My wife and I live just outside Chestnut Hill in Erdenheim and I work in Mt. Airy. We read Alicia's book just over a year ago and we stopped eating meat and dairy almost immediately. Lots of positive results and we're really happy with the change. Good to see so many other people in the area. We've had fun discovering vegan/vegetarian places (mostly in the city) but none of our friends are vegan or vegetarian.
Has anybody tired Black Olive in Mt. Airy? I live right there and have never have never been. It's apparently all vegan. I've been curious for a long long time but there are so many guaranteed good eats in the area that I have never dared to try something new.
I am so excited to see people in my area! I live in Warrington, PA. Today is day 1 for me...I am scared and excited. I have some texture issues where I basically gag on mushy foods, so I have some questions. What are some good recipes to start with? Where are you shopping? I usually shop at Wegmans. Can you get most things there or is Whole Foods the way to go? I have been a "flirt" for years and have been weaning off meat for a short while. Lately, I have been nauseous and tired. I decided to give up meat all together. Any support or gatherings would be very helpful.
We went to Black Olive once. We were really happy with our food, especially the bar-b-q seitan sandwich. The operation seems a bit haphazardly run but the food was good. Where else do you go in the area? I feel like we have trouble finding good places to eat out.
You can basically shop in any market, nowadays. Wegman's surely offers many organic and vegan foods. As for recipes, there are a number of blogs(fatfree vegan, post punk kitchen, meet the shannons,etc.)which have many recipes to choose from.
i usually shop at whole foods, usually i drive across to the princeton, nj one though becausei don't like the jenkintown one (really small).....giant also has a nice selection of organic/veg foods, more so then a "typical" grocery store.
hello all! i've been a vegetarian since i was 12, but made the transition to vegan about 2 years ago. my husband has recently gone vegetarian, and i'm hoping he'll eventually go vegan as well! it's amazing how much easier it has become to be a vegan in philly lately - the first thing i do when a new restaurant opens is contact them to see if they have vegan options. and more and more, they do! my current faves are memphis taproom, 20 manning (delicious vegan curry), and royal tavern.
I was hoping to try Blackbird Pizza last weekend when I was at the Car Show, but when I called he said it was about 15 blocks away and it was freezing out and dark already. I want to try their potato pizza - it sounds super yummy.
Hi, I'm Jenn and I live in Willow Grove. I'm new to vegan ... just starting today. Decided to jump in with both feet at once. I've been considering this for quite some time since I read Alicia's book last year, but watching Oprah last week was the last straw ... I have a mental image of that cattle farm in my head and it is just bothering me to the point where I had to start.
I would love to get together with anyone in the area to talk about tips/tricks/recipes and share information (not that I'll have much to share just yet).