Closed: Cafe Seed

After recently scaling back their hours severely and announcing plans for dinner theater in the back of their lot, and after a management/ownership change, and years of complaints about slow service, Cafe Seed is closed for good.  

Since Seed opened several years ago, Kansas City has become home to several new all-vegan and vegan-friendly establishments, so luckily they don’t leave too large a void in town, but it’s always a shame to see someone go.

Farm Sanctuary President in KC

Thanks to Gratitude KC’s email update for this news:

Hear Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder Gene Baur speak at Cleveland Chiropractic College. The event will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Assembly Hall at Cleveland Chiropractic College which is located at 10850 Lowell Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66210. This talk is free and open to the public. Gene will also be on hand to sign copies of his national best-seller, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food. For more information, please e-mail Dan Redwood atdan.redwood@cleveland.edu

News & Pro Tip: The Foundry & Cafe Gratitude

Love the Cheatlover’s Pizza with vegan cheese & sausage?  Make sure you ask for it without the pesto.  A recipe change added dairy to the mixture and staff knowledge about this is mixed.  A manager (/owner?) confirmed this for us.  

He also let us in on some news – some menu changes are coming within the month that will bring even more vegan options.  And in a few months, look forward to a new restaurant called Cafe Gratitude in the old Lulu’s space on Southwest Boulevard.

Spotted: Vegan hot dogs at Kauffman Stadium

On the beautiful Sunday this past Labor Day weekend, Sid and I headed out to an afternoon baseball game at Kauffman Stadium.  In the 3rd inning we went on the hunt for snacks – counting on peanuts or pretzels.  But what a thrill when we found…

Veggie dogs! And veggie burgers! listed right along side the regular hot dogs and hamburgers at the concession stand.  I’ve since found confirmation that the veggie dogs at the ballpark are indeed vegan, but haven’t yet found details on the burgers (or the buns, for that matter).  But if that satisfies your ethics (and your ballpark junk food cravings), have at it. 

Anyone have any other favorite vegan snacks out at local sporting events?

Cirque d’Alex, at 7107 NW Barry Rd. (just off I-29) is a curious spot.  Its space is a little big for its needs and furnishings, which makes for an odd, echo-y ambiance, but what it lacks in coziness it makes up for in vegan eats.

Not only does Cirque d’Alex have vegan hot dogs, they make a point to have vegan buns and vegan toppings such as sauerkraut and chili (actually a spiced TVP rather than a soupier chili), as well as vegan sides – baked beans, potato salad, and cole slaw.  And their prices are extremely reasonable.  

Any other veggie dogs spotted in the wild in or around KC?

Has anyone checked out Conveniently Natural yet?

This still-new meal delivery outfit, located at 3711 Southwest Trafficway, has recently begun offering an all-you-should-eat (their term) lunch buffet for $10 on Thursdays between 11 AM and 2 PM.  This is a perfect chance to check out their offerings if you’re musing their meal delivery plan; or it’s just a good price for a filling meal that includes multiple dessert offerings.

By the way, if you’re interested in trying their meal delivery service at a discount, daily deal site Muncharoo has a 50% deal for Conveniently Natural that ends soon.