New Hampshire – We Don’t Take Veganism For Granite
Café Indigo – 100% Vegan
128H Hall Street
Behold! The Awesome Power of Women. Vegan Women! Congrats on your recognition as the US Small Business Administration Woman Owned Business of 2011 for New Hampshire.
Café Indigo is known beyond the borders of NH for its bakery which produces the VegNews Award Winning Carrot Cake and the WTFVeganFood approved Whoopie Pies amongst other pastry delights. But wait! There’s more! Out front, Café Indigo boasts a more than competent cafe featuring sandwiches and snacks. When we arrived Café Indigo was featuring a proprietary holiday-style loaf that could compete with Tofurkey or Field Roast’s holiday centerpieces. Kristin had the special “Gobbler” sandwich and I went with the Tofishy sandwich, which is for people like me who grew up in a seafood dense coastal state where the conversion to veganism is usually stifled by seafood attachments, not cheese addictions like most people (see Casomorphins; the agent in dairy believed to be very addictive).
Though we didn’t try the Cheesecake there are rumors of its glory. And they even have recipes available in a cookbook. Check em out!
Spoon Revolution Vegan Bistro – 100% Vegan
55 South Main Street
Spoon Revolution Vegan Bistro offers a set menu that varies by day. We were greeted with a smile and each course was wonderfully described and the food delivered the rest.
They are usually only open during lunch hours but Saturdays are a full day of service. Also, they have weekly Meat Eaters Anonymous meetings for people transitioning to a plant-based diet. Good job Spoon Rev! Thanks for the excellent food!
Cream of Yucca and Yam
Fall Vegetable Medley
Potato, Apple, Coconut Salad with Avocado Dressing
Bengali Vegetable Curry with Brown Basmati Rice
Susty’s – 100% Vegan
159 First NH Turnpike
This was our last stop in New Hampshire before heading to Vermont for the night. Here we met WTFVeganFood supporter and fellow hockey fan, Jeff Schwotzer (thanks for the tips on the New Hampshire AM radio. I was able to listen to the Bruins game on our way to VT!).
It is always a good time meeting FB friends over veg meals. This was no exception. Might I add, the enthusiasm of our hosts at Susty’s was a plus as well. We want you all to come with us. Let’s get a caravan going!
Oh, Hello! Soy Fritters…
Kristin and I each had the Roasted Seitan Plate…
…and Jeff had the Taco Special.
The Juicery – 99.9% Vegan
51 Hanover Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Kristin: After watching the documentary, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead back in September, I went on a six-day juice fast and have been addicted to juice ever since. We were desperately seeking some vegan noms when we arrived in Portsmouth and stumbled upon this quaint juice bar. YAY!
Aside from juice The Juicery also makes fresh smoothies as well as vegan sandwiches and wraps.
Thanks for spotlighting the small (but hopefully growing) vegan foodie scene up here, Kristin and Ethan.
The B’s have been going great since then, we gave them good karma ;)
We didn’t have the chance to talk music; maybe you’ll also meet other people who own cd’s Ethan had a hand in making (I’ve randomly hit 3 in my collection already since our dinner ;)
And heck yes, your followers in every state should represent for their local businesses, c’mon y’all out there!
Continued educational and tasty travels,
1) Tree, on my way up to their Portland gig. Did I see your name on a Superpower disc too? I bought all Dave’s Superpower stuff at the gig too.
2) Toadies live: “Plane Crash” is one of my fave openings on a live album.
3) Garrison, natch.
I own copies of at least 200 boston-area label releases, will probably stumble across more. ;)
And more important, yes Nashua has to jump from one mostly-vegan restaurant. And my home, Manchester. horrible that we don’t even have one all-vegetarian restaurant yet. Maybe once the co-op market opens it will spur some energy.
Hooray! I’ve been waiting for your NH reviews! I love Cafe Indigo, and I wish I had one of their Whoopie Pies right now, they’re so good!
I had no idea my hometown and the town Wah-Tut-Ca is located are vegan-friendly. All right!
my husband and i finally went to café indigo today and it was delicious! i saw your sticker on the door and told my hubby “i read her blog!” i had the rachel (vegan reuben sammich) and husband had the sesame cutlet wrap. i’ve had their amazing carrot cake before (sometimes the hampton natural food store has it in stock) but i got a huge piece to take home, and ate a carrot cake cupcake there for dessert, as did my husband. we also bought the new daiya wedges in monterey jack flavor, which i cannot wait to try out as jack cheese was my favorite before going vegan.
thanks for profiling lovely NH vegan restaurants! if you’re ever back this way, the portsmouth health food store has a café in the back where you can order sammiches and cookies, etc. they have a spicy tempeh BLT with avocado that’s delish!
~jennifer, seacoast NH vegan :)
Try Cafe Ole in Wolfeboro, on North Main downtown. Just opened 11/9/12. Vegetarian and vegan. Home made, fully organic. Small and comfortable. I’m a customer.
Rock Salt Creamery in sanbornton NH makes 100% Vegan Ice Cream. Check us out!!!
We are relocating to New Hampshire Lancaster area and are VEGAN. My husband will do vegetarian organic free range occasionally. Any restaurants and stores to purchase items is crucial. He will stay at a hotel up to year till we sell our home and get rid of decades of accumulation in MI. Can you let us know vegan vegetarian and organic health stores restaurant etc for that area and New Hampshire. Thanks. Dr.Toula Milios Guilfoyle
Love NH,moved here rural Jefferson but the amount of organic local products is orgasmic. I had2 go vegan 2007 after numerous specialists in many states said nothing I could do,my cancerous esophageal and stomach cells getting worse.i was huge mea t,bbq,Italian luncheon meat eater.Even in medical school little we learned dietary was paid4 by DAIRY, meat,grain industry.Im board certified family physician. I read alot,joined PETA 1998 after living RURAL farm MI and no pounds or rescues and we PERSONALLY thrust into funding 20yrs helping thousands of ANIMALS, especially neuter,spay.VEGAN REVERSED MY CELLS &DARTMOUTH biopsies normal still,thanks PETA, WATCH FORKS OVER KNIVES DOCUMENTARY, JOIN http://WWW.PCRM.ORG&FINALLY MY DR. HUSBAND 2012(kidney failure due disbetes,bp,heart,etc 3arteries CLOGGED finally watched DOCUMENTARY FORKS OVER KNIVES AND off his cholesterol and triglycerides meds,off injections&90%meds*reversed his arteries