The Scoot Inn
"...Renee King-Sonnen’s vegan journey started the way many do: with a cow. A calf, to be precise..."
"...Fans of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars will probably know Chloe Coscarelli as the vegan baker who emerged victorious in a segment of the baking competition show with Dark Chocolate orange cupcakes...."
"...Ice cream is practically a dietary staple in a city plagued with triple-digit temps for entirely too many months of the year. For vegans, there was only one option for local frozen desserts until recently..."
"...The state of Texas may be known for bar-be-cue and brisket, but the city of Austin has just as much to offer in the way of meat-free fare. As one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the U.S., it's a proverbial land of milk and honey for those who adhere to a plant-based diet..."
"...1) Frank Everybody – even vegans and vegetarians – loves a good chili dog, right? So what's not to love about a restaurant where your meat-eating sister and your veg best friend can indulge in a sloppy dog covered in classic toppings? Get an artisan sausage or meatless variety and slather it with relish, onions, mustard, and cheese. Don't forget the waffle fries!..."
"...And there's nothing like the Medicine Man shot to cure what ails ya. But we are the most addicted to JuiceLand's always vegan packaged grab-and-go lunches..."
"...There are dozens of dedicated spots to find plant-based burgers, milkshakes, and tacos, but local vegans are no strangers to the disappointment of finding out their favorite food truck ran out of dairy-free cheese two days ago and won't have any more in stock until next Tuesday. It all goes back to the complicated chain of food distribution...."
"...Picture this: A gracious restaurant, complete with table linen and cloth napkins, polished silverware and water glasses made of glass. Servers are in black and white, lighting is subdued, and the menu is extensive, innovative, and vegan..."
"...Awakened Bean, a small Austin roasting company that launched this year, will deliver mantra-infused coffee beans and vegan donuts laced with superfoods right to your door. For free..."
"...One Austin man stands tall in the fight for animals, environment, and vegans' right to partake in Texas' favorite meal. Blake Newman is hellbent on providing the local meat-free community with the best damn barbecue they've ever had, but this wasn't his original game plan...."
"...Vegans and vegetarians rejoice, meat eaters also rejoice, and more in today's food news...."
"...Local vegan hotspot, Counter Culture (2337 E Cesar Chavez St), supports Thundering Paws with an art show dedicated to feline friends on Thursday, April 25, 7pm – 9pm...."
"...All of the regular sweet Skull & Cakebones treats like cupcakes and macaroons will be for sale, too. “It’s great to be able to share vegan food with people,” Berenji said..."
"...Among the most vocal criticisms leveled against the cinema-cum-restaurant was that the extreme edits left vegetarians and vegans with very few options remaining (R.I.P. Kick-Ass Tofu Sandwich)...."
"...We here at the Score are lucky enough to have received a leaked copy of a partial list of the contestants competing in Friday night's Vegan Arm Wrestling competition at the Parlor pizza joint (100-B E. North Loop, 454-8965)..."
"...You can't swing a tofurkey in this town without hitting a food truck, but very few are devoted solely to vegetarian and vegan fare. Perhaps even more than brick-and-mortar restaurants, Austin's food trucks offer local and visiting vegetarians and vegans the opportunity to enjoy the city's diverse and innovative food scene without having to resort to cobbling together side dishes..."
"...It may seem odd that Carolyn Tracy and Julie Wernersbach named their book Vegan Survival Guide to Austin. They both agree that it's ridiculously easy to be a vegan in Austin, framing the totable volume as a celebration of the diversity and pride of the local scene..."
"...It started off as a whim: Mike Wood and his wife Danielle spotted an empty Airstream trailer in the late spring of 2010. With a $300 cash loan for groceries, the Woods embarked on a surprisingly successful endeavor as one of the first vegan food trucks in Austin..."
"...Admit it: If some Typically Gung-ho Vegan Yammerer tried to buttonhole you at a party, ranting about how totally wonderful vegan ice cream is, you might be all STFU – at least internally, right?..."
"...Bistro Vonish, one of Austin's newest vegan food trailers, has maybe had salad listed on the menu once since it opened in January. Once..."
