I've found some really cool stores on our travels though.
Knoxville, TN: Three Rivers Market. Awesome store. They have TONS of vegan stuff, including Daiya cheese, several different yoghurts and non-dairy milks. They also carry bulk grains, although the one grain I wanted, they didn't carry....sniff.....my whole oat groats.
Cool stuff I got:
Cincinnati, OH: I stopped at Jungle Jim's. I LOVE that place. I used to shop there regularly when we lived there. I so miss it. Their beer selection is to die for. I picked up several.....Wheach (a peach wheat from the St. Louis area), BBC Nut Brown Ale, and several others in single bottles. They have a huge selection of natural/vegetarian foods as well as international foods galore. This store is measured in acres...
One of the beer's I purchased...it even says it's vegan friendly on the back! A bit too sweet, but not bad:
A farmer's market in an undisclosed location:
They even had a table with tons of vegan goodies (I had to try them!)
(fresh pickles out of the barrel, broccoli, peaches, blueberries & vegan baked goods...all local!)
An awesome natural food store in an undisclosed location:
No-fat Hummus (that's hard to find....it's just like I make it at home!):
And other stuff I made:
Cold Cucumber soup (cucumbers, coconut milk yoghurt, lemon juice, salt, and dill):
Cold pasta with peanut sauce (a little peanut butter, agave, apple cider vinegar, ginger, soy sauce, & water):
In Cincinnati at the hotel restaurant (a vegetarian special, couscous with tomatoes, basil and balsamic glaze):
Cincinnati, OH: Emanu, an East African restaurant. Excellent! The veg. combo has no dairy or animal fats and the injera is awesome :)
Ok, that's about it for part 2. Stay tuned for part 3.....