Mac ‘n Cheese ‘n Peas with “chickun”, eaten by Jason at Ethos Vegan Kitchen.

Mac ‘n Cheese ‘n Peas with “chickun”, eaten by Jason at Ethos Vegan Kitchen.

For our dinner on the Thursday before Dragon Con, we walked a few blocks from our hotel to Mellow Mushroom. These are pretty much the same pizzas we got last year — Daiya cheese, with portobello mushrooms and tofu on mine and mushrooms, onions, and black olives on Jason’s. Super delicious!

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Here’s a smattering of more random vegan food we had up in Atlanta.

First, I found out that the Corner Bakery Cafe, which is right across the street from one of Dragon Con’s host hotels (the Hyatt), has a number of vegan selections. They actually have a chart on their website with vegetarian and vegan items marked appropriately, which is super handy. Jason got a cinnamon raisin bagel and I got sourdough toast and added strawberry jam. Four slices of toast might not seem like much, but it kept me so full I never even had lunch that day.

Jason did, though — he wanted to get falafel at Aviva by Kameel in Peachtree Center. We had tried a sample of it last year but they were out by the time Jason wanted to get the full serving of it. So this year, he got it earlier in the weekend, along with green beans and a lentil dish which looked similar to imjadara (a dish my Lebanese family makes). Kind of ironically since I’m Lebanese, I don’t actually like most Middle Eastern food, so I’ve never really eaten anything at Aviva other than the falafel I tried last year (which was pretty good, but too spicy for me, which is not to say most people would find it the least bit spicy — I’m hypersensitive to it). But the owner, Kameel, is super nice and makes a point (along with the rest of the staff) to announce which items are vegan and/or vegetarian, without anyone even asking.

And finally, my longtime favorite: the braised bean curd from Mandarin House, which is diagonal from the Hyatt (very close to the Corner Bakery Cafe). I’ve been eating it since my first year going to Dragon Con back in 2006, and we always go to Mandarin House multiple nights during the convention. It’s not that it’s that unique a dish for a Chinese restaurant, by any means, but it’s delicious and since I only get it one weekend a year, that makes it more special.

We also got vegan hot dogs from the Streatery cart again, but I forgot to take a picture since we brought it back to eat in our room. I highly recommend it, though!

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Hello all! You’ve probably figured out I’m not doing Vegan MoFo this year. Ever since they changed it to September last year it’s just too hard for me to do it. However, I did eat some yummy stuff while up in Atlanta for Dragon Con, so I’m going to make a few posts about that.

First up, Soul Vegetarian 2! We got to Atlanta on the Wednesday before Dragon Con (which officially starts on the Friday of Labor Day weekend) and met up with our friend Chris, who had heard of this great vegan restaurant not too far from the convention hotels. He also introduced us to Lyft, which was a handy way to get there.

Anyway, I got a basket of battered tofu and cauliflower with herbed potatoes. The tofu was good, a little bit like fish sticks (and it comes with tartar sauce, though I didn’t eat any of that) though not too fishy tasting, and the cauliflower and potatoes were delicious too. And I’m sure it was all very healthy ;) Jason got the country fried steak, which I’m pretty sure is what Soul Vegetarian calls “kalebone” and is basically seitan, with potato salad and macaroni and cheese as his sides. I didn’t get a picture of Chris’s dinner, but (IIRC) he got the BBQ tofu, mac & cheese, and collard greens. All our dinners came with side salad and both Jason’s and Chris’s came with cornbread too.

They also have vegan ice cream there, and I wanted to try it so bad but our dinners were way too filling! Maybe next time =)

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Long time no post, I know — I just haven’t been eating anything that exciting lately.
But Jason and I went to CONjure over near Universal Studios today, so we went to Kobé Steakhouse for lunch and each got the “Vegetable Delights” hibachi meal, which was a huuuuge amount of food (not pictured: rice and two salads, since the soup isn’t vegan). I finished about 98% of mine and Jason about 100%, so take that as my positive review!
Oh, and they also asked if we had any allergies when we first got there, so the hostess marked “VEGAN” right on our sheet, and the chef was super accommodating (to us as well as the other family at our table, who had a mushroom allergy among them). So that was pretty cool.

Long time no post, I know — I just haven’t been eating anything that exciting lately.

But Jason and I went to CONjure over near Universal Studios today, so we went to Kobé Steakhouse for lunch and each got the “Vegetable Delights” hibachi meal, which was a huuuuge amount of food (not pictured: rice and two salads, since the soup isn’t vegan). I finished about 98% of mine and Jason about 100%, so take that as my positive review!

Oh, and they also asked if we had any allergies when we first got there, so the hostess marked “VEGAN” right on our sheet, and the chef was super accommodating (to us as well as the other family at our table, who had a mushroom allergy among them). So that was pretty cool.

Vegetable Spring Rolls and Vegetables & Tofu Teriyaki w/ Brown Rice at Pei Wei (Orlando). Both delicious!

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Jason’s taco dinner at Ethos Vegan Kitchen!

Jason’s taco dinner at Ethos Vegan Kitchen!

I went to my parents’ for Mother’s Day weekend and on Friday night my mom made chicken cacciatore. For me she made some using Beyond Meat (the frozen Lightly Seasoned kind). It was super delicious! Also pictured: toasted pita (or “Syrian,” as my family usually calls it) bread.

I went to my parents’ for Mother’s Day weekend and on Friday night my mom made chicken cacciatore. For me she made some using Beyond Meat (the frozen Lightly Seasoned kind). It was super delicious! Also pictured: toasted pita (or “Syrian,” as my family usually calls it) bread.

These are the cupcakes I got at Central Florida Earth Day today!

Top: Mini red velvet cupcake from All From Scratch Bakery.

Bottom: Double chocolate cupcakes from Raphsodic Bakery (I only got one of these, though!).

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Vegan hot dog from the Vegan Hot Dog Cart and some cute rescued animals from CJ Acres, Darlynn’s Darlins, and Patty’s Parrot Palace at Central Florida Earth Day in Orlando, FL today!

I also got some cupcakes, which will be in a separate post later tonight.

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