By now, many of you may have read the article in the New York times of today, and online about eating vegetarian in Kansas city.
You can read it here if you would like.
This article is poorly researched, flawed, and clearly does not reflect the views of all the vegans, vegetarians, raw foodies, and local eaters of the Kansas City area.
The article claims that the writer was served lard in her re-fried beans, and has spent the last three days eating iceberg lettuce. The interesting thing about the article is that she has spent no time researching where to eat here, and what the natural foods community here has to offer.
The writer chose to eat at a gressy fast food joint, a Greek meat Gyros spot, and at a the chinese food market- Places where vegeterian food is not served ANYWHERE, not just in kansas city. We all know, no matter where we live, that the gressy burger place will not serve us organic lettuce, or that the Gyro meat shop won’t serve us chickpea patties… That’s why vegeterians avoid these places, not only in Kansas City.
So where do vegeterians eat in kansas city?
Well how about checking out these places…
Fud: an all natural, vegan, mostly raw, and local restaurant
Eden Alley: on the plaza, an all vegetarian restaurant bursting with charm
Cafee gratitude: opens soon!
One more cup: the cutest coffee shop with organic milk, and cold brewed coffee.
Trader Joes: Our all new super-store for all the natural foods you could ever need, and great prices on cheese!
Whole Foods: Great organic food, nice community, and also a wonderful salad bar any vegan would love!
Hy-vee, Sunfresh: Both of these stores have great health marts, no need to even drive far away!
Green Acres: A local green-powerhouse of a food store located in briarcliff!
Conveniently natural Cafe and store: Carries loads of natural brands, including local veggies.
Badseed Market: Celebrating local foods, culture and community!
Vegans, raw foodies, and others may also want to join the wonderful Kansas City Raw food union on facebook- A great commnuty of veggie friends. Raw vegan potlucks are organized twice a month!
Does this sound like greasy re-fried beans to you? Don’t blindly trust news articles!