Vegans and vegetarians sometimes work to introduce loved ones to compassionate veggie options as they meet the challenge to survive a carnivore-centric holiday socially with family and friends.
HappyCow is an easy way to find a restaurant full of like-minded people, or to pick up food and bring it to the Thanksgiving table.
Delicious vegan pumpkin cheesecake from Green Earth Vegan is a holiday feast! Thanksgiving meals will be served from Nov. 26-30, 2014. Call for details.
RFD has several locations, including Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Pasadena, and one at LAX Airport Terminal 4 (first vegan restaurant at a major airport). Visit RFD’s website and download the PDF with the 21st annual “Thanksgiving To Go” details.
SunCafe is actually closed on Thanksgiving Day. You can pre-order one of their COOKED VEGAN or RAW Thanksgiving To-Go Boxes instead. Call SunCafe at (818) 927-4100 to place orders.
|Polenta Wellington (SunCafe)|
FREE Thanksgiving until food runs out! Want to volunteer to help them? Call Café Gratitude Venice Beach. Cafe Gratitude’s Venice location is serving butternut squash and sage lentil loaf, garlic mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, raw stuffing, persimmon and pomegranate salad, and pumpkin pie. FREE between 11:00 am-3:00 pm or until the food runs out. Call Café Gratitude Venice Beach to find out their Los Angeles holiday details and hours.
Native Foods, Westwood
|"Turpentine" the Turkey (farmsanctuary.org)|
Real wild turkeys are big, beautiful, colorful, and AWESOME. Invite one to the table this Thanksgiving by visiting Farm Sanctuary's adoption page.
Then share a photo of a rescued turkey on the table, rather than a cholesterol-laden carcass: adoptaturkey.org. Here is a lovely photo album of their turkeys to get in the spirit! Click here.
The star of veggie Thanksgiving, and deserving of all appreciation, is Turtle Island Food’s Tofurky -- a vegan faux turkey. Tofurky has given many veggie people a wonderful transitional and traditional Thanksgiving alternative.
Like to trot, run, or walk? Want to work off a feast early? Then help Tofurky celebrate the annual Tofurky Trot in Pasadena! For more info. click here.
|Pumpkin cheesecake with brown sugar|