J. Bean’s Restaurant and Gathering Place

J.Bean's Gathering Place - Hummus Platter | thevegancrew.com

Hello, everyone!  I’m a week behind, but I want to share about this cool, little restaurant we discovered last week. Last Sunday we met up with my parents for a late lunch.  Wanting to branch out from our usual pizza joint, we tried a new place I stumbled across online that morning:  J.  Bean’s Restaurant… 

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Quick Italian Sausage & Spinach Penne

Italian Sausage & Spinach Penne | © the vegan crew | www.thevegancrew.com

For those of you in America, how was your Thanksgiving?  Good, I hope!  We are celebrating Thanksgiving with my family next weekend, so on Thursday we took advantage of the Community Thanksgiving hosted by the aptly named Café Gratitude.  From noon until three they provided a free meal to any and everybody that wanted to… 

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Celebrating 3 Years/I am Cherished Cheesecake

I am Cherished Cheesecake | © the vegan crew | www.thevegancrew.com

Vegan MoFo 2012 | 18 Today is a pretty special day for me — three years ago, I went vegan.  It’s my “veganniversary,” if you will.  Three years deserves a special, celebratory treat, don’t you think? Me, too.  While my special treat was baking over the weekend, our dishwasher went into full meltdown mode –… 

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EmmaBee’s Doughnuts

EmmaBee's Local Vegan Doughnuts

Kansas City keeps moving up in the vegan scene.  I’m very excited to introduce you to its newest addition, EmmaBee’s Locally Baked Vegan Doughnuts!  EmmaBee’s cake doughnuts are an homage to KC’s ever growing vegan community.  Baked in small batches at the SoHo Bakery with locally sourced ingredients, you can find EmmaBee’s doughnuts at The… 

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Café Gratitude

Raw Strawberry Shortcake - Café Gratitude

The Kansas City food scene got even better last week with the opening of the all-vegan, all-organic Café Gratitude!  The chain been around since 2004 in California, and we’re very lucky they’ve branched out to Kansas City.  We headed down to the Crossroads Art District Friday night for the monthly First Fridays event to take… 

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