The Mixx, with locations adjacent to the Plaza Library and in the Power & Light District, is best known for its big salad bar, soups, and sandwiches, but I spotted a surprise the other day after having not visited in a few years:
VEGAN TREATS! Along with the variety of non-vegan cupcakes and cookies near the cash register, there are also several vegan (and gluten free) cupcakes and cookies supplied by Be Free Bakers! Grab your dessert next time you’re nearby and be sure to thank them.
While I think Succotash is a great spot, it can be a little tricky to navigate for vegans. They have off-menu vegan pancakes, but you have to know to ask for them, and sometimes your server will hem and haw about whether the batter is ready and how long it will take. There was a rumor they were going to introduce vegan sausage, and apparently they did, but it was there and gone rather quickly. And what I wouldn’t give for them to have a tofu scramble option alongside all their egg dishes.
One thing they did have, last time I was in, was a vegan bean & barley burger. I have to say, it was the most fall-y apart-y veggie burger I’ve ever had, but the constituent parts were pretty tasty.
They’ve got a new menu debuting on May 16, and promise vegan options via their Facebook page, so this may not exist a few days from now but hopefully, whether it stays or goes, they’ll have some tasty options for us.
Spotted: Alternative Baking Company’s vegan cookies at Sunfresh. They’re in an entirely non-obvious spot, so here’s the secret: they’re in a basket on top of the salad bar.
Commenter Simpsonnut78 gave us a heads up the other day that Waldo Pizza has brought in some new vegan goodies, and last night we had a chance to confirm. They’re now carrying Yves vegan pepperoni, a super yummy vegan Italian sausage made by St. Louis’s Match Meat, and they even have vegan, gluten-free after dinner mints now.
Welcome, Conveniently Natural!
Pitch’s Fat City blog brought news of a new vegan business opening in Kansas City. Conveniently Natural is an all-vegan meal delivery service opening due to open in mid-May. My guess is that they’ll be an easy entry point for current omnivores curiously about vegan eats but not quite sure about cooking delicious and dairy free. But it sounds like they’re also aiming to have their side dishes available at Nature’s Own, and have got a line of baby food in the works.
I’m excited to keep my eye on this new service and see if we can fit some of their goodies into our mealtimes.
StarLite Cuisine is stoked we’re stoked, and they’re offered another prize pack for our followers. Add @vegankc on Twitter and we’ll randomly select one of our next 20 followers to receive a bundle of coupons, tshirt, and really fantastic insulated shopping tote from StarLite!
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Details later about another giveaway, hooray!