Pam Giarrizzo

Pam Giarrizzo Pam Giarrizzo has been a Sacramento vegan for almost ten years. She and her non-vegan husband are the parents of a college-age son, also not a vegan. The challenge of dining out under these circumstances led to the creation of the Sacramento Vegan blog.

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge Starts Saturday!

Sep 25, 2016

I'm always so excited when October rolls around because that means it's time for the annual Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge.  For the sixth year in a row, local chefs will be preparing a variety of fabulous vegan dishes all month long.  Here are the restaurants that have signed up to participate so far this...

Highwater

Sep 18, 2016
Highwater

My husband Phil and I stopped in for brunch recently at Highwater, the new restaurant on Q Street that was formerly home to Pour House.  I had seen a couple of actual vegan items listed on their menu and was eager to check them out.I ordered ...

Road Trip! Tender Greens in Walnut Creek

Sep 11, 2016
Road Trip! Tender Greens in Walnut Creek

I had lunch with my parents in Walnut Creek last week at Tender Greens, a California restaurant chain that I hadn't heard of previously. I was happy to see that this cafeteria-style restaurant had some menu items that were clearly marked as vegan, as well as a few that looked as though they...

Umai Savory Hot Dogs

Sep 4, 2016
Umai Savory Hot Dogs

If you live in the greater Sacramento area and don't have an Umai Savory Hot Dogs near you yet, don't worry -- they're popping up all over! I've been hearing about this unique new hot dog restaurant on Facebook, so I visited the Howe Avenue location o...

Nourish Health Bar and Cafe

Aug 28, 2016
Nourish Health Bar and Cafe

One of the best things about having vegan Facebook friends is that when a new restaurant with vegan options opens anywhere in the area, I'm likely to start seeing posts about it in my news feed. That's how I found out about Nourish Health Bar and Café, which recently opened in Citrus Heights....

Sacramento Vegan is taking the week off

Aug 21, 2016


Fish Face Poke Bar

Aug 14, 2016
Fish Face Poke Bar

Recently, I had lunch at Fish Face Poke Bar with Bethany Davis, the mastermind behind the annual Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge. She introduced me to the poke bowls at Fish Face -- a fun create-your-own meal that includes vegan options. Each poke bo...

Adamo’s Kitchen

Aug 7, 2016
Adamo’s Kitchen

I had lunch with my friend Cathy last week at Adamo's Kitchen in midtown. This lovely little restaurant has been open for about two years, but this was my first visit.


The lunch menu includes two vegan sandwiches. I opted for Destini's Sandwich, a roll filled with tomatoes, caramelized onions, piquillo peppers, roasted...

Food Discoveries at the International Food Bloggers Conference

Jul 31, 2016
Food Discoveries at the International Food Bloggers Conference

I spent the last few days at the International Food Bloggers Conference. It was held in Sacramento this year, and I guess the attendees must have loved it, because they've decided to hold it in Sacramento next year too. Who can blame them? With 1.5 ...

Osteria Fasulo

Jul 24, 2016
Osteria Fasulo

My husband Phil and I drove to Davis recently for dinner at Osteria Fasulo. We had a lovely table outdoors under the grape arbor, overlooking an extensive vegetable garden.


Two items on the Osteria Fasulo menu were listed as specifically vegan, so I ordered both. I started with this beautiful salad, the L'Insalata...

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