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I am very thankful that in 2018 we have SO many options for celebrating Thanksgiving as a vegan in Milwaukee! This is a long list and I bet I'll have to edit it a few times as new options get added, but let's get started!
Events
Milwaukee Vegan Thanksgiving Feast
Enjoy an early Thanksgiving meal surrounded by compassionate people like yourself! Citizens United for Animals (CUFA) is putting on another Vegan Thanksgiving Feast potluck this year.
When: Saturday November 17th. 
Location: The Falcon Bowl in Riverwest
Time: 5-8PM, Doors open at 4:30pm
Details: Required For Admittance--All attendees must bring a vegan dish to share. Holiday loaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Alcohol available for purchase in bar. ADVANCED RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Walk-ins only permitted if not sold out.

Facebook Event Link
ADULTS: $10
SENIORS/FULL TIME STUDENTS: $8
CHILDREN 5-12: $5
(CUFA members discount $2 each)
Early online registration deadline is Nov 15th. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
Thanksgiving for the Turkeys at Heartland Farm Sanctuary
Feed the turkeys a feast of their own--now THAT'S the way Thanksgiving should be celebrated!
When: Saturday, November 10
Location: Heartland Farm Sanctuary, 11713 Mid Town Road in Verona, WI
Time: Doors open at 10 AM, the feast starts promptly at 10:30! The barn will be open until 12 PM for self-guided tours following the feast.

Details: $75 per person gets you into Eddie’s VIP Friendship Feast! Eddie’s Feast includes a turkey sponsorship, hot cocoa and pastries, plus access to Eddie the turkey’s private party in the barn! You’ll also be the first to meet the new rescued pig residents! (Very limited space available!)
$30 per person – includes a turkey sponsorship packet (The packet contains a beautiful color photograph of your Heartland turkey, the turkey’s personal rescue story, and sponsorship acknowledgement – all in a stand up frame card.)
$20 per person (without turkey sponsorship) & $15 for kids!
Facebook Event Link
​GET TICKETS HERE!
Pre-Order a Vegan Feast​
If you're too busy out there saving animals, you might not want to cook. No problem! These places have you covered for pre-ordered vegan Thanksgiving feasts!

Celesta
One of our local all-vegan restaurants is offering Thanksgiving Packs for two. 
Pack includes- 
  • 6 slices of Seitan turkey 
  • A quart of Green Bean casserole 
  • A quart of mashed potatoes 
  • A quart of gravy
  • And a quart of stuffing
All for $35. 
Place order by emailing melanie@celesta.restaurant. You will be sent an invoice, and all pre paid orders will be ready for pick up on Tuesday the 20th and Wednesday the 21st. UPDATE NOV 12--THEY ARE SOLD OUT!! 

Mouth & Muscle
They are offering a full vegan thanksgiving dinner for 2 - 4 people for $75. It includes:
  • 1 Blessing Roast (Stuffed Baked Buttercup Squash)
  • 1 pint of Mushroom Gravy 
  • 1 quart of Mashed Sweet or Yukon Potatoes
  • 1 quart of either Roast Brussel Sprouts, or Acorn Squash
  • 1 quart of either Cornbread or Sage Mushroom Dressing
  • Pomegranate Spinach salad
You can find the full menu and order (By November 16th) Here

Whole Foods
Order a full vegan meal for two for $39.99 at Whole Foods. The menu is:
  • Romanesco Cauliflower Roast with Miso Bagna Càuda: Whole, slowly cooked romanesco cauliflower with a bright lemon-garlic bagna càuda sauce and rich umami from red miso.
  • Cremini Mushroom Stuffing with Kimchi: Slow-cooked cremini mushrooms steeped with rosemary, extra-virgin olive oil and white wine vinegar. Sautéed shallots and vegan kimchi give this stuffing depth.
  • Charred Escarole with Tomatoes and Chickpeas: Fresh autumn stew of cherry tomatoes and chickpeas braised with garlic and rosemary. A bed of charred escarole, a lightly bitter green, adds smokiness to the meal.
  • Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple and Hazelnut Dukkah: Tender wedges of squash, roasted sweet-and-sour style with maple syrup, sherry vinegar and cayenne pepper. An earthy crunch of hazelnuts, sesame seeds, herbs and sea salt finish the dish.
  • Sweet Potato Blondie with Cashew Frosting and Spiced Cashews: Roasted sweet potatoes and golden raisins add a natural sweetness to this vegan take on a traditional blondie. Creamy, sweet puréed cashew frosting on top, finished with a sprinkling of toasted cashews, sugar and a hint of smoky, sweet curry.
Order online here.

