The Shrine Circus will appear in Missoula Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27. Join area animal activists for a peaceful outreach opportunity; find all the details here.
Information taken from Other Nations, a blog offering information, inspiration, and support for human beings working to end speciesism.
My partner and I had a fabulous lunch at the brand spankin’ new Five on Black. They are located at 325 North Higgins in a small but adorable space. Everything except the meats, Feijoada, and Pao De Queijo are vegan. We had a veggie bowl on a greens base, a side of collard greens, and the acai bowl. Both dishes were super tasty, moderately priced, and healthy(ish)! We will be posting pictures and a review soon.
Information taken from Sue Eakins’s, owner and director of New Dawn Farm Sanctuary, facebook page:
Time to start talking about the Missoula, MT
Thanksliving, Gentle Thanksgiving event on: Nov.10, Saturday at 12noon. This popular event welcomes all for a vegan potluck. Location: 102 McLeod Ave., Missoula, in the University District, corner of Higgins Ave. Bring you outstanding plant-based foods to share with others and an enjoyable get together. Questions: NewDawnMT@gmail.com
If you’re heading through Spokane, WA this summer stop by Boots Bakery for a sweet treat, deli item, coffee, or mixed drink. It’s located on the Hip Strip (they have one too…so cute!) next to a local food co-op, Main Market, on 24 W. Main. Definitely try the vegan carrot cake. They top it with a thick cream cheese frosting and shredded coconut. It is heavenly. I also tried one of the deli dishes—cheesy pasta I think? Very tasty as well. Here’s a description of their bakery taken from their facebook page
vegan & vegetarian bistro fare, gluten free options, baked goods (yes, including THAT vegan carrot cake), finely crafted cocktails (anytime you’d like one), Roast House espresso & coffee made by SUPERSTAR baristas, wifi with plug-ins everywhere, art by local geniuses, occasional mayhem.
Oh! And check out Spokane Vegan if you are looking for other eating out options.
If we want to celebrate a special occasion, or splurge a little, Iza is our first choice. Iza is a chic Asian-inspired restaurant located on the hip strip. They offer a dizzying array of teas and a generous selection of vegan appetizers, salads, and entrees. All menu items are clearly marked concerning lifestyle choices and allergies.
On our latest outing to Iza, we ordered a Berry Bubble Tea (soy milk), Sichuan Vegetable Stir Fry, and Taiwanese Mushroom Tofu. The bubble tea is so fun! You get a thick straw to suck up the tapioca pearls, or as my mother-in-law likes to call them, “gummi bears.” The stir fry is a mix of seasonal vegetables and fried tofu in a spicy chili sauce. This dish is close to perfect. My only complaint; the tofu to vegetable ratio. I loooove vegetables and this dish tends to be protein heavy. My partner’s dish had tofu, several types of mushrooms, and vegetables in a sesame soy sauce. The consistency of the tofu seemed to be off but the mushrooms made up for it. Although they do not offer a vegan dessert, Kettlehouse is right around the corner to get an after dinner growler.
We have walked away from Iza with happy bellies a gajillion times and highly recommend it. We hope you will check this veg-friendly restaurant out!
On a typical Saturday morning you will find us wandering the Missoula Farmers Market ogling vegetables, shoveling baked goods into our mouths, and checking out the other weirdos. This past Saturday was the first market, and with it came a fresh offering of vegan goods. We love the treats at Bernice’s, The Good Food Store, and Roseaurs but you can only eat so many oat bars, orange poppy seed bundt cakes, and Double Chocloate Decadence cookies. We found vegan offerings at not one, not two, but three vendors! I also heard a rumor of donuts floating around, but was not able to locate the mystery vendor…better detective work next weekend, pinky swear.
The Bitterroot Gluten Free Bakery featured a double chocolate cookie. We did not try it, but the baker is a member of our community garden, and well, that makes the cookie cool by association.
The Old World Bakery is offering vegan items for the first time this year! They had a scrumptious looking jelly donut cupcake and some ginormous cracker bread. We didn’t purchase anything this time.
The Jerily Baking Company is where we put down a tenner. We discovered this bakery last summer. The vendors are super friendly and will point out the vegan items. We purchased an oatmeal whoopie pie, a chocolate cookie sandwich, cherry cookie bar (made with Flathead Cherries!), and a coconut cookie bar. Yum-o! The goods have a real diner-ish quality to them, and I like to imagine that I selected it out of one of those chilled dessert displays with rotating shelves.
We hope to do a review of each of the vendors next week…stay tuned!