Milk chocolate. Silk lingerie. Valentine's Day can be a tricky for vegans, but it definitely doesn't have to be! To save you a little time, I've rounded up a few vegan-friendly V-Day gifts that your partner/spouse/best friend will really appreciate. I think you'll end up with something they'll love, no matter what their taste!
Going out for breakfast or brunch as a vegan can be a real challenge. Many places don't even have a non-dairy milk, so the bare-minimum oatmeal is off the table unless you want it made with (gasp!) water. Is it so hard to offer a tofu scramble? Ranting aside, there are several good vegan breakfast and brunch options in Knoxville.
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.
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.
I can't imagine a better way to spend a weekend in April or May than to bike the Virginia Creeper trail in southwestern Virginia. Mostly flat and passing through picturesque farms and forests and alongside rivers, the Creeper runs between Abingdon and the Whitetop Station, with Damascus sitting half way in between.