Brunch from The Happy Vegan Baker and the Brixton

The Happy Vegan Baker and the Brixton are teaming up to serve a vegan brunch on October 23. The menu will be biscuits and gravy, breakfast tacos (boracho beans, tofu scramble, and roasted potatoes with a selection of tortillas and salsas), fresh local fruit, and oatmeal with all the fixings. And this is real biscuits and gravy. Buttermilk biscuits or rosemary biscuits and cream gravy. Not¬†mushroom gravy. Not¬†beer gravy. Not tomato gravy. (We take our biscuits and gravy very seriously in Texas.) The price is $12 for two plates of food. [Edit: this was unclear. It’s $12 a person and you can get seconds.]

If the event is a success, it may become a weekly thing. For anyone watching their calendars, this is the same weekend as the Texas State Veggie Fair. You have to make some tough choices. I have tickets to the Austin Film Festival and can’t make it up to DFW for the State Veggie Fair, so that makes it a bit easier for me. But you, boy you have some hard choices to make. Good luck with that.

Here are a few things I’ve bought from the Happy Vegan Baker over the years:

Whole wheat bread from the Happy Vegan Baker at the Burnet Rd Farmers Market. Photo by mollyjade. Licensed under creative commons

Cherry Danish from the Happy Vegan Baker. Photo by mollyjade. Licensed under creative commons

Vegan chocolate chip cookie made by the Happy Vegan Baker and sold at Bennu. Photo by mollyjade. Licensed under creative commons

Houston Brunch Update

Remember I mentioned a bunch of new brunch options in Houston recently. Remember? Well, it looks like one of them turned out to be even more amazing than I expected. Check out this Houston Culture Map write-up of the first Radical Eats brunch buffet. Tamales, chiles rellenos, fried okra. And, bonus, it’s all gluten-free. The next brunch is this Sunday starting at 11 AM.

Brunch in Houston

Vegan pancakes and coffee at Seward Cafe in Minneapolis. I just got back from Minneapolis where it was so hard to choose from all the vegan brunch options. Photo by Transguyjay. Licensed under creative commons

Things are looking up for vegan brunch in Houston. Before, the only choices were Field of Green or Whole Foods, and Whole Foods doesn’t really offer a “brunch experience”. But the number of brunch options has doubled recently.

Radical Eats will be serving a Sunday brunch buffet, complete with mimosa, starting August 14. Brunch will be $11 and is served from 11AM to 7PM. Perfect for lie-a-beds.

Green Seed Vegan is getting in on brunch service as well. They just announced their brunch cryptically on Facebook and Twitter: “two words: vegan brunch“. Having tasted their wonderful sandwiches, I can only imagine it’ll be great. No word yet when brunch will be served.

Field of Green is a pescetarian restaurant with lots of vegan options, and they’re open for brunch on Sunday from 11AM to 3PM. I haven’t had their brunch yet, and they don’t say much about it online. Anyone ever been?

I’m throwing Whole Foods in here, too. You can get a nice vegan latte and some baked goods from Sinfull bakery, which makes a pretty nice brunch. But it’s lacking that atmosphere that encourages you to sit back and tackle the Sunday crossword.