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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
In support of the national observance of Meatout 2012 (http://www.meatout.org), Green New American Vegetarian is hosting its 3rd Annual Carnivore Caravan on Saturday, March 17.
Vegan Meal Time: keeping people carnivores one video at a timeEver 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 >>
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. http://answersto.files.wordpress.com/Damon Brasch (@greenda ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Courtesy of Colin ChillagColin 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Damon Brasch of Green wants to "pull back the weirdness"of veganism, cooking up comfort food sans meat, dairy and other animal byproducts.
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 >>
Chef Sara SisoYesterday 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
John Greentree's on the right...in a dumpsterJohn 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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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