Support Local, but also Support National

Don't buy your vegan products from Target because you can find better quality products for just a couple dollars more at your local market or store. Don't support big chains like Starbucks or Chipotle because there are local farmers and restaurants offering great vegan food right here in town! Except when there isn't. Except when you

My Name Is Prince

  Prince was more than a musician, a rare gem in the world of celebrity who truly earned the right to become a legend. Aside from being arguably one of the greatest musicians and performers of all time, he leveraged his talents to do more than sing. As he matured, he used his voice to advocate


RATING: B- WHAT: Thai Terrace WHERE: 2055 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa PRICE: Around $50 which includes a Singha Beer, 2 egg rolls (not made with eggs--vegan), veggie coconut milk soup, tofu Tom Yum soup, veggie Pineapple Lake Curry (originally Pad Thai but the sauce had a fish base), and Veggie Red Curry.              

Is Your Dog Vegan?

Our puppy, Oliver, is 8 months old and our cat, Rainee, is about 15 years old (this post was written in April of 2016). Nicole and I are both long-time vegans so it stands to reason our pets would be vegan, too. Many vegans, because of their personal philosophical choice, anthropomorphize their values on


RATING: B+ WHAT: Falafel Inn Mediterranean Grill WHERE: 777 N. Ashley Dr., Suite B, Downtown Tampa PRICE: Under $30 for a large taboule, two falafel sandwiches, a Pepsi and a bottle of water. Just enough for a lite-ish meal before a little Yoga in the Park. HOW VEGAN IS IT? As with most Mediterranean restaurants, there are several vegan options.

Our Ancestors Ate Animals? Gross!

Being vegan is increasingly mainstream. It is easier than ever (in major cities), to find vegan options at most restaurants. Vegan clothes are easy to find and order. Vegan niche stores and cafes are popping up. Even Ben and Jerry's ice cream has vegan options now! It is a good time to be vegan or


RATING: A WHAT: Community Cafe WHERE: 2444 Central Ave, St. Petersburg PRICE: About $50 for two, including tip. We had a big meal that included french toast, two tofu scramble burritos, beer, kombucha, and a milkshake. You could definitely get away with ordering less and leave full, but we wanted to indulge a little. HOW VEGAN IS IT? Community Cafe