"...Several brands have been selling their delicious meat-free dried treats for quite some time, but there’s a new player in the game and they’re from right here in Austin. Snack Jack is a brand new start-up, but this company making the world’s first vegan jerky from jackfruit is bound for success...."
"...Vegans cannot live by (gluten-free) bread alone. Sweet treats are also essential to their well-being, and that's exactly the concept Zucchini Kill is counting on..."
"...To hell with all that "it's an honor just to be nominated" malarkey. Here's a chance for vegan and vegan-friendly Austinites to put your votes where your mouths are and see to it that some of the local businesses who cater to your tastes get some much-deserved love from VegNews magazine!..."
"...The young women make an efficient, cheerful team, despite the fact that it's 2am. (Their interlocutor, on the other hand, aches for the comfort of bed.) The air fills with the heat and fragrance of the melted, burbling GMO-free, vegan oil, heralding the hour: it's time to make the doughnuts...."
"...But one thing that has always vexed me is the fairly frequent suggestion that omnivores really shouldn't be writing about plant-based eating at all, or at least not from a critical perspective. The refrain usually goes that meat-eaters don't really know what vegetarians or vegans eat, so they have no business guessing at what they would like..."
"...Bark for Peace is an ambitious local company that sells handmade organic, vegan dog treats here in Austin. Vegan means no animal products of any kind go into making their treats: no eggs, no meat, no cheese..."
"...If it's healthy, vegan home cooking you yearn for (or your health and welfare demand), Casa de Luz is for you. Its dining room and meals bear out the philosophy of the center: simplicity and mindfulness..."
"...Veggie Heaven is a gift from the gods when it comes to vegetarian food in Austin, providing Taiwanese-style vegetarian and vegan food at moderate prices. Dare we say that it is quite possibly the most flavorful and adventurous of the vegan options around town?..."
"...oddballs. Killam and Schaal are among the high points as a manically passive-aggressive couple who attempt to aid Frank and Martin, but as the story moves along and vegan Martin bonds with Frank over Bob Seger and blood-red rare steaks, nothing all that exciting, or even all that wacky, happens..."
"...Hungry for tamales but you've got no time, no recipe, and no assembly team? No problem. Whether you're looking for traditional fare, specialty tamales, vegan tamales, or the newest Central Texas culinary culture clash mash-up – brisket tamales – one of these professionals can fulfill your needs...."
"...Cheer Up Charlie's has had its share of the love in the past as the best LGBTQ Hangout, but in 2009 it was all about the vegan grub...."
"...Maybe Heist co-star Ricky Jay's new coffee-table tome Jay's Journal of Anomalies has somehow rocketed the pudgy card sharp into a whole new strata of public awareness, but I doubt it. What's good for Mamet, however, is usually good for film lovers, and Heist, a somewhat more mainstream version of the director/playwright's usual tangled skein of double-crossing lowlifes and choppy dialogue so lean it could be fed to a vegan, is a keeper..."
"...Soup queen Ruth Carter is mindful of vegetarian tastes, with the daily offering of a spicy tomato soup easily made vegan by holding the cheese garnish and the addition of special new vegetarian soups regularly. Salads are always a high point here, and two of the most popular menu items are vegetarian pasta dishes; Artichoke Manicotti ($11.95 whole, $9.95 half) and the new Asian Noodles ($11.95), which features a bed of greens topped with angel hair pasta napped in a spicy peanut sauce with roasted portobello mushrooms and Thai cucumber relish..."
"...Although the Great Y'all does make their own version of the ubiquitous golden milk, it makes no health claims, instead describing themselves as "Asian inspired bar food." It's only with a second glance at the menu that one would realize that it is vegan at all. Helmed by Jenna Ryan and Beth Davidson, both former cooks at Mother's Cafe & Garden, the truck offers a thirsty mop for the damage done in the nearby 12th & Chicon bars without unnecessarily adding to your hangover guilt...."
