13 Sep Vegan Identifier Fall Update, New Restaurants Added
Vegan Identifier is proud to welcome two new restaurant groups to our growing network of great places for vegans to dine out. The Atlanta based Highland Bakery now has 6 locations listed on the newly updated veganidentifier.com with more locations set to open soon. Also newly on board is Brooklyn’s own La Villa Pizzeria as our first location outside the metro Atlanta area.
Highland Bakery has been local favorite in Atlanta for their combination of fresh baked goodies, great coffee, and popular breakfast and lunch items. While you won’t find the word vegan anywhere on their menu, they make sure there is always an option for plant eaters. They earned the Vegan Option rating thanks to a few of their dishes on the menu. For breakfast try the Tofu Scramble that come with mixed veggies, whole wheat toast, and potatoes. For lunch they have a Thai Peanut offering available as a salad or wrap. Plenty of vegan sides such as tofu, avocado, fruit, granola with almond milk, hummus, and toast are listed on the menu as well. Milk alternatives are available for coffee drinks but they vary depending on location.
Highland Bakery has six locations. The original in Old Fourth Ward is on (surprise) Highland Ave. and the others can be found in Decatur, Midtown, Buckhead, GA Tech’s campus and two are on the Emory campus. Check the “Restaurant Locator” feature on veganidentifier.com for details.
Also new this week is La Villa Pizzeria. They have three locations in the NY area, two in Brooklyn and the original in Howard Beach. This is another Vegan Option restaurant as they don’t specifically cater to vegans, but owner Alfredo Discipio says that in his area, there are a lot of vegans and they love coming in.
As he puts it, “Because authentic Italian food is simple with few ingredients! With the exception of a few items we make most of our dishes to order and fresh all day. This means you can order pastas, pizzas and salads all Vegan! Our Tomato Sauce is made every day with no meat or animal products just simple Certified Extra Virgin Olive oil, Basil with some seasoning. Pasta dishes with Vegetables and or with beans use no meat stocks, just tell your server to opt out of any butter or cheeses.”
“Our Pizzas are made from Italian Flour and vegetable oils no animal fats, lards or oils of any kind as most pizzerias use to help crisp. We leave the crisping to an 850 Degree wood oven! They can also be ordered with no cheeses just sauces and vegetables and if you wish even our own whole wheat dough. Also, Salad dressings are home made with only certified extra virgin Oil, vinegar and seasoning. Good food should always be simple with good ingredients!”
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