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Aug.
26th

Veg-friendly Tacoma: AmeRAWcan Bistro in the St. Helens neighborhood

Defining the raw diet depends upon the eater, much like the wide spectrum of vegetarian or vegan eating. The raw diet can shrink or expand, it can be a full-time or part-time, it can include meat, or not. The general philosophy goes something like this: cooking food removes vital enzymes the body needs. Some raw foodists consider somewhere around 116 degrees to be the cutoff for cooking food. Dig deeper and you’ll find raw fans who eat a vegan diet of only plant-based foods. That’s the line of thinking at AmeRAWcan Bistro, a smart and well-designed restaurant that opened Aug. 12 in a tucked-away location on St. Helens Avenue. Read more »

Aug.
26th

Veg-friendly Tacoma: Quickie Too has catered to vegans for 20 years


The Mama Africa burger at Quickie Too is a house-made millet and quinoa patty. Where else do you go in town for a veggie burger? Click "more" and comment.

Vegan southern food? That term might seem incongruous, but a visit to Quickie Too and maybe it will make sense. Or not, depending upon your comfort with vegan dining. I reviewed the restaurant a few months back during a series called 10-in-One where we review 10 restaurants in a single neighborhood. Not only is Quick Too in the middle of one of the city’s most interesting eating neighborhoods, but the Hilltop restaurant has been feeding vegans in town for more than two decades – first as a wholesale sandwich shop, then as a restaurant. The casual restaurant with a serious dose of laid-back attitude is a worthy lunchtime sandwich destination whether vegan, or not. Click “more” to read what I had to say about the restaurant in my last review. Read more »