Free Soyrizo Samples at HEB

Photo of panuchos topped with soyrizo from Lazy Smurf

Lent is a good time for the animals. Not only do many people go meatless* on Fridays, but a good number of people give up meat entirelyfor lent. (If you’ve arrived here by googling “vegan and lent”, Welcome, and yes, you can be vegan in Texas!)

With lent in mind, over a hundred HEBs across Texas will be giving away samples of food made with Frieda’s soyrizo Friday, April 1** from 10 AM to 5 PM. The samples will be entirely vegan. The stores include HEBs in cities that don’t get much vegan love, like Midland, Waxahachie, and Eagle Pass, as well as most urban areas. Ask in the comments if you want to know about a particular store.
Soyrizo is probably the most accessible meat alternative, especially if you’re Texan. It’s spicy, familiar, easy to cook with, and goes well with Tex-Mex and even Cajun food. This is a great time to bring your veg-curious friends grocery shopping with you. Give them a vegan tour of the grocery store and top it off with a soyrizo sample.
*Well, land-animal-less, at least.
**This is not an April Fool’s joke.

Threadgills feeds vegans for free this week!

The Threadgills on North Lamar is reopening after being closed for renovations for 3 months and to celebrate they are offering selected entrees for free this week if you mention that you heard about it on the radio or in INsite magazine. I learned about it on Relish Austin.

For being a southern comfort food kind of place Threadgills is very friendly to vegans and they are offering their vegetable plate for free this week. You can select 3 of any of the following options
Steamed Rice
Green Beans
Sweet Potato Fries
Black-Eyed Peas
Steamed Broccoli
Corn off the cob
Black Beans
Turnip Greens
Steamed Asparagus
French Fries
Texas Black-Eyed Pea Caviar
Dinner Salad

It isn’t often that you get vegan Caviar for free folks! And they even give you free refills on sides.