- Wilmington Vegan Potluck Featured in the Star News!
Star News reporter Paul Stephen snapped some shots and talked to folks at our January “Healthy Resolutions” themed potluck. Read the article and view the slideshow here: http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20170130/wilmington-vegan-rolls-into-2017-with-refined-focus-and-sense-of-community
- Wilmington Vegan featured in SALT Magazine!
There’s a fabulous exposé on veganism (featuring Wilmington Vegan) in the most recent edition of SALT Magazine! Thank you to Kim Henry for writing such a wonderful article. Read it online: http://www.saltmagazinenc.com/?page_id=4731.
- Wilmington Vegan in WILMA Magazine
Wilmington Vegan founder Sue Cag was interviewed by Wilma Magazine. Several photos from our May potluck are included in the article. Read it online here: http://www.
- WVDG in The Greater Wilmington Business Journal!
The Wilmington Vegan Dining Guide received some great press in The Greater Wilmington Business Journal today! Take a look!
- Six must-eat vegan dishes around Wilmington
Paul Stephen of the Star News exposes a handful of local vegan favorites recommended by Wilmington Vegan members.
- Wilmington Vegan in the Star News
Wilmington Vegan was featured on the front page of the Star News website and on the front of the local section of the paper yesterday. The brief article is titled “Vegan dining guide available online, at Earth Day Festival,” by Paul Stephen.
- Wilmington Vegan Carrot Mob featured in the Star News!
“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
“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.
- Demand is healthy for local vegan fare
“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.
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- 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 http://www.devourilm.com/2014/08/05/community-resource/
“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