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    May 29, 2014

    Jewel's Bakery and Cafe Is a Great Gluten-Free Bakery, but a Less Successful Cafe

    Julie Moreno's idea to start a gluten-free restaurant started out of necessity. One of her children needed to go gluten-less and with six kids, she needed to be able to make good eats that would please the whole family. She started with an Internet-only bakery business called Jewel's Cupcake Shop, w ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Chipotle Releases Sofritas Tofu Option in Arizona Today

    Vegans, vegetarians, and other meat averse folk now have their very own protein option at Chipotle restaurants in Arizona. Rather than making a hodge podge of beans, guac, fajitas veggies, and corn (which actually doesn't sound that bad), vegans can opt for the new Sofritas, a chili pepper braised t ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    6 Vegan, Gluten-, and Allergen-Free Recipes for a Healthy New Year

    With another year officially over and gone, it means another opportunity to appreciate how many changes we didn't make to our eating habits in 2013. Last January, we swore we were going to work out more and eat better. But we'll be honest: That kick lasted all of about five days. This year, we're ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013
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    October 29, 2013

    Amanda Sizemore and Corianne Nelson of Treehouse Bakery: Pie Social Celebrity Bakers 2013

    Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the fourth annual Pie Social Saturday, November 16th, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the "What Should Go Here" Pop Up Park at Second Street and Roosevelt. We've got an all-star line up of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now til Pie Social, w ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    New Vegan-Vegetarian Cafe and Bakery Opens in Mesa

    Mesa-ites eating a vegetarian or vegan diet now have one more option for healthy breakfast and lunch dishes that go easy on the wallet: The Cutting Board Bakery & Café Opened last week and located at 2235 South Power Road, just south of Baseline Road, The Cutting Board will feature vegetarian- an ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Arizona Restaurant Week Kicks Off September 21. Do You Have Your Reservations?

    It's September, and you know what that means. If you don't have reservations yet for Arizona Restaurant Week, you might want to get on the horn.

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    June 18, 2013

    7 Favorite Spots for Vegan Baked Goods in Metro Phoenix

    We're sweet on baked goods -- particularly when they're vegan. That means no bacon (duh!), but also no eggs or dairy products. Not as rare as they used to be, quality fresh-made vegan treats are still tough to come by in the Valley. So we've compiled a list of our favorite spots to score 'em. You're ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Have You Seen PETA's Newest Animal Sex Ad to Recruit Vegans? (NSFW)

    This isn't the first time PETA has gotten sexy to try to persuade people to give up meat or fur or whatever else they want to deprive people of. But its newest ad, created for a PETA Europe campaign, isn't even trying to be subtle with its graphic imagery of animals, ahem, getting it on. See also: ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    Green Offers Discounted Meals for Every Meat-Eater You Bring Along

    Hey, you vegetarians and vegans. Round up your carnivorous companions and drag them over to Green on Wednesday, March 20. For every flesh-muncher you bring in to eat a vegan meal for Green's "Carnivore Caravan," the restaurant will give you $1 off your own meal. If you temporarily convert six of you ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    Jobot Duo to Open Vegan/Vegetarian Diner in Bragg's Pie Factory: And Yes, There Will Be Pie

    The stigma around vegan food is that it doesn't taste good. The hard truth about downtown's Bragg's Pie Factory building is, after the 1960s, it never had any pie. Liam Murtagh, chef at Jobot Coffee Shop, downtown's late-night coffee and crepe house, hopes to change both. See also: -10 Favorite Spo ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Tediberto's Shut Down By Landlord

    You won't be able to get your hands on one of Tediberto's exotic-tasting vegan tacos tonight, or any other night in the foreseeable future for that matter, apparently. It's not because proprietor Yin Macatabas has changed up her infamous Roosevelt Row taqueria and late-night party spot's inconsiste ... More >>

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    November 22, 2012
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    September 12, 2012

    Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Don't Knock It Till You've Tried It

    See also: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip -- Made with Garbanzo Beans (And It's Good, Not Just Good for You) I never thought twice about cookie dough until Pinterest showed up in my life. My problem with most cookie dough is that I'm sensitive to flour - I can't eat it. Luckily Pinterest offers ma ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Anatomy of a Vegan Cupcake with the Sizemore Sisters of Treehouse Bakery

