Episode 14: The Popularity of Vegan Cheese

Episode 14: The Popularity of Vegan Cheese

Webly and Jess sit down for a riveting conversation about the current advances in vegan cheese, and reflect on just how far commercial and homemade vegan cheeses have come, historically.

They contemplate:

  • The Daiya Invasion:
    • Has Daiya changed the world?
    • How easy has veganism become?
    • The revolutionary melt.
  • Which is the best for pizza?
  • Is anything superior to homemade nut cheese?
  • Past experiences with vegan commercial cheeses.
  • Vegan curiosity & standards.
  • Commercial popularity & restaurant use.

Show Notes:

Wayfare We Can’t Say it’s Cheese Hickory Cheddar Spread and Dr. Cow’s Aged Cashew & Hemp Seed Cheese

illegal cheese and cracker party

Grilled Cheese with Tofutti Mozzarella from The Grilled Cheese Grill

Michelle style

Pizza with Daiya Mozzarella (formerly known as Italian Blend)

thin crust daiya

Pizza with the new Teese Mozzerella formula

new teese

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Episode 13: 25 Great Vegan Foods for $7 or Less

Listen as the Stumptown Vegans unveil their picks for 25 Great Vegan Foods in Portland, OR for $7 or less.

This is modeled after recent similar listings by Willamette Week and ExtraMSG, except this time – it’s all vegan!

The full listing is published on Stumptown Vegans.

Instead of the usual Show Notes this episode, we’ll just send you that way!

Episode 13: 25 Great Vegan Foods for $7 or Less

This episode is dedicated to….

Coda was a great friend and will be missed beyond words. There was even a short documentary about her called a Cowboy Hat and a Cane. May she rest in peace.

And Happy Easter from Webly’s Parents:

Don’t forget, you can also subscribe via Itunes!

P.S. We went really cheap during one of our first podcasts – Cheap Ass Eats: $5 or Less. Recorded in March 2008.

Episode 12: Vegan Wine Discussion and Local Chocolate Review

Episode 12: Vegan Wine Discussion and Local Chocolate Review

Webly and Jess sit down with Jess, a local vegan and professional wine steward, for an in-depth conversation about wine.  Jess, the wine steward, touches upon her personal favorites, what isn’t vegan about a lot of wine, food pairings, regional wines, and more.

All three vegans also sample an array of chocolates purchased from local chocolatiers, and review in detail.  Missionary’s chocolate mint truffle, Sahagun’s brand new Stumptown pure coffee bar, and Alma’s fig and marzipan chocolate, were among the favorites!

Show Notes:


Chocolate Review:

Of course, there are more vegan chocolates available around town, and our selection was limited to what we were able to buy in time.  Please let us know if you have other local favorites to recommend!

Which leads into…

Upcoming Valentine’s Day Events/Vegan Options in Portland

Local Chocolate Review, Round 1
Stumptown Vegans Podcast

Chocolate Prep
Stumptown Vegans Podcast


Please feel free to contact Stumptownvegans [AT] gmail.com if you’d like to get in touch with Jess, the wine steward, about wine questions or personal consultations.

As always, feel free to email us or contact us on twitter with questions.

P.S. Two Additional Portland Vegan Friendly Wine Notes:

  • We hear that Vino Vixens wine shop on SE Powell is vegan friendly.
  • Alu Wine Bar on NE MLK has a vegan label specifying their vegan friendly wines, as well.

Episode 11: Tipping

Episode 11: Tipping

Opening up with a brief, yet passionate discussion of recent Portland food items we’ve been crazy about, the Stumptown Vegans tackle the subject of tipping in our latest podcast.

With the assistance of an online tipping resource, we discuss appropriate tipping at restaurants, coffee shops, carts, bars and more.  Keep a spare $1 or two in your pocket!

Show Notes:

The new Spella Cafe:

Spella Cafe on 5th

In other news, we are seeking sponsorships and a theme song to update our DIY approach a bit.  More information to come – please get in touch if you are interested!

stumptownvegans @ gmail.com

Episode 10: The Year in Review 2009

Episode 10: The Year in Review 2009

It’s that time of year – join us as we discuss the year of the food cart, openings, closings, remarkable changes, favorite meals and our picks for Restaurant of the Year for 2009.

Show Notes:

& many more on the podcast!

And The Stumptown Vegans Restaurant of the Year for 2009 Picks:

Shocking, right?

We were Guests on Breakfast in Bridgetown!

Check out the Stumptown Vegans’ collective guest appearance on the podcast Breakfast in Bridgetown, Episode #4, with Paul Gerald.

Breakfast in Bridgetown: It’s Vegan Week



Episode 9: Interview with Nick Zukin, Part 2

Stumptown Vegans Episode 9

In July 2009, Portland based food writer and restaurateur Nick Zukin abandoned his carnivorous roots for a month-long Vegan Quest.

The food connoisseur behind ExtraMSG, the Portlandfood.org forums, and both Kenny & Zuke’s establishments, was interested “to see what it’s like to live as a vegan. Call it a form of cultural anthropology, like living with a tribe in the Amazon or something. That’s not intended to be demeaning. I just mean to highlight the truly incommensurable differences between my world and the vegan world. I aim to walk in their shoes”.

Join the Stumptown Vegans as we sit down to discuss his experience in the final part of this interview.

Check  out the first half of this interview, Episode 8 here or download from Itunes.