Friday, November 20, 2009

More for vegans

  • Amelie's has on regular rotation several vegan soups: carrot ginger wild rice, spicy tahini chickpea and spicy Thai sweet potato. Also, if you give them 48 hours notice, you can get many of the place's other soups made for vegans, including farmhouse butternut squash and tomato fennel. 2424 N. Davidson St.; 704-376-1781.

  • Brixx offers a vegan cheese that can be subbed for regular cheese on any pizza for no additional cost. Also, it's caisen-free; not all soy-based cheeses are. (Casein, for the uneducated among us on this issue, is a phosphoprotein in cow milk and cheese -- so it's vegetarian but not vegan. It also has a similar molecular structure to gluten, so many people who have problems with gluten also have problems with casein.) Multiple locations.