    See also: Treehouse Bakery: Great for Vegans and Pretty Good for Everyone Else See also: Vegan-Friendly Treehouse Bakery (Finally) Gets Its Storefront When you're cooking, it's all about a dash of this and a splash of that. But baking is another matter, an exact science. In this series, we're going ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Treehouse Bakery: Great for Vegans and Pretty Good for Everyone Else

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Pomegranate Chocolate Cake at Pomegranate Café

    Dessert isn't supposed to be healthy, but that doesn't mean that it has to be entirely bad for you, either. Pomegranate Café's large selection of pastries and desserts expertly toes this line, bringing the best of both worlds: indulgence and health-consciousness. All desserts are made in-house from ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    Vegan Cupcake Crusade: Nami vs. 24 Carrots

    ​Do you guys know how hard it is to find a vegan cupcake on the fly in this town? And I'm not talking about special ordering a dozen or waiting till the second Saturday of the fourth month or going to Sprinkles -- I'm talking about purchasing one cupcake of the vegan variety on a moment's notice f ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Be a Safari Leader at Green's Carnivore Caravan This Weekend

    In support of the national observance of Meatout 2012 (, Green New American Vegetarian is hosting its 3rd Annual Carnivore Caravan on Saturday, March 17.

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    September 1, 2011
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    July 26, 2011

    Vegan Meal Time, My Drunk Kitchen and Others Take on Epic Meal Time

    Vegan Meal Time: keeping people carnivores one video at a time​Ever since Epic Meal Time landed on the scene last year, Youtube cooking shows, blending hearty amounts of internet humor and ego with varying levels of culinary talent, have been on the rise. In the digital age, where everything and a ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Follow Friday: Valley Vegan Twitterers

    It's that time again. We've compiled a small but meaningful list of great Twitter accounts for any Phoenix foodie to follow. We wanted to feature a few meat-free resources in the Valley, and here are a few to follow on this Friday.​Damon Brasch (@greenda ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Forks Over Knives: The Vegans Are Coming, And They Are Bringing Data

    ​If you were to boil and mash food documentaries Super Size Me and Food, Inc. together and then add a dash of Inconvenient Truth and serve on a bed of pro-vegan rhetoric, you'd get a film like Forks Over Knives.   Following a familiar filming path that documents ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011
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    April 19, 2011

    Lunch Under $10 at 24 Carrots

    Megan Dobransky The exterior of vegan and vegetarian restaurant 24 Carrots.​Good, cheap vegan food can be hard to come by in the Valley. But 24 Carrots Juice in Chandler hits the spot without being too boring, too greasy or too in-your-face. Sandwiched between heavy-hitters like Subway and ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Colin Chillag, What Are You Eating?

    Courtesy of Colin Chillag​Colin Chillag The painter is currently showing his work in a group show at 5 and 6 Gallery in Scottsdale. He also has a solo exhibition planned for April at the same space. What'd you eat for dinner last night? Last night for dinner, it was linguini with sauteed eggplan ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    No Age: Dean Spunt on Skating, Multi-tasking & Being Vegan

    ​L.A. based noise-punk band No Age had the year in 2010. They had some nice tours and their third album, Everything in Between, wound up on plenty of year-end lists. The duo started 2011 even better, appearing on The Late Show With David Letterman, where they performed their single "Fever Dreaming ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Make Your Own Raw Chocolate -- It's Easy! (Not.)

    Kelly Green​ ​In the name of good health and a good read, each week we'll be bringing you a health product, complete with review. We're calling this feature Crunchy Granola -- even though we doubt much of this stuff tastes that good. Raw chocolate has been eluding me for some time now. Ev ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Rikki Cupcake of Seitanic Vegan Heathen and Pomegranate Cafe

    If you think vegans can't bake, Rikki Cupcake is going to make you think again. The vegan of two-and-half years is the mastermind behind the devious-sounding and diet-defying blog Seitanic Vegan Heathen and the vegan cupcakes at Ahwatukee's Pomegranate Café. Go, try, become a believer.

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    September 28, 2010

    Damon Brasch of Green New American Vegetarian Restaurant

    Damon Brasch of Green wants to "pull back the weirdness"of veganism, cooking up comfort food sans meat, dairy and other animal byproducts.

