The Denton Community Market is open! Last Saturday we had a great time purchasing vegan goodies from these amazing local businesses:
For years now, the Denton Vegan Cooperative has been giving us a solid reason to visit the market regularly! Their menu changes weekly and sells out fast. Pictured here in the foreground: the breakfast plate consisting of biscuits and gravy, tofu scramble with greens and potatoes, and fruit salad. In the background: the soul food plate featuring a barbecue sandwich, gluten-free mac and cheeze, and pan fried greens. It's all amazing! Need a sweet treat during the week? Stop by Banter, Jupiter House, or Big Mike's Coffee for a DVC cookie or banana bread anytime!
New this year to the market is Vegan Delights! Kaylia makes some amazing organic treats and has little samples for you to try. My family loves the snicker doodles, and I'm a huge fan of the granola bars. Go visit her at the market, or you can place an order online and she'll deliver it to you!
A good friend of ours had a birthday and we were on the hunt for gifts. Then we found these two tables and knew we were in the right place! On the left, Macaroni Island Coffee. It's a local non-profit that roasts a small variety of beans. At this time, all profits are going to Denton County Friends of the Family. It's a birthday present not only for our friend, but for the community as well! (And one for us - we love coffee!) On the right, Farmhouse 43 jams, which are made by a lovely friend of mine named Ashley. We chose the pineapple jalapeño since our birthday boy loves spice. She grows the peppers in her own backyard! Talk about local.
So the next time you're looking for Denton flavor, look no farther than the market on a Saturday morning! These guys are out there from 9-1 all summer long! See you there.
Looking for an amazing vegan pizza? Check out Mellow Mushroom! They will make an amazing pizza pie complete with Daiya cheese! Other special options include tempeh and tofu. We like to get the barbecue tofu on our salads. Be sure to mention that you do want your pizza vegan so they'll leave the butter off the crust. Gluten-free crusts also available! Enjoy!!
Eating vegan is easy in Austin, Texas. It's a little trickier on a Sunday, around 11:00 am. I had eaten at the amazing Mr. Natural once before and was sad to see that it's closed on Sundays. I should say, USUALLY closed on Sundays! We lucked out and got there for the first Sunday Vegan Brunch Buffet! Even luckier was our arrival time. Because buddy, if you get there late enough, you will be standing in line.
Clearly they are worthy of the line! I don't know about you guys, but vegan Mexican is a treat for us, especially beyond the usual rice and beans. I had my first chile relleno in years there at the last visit. Pictured above is my plate, and dessert of flan. Yes, flan! And it was amazing. The price is a little steep at $16 for adults and $8 for children, but look at that plate! And I only got half of the offerings. Mr. Natural, you should really expand to Denton.
Vegan travels prove to be a source of excitement in this family. It's fun to stumble across a place that has a good meal in a place you've never been before. I found this little gem listed here on VegGuide and was so happy I did!This is the Dynasty Chinese Restaurant. Pictured is the appropriately named Vegetarian Paradise. It really was! Little did we know it would be enough to feed the family. We had to skip the complementary soup, though, because they only had options with egg. I also couldn't stop eating the Buddhist Delight dish. Thanks, Temple, Texas!