What is Vegan Cross Country?
May 22, 2014
Dear lovely reader,
I love watching food shows. Travel logs, cooking demos, competitions, you name it. Sure, sometimes I have to flip the channel while they demo a whole hog roast, but so what? Well, I’ll tell you what. I don’t like having to flip the channel. Having to flip the channel stresses me out when I’m trying to chill.
This dilemma got me thinking: why isn’t there a good vegan food show? Vegans are gaining in numbers and vegan-friendly choices are becoming more and more mainstream, even among omnivorous eaters.
This thought had been brewing for a while when I recently packed up all my belongings and prepared for a cross country trip. I was moving from New York City to LA: from one vegan mecca to another.
Like anyone else embarking on a road trip, I looked forward to experiencing the local flavors of the towns I passed through. This is the show, I thought. A vegan road trip show. Think “Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations” meets “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” meets “Unique Eats” meets a refreshing new take on classic American fare.
Now, that’s a show I want to watch.
I decided to turn the journey into a test run for the show, setting out to chronicle the vegan cross country eats I found in a blog that could both illustrate the type of show I want to make and prove there is a demand for vegan programming.
Whether you’re a big city vegan itching to hit the road, a small-town vegetarian longing for more options or just someone who likes good food, join me for the next ten weeks as I uncover my findings.
If you like what you see, share it on Facebook, write it up on your blog, shout it out from the mountaintops. With enough support, Vegan Cross Country can become the vegan travel food show that we’ve all been waiting for, and hopefully pave the way for even more vegan food programming.
filmmaker. road tripper. nacho lover.
The all-vegan strip mall pizza joint in San Jose, California
August 28, 2014
Now, that’s amore.
The rare all-vegan good coffee place in Oakland, California
August 21, 2014
Hella good find.
Authentic hole-in-the-wall taco stand of your dreams in Berkeley, California
August 14, 2014
Out of this world diner food in Santa Cruz, California PLUS – A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT
August 7, 2014
Worth phoning home about.
Follow your BLISS to San Luis Obispo, California
July 31, 2014
Feel good road food.
Refreshing SoCal chain in Palm Springs, California
July 23, 2014
If it doesn’ t get all over the place… well, you know.
Vegan Cross Country goes camping!
July 17, 2014
Sometimes, simple is all you need.
Cozy Mountainside Coffee Shop in Flagstaff, Arizona
July 10, 2014
Break me off a piece of THAT.
Casual Indian with a side of Zen in Albuquerque, New Mexico
July 3, 2014
Living la vida dosa.
Authentic Southwest Flavors in Santa Fe, New Mexico
June 26, 2014
Breakfast of champions.
Funky Coffeehouse Bites in Amarillo, Texas
June 19, 2014
Don’t mess with this veg-friendly pitstop.
Vegetarian Oasis in Tulsa, Oklahoma
June 12, 2014
Trust your eyes – that smothered veggie brat is no mirage.
Fresh Food Fast in St Louis, Missouri
June 5, 2014
Nacho typical fast food truck.
Classic Bar Food in Dayton, Ohio
May 29, 2014
Have your pub grub and eat it, too.
Small Town American Charm in Wooster, Ohio
May 22, 2014
Hot off the panini press.