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February 2, 2010

A friend of mine once told me he thought vegans’ obsession with food derailed conversations about animal rights—if we could just stop gabbing about the latest new restaurant or recipe at vegan meet ups and organizing meetings we would get a lot more done for the animals.   I can see his point. Humans’ obsessions with their bellies have never helped the animals. On the most obvious level, necrovories devour animals for the sake of taste and lots of vegans get distracted by food on a more basic level by just loving it so much (an obsession that seems to emerge for many of us once we adopt a cruelty free diet).  I never agreed whole-heartedly with this friend, but I always found merit in the observation. As such, I decided not to blog about restaurants and recipes (a tough task for me since baking is one of the only true talents I have and visions of my next meal consume 60% of my brain-space at all times).

THE cupcake, me, a mirror and a camera

That was all a big lead-in to say that I am going to break my self-imposed rule and talk about a very delicious experience I just had at Sticky Fingers in Washington, D.C.

Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!

I had a grilled cheese (with Daiya) on multigrain bread with a cup of tomato soup. When I got back to my hotel room I inhaled a most delicious potato salad that I had intended to save for tomorrow’s lunch.

Then, the best part (and my favorite food group):


I had a very delicious, moist, inspired chocolate cupcake with peanut butter and chocolate frosting.

I wish I had the skills of a foodie blogger so that I could describe this greatness! The best part is that the restaurant was all vegan, completely affordable[1] and the vibe was relaxed—wireless internet, 50’s diner style seating with puffy vinyl booths and a coffee menu as well. If there were more vegan joints like this in more cities I think that we would all have an easier time getting non-veg friends to take the first bite. Once all the “but it’s too much work to prepare veg*n food” and “what would I eat?” excuses are out of the way (and they would be if this place was in the neighborhood) then we could get down to business and (hopefully) get all this eating animals bullshit to stop.

[1] All told, for $36 we got: a chicken salad sandwich (also delicious), grilled cheese, a cup of tomato soup, a large side of potato salad, chicken Caesar salad, cappuccino, a brownie and a cupcake. Basically, $12/meal, I think you could pull off a delicious $8 meal here no problem.

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  1. February 3, 2010 7:27 am

    This place looks AMAZING and I love that it doesn’t seem pretentious. Sounds like a more cost effective version of the Veggie Diner in Chicago.

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