**UPDATE NOV 14th:
​The Cultured Vegan
Holiday Catering
Spinach Salad w/Warm Brown Butter Dressing
"Meatloaf" or Holiday Roast
Pick 3 Sides:
  • Mac & Cheeze
  • Yam
  • Mashed Tatoes & Gravy
  • Collard Greens
  • Southern Fried Cabbage
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Creamed Spinach

Includes Free Dessert and Apple Cider
Pick Dessert: Peach Cobbler or Cranberry Almond Cookies
Write Sides choice in memo.

Delivery is $10.00 within Milwaukee City Limits
Pre-order by 7:00am 11/19 for delivery on 11/21

$45 for 2 people or $80 for 4 people (order for up to 10 people--see prices at link below)
Order online here!
Thanksgiving Pies
Bunny's Bite (gluten-free) - Selling a variety of whole pies including Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Potato Pecan Pie and any Berry Pie. You can pick them up at Celesta Restaurant for just $40.00! To place an order and arrange a pick up date, email her at madeline@bunnysbite.com

Blooming Lotus (grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free, peanut-free, egg-free and cane sugar-free) - They are offering a long list of pre-order items for Thanksgiving including pies, breads, cakes, cupcakes and bars. Pick up an order form at the bakery or call them at 414-212-8010.

Outpost Foods - offers vegan and vegan/GF pumpkin pies, apple cranberry crumble pie, GF apple pie and caramel apple cheesecake! They also have a number of vegan side dishes for your Thanksgiving meal. See the menu and ordering details here.

Batches - Vegan options are available for a number of pies, including: pumpkin and dutch apple for Thanksgiving and for Christmas, they're offering brandy old fashioned cherry and speculoos pear! Call 414-239-8980 or email linda@batchesmke.com to order.

Honey Pie - They are offering vegan apple crumb and vegan cherry struesel pies. Order online!

Whole Foods - Pre-order a vegan pumpkin pie online!

East Side Ovens - Offering 9 inch vegan pot pies or made to order bakery. Order by 11/16 to pick up 11/21!
Vegan Thanksgiving Roasts
Looking too cook a vegan roast for Thanksgiving? Here are some great options:
  • Tofurky Vegan Roast
  • Tofurky Vegan Feast
  • Tofurky Ham Roast
  • Field Roast Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute
  • Field Roast Celebration Roast
  • Field Roast Forager's Roast
  • Gardein Holiday Roast
  • Gardein Savory Stuffed Turk'y
  • Gardein Turk'y Cutlet
  • Trader Joe's Breaded Turkey-less Stuffed Roast
  • Vegetarian Plus Vegan Turkey Roll
  • Vegetarian Plus Vegan Whole Turkey
  • Vegetarian Plus Glazed Ham

Start shopping early because these sell out! Here are some stores where you can find some of these roasts:
  • Whole Foods
  • Trader Joe's (for the Trader Joe's roast)
  • Outpost Foods (usually carries some Tofurky, Field Roast and Gardein options
  • Riverwest Co-op
  • Woodman's
  • Order online at Vegan Essentials and have it delivered or arrange to pick it up in Waukesha.
However you celebrate, give thanks to our ever-growing vegan community and hope for day when Thanksgiving becomes entirely plant-based!
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Image from Summerfest.com
Food options just got a lot better at Summerfest for vegans this year! The past few years we had Island Noodles, along with various side items like corn (w/o butter), chips and guac, potatoes, etc. This year, we still have Island Noodles, but in addition, AJ Bombers is serving up the Beyond Burger and Ward's House of Prime is serving the Impossible Burger. Two very hearty options to give you a strong base for a long day of Summerfesting. Bel Air Cantina is also new this year and they mentioned they would have some vegetarian tacos that could be modified to be vegan, along with their chips and guac or salsa. Botanas is offering a vegan bowl and Venice Club has those classic eggplant strips. There are lots of smaller snacks available like fresh fruit, kettle corn, snow cones, pretzels, salad and plain corn (can you bring vegan butter through security??) Get the full listing for vegan options here on the Summerfest.com website.

This really shows how veganism is growing. I'm sure if these options sell well this summer we'll see lots more next year. Summerfest runs June 27th through July 8th with an off-day on July 2nd. See the Summerfest website for details!

UPDATE 6/27: A follower had reported on 6/27 that the server at Ward's House of Prime said the bun has egg wash, so the sandwich (at that time) was obviously not vegan. I reached out to Ward's via Facebook and they got back to me right away. They have vegan Kaiser rolls on order that will be ready on Thursday 6/28, so that option is back on the table!

UPDATE 6/28: We have another report that Greek Village is offering a vegan falafel sandwich that is clearly marked as vegan, but doesn't show up on the official list.  Another great option!! 
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