Monday, March 18, 2013

Vegan Doc Martens at the Mall of America

On my last visit to the Mall of America, I noticed a Dr. Martens store that I had no idea existed. Is this new??? In my youth I would have scoffed at the idea of buying Doc Martens at a mall. But there's a vegan section! And why pay for shipping to get cool, vegan shoes or boots when you can find them here? And we still don't pay a sales tax for clothing in this state. The store has eight styles of vegan boots and shoes on display. But that's not all. There are a few different styles of canvas Doc Martens as well, located in a different part of the store. I must admit, I own three pairs of canvas Docs. They're REALLY comfortable and they're significantly less expensive than the faux leather varieties. I suspect I'll be back again to add to my extensive collection of vegan footwear in the near future.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

World Street Kitchen

I made my first visit to World Street Kitchen's new digs on Lyndale Avenue. I was thrilled to see that the menu clearly indicates which items can be made vegan (as well as gluten-free). I'd recommend making sure they know that you want your meal made vegan as the menu offers the following disclaimer: "Let us know of any food related allergies, we use soybean oil, soy sauce, fish sauce, peanuts and other common allergens in our food, we don’t list everything on the menu." I chose the charred squash and shiitake mushroom tacos. They're excellent! Will return again soon.