Wilmington Vegan Supper Club Potlucks!

March 5th, 2015, 6:30pm, at the SEACC Community Center

Wilmington Vegan Supper Club Potluck

Yes, we’re finally reviving the monthly potlucks!! Simply bring a vegan dish to share and come swap recipes and socialize. The Wilmington Vegan Lending Library will be there for you to grab a book as well.

Our potlucks will take place every first Thursday of every month at 6:30pm at the SEACC Community Center, 317 Castle Street, Wilmington, starting March 5th, 2015. 

Please bring a list of ingredients along with your dish (or even better, the recipe!) Remember: dishes absolutely must be 100% vegan, with no meat, no fish, no dairy, no eggs, no chicken stock, no honey, and so on. If you have any questions, please ask us. And remember to bring a plate, utensils, and a drink. There’s a kitchenette there to wash up.

What: Wilmington Vegan Supper Club Potluck
Where: SEACC Community Center, 317 Castle St, Wilmington, NC
When: March 5th, 2015 at 6:30pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1563841637192403/

Wilmington Vegan Carrot Mob featured in the Star News!

January 21st, 2015 Article

“This is fun for us and shows restaurants that there are a lot of us out there craving vegan fare. It offers a positive incentive to the restaurant, a carrot rather than a stick.”    ~ Sue Cag

Wilmington Vegan’s Carrot Mob events were featured in a new Star News article titled “Hungry Vegans Choose Carrot Over Stick.” Journalist Paul Stephen interviewed Wilmington Vegan founder Sue Cag and Uncle Lim’s Kitchen owner Weyang Lim. Read the entire article online at:  http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20150119/ARTICLES/150119733

Wilmington Vegan Carrot Mob in Star News

Wilmington Vegan’s Carrot Mob in the Star News

“We were really surprised when we started looking at the numbers. Sometimes we have more vegetarian customers than (non-vegetarian).”    ~ Weyang Lim

Full Article Text:

Hungry Vegans Choose Carrot Over Stick

Generally speaking, business owners board up their shops when a mob is coming. But all bets are off when the crowd is wielding produce instead of pitchforks.

Such was the scene at Wilmington restaurant Uncle Lim’s Kitchen, which recently found itself swarmed with hungry vegans staging a “Carrot Mob” at the eatery. Wilmington Vegan founder Sue Cag described the decidedly non-hostile takeovers as an effective way of rewarding area businesses for expanding their plant-based selections.

“This is fun for us and shows restaurants that there are a lot of us out there craving vegan fare,” Cag said. “It offers a positive incentive to the restaurant, a carrot rather than a stick.”

The Uncle Lim’s affair was the group’s second outing. Their first rabble descended upon downtown Wilmington’s riverfront stalwart The George shortly after that eatery unveiled a separate vegan menu.

An upcoming Carrot Mob is scheduled for noon Feb. 21 at Tandoori Bites.

Weyang Lim, whose family runs the namesake eatery at 3905 Independence Blvd., said the outpouring of enthusiasm has been unexpected. The family, Buddhists from Malaysia, eats vegetarian meals twice per month and has always offered its entire menu with meat-free modifications. But demand for the soy-based protein served in many dishes has been greater than anticipated.

“We were really surprised when we started looking at the numbers,” Lim said. “Sometimes we have more vegetarian customers than (non-vegetarian).”

Marketing director Julie McDonald said that while The George is unlikely to ever be known as Wilmington’s hot spot for vegan dining, the restaurant aims to accommodate most customer requests. The eatery debuted a robust vegan and gluten-free menu several months ago, later streamlining the offerings for an updated version featuring tofu tacos, pasta dishes and a black bean salad, among other options.

Since releasing a Wilmington Vegan Dining Guide in mid 2014, Cag said the area’s meat-free dining scene continues to boom. Work has begun on a 2015 edition with new entries for restaurants like Saigon Bistro, Indian eatery Siaa and pizzeria Bessie and Guiseppe, all of which serve numerous vegan-friendly dishes.

For more information and details about upcoming projects – including the launch of a vegan lending library, potluck suppers and cooking demonstrations – visit www.WilmingtonVegan.com.


Wilmington Vegan Carrot Mob at Tandoori Bites

Saturday, February 21st, 12pm

Wilmington Vegan hosts a Carrot Mob takeover event at Tandoori Bites, Saturday, February 21st, at noon.

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy vegan eats and meet up with other like-minded folks. Tandoori Bites supported Wilmington Vegan by donating food for our dining guide celebration event.

Let’s show our numbers and create a positive incentive for more vegan eats in Wilmington!

What: Wilmington Vegan Carrot Mob
Where: Tandoori Bites (1620 South College Rd)
When: Noon, Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/429830057175861/
Wilmington Vegan Carrot Mob Tandoori Bites

Carrot Mob takes the idea of a “flash mob” and uses a fun image of a carrot to represent the plants we love to eat. We’re a vegan mob of diners heading out to show our support to local restaurants with vegan offerings. This is fun for us and shows restaurants that there are a lot of us out there craving vegan fare. It offers a positive incentive to the restaurant – a carrot rather than a stick.

Wilmington Vegan at the 2015 Conscience Fair

Saturday, February 7th, 10am-2pm, Cape Fear Community College (downtown)

Wilmington Vegan will have a table at the 2015 Conscience Fair, Saturday, February 7th, 10am-2pm, Wendell Daniels Hall on the fifth floor of Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station building, 502 N Front St (Front & Red Cross).

Come chat with the lovely Christine Chavez and pick up your Girl Scout cookies. How could a Saturday morning be any better?

Over 70 non-profits and other organizations will present information about their programs and how people can help. Previous years have seen more than 500 people attend. The event is free to everyone.

What: Wilmington Vegan at the 2015 Conscience Fair
Where: Cape Fear Community College (downtown)
When: Saturday, February 7th, 2015, 10am-2pm
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/825274687530422/

Go here to see the up-to-date list of the numerous participants: http://www.conscienceonline.com/profiles/blogs/2015-conscience-fair-signups-so-far
Event: http://www.starnewsonline.com/section/TOPIC9929

Conscience Fair

Wilmington Vegan Lending Library

The Wilmington Vegan Lending Library needs your books! Here’s what we’ve got so far. Please consider donating any vegan related titles you may have – cookbooks, fiction, animal rights, children’s books, etc. Email Wilmington Vegan and we’ll come pick them up. If you see any at used book sales, pick them up or let us know. We will be having a book swap and vegan dinner next month, TBA, and a permanent location at some point. Anyone can borrow these!

Wilmington Vegan Lending Library 1

Seitan Demonstration by Sandra Sharpe

Sunday, February 1st, 2015, 2pm

Sandra Sharpe will be hosting a seitan making demonstration at her home on Sunday, February 1st. Sign up fast because this event is limited to 10 participants.

Seitan Beats Your MeatCome and learn how to make Seitan (wheat meat) from scratch. Much more affordable than store bought! I will be showing you how to make seitan as well as sending you home with some along with the recipe! A portion of the proceeds go to help Wilmington Vegan continue to provide information and resources to the vegan community here in Wilmington! The charge will be $20 per person. Space is limited to 10 people, but if there is a need I can do another demo for a different group at a later date. I will send confirmation and my address to the first 10 people to respond (please only say you are coming if you definitely can make it). 

What: Seitan Making Demonstration by Sandra Sharpe
Where: Sandra Sharpe’s home
When: Sunday, February 1st, 2015, 2pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/329098330611829/