Savannah’s First All-Vegan Eatery Opens This Fall | VegNews

The balmy Georgia city will soon be home to Fox & Fig Café where vegan brunch will reign supreme.

Savannah, GA will welcome its first all-vegan restaurant, Fox & Fig Café, this fall. The café will be an expansion of a two-location local eatery chain—The Foxy Loxy and The Coffee Fox—operated by the Fox family on the ground floor of Savannah Law School. Fox & Fig will open in two parts: a vegan coffee shop in May and a full-service restaurant in the fall. Once it is fully operational, the restaurant will serve vegan 10-13 brunch options such as burgers, coconut cream milkshakes (created by local company Leopold’s Ice Cream), locally roasted coffee from PERC, cashew-hemp lattes, baked goods, craft beer, and wine. Vegan restaurants across the world are opening in cities where plant-based food was previously hard to come by, including this year’s debut of Sudfeh—the first vegan cafe to open in Palestine.

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Evanna Lynch Veganizes Hogwarts Recipes | VegNews

The Harry Potter star creates “dairy- and frog-free” recipes in new video cooking tutorial.

Vegan actress Evanna Lynch—known for her character Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter series—recently appeared in a new video cooking tutorial. Lynch created the tutorial in partnership with Peta2—the youth outreach arm of animal-rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals—in an effort to inspire the younger generation to go vegan. In the video, Lynch shares recipes for dairy-free (and frog-free) chocolate frogs, a decadent vegan Butterybeer, and Pumpkin Pasties. “Whether it’s owls, rats, or hippogriffs,” Lynch says, “be a hero for animals by going vegan today!” Last year, during an award ceremony acceptance speech in Ireland, Lynch stated, “Killing and eating animals is a betrayal of our own core humanity.” Lynch recently announced that she will continue her animal rights activism efforts by launching a vegan podcast that she hopes will make a cruelty-free lifestyle more accessible.

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Iconic Veg Restaurant Celebrates 40th Anniversary | VegNews

Feminist-founded Connecticut vegetarian restaurant Bloodroot heads into its fifth decade with new menu items featuring vegan cheese.

This year, iconic vegetarian restaurant and bookstore Bloodroot celebrates its 40th anniversary. The Connecticut-based eatery was founded by feminists Selma Miriam and Noel Furie, and currently employs immigrant women from various parts of the world who contribute to the restaurant’s multi-ethnic menu. To celebrate, the duo is hosting vegetarian dinners until mid-April—the meals will be helmed by visiting chefs from other local restaurants. Bloodroot is also revitalizing its menu with a happy-hour special that includes vegan cheeses—that Miriam developed with the help of Miyoko Schinner’s cookbook Artisan Vegan Cheese—alongside its long-standing menu favorite, walnut-mushroom pâté. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Miriam revealed that she has been testing more vegan recipes including whipped cream, butter, and ice cream. “It’s good to explore new things,” Miriam said.

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