Being a vegan on the road has always presented its share of challenges (emergency protein bar in my purse, I’m looking at you), but finally a nationwide chain is offering a tasty vegan option. With more than 300 locations across 36 states, Tropical Smoothie is the perfect choice for the road-weary vegan.
For no extra charge (ya hear that, Starbucks?!), Tropical Smoothie will provide Beyond Meat as a replacement for chicken on any salad, sandwich, toasted flat bread, or wrap! As the helpful folks at COK told us, you can further veganize any menu item by requesting no cheese and opting for a bread besides the nine-grain wheat, which contains honey.
Unfortunately, there’s not yet a Tropical Smoothie in the District, but there are plenty of locations just a hop, skip or jump away in Virginia and Maryland. And through June 30, you can help COK when you dine at Tropical Smoothie! Here’s how:
- Before indulging in your Beyond Meat meal at Tropical Smoothie, snap a photo of your food
- Share your photo via twitter or instagram – be sure to tag both @TSmoothieCafe and @BeyondMeat
- OR post your photo on Tropical Smoothie’s Facebook wall and tag Beyond Meat
- If they receive 500 or more posts via social media before June 30, Beyond Meat will make a donation to COK!
Other Upcoming Dates:
June 20 & 27, July 11 & 25, and every Thursday in August
How better to celebrate Earth Day (or any day) and the kick-off of US VegWeek than…FREE CUPCAKES! Head to Red Velvet Cupcakery any time today for a free, vegan cupcake. Can’t make it? Then swing by Sprinkles for a buy-one, get-one special all this week.
Wondering how else to celebrate US VegWeek? Check out events and specials all over town, including tonight’s mix & mingle party at B Spot Juice Bar and tomorrow’s vegan Taco Tuesday at Casa Oaxaca (5 vegan tacos for $15)!
Following the lead of its Foggy Bottom Store, Whole Foods Market Tenley is offering an all vegan Brews & Bites this Thursday, April 18th, from 5:30 – 7:30pm. $5.00 gets you a reusable tasting mug, plus four samples of beer and four vegan food pairings. The menu will feature:
~Grilled Vegetable Gazpacho + Estrella Damm Pale Lager
~Spicy Peanut Satay Vegetable Sticks + Cisco Whales Tale Pale Ale
~Cashew-crusted Tofu + Goose Island Nut Brown Ale
~Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Popcorn + No-Li Brewery Crystal Bitter
Since its opening, Whole Foods Foggy Bottom has been my vegan port in the storm that is the West End. And they keep finding new ways to impress me. The latest? A nearly constant stream of awesome in-store veg happenings.
This Saturday from 3-5pm, Whole Foods Foggy Bottom will host a kale-themed “Brews and Bites.” Attendees will enjoy 5 beers and 5 food pairings for just $5. The menu includes vegan items like garlicky kale salad, kale soup, and kale pesto pasta. Also on offer will be a vegetarian kale and artichoke dip, and a vegetarian strudel.
During US VegWeek, Whole Foods Foggy Bottom will host even more veg-friendly events, including a vegan cooking class and another all-vegan edition of “Wine Down Wednesday.” Don’t miss out!
Saturday, April 13 — 3-5pm, $5, kale-themed Brew & Bites
Monday, April 22 — 6-7pm, Free, Vegan cooking class (R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wednesday, April 24 — 5-7pm, $5, all-vegan Wine Down Wednesday (5 wines and 5 vegan bites!)
Friday, April 26 — 6-8pm, $5, coconut-themed Brew and Bites with vegan coconut rice, vegan coconut chicken, vegan coconut fruit salad, and vegetarian macaroons
Saturday, April 27 — 3-5pm, Free, Store-wide sampling of favorite vegan products
Following the success of their Meat-Free Week Happy Hour, Elizabeth’s Gone Raw invites you to join them for a Spring Raw Happy Hour on Thursday, March 21, beginning at 5:30 pm. Indulge in a selection of small plates by Chef Jonathan Seningen, as well as drink specials, organic wines and ales.
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Also, be sure to check out Elizabeth’s on Sunday March 24, for a brunch with “Dave the Raw Food Trucker.” Using a raw food diet, Dave rid himself of 230 lbs, stage 1 cancer, diabetes, acid reflux, and more. Your $60 per person will entitle you to a meet & greet with Dave and Elizabeth, passed hors d’ oeuvres, a 3-course raw brunch, and a keynote presentation by Dave, with time for Q&A.
To join brunch, please R.S.V.P. to Emilie Jackson at 202-347-8349.