april 05,  2006;
11:19 am

My friend and I are trying to decide on where to move in DC, and we need to incorporate vegan resturants / all-natural stores (co-ops, dumpstered/freegan stuff as well) into our search. Is there likely to be more places to eat and find food in Rockville, Springfield or Wheaton? I know this is a long shot, but I've searched and can't really find anything.

(PS: Thanks in advance!)
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Sticky Fingers in the news february 28,  2006;
02:13 pm

Hey kids,

Sticky Fingers Bakery is going to be on NBC news at 5 tonight, in case anyone is interested. I mostly just want to see what the mainstream news has to say about my favorite bakery...should be interesting.
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Local Do-It-Yourself Skillshare for the Apocalypse and Right Now february 22,  2006;
08:32 pm

So you are sitting at home in your room with your voodoo doll stabbing it over and over again with needles directing the hex at all meat eaters. Well, this is not enough! Just think about all the land that is required to grow those organic veggies, produce those automobiles, habitat that is critical for the very survival of other species.... It's time to step it up. It's time for, yeah, you said it, permaculture revolt! Wouldn't it be awesome to have a network of people who could put on skillshare workshops relating to do-it-yourself food production in our neighborhoods, creative reuse (damn, i miss the free boxes in SF full of clothing) and other stuff. Maybe we can guilt trip some middle class friends into letting us build an amazing treefort for hobo squatters in their back yards. Why not? They do it for the birds. What else? I can teach you how to make a bike cart out of little more than a shopping cart and two old kids bikes. What can you teach others? Let's meetup tomorrow night at GWU for the Voluntary Simplicity Discussion group. That's Thursday, February 23, 8:00 PM in the main lobby area of the Marvin Center (800 21st Street, between H and I Streets) on the George Washington University campus. http://simplicity.meetup.com/87/
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More and Overseas Media Freegan Requests january 11,  2006;
07:57 pm

Journalists would also like to talk to freegans who are here:

Connecticut (anywhere)
Maine (anywhere)
Massachusetts (anywhere)
New Hampshire (anywhere)
Rhode Island (anywhere)
London. England, UK
Southeast England, UK


We've also received requests from overseas from journalists wanting
to interview freegans. There are journalists who would like to talk
to you if you are freegan and live

Anywhere in the UK, especially
East Midlands, UK
(Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire/Leicestershire/Lincolnshire/ East Staffordshire)
Yorkshire, England, UK


Anywhere in Australia

EVEN MORE Media Requests for Freegans & Dumpster Divers!! january 11,  2006;
09:22 pm

Since the last time we posted, reporters in EVEN MORE cities have
expressed interest in doing stories on freeganism!

We are still looking for people to talk to media about freeganism in
these cities/regions:

Albany, NY
Bakersfield, CA1.5 hours NE of LA
Bay Area, CA
Boston, MA
Canada (anwhere in the country)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Central FL
Central NY
Chicago, IL
Cincinatti, OH
Gainseville, FL
Ithaca, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Minneapolis, MN
New York, NY
Northern VA
Phoenix, AZ
Rochester, NY
Syracuse, NY
Tampa, FL
Toronto, CA
Vancouver, CA
Washington, DC
Wilmington NC

Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested. If
you'd like to participate in a media story in any of the towns listed
below, call Adam at (201) 928-2831 or email adam@freegan.info

In case you missed our last post, here is a bit of background on what
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FREEGAN.INFO UPDATE--Call for Media Spokespeople december 17,  2005;
11:41 am

Freegan.info, a group and website promoting freeganism, has gotten a ton of media requests lately from journalists all over the country who want to find local freegans to interview.

