, 2018 by The VRG Blog Editor


Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted veganism/vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.

One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in spring 2018. Deadline is February 20, 2018. We will accept applications postmarked on or before February 20, 2018. Early submission is encouraged.

Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegan/vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Payment will be made to the student’s college (U.S. based only). Winners of the scholarships give permission to release their names to the media. Applications and essays become property of The Vegetarian Resource Group. We may ask finalists for more information. Scholarship winners are contacted by e-mail or telephone. Please look at your e-mail.

For details on the contest, see: VRG Scholarship Contest

Nothing Beats a Bowl of Warm Soup During the Winter! Try These Recipes

Posted on January 10, 2018 by The VRG Blog Editor


There are so many different types of vegan soups! We’ve featured some in previous issues of Vegetarian Journal and thought you might enjoy preparing one of these delicious soups:

Hot, Hearty Soups for Cold Winter Days, by Peggy Rynk

Fruit Soups, by Jacqueline Dunnington

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Various Ethnic Cuisines Naturally Offer Delicious Vegan Food. Here’s Some Recipes!

Posted on January 09, 2018 by The VRG Blog Editor

It doesn’t take long for individuals that become veggie to realize that many ethnic cuisines offer a wide variety of vegan dishes. Throughout the year, we feature international recipes in Vegetarian Journal. Here are some examples:

The Rich Flavors of African Cuisine, by Peggy Rynk

Going Amok in Cambodia, by Zel Allen

Sicilian-Style Vegan Cuisine, by Nancy Berkoff

Middle Eastern Savory Salads, by Habeeb Salloum

You can see links to many other international cuisines we’ve highlighted in Vegetarian Journal here:
Vegan International Recipes

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