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    September 1, 2010

    Scramble Serves New Vegan Menu

    The vegans have spoken.Popular demand has prompted North Phoenix breakfast joint Scramble to create a new menu especially for folks who don't eat meat or dairy -- or who just don't feel like it. (I count myself in the latter category sometimes, as I'm always on the lookout for a kickass tofu sc ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Sara Siso, Part Two

    Chef Sara Siso​Yesterday we got to know Chef Sara Siso and her mission to heal people with a Raw Vegan diet. Today we get to know her a little bit more. Growing up in Israel, Chef Sara had a head start on a healthy lifestyle. The traditional Israeli diet is chock full of fruits and vegetabl ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Sara Siso, Part One

    Chef Sara with one of her favorite foods, wheatgrass.​Chef Sara Siso is on a mission. Armed with the simplest of weapons, a raw vegan diet, Chef Sara is out to defeat the epidemic of diseases that she sees plaguing our nation, diseases she attributes to SAD, the Standard American Diet. Whi ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Special: Alfredo Escudero at Green

    OK, so we're a little partial to this dish, since it's named after us. ​We begged Chef Damon Brasch of the all-vegan restaurant Green to craft more "shrimp" specials, since our former favorite meat is not featured on the regular menu. This is what he came up with, and it was mighty tasty ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    John Greentree, What Are You Eating?

    John Greentree's on the a dumpster​John Greentree The member of Autonomous Dumpster Divers, Food Not Bombs Phoenix serves food every Sunday at Deck Park at 3 p.m. He's also a freegan, and you can read more about his dumpster diving exploits here. What'd you eat for dinner last n ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Carnivores and Vegans Unite at Posh on New Year's Eve

    ​Posh chef-owner Joshua Hebert has more than just New Year's Eve to celebrate on December 31. It also happens to be his restaurant's first anniversary.Situated on the ground level of the Optima Camelview condos, the fine-dining spot is known for its lack of a traditional menu. Instead of orde ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Green for Under $10

    It's difficult to find all-vegan restaurants in the Valley, so we're stoked Green New American Vegetarian serves up tasty animal-free eats in Tempe. The order-at-the-counter spot is really affordable, too. No individual item costs more than $10. The selection includes pizzas, sandwiches and salads. ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Fresh Baked Gifts: Vegan Gingerbread Men (and Womyn)

    Heather HochThey're as fun to decorate as they are to eat!​Baking for vegans may seem like a task, but ever since we made a gaggle of vegan buddies, it's become a necessary evil. Really, it isn't that difficult to do, with the help of some simple tricks like using Earth Balance in the place of ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Stuffing Showdown: Hot Italian Sausage Stuffing With Thyme

    Jonathan McNamara Where is my fork!?​From now 'til Thanksgiving, we'll be sharing various stuffing recipes -- all tested and taste-tested first-hand by Chow Bella contributors. On Thanksgiving Day, our "celebrity judge," New Times food critic Michele Laudig, will weigh in with her favorite ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Say Yes to Sustainability at ThanksLIVING at Green

    While many Valley restaurants are serving up traditional, meat-filled Thanksgiving meals, vegans and vegetarians may rejoice as Green offers all-vegan, full-course meals at its Second Annual ThanksLIVING event, on Thursday, November 26 from noon-4 p.m. Diners can enjoy versions of a ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Celebrate World Vegan Day With a Light Rail Potluck

    Sometimes being a vegan in Phoenix can get pretty lonely, but on November 1, animal product-free Phoenicians will gather at the Spectrum Mall light rail station to celebrate World Vegan Day with a potluck full of vegan goodies.

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    September 9, 2009

    Campus Coffee: Drip Coffee Lounge Tastes Like Growing Up

    Drip Coffee Lounge is tucked away in a multitude of shops and eateries off 7th Street south of Thomas. It's a little hard to find and usually only open until 3 p.m.Overcoming those hurdles, the strong coffee and impressive lunch menu are worth the minor inconveniences. However, we will say that this ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Three Roots Cafe Returns to the Tempe Scene

    After a few months' hiatus, popular Mill Avenue coffeehouse Three Roots is back in business, under new ownership (it didn't go co-op after all). Besides a fresh coat of paint, new flooring, and other repairs, the bohemian spirit of the place remains the same. Even many of the same vegan and vegetar ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009
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    June 3, 2008

    Trial begins for a Scottsdale vegan who starved his kids

    By Ray Stern Last year, Blair Parker saw his wife, Kimu, sentenced to 30 years in prison for her role in the slow starvation of the Scottsdale couple's three children. With his trial under way today, he's hoping to avoid the same tough penalty. Blair Parker The odds are against him. The facts ... More >>

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    April 17, 2008
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    June 29, 2006

    Tofu U

    A very strange enchanted soy

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