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March 26, 2010

Vegans in Baltimore promote 'cruelty free' diet

Do we eat too much food without thinking about where it comes from?

The animal rights group Compassion Over Killing is trying to draw some attention to the issue and, at the same time, bring more vegan offerings to Baltimore. It's got some things planned:

COK is joining with Emily's Cafe and Deserts, at 4901 Springarden Dr. in north Baltimore, this Sunday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in a benefit and free movie event. A portion of your breakfast or lunch bill will be donated to the group's efforts. The movie is Chicken Run.

Beforehand, from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. COK is also hosting a "Dunkin' Cruelty Feed-In." They will ask Dunkin' Donuts at 25 Light Street to stop using milk and egg products. RSVP for this at info@cok.net or 301-891-2458.

Also, the group is working with other restaurants to up the number of vegan menu offering. One such place is Pizzazz Tuscan Grille, at 711 Eastern Ave. inside the Pier Five hotel. It's expanded its menu and is hosting an event on April 9 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. to show it off and raise money for COK's efforts. The restaurant is offering 20 percent of your bill -- plus all the tips earned by our a COK bartender. Drink specials will include $5 martinis and two-for-one drinks.

Anyone been to these place? Enjoyed vegan offerings? Think Baltimore has good vegan, or vegetarian, options?

Posted by Meredith Cohn at 7:00 AM | | Comments (8)
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It's so cool to read about this -- vegan eating is definitely not one of Baltimore's strengths.... but it's improved over the past few years and it's exciting to see someone proactively working with places to get more (and hopefully better) vegan meals. I've never been to Pizzazz -- that sounds like a great event so i'll try to check it out.

Thanks for blogging about this!

I'm so glad that Compassion Over Killing is working on more vegan options in Baltimore. I've had Pizzazz's vegan pizza and it is really good. I'm excited to go there and Emily's for the special COK events!

And for even more vegan eating in Baltimore, you can go to www.VegBaltimore.com.

Thanks for the article! Emily's is delicious and the cafe is really cute. Everyone should check it out!

If you want to eat vegan food that's your choice but don't disrupt everyone else with your "protests" Can't wait to eat a delicious steak tonight.

Its great to see you guys talking about vegan issues.

There's also Bmore Vegan Drinks (http://twitter.com/bmorevegan and www.bmorevegan.com/) for the vegan looking to socialize.

Red Emma's in Mount Vernon has a great selection of vegan nibblies, as well as plenty of books for the radical environmentalist in you. Liquid Earth offers most of their menu items in a vegan way, and One World's entire dessert menu is vegan. The Saturday farmers market on Barclay and 33rd st has some great vegan options for street food style dining (one of the vendors carries cashew cheese pizzas and cashew cheese spinach pie!) Also, I shouldn't forget, there's The Yabba Pot in Charles Village.

The only way we grow veganism is through informed commerce, so go forth and vote with your wallets!

@Ashley
You know whats awesome about being an American? We can protest whatever we want. Freedom is more delicious than your steak, and its not utterly ruining the planet, contribuing to global warming, and polluting our waters.

I enjoyed a vegan burger slathered with humas, greens and mustard at Pizzazz Tuscan Grille and it was delicious. I also loved the strawberry and bananna smoothie. I had it with yogart but you can get the vegian version.
The owner visits every table and takes an interest in you. The servers are great too. Excellant view of the water.

I enjoyed a vegan burger slathered with humas, greens and mustard at Pizzazz Tuscan Grille and it was delicious. I also loved the strawberry and bananna smoothie. I had it with yogart but you can get the vegian version.
The owner visits every table and takes an interest in you. The servers are great too. Excellant view of the water.

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