Hi Cafelatte - northern Cal gal here to. Sacramento. I have been vegan since mid-February, have only eaten non-vegan food about 3 times due to the situation. I haven't given up coffee but only drink about 16 oz in the morning. I didn't really feel any detoxing. Sometimes I get a bit of a sweet tooth but I keep a bar of vegan chocolate handy and pop in a piece. We also had an awesome vegan bakery/cafe that just opened which has fantastic baked goods, so when I feel like I have to have a cupcake, I'll run over there and pick one up. But yea, if I were in the East Bay or San Francisco area like Charlotte, I'd have lots of choices. Although, I have found that restaurants have been happy to whip something up for me which has been awesome! Good luck and hang in there!