Vegan Variety | Food + Drink Features | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice
Pin It
Favorite

Vegan Variety 

Soy's in the 'hood

A vegan restaurant across from the Old North End Variety? By fall, there could be a soy-smoothie source in the space formerly occupied by the Greener Pastures vintage clothing shop. The owner of China Express - on Shelburne Road and North Street - plans to serve a healthier crowd at the New Ethic Café.

Actually, one of Sam Lai's workers, Owen Hoppe, will run the place. The 23-year-old vegan promises sandwiches, veggie burgers and "a lot of raw stuff" in a counter-service setting he envisions as "something '50s meets something sort of lounge-ish." He's also developing a recipe for vegan soft-serve ice cream. "I won't have anything non-vegan in the building," Hoppe assures.

There's plenty of demand for animal-product-free food, as Lai has discovered running a restaurant down the street. You can create your own tofu dish - and substitute brown for white rice - at the Old North End's China Express.

Did you appreciate this story?

Show us your ❤️ by becoming a Seven Days Super Reader.

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Pin It
Favorite

More by Paula Routly

  • Keep This Newspaper Free For All
  • Keep This Newspaper Free For All

    Seven Days is free; making it isn't. If you like what we’re doing, become a Seven Days Super Reader for as little as $7 a month. That’s $1.75 a week, which is less than what it actually costs us to produce a single copy of the print paper — think of it as a voluntary subscription. Along with a guilt-free read, you’ll get our undying appreciation, a monthly email newsletter, swell swag, and invitations to events and discussions.
    • Mar 23, 2018
  • More »

About The Author

Paula Routly

Paula Routly

Bio:
Paula Routly is the cofounder, publisher and coeditor of Seven Days. In 2015, she was inducted into the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Seven Days moderates comments in order to ensure a civil environment. Please treat the comments section as you would a town meeting, dinner party or classroom discussion. In other words, keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines...

Note: Comments are limited to 300 words.

Recent Comments

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
newsletters:

All content © 2018 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation