Friday, July 31, 2015

Vegan Food at the Bernice Garden

Way back at the end of June, I told you guys about the Very Veggie Fourth of July event at the Bernice Garden.  On the first night of my break from work and start of my honeymoon, I headed down to SoMa with my friends, Reva and Waikay, to eat some great food.

The turnout was great, and it looked like most of the vendors sold out.  I got there about midway through the event, and Solfood Catering were already cleaned out of their vegan crab cakes.

I heard tell that The Veg had rainbow cupcakes and an amazing BBQ jackfruit sandwich, but the line was long and I didn't get back around before they sold out.  I'm thinking I missed out, because the cupcakes looked amazing!

Our friends, Sheridan and Drew, were there, and they were stockpiling cupcakes for their weekend at home.  I snagged these photos from Sheridan:

We were flowery dress buddies!  They were about to hit the road, but I got to say hi.  They cooked Josh and I the most AMAZING dinner the weekend before.  Would you believe I'd never had chickpea cutlets?  For shame, I know.  I'll share those pictures another time.

I decided to branch out and try something new, so I hit up Box Populi, a new food cart selling incredible food.  The crew are part of a new and exciting project that I'm involved with, which I'll tell you about when more things form up.    They had a ton of great options, including gazpacho, portobello and seitan sandwiches, and tons of sides.  I settled on a half seitan sammie and gazpacho.  It went well with the tasty beer from Stone's Throw.

The gazpacho was a little on the chunky side, but the flavors were good.  It would have been perfect if everything was blended a little more.  The seitan sandwich was tasty as well, although I would have hoped for a heartier bread.  It was more like a quick lunch sandwich than a truly formed restaurant dish, but for the price ($5 for the sandwich and soup), it was just right.

It was a hot and muggy night, so we headed over to Le Pops for some frozen treats.  They had their current menu clearly marked, with the ice pops being vegan.  I had the lavender lemon, which was so refreshing.  Think of the best glass of lemonade you've ever had, and then make it a popsicle.

I spent the rest of the evening chatting with everyone and enjoying the outdoors.  Our wedding DJ  (who was AWESOME) was there with his wife, who I finally got to meet after knowing each other on the internet.  She's a vegan too!  It seems our little community is really growing, and this even was popular with veggies and omnivores.

I really hope to see more vegetarian/vegan events at the Bernice Garden!


  1. It's been so hot here in Seattle, a lavender lemon ice pop sounds amazing! It's great that your able to find so many vegan friendly places. It's so great to help break the myth that it's really difficult to be a vegan!

  2. I got to try the lavender lemon pop, so good.

  3. I got to try the lavender lemon pop, so good.


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