"...Anyone with special dietary demands or restrictions can tell you how challenging it is to enjoy a simple evening out for dinner, much less weeks of dining on the road. Vegetarians and vegans may find it particularly difficult to locate satisfying meals when they travel or move to a new city, but trust us, Austin is not one of those veggie-forsaken places..."
"...Although the menu makes a polite nod to carnivores with the Meaty Mo and Turkey Mo sandwiches (the Meaty Mo is a sub-like sandwich with ham salami, provolone, tomatoes, and spiced onions; the Turkey Mo also comes on a homemade roll with turkey, cheddar, tomatoes, and lettuce) and an occasional Blue Plate special, most items are blessedly free of flesh, and many are vegan...."
"...Beyond that, the closest you will get to an animal is cheese, but only if you so desire. Most of the items are vegan, or can be prepared in that fashion..."
"...Thai Passion serves upscale Thai food with understated elegance in its historic building featuring limestone walls, wood floors, and a beautiful sun-dappled atrium. Most of the dishes, with a large selection of different sauces, are available as vegan tofu versions, and for the non meat-eating piscatorial diners, there are many seafood items fresh from the sea..."
"...Vegetarian Fine Dining Good vegetarian meals in Austin are not strictly limited to vegetarian restaurants or little ethic joints with veggie options. Many of Austin's upscale fine dining outlets are willing and able to satisfy sophisticated vegan and vegetarian tastes..."
"...For Austinites who have arrived at the point of "enough" but aren't really sure where to start when it comes to incorporating more plants into their diets, two upcoming events provide the opportunity to explore the possibilities of plant-based eating and sample the wealth of vegetarian and vegan resources and products available. Immersion: Farms 2 Forks..."
"...Any time a bunch of vegans get together, you can bet it will be a party. There's nothing quite like the camaraderie of others who subscribe to the same set of ecological ethics and dietary restrictions to get the blood pumping and vegan flags flying..."
"...Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegansby Natalie Slater Page Street Publishing, 192 pp., $19.99 (paper) The Vegan Divas Cookbook: Delicious Desserts, Plates, and Treats from the Famed New York City Bakeryby Fernanda Capobianco HarperWave, 224 pp., $27.99..."
"...Eventually she hired baker Laura West to take over. By chance, West was an enthusiastic gluten-free baker and a vegan..."
"...Austin has a slew of dedicated veggie establishments with special considerations for dietary restrictions to accommodate the lot. Whether you are vegan for life or just a lover of good food, this roundup will make it a little easier eating your greens (and blues and reds and yellows). Brick and Mortars..."
"...A local company, The Hearty Vegan, owned and operated by mother-daughter team, Beth and Becky, is the only permitted tempeh producer in the state of Texas. Their organic, non-GMO, naturally gluten-free products are a great example of the nutty flavor and fun texture of tempeh..."
"...Next time you're picking up a set of fake mustaches or Chinese finger traps over at Toy Joy, the Austin institution of kitschy playthings at the corner of 29th and Guadalupe, your revisitation of childhood bliss will be incomplete if you don't venture around back to Dhaba Joy, their equally jubilant cafe and bakery. There, you'll find healthier versions of youthful treats like cupcakes, oatmeal pies, muffins, and soft serve, as well as a unique selection of smoothies, fresh juices, vegan sandwiches, and a full array of espresso and coffee drinks...."
"...Vegan Secret Supper: Bold and Elegant Menus From a Rogue Kitchenby Mérida Anderson Arsenal Pulp Press, 224 pp., $26.95..."
"...THE VEGAN NOM 120 E. North Loop; 913 E..."
"...It isn't easy to create an organic, vegan, raw food restaurant that fulfills the needs of its base clientele while remaining accessible enough to draw in more omnivorous folks. Beets Living Foods Cafe beats the odds...."
"...Austin's well-established vegan/vegetarian community relies on the Wheatsville deli for an inspired selection of politically correct comestibles and never more so than during the holiday season. They'll have quantities of vegan stuffing, fresh cranberry relish, plain- and garlic-mashed potatoes, delicious vegan gravy, and green beans almondine as well as vegan pumpkin, coconut cream, and chocolate peanut butter pies for dessert..."