Freeganism is a lifestyle based around adapting practical strategies to minimize personal consumer impact, cut financial support for the capitalist system that is destroying the earth and human and animal lives, and create new methods for people to survive and thrive based on sharing, mutual aid, social responsibility, and ecological concern. Freegan practices include dumpster diving for food, clothing, funiture, etc., squatting buildings, guerilla gardening, train hopping, and more. If you aren't familiar with freeganism, visit http://freegan.info. Or for a quick definition of freeganism, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeganism

(Add this line for animal rights pages: If you aren't sure what freeganism has to do with animal rights, visit http://http://freegan.info/?page=ARFreegan . As many animal rights activists have heard inaccurate descriptions of what a freegan is, you may be surprised to learn that freeganism is a lifestyle that powerfully reinforces animal rights ethics.)

Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested. If you'd like to participate in a media story in any of the towns listed below, call Adam at (201) 928-2831 or email adam@freegan.info

Here are the cities we are currently looking for interviewees in or near:

Anywhere in Canada
Austin, TX
Bakersfield, CA1.5 hours NE of LA
Boston, MA
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Central Florida
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Gainesville, FL
Minneapolis, MN
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Anywhere in Central Florida

wear your veg pride! december 16,  2005;
12:55 pm

mood: excited

buy one! they're cheap and fabulous!

so inexpensive, so fabulous, so true!
visit nomajesty.net/shop!


december 07,  2005;
01:38 am

DC kids that ride fixed gear or road bikes! or bicycles in general: i'm selling my pair of BRIKO italian made cycling glasses: http://cgi.ebay.com/BRIKO-SUNGLASSES-cycling-italian-excellent-condition_W0QQitemZ7203088615QQcategoryZ56185QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Promotion december 01,  2005;
03:25 pm

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vegan-friendly places near MCI Center? november 11,  2005;
05:44 pm

I'm going to be in DC on Sunday afternoon with my ex-girlfriend to hear the Dali Lama speak at the MCI Center. I'm not entirely sure where in DC this is, but I would LOVE it if someone could recommend some vegan or vegan-friendly places to eat nearby either before, after, or both. Name, brief description, and address would be wonderful! That way I can mapquest it or whatever.

Thank you!
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Looking for local vegans october 16,  2005;
09:10 pm


I'm located in the Hagerstown, MD area. I attend Shepherd University, in Shepherdstown, WV. I don't know many vegans. There are two other vegans on campus, other than myself. Other than them, I know one other vegan who lives over an hour from me. I don't even know many vegetarians.

I'm looking to meet any vegans, or even vegetarians, that may be in the vacinity of Hagerstown, Frederick, or Thurmont, MD; Shepherdstown or Martinsburg, WV; Waynesboro, PA; or from anywhere within an hour drive from Hagerstown.

Also looking for veg* friendly restaraunts within an hour of Hagerstown. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

x-posted dc_vegans, veganpeople, veganism
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COK yay! august 23,  2005;
02:31 am

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you in on something.

I just wrote this e-mail to Compassion over Killing the other day, and they responded very quickly!

I've been vegan for five years, and I am staying with my mother who lives in Rockville, MD.  I use the vegDC website all the time to find great new places to go.  I have been to Pumpernickels on Connecticut Ave many times because I think their pizza is my favorite and they offer great vegan sandwiches.  Tonight, however, I was not pleased because I ordered a large vegan cheese pizza, but I got a pizza that did not seem like it did the time I got it before.  The first time I got it, and whenever I get their sandwiches, they have used Tofutti cheese, but on this pizza, the cheese was different looking.  I tasted it, and I knew right away it wasn't Tofutti cheese.  However, I saw the cook put on the cheese from individually wrapped slices, like Tofutti uses, so I was confused.  I called, and the man who answered was the one who made my pizza, and he said he used Good Slices by Yves because that's what they had at the store.  I was already on highway to Maryland, so I didn't go back, but I told him Good Slices isn't vegan because it has casein in and he should be wary of milk derivatives because the menu says "vegan". He said he'd "look into it," and hung up.
Since you advertise Pumpernickels on your website, is it possible for you to contact the manager to remind him how important it is that it actually be vegan if they are labeling it as such and maybe mention which products are definitely vegan that are available? I think I will call later and try to speak with the manager, but I really think it would be more helpful coming from a larger organization.
Thanks so much for your time. I really appreciate your organization!

