Monday, September 28, 2015

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015

Local vegans know the best month to be plant-based in Sacramento is October, when the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge takes place. Chefs throughout the city create special menus for the month, with vegan appetizers, entrees, and desserts. This coming Thursday marks the start of the challenge for the fifth year in a row.

Here's the list of restaurants that are participating this year:

* Tower Bridge Bistro

* Capitol Garage

* The Porch

* Evan's Kitchen

* 58 Degrees & Holding Co.

* The Rind

* Lou's Sushi

* Metro Kitchen + Drinkery

* Orchid Thai

* Andy Nguyen's

* Thai Basil

* El Papagayo (Carmichael)

* Abyssinia Ethiopian

* Baagan (Roseville)

* Green Boheme (Roseville)

* Nectar Cafe (Auburn)

In addition, Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery, which has been closed due to flooding, will offer new vegan items beginning October 23rd, and the Roaming Spoon will host pop-ups at various locations throughout the month.

It's a great mix of old favorites and newcomers to the challenge. While some chefs have provided sneak previews on Facebook of some of the items they'll be offering, most of the menus aren't set yet. I'll try to post the menus on my Sacramento Vegan Facebook page as they become available.

As always, my plan is to visit as many participating restaurants as possible, and I'll blog about them within a day or two of each meal so you can see what's being offered. I may not make it to all of them, but I'll give it my best effort!

For more information, be sure to check the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge website and Facebook page. They're also on Instagram. Happy eating!

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