Baltimore, MD, January 31, 2019 — From February 8 – 17, Maryland Vegan Eats launches their winter vegan restaurant week, expanding outside the Baltimore City limits. Visit close to 30 participating eateries in Baltimore and surrounding counties who have been challenged to produce new and creative vegan-friendly dishes – not just another freaking salad.
“Restaurants are usually looking to bring new business in and what a way to do this and appease a market you might not be catering to right now,” said event co-founder and co-owner, Naijha Wright-Brown, of the award winning, vegan soul food bistro, The Land of Kush. According to data collected by the Vegetarian Resource Group, nearly 40 percent of Americans choose to order vegan in restaurants, regardless of diet.
Samantha Claassen, proprietor of Golden West Cafe, located in the Hampden section of Baltimore, also a co-founder of Vegan Restaurant Week, has expressed, “This event is about sharing the beauty and simplicity of vegan food. We started an annual vegan week in our restaurant four years ago because there was a lack of options and understanding of what vegan food really is. We wanted to have a week where we focused on an underserved community of people, so we gave vegans a place to share a meal. I’ve always dreamed that other establishments would join in and am happy to have finally partnered with The Land of Kush after years of hoping.”
The winter Vegan Restaurant Week is the fourth of a series of bi-annual events. Entering it’s second year, restaurant foodies, vegan and veg-curious, are now invited to dine out and vote on the best vegan dishes in the categories of Best Appetizer, Best Entree, Best Brunch, Best Dessert and Best Overall. There will also be some special events planned at participating restaurants and venues during the week. Restaurants still have time to participate. But hurry because registration closes on Thursday, February 7th.
For more information about Maryland Vegan Restaurant Week, visit www.mdveganeats.com.