Texas VegFest with Vegeria Vegan

Texas VegFest is only two days away and I can't wait!  I am volunteering in the morning, and I can't wait to see the festivities and hear the speakers.  After volunteering, I can't wait to eat myself silly.  Did I mention I can't wait?

If you haven't heard about Texas VegFest, check out my post here, visit the website, or check out the Facebook page.  It is the second annual Vegan Festival featuring local food vendors, speakers, cooking demos, beer and live music.  With FREE admission.

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Con’ Olio Oils & Vinegars

Con’ Olio is a quaint olive oil and balsamic vinegar shop in the heart of downtown Austin.  After reading about the shop and hearing the buzz on their incredibly fresh olive oils, I decided to pop in and see for myself.

Con' Olio Oils & Vinegars | www.thefreshfind.com

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L’épicerie Market

Last weekend I went back to LA and had such a fun time visiting with my best friends and re-visiting my favorite places.  I can’t believe I have never written about this place, but it’s one of my favorite restaurants. 
L’épicerie Market is located near the downtown area of Culver City and is a gem.  If you have any sort of European love or French culture appreciation, you will fall in love.  If you don’t have any attachment to European culture, you should still go for the fresh pressed, 'pour over' coffee.  If you don’t like coffee, go for the wine selection and quaint wine cave in the back.  And if you don’t like wine, go for the great happy hour deals.  If you don’t like happy hour (then you are crazy), but go for the awesome desserts.  If you don’t like dessert, then I know you need food to sustain, so go for the delicious, fresh, mouth-watering meals.

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A Hidden Gem: Jackson Market

With the help of one of my best friends, my roommate and I recently discovered one of the cutest places in Culver City.  It is a little market with the freshest meats, eggs, sandwiches, etc, located right in the middle of a neighborhood.  It is literally a street with homes, and this home is transformed into a market.  It is adorable, you must go here if you are in the area!

There is a deli area where you can order sandwiches, wraps, salads or breakfast.  All their meats are Boar’s Head meat and there is a market where you can buy your general groceries.  But they have those exciting products; like the ones that you find at World Market (gourmet chocolates, peanut brittle, vegetarian and vegan foods, etc)

all sorts of products!

At the deli, you can create your own.  I went with the Breakfast Sandwich, which is a croissant or French baguette with scrambled eggs, your choice of meet, cheese and vegetables… for only $8.75!  I went with a wheat baguette, egg whites, roasted turkey breast, and loaded it with veggies.  I also ordered a Belgian Waffle… yes, BOTH.  I couldn’t resist!

make your own

Egg whites, veggies, turkey on a wheat French baguette

perfectly crispy Belgian waffle 🙂
I failed to mention that they have the cutest outdoor patio with nice tables and trees which you can enjoy your lunch.   I hope you get to try it soon!  Everything was fresh and delicious.