As a nearly lifelong vegetarian and now committed vegan, I first learned about the Gentle Barn Tennessee in the fall of 2015, when they hosted Gentle Thanksgiving, a dinner and event aimed at providing a cruelty-free Thanksgiving experience. Ever since then, I have held a soft spot in my heart for the Gentle Barn.
Miyoko Skinner is the reigning queen of vegan cheese, and her Miyoko's Kitchen cultured nut cheeses are famously better than everything else commercially available. Luckily for Knoxville, they are now available at Three Rivers Market.
Dude—Knoxville has a vegan bakery. First we got a food truck, and now this? #Blessed. As you can see from her Instagram account, CloudWalker Sweets owner Houston Mackenzie makes a wide variety of desserts that are not only delicious, but downright artistic.
A little while ago, I got an email from a young guy who wanted some advice on getting started as a vegan in Knoxville. I can totally relate; I had similar issues when I was newly vegan. It's a challenging time, but it's exciting too—so much to explore!
If you're vegan and free on Saturday, April 9th, 2016, go ahead and mark your calendar—the First Annual Nashville Vegfest will be held on that day from 10am to 4 pm in the 9,000 square foot Commodore Ballroom at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.
If you've ever been to a Buffalo Wild Wings and were excited to see a black bean burger on the menu, you may not have thought about whether it was vegan. Unfortunately, it's not... but here are a few things that are.