Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sacramento Vegan is on vacation

Between holiday celebrations and traveling, I'm going to have to take a break from blogging. Check back again after January 12th. There may be occasional updates on Sacramento Vegan's Facebook and Instagram pages as well.

Happy holidays to you all!

Monday, December 12, 2016

El Rey on K

My husband Phil and I went downtown this past week to check out the new Mexican restaurant near the Golden 1 Center. El Rey on K opened in August, boasting former Sacramento Kings player Kenny Thomas as one of its owners.

There were a couple of menu items that appeared to be vegan if ordered without the cotija cheese, so I tried them both. First up was the black bean hummus appetizer, a generous portion consisting of black beans, tahini, garlic, onion, cilantro, and jalapeño, served with chips. It was a little garlicky for my taste, but good nonetheless.

I also ordered the meatless marvel taco, also without the cotija cheese.  The filling was a creative mixture of black beans, guacamole, sweet potato, roasted peppers, pickled onion, and fried peppers. It was definitely tasty!

El Rey on K is located at  723 K Street, and their phone number is 916-400-4170. Their website address is, and their Facebook page can be found at The restaurant is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Identity Coffees

Identity Coffees opened earlier this year, and they're becoming a favorite with local vegans. In addition to offering almond milk for their coffee drinks, they've begun partnering with Conscious Creamery to provide vegan baked goods.

When I stopped by the other day, they had two different types of vegan muffins and a few vegan cookies. I ordered a chai spice muffin and a cranberry-orange muffin, and loved them both!

In addition, one Saturday every month, Identity Coffees hosts the Midtown Bizarre, where Andrea and Kevin from Conscious Creamery serve up their fabulous vegan gelato. If you want to give it a try, you're in luck -- the next Midtown Bizarre is this coming Saturday, December 10th, from noon to 6:00 p.m.

If you want something a little more protein-dense, Identity Coffees also carries an assortment of Protein Pucks, described on the Protein Puck website as a "gluten free, vegan, non GMO, protein packed, fiber rich, energy bar from nature."

Identity Coffees is located at 1430 28th Street, and their phone number is 916-225-0738. Their Facebook page can be found at They are open Sunday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.