Access Café Vegan Brunch

My sister wrote a book called That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals and she constantly encounters people who say really inane things like, “I don’t think I’ve ever actually eaten any vegan food.”  She usually responds with “Well, have you ever had an apple?” and then they feel pretty stupid.  Don’t be one of those idiots.

image via Velaia (ParisPeking)'s flickr

I stumbled upon this nomadic vegan brunch called Access Café.  They seem to take place only rarely, so take advantage of this one!  If I paraphrase, it’s gonna sound like a bunch of kumbaya hooey, so I’ll just quote their Facebook invitation:

“Join us for delicious food, live music and lovely company.  Pay what you think the experience is worth- or contribute your time and energy to make this cafe a truly community supported project.  Help with dishes, chop some vegetables, pour mimosas.   We believe that the more we all contribute, the more everyone benefits.  With much hope about creating a future that provides access to food and water for all, and the biggest community network we can imagine, Love, All Access Café.”

Oh look at that!  They managed to sound kumbaya-y all on their own.  Just kidding.  In all seriousness, making affordable and nutritious plant-based food accessible to all is important, plus any donation-based brunch is, simply, pretty rad.  See a video of one of their past cafés here.

Saturday, January 23rd, 11am-2pm
Access Café Vegan Brunch
The Box Factory
865 Florida St. @ 21st St. [The Mission]
Donation-based

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Chloe's youth was split between California and Kauai, frolicking on a macadamia nut farm in the tropics and landing finally in the Bay Area. Raised by super-Jew hippies, and the youngest of three sisters, Chloe learned early the virtues of thrift, economy, and green living. To the chagrin of her parents (who hoped, of course, for a Jewish doctor or lawyer), Chloe has put her degree from UC Berkeley to great use by becoming a folk singer. As "Chloe Makes Music" she plays shows throughout SF and beyond, donning vintage frocks, selling handmade merch, and pinching pennies as she sings for her supper. Calling Berkeley home for the last six years, you can think of Chloe as the website's East Bay Correspondent, opening your eyes to the hippie-filled, tree-hugging, organic-loving, vegan-eating, but way-overlooked and awesome assets of Berkeley, Oakland, and beyond.

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