Veganuary Kicks Off Its 3rd Year in Las Vegas with 30+ Restaurants
This month, it’s easier than ever for people to go vegan. For the third consecutive year, Veganuary presented by Vegans, Baby returns to Sin City while launching in two new cities – San Diego, CA and Portland, OR.
Veganuary presented by Vegans, Baby
With the goal of making vegan life accessible and approachable, Vegans, Baby’s monthlong celebration features restaurants offering special vegan menus designed to give vegan and vegan-curious diners the opportunity to get to know chefs and restaurants, and for restaurants to learn more about the vegan demand and expand their options.
More than 30 Las Vegas restaurants are participating including The Heavenly Vegan, Border Grill, Mott 32, Naked City Pizza Express and Tacotarian. Special menu offerings include:
•Heavenly Vegan: Gluten and Soy-Free Heavenly Quiche; Raw Manicotti; Carrot Cake Pancakes; and Baked Lentil Walnut Cauliflower Taco Salad Bowl
•Border Grill: Spanish Root Vegetable Tamale; Spicy Beef Nachos; Argentinian Beef Empanadas; Rainbow Cauliflower Tacos; Vegan Relleno; Smoked Tofu Enchiladas; and Mexican Chocolate Sorbet
•Mott 32: 雜菌素菜春卷 (wild mushroom, vegetable spring roll); 黑松露野菌生菜包 (assorted wild mushroom in lettuce cup, black truffle sauce); 銀杏馬蹄炒蘆筍 (sautéed asparagus, water chestnuts, ginkgo nuts); 紅燒豆腐 (braised tofu, seasonal mushroom); and 炒上海麵(雜菜) (stir-fried Shanghainese noodle with vegetables)
•Naked City: Vegan Sub; Vegan Garlic Buns; and Vegan Pulled Pork Pizza
•Tacotarian: Tacos de Nopal; Tostada Pibil; Queso Fundido; Lychee Ceviche; and Apple Empanada
Last year’s vegan dining month dining month had more than 30 participating restaurants who sold over 6,000 vegan dishes, raising upwards of $6,700 for local non-profit organizations. For 2020, every participating restaurant will be donating a portion of the proceeds to local animal rescue, A Home 4 Spot and the international Veganuary organization.
Now in his third year of participating in Veganuary Las Vegas, Border Grill’s Executive Chef Mike Minor said: “I enjoy participating in Veganuary because it challenges me as a chef. I especially love getting meat lovers to try our vegan dishes and thinking that they’re eating non-plant-based food. I’m shocked at the amazing feedback we’ve gotten over the years from vegans and non-vegans alike. Plus, it’s important to me personally and in line with Border Grill’s sustainability values to reduce our collective carbon footprint and overall impact on the environment.”
“Each year, the restaurants and chefs get more creative and embrace more vegan options,” says Diana Edelman, Vegans, Baby founder. “I really want people to see that if you are thinking about going vegan or are vegan, dining out isn’t hard and that vegan food is delicious and approachable. I also want restaurants to see the value of adding more vegan options to their menus and show them that the more they support vegan dining, the more guests will come through their doors.”
With the goal of making vegan dining and cuisine more approachable around the world, Vegans, Baby is excited to add more restaurants and options to the 2020 vegan dining month lineup in Las Vegas as well as the additions of restaurant partners in San Diego, CA and Portland, OR.
About Vegans, Baby
Vegans, Baby, launched by Diana Edelman in May 2016, is a multi-faceted endeavor to make being vegan in Las Vegas and beyond more approachable and easier by showcasing the vegan culinary movement and options via an online guide; community events and dinner curations; a vegan dining month uniting restaurants with vegan/vegan-curious/foodies in Las Vegas and other cities that benefits community nonprofits; local and international vegan tours; and the Las Vegas Vegan Food Guide 2019. Penned by Edelman, the guide covers the best vegan dining options in the city and is available for purchase on Amazon, the Nook, iTunes and more. Vegans, Baby is a partner with the world-renowned James Beard Foundation, curating Vegas vegan dinners regularly at the James Beard House in New York, as well as curator for the vegan culinary experience at the three-day Las Vegas music/food/arts festival, Life is Beautiful. Edelman also provides consulting services for restaurants and businesses seeking to extend their outreach to the vegan community. She frequently travels around the world to speak on the vegan lifestyle and how to be a positive leader for change. For more information about events, guides and consultations, visit Vegansbaby.com.
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