Here's the response I got:

Thanks so much for notifying us about this! I definitely plan on politely pointing out to the manager the importance of using  the vegan cheese for all items labeled as vegan. Again, I really appreciate your feedback and will get on this right away.
Thanks again,

Anyway, I never did call them again, but i'm going to see how the follow up goes with COK. Just letting you all know so if you go there, ask which kind of "cheese" they're using that day!

edit: This is the latest reponse from COK:

They said it was a mistake on their part, and they apologized. Thanks again
for bringing this to my attention!!

Great, so everything should be fine now. :)
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xposted. june 27,  2005;
06:32 pm

Does anyone know where I can buy things like rice, beans, etc in bulk? No club-type places, because I can't afford a membership. I have $20 to work with at least until the weekend.
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Asylum Brunch may 29,  2005;
03:46 pm

I just wanted to let y'all know that The Asylum is serving their yummy vegan brunch tomorrow.  So for all of you enjoying your day off, go out and grab a bite to eat!

Housing in April may 25,  2005;
02:27 pm

I'm going to be moving to the DC area from Chicago in August. I'm going to be a graduate student at UMD in Library Science and while I have a job and school, I still need a place to live. It's probably a little early for this, but I figure I should put some feelers out now.

If anyone has any rooms for a cool, queer, vegan lady or can maybe give me some tips in looking for places, I'd appreciate it.

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Replacing Yogurt may 12,  2005;
10:47 am

I'm a recent convert to veganism, so my knowledge on vegan foods is very limited. I live in DC, so I have wonderful access to many natural, whole food, and health food stores, so no reccomendation is too arcane. What I need is something to replace my yogurt. I never particularly liked yogurt (being slightly lactose intolerant) but I usually put a few spoonfuls of wheat germ in it, it was the only way I could eat and enjoy wheat germ, and now I have no idea what to do with this entire box of wheat germ since I won't be eating anymore yogurt. Is there any such thing as soy yogurt? Do any of you eat wheat germ, and if so, how? Thanks in advance to anyone who responds. X-posted.
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COK benefit tomorrow (April 15) at Java Green april 14,  2005;
04:52 pm

Just spreading the word ...


Dine in or order take-out at Java Green this Friday, April 15th all day
between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., and 15% of your bill will benefit COK.

Java Green
1020 19th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
(A 5-minute walk from both the Farragut North and Farragut West Metro

Thanks for your continued support and hope to see you there!

Dawn Ratcliffe
Compassion Over Killing
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Gobhi Manchurian in DC ? april 02,  2005;
12:05 am


Has anyone of you eaten "Gobhi Manchurian" in any Indian Restaurant in the D.C. region. It is supposed to be the Indian version of a chinese dish. It is made of Cauliflower, Corn flour and Manchurian sauce and deep fried.

If you have, please let me know where I can find them :)


Vegan locations in DC february 25,  2005;
05:29 pm

Hi, there. Regan the Vegan here. New to the group and live in Seattle. I travel to DC at least once a year, but haven't really had any vegan-friendly advice on where to eat and what locations are "do not miss!" and where to pick up groceries, etc.

Open to any suggestions. Next trip is in May. Thanks in advance!
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Cooking Spree! december 07,  2004;
10:54 am

I've been in a bit of a cooking frenzy since I got back from vacation a few days ago. On Sunday night I baked Pumpkin Scones from "150 Vegan Favorites" and Sweet Potato Cornbread from "How it All Vegan." Then I made a big pot of chili (my own recipe). Last night I did Chickpeas and Greens with Moroccan Spices from "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone." All recipes I haven't used before (other than the chili) and all very yummy!

When I go to bookstores these days, there's an almost overwhelming number of vegetarian cookbooks, and even a growing collection of vegan cookbooks. I'm curious - what are your favorites? Or do you have any favorite websites you use for recipes? I'm especially interested in picking up some good Indian and Thai recipes, but would love advice on anything good!
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