Midtown Vegan Bucket List 2011

By Danielle Carlson, SacMidtown.com

 

I was recently inspired by the VegNews article titled “The Vegan Bucket List” to create my very own list tailored to our beautiful Midtown area.  Now there’s a vast array of fabulous local vegan finds out there, but these are a few must-haves that made it to my list that I can personally recommend.  Use it as a jumping off point to create your own Bucket List and let me know what you discover!  Enjoy.

Number One: Try a mouthwatering vegan “creamie chocolate chip sandwich” at Midtown’s Sugar Plum Café on K Street.  TO DIE FOR!!

Number Two: Try a vegan corndog at Capitol Dawg in Midtown.   Deep fried Vegetable and grain protein vegan frank in corn batter on a stick=Heaven.

Number Three: Buy some vegan cheese at either The Natural Food Co-Op or Never Felt Better Vegan Shop in Midtown and make some creamy cheesy vegan mac and cheese!

Number Four: Adopt an animal from the local SPCA or shop at or donate to the SPCA Thrift Store on E Street.

Number Five: Try the savory vegan meatloaf alongside some vegan mashed potatoes and gravy at The Natural Food Co-Op.  (The Co-Op usually has a vegan entrée in the salad bar.  They’re always amazing.)

Number Six: Check out the Farmer’s Market on 8th and W under the freeway.  I always get my sweet potatoes, oranges, and kale there.  The potatoes are like half the price of anywhere else in town.  And they’re delicious and local!

Number Seven: Taste the creamy banana mochi at Andy Nguyen’s on Broadway.  Five dollars will get you enough to share.  Warning:  You will become addicted!

Number Eight: Try a soy frappuccino at any midtown Starbucks.  Now I’m all about local coffee shops, but Starbucks is the only one I’ve found that makes a vegan frappuccino.  All the syrups are vegan.  Unfortunately the caramel, the mocha, and the white mocha are not.

Number Nine: Try the chow mien and egg rolls at The Loving Hut on Stockton Boulevard.  Soooooooo good!!  Now this isn’t in midtown, but they do take-out.   So bring it into Midtown and have a picnic at McKinley Park!

Finally, Number Ten: Make these cupcakes for your friends and family!!  They will never guess that they are vegan!!  Mmmmm…cuuupcaaakes.

Vegan Stat of the Week: “70% of what was once Amazon rainforest is now used for grazing animals, and with each tree that disappears, the earth’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the air diminishes, placing a higher environmental toll on our already-burdened planet.”  -VegNews.com.  Go veg!!

About Jimmy Spencer

Jimmy Spencer has extensive experience in journalism and new media. As the founding editor of SacMidtown.com, Spencer combines his writing, reporting and editing skills to produce a "pretty good site about midtown." During the day, Spencer covers government and also covers the NBA. At night, he watches T.V. and plays on the Internet. Every now and then, he walks around his midtown neighborhood. Spencer began his professional journalism career with The Sacramento Bee, finishing his tenure with the McClatchy-owned newspaper in the new media department. Spencer moved to Connecticut where he continued his growth in new media as a writer/content producer for NBC Sports. Spencer also worked in media relations with the Sacramento River Cats, Minor League Baseball Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s. Spencer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from California State University, Sacramento where he served as Editor-in-Chief of The State Hornet campus newspaper. Spencer was raised in Marin County and currently lives in Sacramento, Calif. Spencer works in the community as a high school basketball coach in the Sacramento area.

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2 Comments for “Midtown Vegan Bucket List 2011”

  1. This is brilliant! I want to do one for Salt Lake now! Thanks for the great idea. 🙂

  2. Did anyone hear about,Has anyone heard of AOL’s aquisition of the HuffPo blog for $315 Million?

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