2016 has been quite the year for me. I moved out of my house, I lost my dog and, most importantly, I was able to reflect on the important things in life: like not taking our president-elect seriously.
It’s only apropos that I ended the year in one of my favorite countries: Spain, far far away from the chao-sity that is the U.S. of A. I love it, I hate it, I don’t understand it, but it is my home in the end. And by god, I needed a break from it! Two weeks in England just left me wanting more!
Galicia was my very first foray into Europe. The same time last year, I boarded the plane with high hopes and a nervous tummy, hoping the Galicians I met would know what a “vegan” was. I was met with a few paused contemplations, questions clarifying what constituted vegan, and generally a very accommodating culture that both surprised and delighted me.
This year was no different — actually, it was even better than the last year! I discovered a medley of new vegan products and an all-vegan shop called Factoria Verde, the waiters at every vegan restaurant I went to were still there, and still recognized me (I guess I’m like one out of 3 vegans in all of Coruña) and I ended up discovering even more vegan goodies in the supermarket.
Be sure to check back periodically for my Galician Food Tour posts as a respite to all the shitty Trumpian updates… it’s the least I can do for my country.
Normally I don’t frequent restaurants-attached-to-hotels, but this one caught me unawares. It didn’t really look like a hotel-restaurant with its design, outdoor seating and no indication in its name (usually these type of restaurants would say “Hard Rock @ The Four Seasons) or something. Ambiance: Urban Meadows looked like your run-of-the-mill modern-chic Anthropologie-esque sustainably sourced […]
*I will be adding to this post as I create the reviews for the restaurants I’ve visited in the UK & Edinburgh!* Traveling as a vegan can be a stress-inducing prospect for many. For me, I think of it as a culinary challenge that informs me about how little/far a country other than the USA […]
It’s a fact: smart, entrepreneurial and super cute vegan chicks are taking over the world (or, at least, parts of the US). By Chloe, a chic, hip and cute-sy vegan fast casual restaurant, has had steady lines out the door since they opened July 28th of last year. Don’t be mistaken though: BC is pretty […]
Brands that focus on a message of goodwill and a positive cause can only do great things, right? That’s the supposition behind Vaute Couture, a vegan fashion company based on the premise that animals need not be harmed in order for humans to look good. On Saturday, I peeled myself out of my sticky-hot house […]