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– In case you’re out of the loop, California’s Native Foods vegan restaurant will be taking over Chicago in the coming months with locations in Wicker Park, The Loop and Lakeview. They’re currently hiring for their Chicago locations, so if you’re interested fill out an application here!

– Attention vegan culinary geniuses: Mercy for Animals and Chicago’s very own Upton’s Naturals will be hosting a Vegan Chef Showdown at the Funky Buddha Lounge (728 W. Grand) on Saturday, July 23 from 3-7pm.  Each chef or team must create a vegan dish using Upton’s seitan for the public to sample. The event is open to the public free of charge, though there is a $1 suggested donation for each sample, which will go to Mercy for Animals. Interested in competing? There’s a $25 entry fee and you must enter before July 7. E-mail  Nicole@UptonsNaturals.com to sign up! For more info check out the Facebook invite.

– Charlotte Cressey, Director of Community Outreach for Orange County People for Animals, will be presenting “How to Return to Wholeness” at Chicago’s MFA Advocacy Center (639 W Diversey Pkwy) on Saturday, July 9 at 2pm. For more information on this event and to RSVP, please email Kenny Torrella, MFA’s Chicago Campaign Coordinator, at KennyT@mercyforanimals.org

News & Events

My apologies for the lack of activity on here as of late, but I recently moved and have been busy working on setting up a Chicago Vegan Buying Club with some of our other collaborators (more info to come).

-For those of you who haven’t heard Daiya vegan cheese is now available at Whole Foods! Check out the vegan mac & cheese we posted a while back if you’re looking for something delicious to make with it!

-Thanks to a tweet from the people at Vegan Chicago we’ve added a new restaurant to our list. Rockin’ Tacos (1467 W. Irving Park, 773-975-8226) on the North side offers vegan options which are affordable enough that I should be able to try them in the near future. Super stoked to try Tofu Al Pastor!


Chicago Vegan Mania Spring Shindig Fundraiser, Saturday, April 10 7pm, Framing Mode Gallery, 1526 S. Wabash

Featuring vegan treats, complimentary spirits, silent auction, DJ Veganinblack, plus more to come from local cruelty-free vendors! Tix are $35 advance, $40 door. For more info. & tix:http://www.chicagoveganmania.com

Dunkin’ Cruelty Feed-In, April 17 10am, Clark & Belmont Dunkin’ Donuts

MFA & Compassion Over Killing are teaming up to hand out free vegan donuts & breakfast foods. For more info:http://www.mercyforanimals.org/events

Vegan On Tap @ Vegan Gallery, April 17 at 7pm, 4645 N. Rockwell

Featuring art from 7 local artists, $1 drinks and free food samples from Posh Nosh! For more info: http://www.veganchicago.com