Mission Square Market Re-launch!

Mission Square Market Art

All Vegan? All the time!

Congrats to one of our supporters Mission Square Market for becoming the first all vegan market/deli in San Diego!  You can learn more here about how the owner of the store Sunny Bhanage and the San Diego vegan community helped make this dream become a reality.

If you are in the Southern California area, be sure to stop by their grand opening on June 3, 2018.  More details on our Events page.

Sandwich from Mission Square Market

Want to read more about Mission Square Market?  We featured them as Independent of the Month this past December!

Celiac Awareness Month

Celiac Awareness Month

It is May and Celiac Awareness Month!

We want to take this time to answer some frequently asked questions about our products.  We take the health needs of our customers very seriously and want to be as transparent as possible about our practices, products, and ingredients.  We have created this list of questions to help reassure those adhering to a gluten free diet.

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Independent of the Month: Rainbow Grocery

We are so excited to feature Rainbow Grocery as this month’s Independent of the Month!  They are located in San Francisco, CA and are open 9am-9pm every day.  Rainbow Grocery was opened in 1975 by Rich Israel, Janet Crolius, Bill Crolius, and John David Williams.  These determined individuals had a goal to make vegetarian food more accessible to their surrounding community.  To implement this they began with a bulk food-buying program.  Since then they have changed locations (twice!), expanded their number of departments, and continued to inspire sustainable living in the neighboring communities.

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An Interview with Tracy Childs of Veg-Appeal

Tracy Childs of Veg-Appeal

Tracy Childs of Veg-Appeal shares about flavorful ingredients, cooking classes, and how to make a “Tracy Special”.

Tracy Childs is a certified nutritional consultant, long time vegan, and founder of the plant-based cooking class and health coaching company Veg-Appeal.  She has taken steps to help her community become more plant-based by co-founding the group PlantDiego.  Tracy has co-written three e-books titled “Food Camp Weekly Meal-Plans and Guides” which give advice on meal planning, batch cooking, and food prep that can help you eat healthy home-cooked meals even during your busiest weeks.  In addition she also helped write Handbook to Higher Health Consciousness which is available in paperback on Amazon.

In this interview we got to ask her all of our questions regarding plant-based cooking, the most important ingredients, and how to deal with failure in the kitchen.

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Independent of the Month: Chuck’s Produce

Our Independent of the month for March is: Chuck’s Produce!  They are a specialty food store located in Washington, but they are so much more than your average grocery store.  They have 2 locations: Mill Plain (13215 SE Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98684) and Salmon Creek Store (2302 NE 117th Street Vancouver, WA. 98686).  Even though they are not wide-spread, they are able to provide a lot for the local communities.  Both locations are open Monday-Friday and Sundays.

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Independent of the Month: Herbie’s Natural Foods

Located at 14153 Whittier Blvd, Ste 105 Whittier, California

Herbie’s Natural Foods advocates organic food, health, and “happy living”.

This week we would like to feature Herbie’s Natural Foods as our independent of the month!  Named after one of the first few products they sold back in 1993 (herbs), they now have a huge selection of products.  These include delicious vegan and vegetarian options, non-GMO products, fragrant essential oils, organic foods, and our very own StarLite Cuisine products just to name a few.  In addition to regular groceries, they also have kombucha on tap to quench your thirst!

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