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Vegan Cuisine Initiatives

AVS’ collaborative accomplishments with restaurants:

NEW JERSEY

atlantic city nj - Los Amigos

Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant & Bar (1926 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City & 461 Rt 73 N, W Berlin NJ) – when they began vegan tasting dinners and added menu options, AVS helped promote

Egg Harbor Twp - Nizam's

The Nizam’s (6725 E Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Twp NJ)- When Nizam’s increased their vegan options, AVS hosted a showcase buffet in January 2018 for a sold out crowd.

glassboro nj - Nick's

Nick’s Pizza (644 N Delsea Dr, Glassboro NJ) – first vegan pizza with vegan cheese available in Glassboro area, since February 2016

mays landing nj - Careme's

Careme’s – Academy of Culinary Arts (5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing NJ) – since 2010 AVS hosts 5-course vegan dinners as events on choice of 2 nights (due to max capacity 65-70 each). Culinary students prepare and serve the meals under the direction of their chef-educators. Vegan has become part of their curriculum, at least once each semester.

millville nj - Andrea's

Andrea Trattoria Italiana (16 N High St, Millville NJ) – vegan dinner specials nightly added, did the main dish for Millville Progressive Dinner April 16 2016 for 123 people

millville nj - Bojo's

BoJo’s Ale House (222 N High St, Millville NJ) – veggie tacos added with vegan cheese option, participated in Taste of Millville

millville nj - Bruni's

Bruni’s Burgers (432 N High St, Millville NJ) – September 10 2016 introduced a homemade beanburger for VegStock Moving Vegan Festival.
November 2016 participated in Taste of Millville (event featured samples at 8 restaurants) with the hit black-beanburger. Provided beanburger salad appetizers for Millville Progressive Dinner 2017. As of 2019 no vegan items on his downsized menu, but considering bringing back the beanburger. Encourage him!

millville nj - Pilar

Pilar Restaurant (201 N High St, Millville NJ) – bean-potato pastelillo added, and often steamed veggies, participated in Taste of Millville event November 2016. Provided pastelillo appetizers for Millville Progressive Dinner 2017

millville nj - Wildflower

Wildflower Vegan Café (501 N High St, Millville NJ) – cohosts many vegan educational events with AVS such as Taste of Millville, Millville Progressive Dinner 2016 & 2017, movie nights, etc.

Ocean City nj - Mario's

Mario’s Pizza (1510 Bay Ave, Ocean City NJ) – first vegan pizza with vegan cheese available in Ocean City began February 2016
Now offers a separate extensive vegan menu. Co-owner Ernesto is now vegan!

vineland - Eric's

Eric’s Restaurant & Pizza (98 S West Ave on corner with Chestnut, Vineland NJ) – 5-course vegan meal on Feb 24 2015 for 61 people to celebrate Vegan Cuisine Month. In spring 2016 made first vegan pizza available in Vineland with vegan cheese, offers numerous vegetable toppings, removed all eggs from their pizza dough.

vineland nj - michael's

Michael’s Mediterranean Cuisine (2 LaSalle St, Vineland NJ) – 5-course vegan meal on June 14 2015 for 50 people.
February 12 2017 AVS hosted a sold-out, nine-item buffet dinner to enjoy some of the items on the new separate extensive vegan menu!

NEW YORK

buffalo ny - milkie's

Milkie’s (522 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY) – created their first vegan item for Buffalo Progressive Dinner on September 20 2018. The vegan pizza proved to be such a hit that the Buffalo International Film Festival did all-vegan parties in 2018 and featured Milkie’s pizza.

buffalo ny - mama rosa's

Mama Rosa’s Kitchen (69 Chenango St, Buffalo NY) – supplied the desserts for Buffalo Progressive Dinner on September 20 2018. The Buffalo chips (coconut macaroons) are so good they were featured as the back cover photo on American Vegan magazine!

buffalo ny - Root and Bloom

Root & Bloom  (423 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY) was the main course attraction for the Buffalo Progressive Dinner on September 20 2018 for 67 people. They continue to do amazing vegan meals. Tell them American Vegan sent you!

buffalo ny - 40 thieves

40 Thieves (727 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY) – created their first vegan appetizers for Buffalo Progressive Dinner on September 20 2018. Excellent carrot dogs and mushroom stacker.

fredonia ny - domus fare

Domus Fare (41 W Main St, Fredonia NY) – main course for Fredonia Progressive Dinner 45 people on October 15 2016, often features vegan specials, added vegan pancakes.

fredonia ny - EBC West

Ellicottville Brewing Company – West (34 W Main St, Fredonia NY) – appetizers for Fredonia Progressive Dinner 45 people on October 15 2016.
Fredonia Showcase Dinner debut of 4 items February 28 2017, 41 people attended.
New chef debuted 5 items as a showcase November 13 2018 and continues to try new items seasonally.

PENNSYLVANIA

philadelphia pa - philadium

Philadium (1631 Packer Ave, Phila PA) debuted  vegan options on October 23 2018 to a full house. Sandwiches, burgers, and pizzas fill the vegan section of their menu. This place is a real home-run near the stadiums!

Philadelphia pa - Uncle OOgie's

Uncle Oogie’s Pizza (2119 W Oregon Ave, Phila PA; & 36 E Snyder, Phila PA; 6118 Landis Ave, Sea Isle City NJ) – when they began vegan pizza at Phila stores, AVS helped promote

Vegan Cuisine Initiatives

AVS pilot projects are predominantly in communities with poor health and/or low income. “Vegan Cuisine Initiatives” is designed to help independent restaurants learn, embrace, offer, and publicize vegan food options. Multi-course dining events AVS hosts at restaurants celebrate new items on the menu!

AVS is excited to have received matching grant donors to the $2500 pledged by A Well-Fed World. We continue to appreciate funds donated for this purpose!

To donate to Vegan Cuisine Initiatives click the DONATE button or send a check to AVS, PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328 or phone 856-694-2887.

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