I can’t be the only one out here who wishes there was a vegan eatery on the west side of Petaluma… I’m not even vegan; more like pescetarian, without dairy or eggs. Or perhaps you’d say I eat a whole foods, plant-based-with-fish diet. But I crave a restaurant that offers healthy, seasonal vegan soups and salads. Macro Bowls. A daily selection of greens, beans and grains (gluten-free, of course). Organic, freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices. As a busy mom, I’d appreciate the convenience of a local vegan go-to for a satisfying, good-for-me, good-for-my-family, meal.
More and more research has shown vegan eating to be the healthiest alternative to the standard American diet of meat, cheese, sugar and processed foods. Some choose to eat vegan for health-promoting, disease-preventing, allergy-avoidance reasons. Others opt for a vegan diet out of an affinity with, and compassion for, all animals. And still others are most concerned with the welfare and sustainability of our earth, and eat vegan to use less resources and to challenge the hegemony of our industrial agricultural system.