A number of Asheville restaurants take pains to make sure their menus offer above-average transparency so customers know what they’re getting and can make informed choices when ordering.
“When humans take the lives of other human beings, we are horrified. Why is it acceptable, and even photographed as cute, when human beings take the lives of animals?”
Local nutritionists and a longtime vegan talk about the pros and cons of a diet free of animal products.
This year’s VeganFest will offer two days of education, fun and plant-based food in support of the Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary.
Celtic Sea Salt is seeking recipes that showcase the company’s various product lines for a highly seasoned cookbook; MG Road hosts chef Nohe Weir-Villatoro for a Morrissey-themed vegetarian dinner; Dobra Tea West serves organic vegetarian fare; and The Bull and Beggar launches Sunday brunch.
“Sure, tofu turkey and all the other meat-free equivalents may be a stretch for some, but isn’t that what it means to be human —to continually move and stretch beyond the norm?”
Owned by married couple Stephanie and Jeff Barcelona, the eatery is scheduled to open Thursday, May 14, on West Asheville’s busy Patton Avenue stretch, and the culinary twosome promise to bring something unique (and slow-cooked) to the table.
“I think we have consistently proven that our products don’t fit into either of those categories of being vegetable meat or being the substance that wants to taste like meat,” says Sadrah Schadel, co-owner of No Evil Foods. “We are plant meat. We are meat. We provide that same satisfaction.”
By now, Jim Klingel is accustomed to the misconceptions that the name Oyster House Brewing Co. yields. On a regular basis, the restaurant’s chef hears that his brother Billy’s brewpub is owned by The Lobster Trap (it’s not, though its roots began there), that all of the beers are made with oysters (only the stouts […]
Every parent has been there: a hungry child in the backseat, a forgotten snack and several errands left to run before heading home. The big-name fast food chains make these moments so effortless to resolve with a quick sprint through the drive-thru. But with dietary restrictions and food allergies becoming more common, fast food is […]
“Raw food is going to be the next big thing in Asheville,” says Tim Boissy, the executive chef of The Nectar Lounge. The new raw foods café, which will also feature vegan and gluten-free options, is slated to open in North Asheville near the end of August. “Raw food is an essential part of a […]
Green Sage took top honors at last Sunday’s Epic Tempeh Taco Challenge with their tempeh-chorizo riff on the Mexican classic. Xpress correspondent Jordan Foltz shares some highlights from the competition and takes a look at a few ways to enjoy the bean-based protein.
Absent from the April 17 flowchart and questionnaire, “Are You (Not) a Sustainability Guru,” was the most important lifestyle question of all: Have you reduced your consumption of meat and other animal products? As we all learned in freshman biology, at every step up the food chain, 90 percent of the potential energy is converted […]
“Eat This Vacation,” a food story in the Feb. 7 Xpress, is a glaring example of the disconnect that most humans have about food. The article was accompanied by a photo of a very young lamb and mother. The writer remarked about how lucky she was — while visiting East Fork Farm — to experience […]
a href=”“Calling the Jan. 25 Mountain Xpress a “Wellness” issue is quite a stretch. There were only a few articles dealing with wellness — one detailed how Asheville became an alternative medicine mecca and discussed Project Access, which provides free medical care to uninsured residents. But this so-called Wellness issue also included a piece that […]
Sunday, Aug. 8, marked the debut of VegFest, Asheville’s first all-vegetarian festival. Vendors started setting up their booths as early as 10 a.m., and by 10:30 a.m., folks were already wandering toward Battery Park for the festivities. The event began officially at noon and lasted until 7 p.m. that night. Festival organizers estimate that more than 1,500 people attended.
In “Go Fish,” Mackensy Lunsford shows that it can take a good deal of effort to identify so-called environmentally friendly seafood choices [July 20 Xpress]. Yet it’s much more difficult than she noted. Scientists using DNA technology recently revealed that 20 to 25 percent of seafood products are fraudulently labeled, with the rates of fraud […]
Asheville’s first all-vegetarian food festival, the Asheville Vegfest, takes over Battery Park Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 7, from noon until 7 p.m.
The Downtown Market wants you to know it’s still open. Plus, vegetarians take to the streets next week.
Alison Murphy adds yet another option to the blossoming Asheville street food scene.