Monday, September 26, 2016

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge Starts Saturday!

I'm always so excited when October rolls around because that means it's time for the annual Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge.  For the sixth year in a row, local chefs will be preparing a variety of fabulous vegan dishes all month long.  Here are the restaurants that have signed up to participate so far this year, and it's the biggest group yet:

The special vegan menus aren't available yet, but I will post updates on my Sacramento Vegan Facebook page as I find out about them.  With so many restaurants participating this year, I know I won't be able to get to all of them, but I'll visit as many as I can.  I'll post pictures on Facebook and Instagram of the wonderful vegan dishes I order, and I'll do a blog post every Sunday night with a wrap-up of the restaurants I visited and the food I ate during the previous week.  I can't wait!

One caveat:  most of the participating restaurants do not serve vegan food exclusively.  They probably do not have separate frying equipment or a separate spot on the grill just for vegan food.  If this is a problem for you, you may want to patronize only the vegan restaurants or order only foods that aren't likely to have come in contact with non-vegan items.  

More information on the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge is available on their website at or on their Facebook page at


Anonymous said...

Don't forget about the restaurants that are up the hill in Newcastle or Auburn! We have amazing food up here from downtown Newcastle to The Ridge Golf Course & Events Center. We also have lots of vegan options as well :).

Pam said...

I'd love to hear your recommendations for restaurants offering vegan options in Newcastle and Auburn. I've written about Nectar Café and Joe Caribe, but would love to know who else is offering delicious vegan food.