Vegan dining in Quito, Ecuador: El Maple

We were delighted to find this vegetarian restaurant in the Mariscal district of Quito, Ecuador. El Maple has a vegetarian/vegan menu but also offers a prix fixe menu that, if not already vegan, can easily be adjusted; the staff is lovely and accommodating (especially so given our limited Spanish and their limited English). The restaurant was empty …

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I Am Stuffed: Vegan dining at Café Gratitude

It’s been years since I’ve been to Café Gratitude, the last time in Berkeley, California, and so when visiting San Diego recently, I was thrilled to learn that this small, plant-based chain has opened a new restaurant in San Diego’s Little Italy. This brand-new Café Gratitude opened just a couple of weeks before I visited, and …

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Vegan dining at Native Foods

While in Southern California, we had the opportunity to visit Native Foods Cafe, a small, plant-based restaurant chain with locations in Southern California, Oregon, and Colorado, among others (including Palm Springs, where it was founded), and we hope it becomes a nationwide phenomenon as soon as possible. Because it’s delicious, and so good for both people …

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