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Seitan, Tempeh, And Tofu, Oh My! Boston’s Vegan Scene Is Growing

Most of us can agree that Boston’s restaurant scene is hot — local chefs and restaurants are putting Boston on the culinary map and we’re no longer “just a lobster and chowder town.”

The Boston vegan scene is also growing. In the last 18 months, four new vegan restaurants have set up shop in the area.

We’ll be joined in the studio by two local chefs who put their own signature on vegan cuisine. We’ll be taking your questions and sharing some of their secrets. They even gave us a few of their prized recipes!

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  • http://www.makethebesttempeh.org betsy shipley

    Just wanted to let readers know about our easy method for making tempeh at home. We were in business in Mich. fo 9 1/2 years and want to share our easy method for making this food.

  • http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com/ Dianne Berg

    It’s so encouraging to the growth of vegan dining options in the Boston area. In just the past few years, the restaurant scene has changed from one in which my partner and I knew each and every place where we could get a good meal, to one where we’re increasingly spoiled for choice. Nowadays, it seems like we’ll need to start eating out more, just to keep up: O, brave new world!

  • http://isitvegan.com is it vegan

    I have to get to True Bistro. Every time I try to go, it’s closed. Quit teasing me with your vegan deliciousness! Boston and the surrounding area has great vegan eats. I’m glad people are talking about it more now.

  • Dave

    Tofu is suspected of causing Alzheimer’s.

    Other than that, eat your way, so long as you don’t try to take away my BBQ chicken.

  • http://ChooseVeg.com Julie

    Thanks for covering the growing vegan food scene in Boston! It’s exciting to see so many veg-friendly businesses opening in the area. Vegan pizza at Peace o’ Pie and brunch at True Bistro are my favorite meals, and I’m looking forward to trying Red Lentil soon.

  • Marie

    It was so exciting to hear about these wonderful vegan restaurants! As a vegan in Boston it is exciting to have so many more options and so many more opportunities to share amazing vegan food with my omni friends!!

  • Janice Peters

    I love both of these places! We need to be more conscious of what we’re eating and it’s great to have businesses to suppose this movement. I have noticed that the quality of the presentation for the food from Red Lentil has declined because the picture of the shepherd’s pie is not at all what it looks like when I have ordered it recently. Too bad, it would be nice to have that “wow” factor again like it did in the beginning. Perhaps this is the result of getting popular too fast and they can’t keep up. I hope they survive, we need both of these restaurants and the others to succeed!

  • jmon

    Red Lentil has excellent food and the owner is a real stand up guy.

  • http://no.com Adam

    Anyone who uses the title “X, Y, and Z, Oh My!” should never be allowed to write for publications.

  • http://besttofu.blogspot.com tofu

    Great to hear that vegan scene is growing. Btw, all pictures are amazing ;)

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