October 5, 2009

Vegan MoFo Day #5 AKA International Balls

….of delicious chickpeas and spices, FALAFEL! Who doesn’t like delicious falafel, complete with tomatoes, onion, tahini, hummus, lettuce, or any of many, many more vegan toppings (10+) at Maoz falafel stand.

Other than the fried in oil bit, falafel is quite good for you, with lots of protein, b-vitamins, & minerals.

The first store opened in Amsterdam in the early 90s, but now they have 25 stores all over the world; France, Spain, Germany, America, and India. My lady friend Janie and I ate there in Amsterdam, right across from Centraal Station, and it was divine. Plenty of spice if you like, and everything is vegetarian, and I believe most toppings were vegan. And to top off a great meal, it was cheap. Tasty, nutritious, & cheap, the trifecta of dining, for me anyway.

Of course in Amsterdam there are lots of reasons to be …uh…hungry, but their other worldwide locations have been quite successful as well, and founders Nachman and Sima Milo plan to be the veg McDonalds, with a goal of opening 1000 locations! We really hope they do, although I have a feeling either Native Foods or The Veggie Grill might get there first, at least in the USA.

You can download Maoz extremely simple menu here.



April 24, 2009

Coachella 2009 Food Heroes!

How happy were we to find this place at Coachella last weekend? Very!


Their menu is created from fresh produce from the super awesomeSweet Leaf Organic Farm & Cafe in Oregon.

Sweet Leaf Cafe is a solar powered kitchen that serves an organic menu at festivals, concerts, and street fairs. Salads, Stir Fries, Sandwiches, Wraps, Smoothies – the Cafe menu is fresh from their farm! These people have a cool attitude! I want to run away and work on their farm.

In the hot as hell California desert, this place was an oasis of fresh juice, produce and overall deliciousness. They were serving tempeh & tofu wraps, huge salads with homemade dressings(i hear they contain honey so make sure to ask) & smoothies & juices galore. Seriously, we were so happy with the veggie food options at Coachella. I have never been to a festival that was so vegan friendly. I never even had to partake in the old standby of a boring veggie burger made by a greased up carney.  Coachella, we hate you for the heat, the over-crowded Saturday, and  general douchey-ness but we fookin’ LOVE you for the FOOD! Thank you also for:

Homemade Granola Bars (on campgrounds) & Iced Coffee from SuperLove
Coconuts from 118 Degrees
NY Style Vegan Pizza (SO TASTY!) from brooklyncraftpizza.com best rated pizzeria.
Vegan Pad Thai with Peanut Sauce and Veggie Stir-fry over Brown Rice from a place I thought was called Eggroll King but I’m still researching this.
Tofu Masala Burgers from Cowboys & Turbans.

Apparently, the VIP area had a booth from Jenny’s 118 Degrees which is raw delicious-ness and I should know because I am a customer at her restaurant in Costa Mesa not because I am a richy-rich cool kid who got into the VIP section.  I hope Morrissey and Sir Paul McCartney tried her food! Go Jenny!

I’m hungry now. Bye-bye.

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