Smiling Hara Tempeh Tasting

Event: Sunday, October 26th, 2-4pm at Lovey's

Come join Wilmington Vegan at Lovey’s Natural Foods Sunday, October 26th, from 2-4pm for a FREE sampling of some wonderful tempeh made by local North Carolina company Smiling Hara Tempeh. They currently offer (and we will be tasting) 3 different types of tempeh – traditional, black bean, and black eyed pea.

Smiling Hara Tempeh could use support for their current Kickstarter campaign for tempeh made from hemp seed. Take a look:

Hope to see everyone there!

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Smiling Hara Tempeh

Wilmington Vegan’s first Carrot Mob was a huge success

We had a super turnout at the first Wilmington Vegan Carrot Mob takeover event and the food was super delicious! Yay, new vegan eats in town! Thank you to everybody at The George, the chef Larry, George himself (who stopped by to say hello to us along with the chef), and Emily Lyons for the slam dunk. Fantastic! We’re going to do a Carrot Mob takeover monthly or bimonthly. Feel free to make suggestions for the next one!

Wilmington Vegan Carrot Mob

A huge table of rowdy vegan-types at The George restaurant for Wilmington Vegan’s first Carrot Mob

Tofu Tacos

Tofu tacos from The George – southwest seasoned tofu, black beans, and pineapple salsa in crunchy shells with sides of roasted rosemary potatoes and seasonal veggies (not pictured).

Wilmington Vegan’s first Carrot Mob!

Wilmington Vegan Carrot Logo - FB
Let’s show local restaurants how many hungry vegans there are in Wilmington!

From 5-7pm on Saturday, October 11th, we’re hosting our first ever “Carrot Mob” at The George restaurant on the Riverwalk. They just added several vegan and gluten free appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts to their menu and we’d like to show them some support. Come join in on the fun, and get to know your fellow vegans!

Just show up anytime between 5 and 7pm!

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Click on the images below to view The George’s new vegan menu.

Demand is healthy for local vegan fare

Vegan Fare Article“Demand is healthy for local vegan fare” is the title of Paul Stephen’s column in the Star News. We received a call from Stephen asking about the new vegan eats at Dead Crow Comedy Room. Our group has developed somewhat of a habit of patronizing Dead Crow ever since they started serving tempeh tacos. Local vegan comedian Troy Coleman recently turned us on to their new vegan offerings and we had a huge group come out to see national vegan comedian Myq Kaplan.

Read the entire article online here:

Dead Crow Tempeh Tacos

Tempeh Tacos with Vegan Ranch at Dead Crow Comedy Room

Wilmington Vegan Members with Myq Kaplan

Wilmington Vegan Members Acting Crazy with National Vegan Comedians Myq Kaplan and Zach Sherwin


Wilmington Vegan featured in Devour Magazine

Wilmington Vegan is featured in the Summer/Fall 2014 edition of Devour Magazine!

In the two page spread, Devour Magazine editor Shea Carver interviews Wilmington Vegan founder Sue Cag and explores the origins of the Wilmington Vegan Dining Guide, local dining experiences, vegan-friendly businesses, and current and future projects.

“Having this resource in the community is a big deal – more than I could have known when we first started working on it. It definitely shows folks there are a ton of choices in our community, probably a lot more than they imagined. It’s easy to find tasty vegan eats in town, and it’s constantly improving, even in a Southern town like ours.”        ~ Sue Cag

Read the article online at

Wilmington Vegan in Devour Magazine Summer 2014

Wilmington Vegan in Devour Magazine Summer/Fall 2014

“I went vegan for ethical reasons. For me it was intuitive. I liked animals and it was obvious they experienced joy and pain. Not eating them or using them was such a simple way for me to eliminate a whole lot of unnecessary suffering in the world. It just seemed like a no brainer.”     ~ Sue Cag

Wilmington Vegan Dining Guide Release Celebration PHOTOS!

Photos by Rocky Hirajeta

Thank you to everyone who came to the Wilmington Vegan Dining Guide Release Celebration! The event sold out quickly and was an incredible success. Eighty-five people came to enjoy the wide variety of vegan cuisine and an amazing 30+ local vegan-friendly restaurants, businesses, community members, and artisans donated their favorite vegan dishes, crafts, goodies, and gift certificates.

Wilmington Vegan is extremely grateful for everyone who came, everyone who donated food, items, and money, and everyone who volunteered, helped carry things, lent us tables, and showed us they cared. A special thanks goes to Wilmington Yoga Center for making a huge contribution to Wilmington Vegan, both monetarily and by providing space for us, supporting us, and just being the most amazing loving people we could ever meet.

The Wilmington Vegan Dining Guide has already been a huge success. Local folks as well as visitors are using it. It has been viewed and downloaded hundreds of times. Guide requests come in daily, restaurants have seen an increase in vegan customers, and it has made our vegan community much stronger. Let’s keep it going!

Please support those who donated right back and help make Wilmington an even more vegan-friendly place! The following businesses gave us free stuff and/or free food, just to support our cause! Isn’t that amazing?!

Sealevel City Gourmet, Tandoori Bites, 9 Bakery and Lounge, Nikki’s Fresh Gourmet, Uncle Lim’s Kitchen, Lovey’s Natural Foods and Cafe, Tidal Creek Food Co-op, Flaming Amy’s Burrito Barn, Whole Foods, Hot Pink Cake Stand, Uprising, local vegan chef Emily Lyons, Trader Joe’s, Kitchen Ahimsa, Progressive Gardens, Crooked Metal Jewelry, Oriental Medical Therapies, Christine Chavez Crochet, The Trolly Stop, Brixx Pizza, Karmic Fury Records, Spread Gourmet Plant Based Cheese, Russ Vigneri, Wilmington Yoga Center, and Warren Piece.

Photos by Rocky Hirajeta.