Today's Vegan Mofo theme was supposed to be about comfort food, but I really want to share with y'all all the delicious food I ate over the weekend with my best friend (since the 7th grade!) Sheridan and her partner Drew. They were in town for a belated birthday celebration with me since they couldn't make the trip up from Little Rock for my actual birthday.
They arrived in Memphis just after lunch on Saturday, so we immediately headed to Abysinnia for Ethiopian buffet. Sheridan had never tried Ethiopian food, and she loved it! The buffet there is, like, 95 percent vegan! There's only one meat dish to avoid. We ate so much food!! I ran 20 miles Saturday morning before they arrived, and I was famished, but even I couldn't finish my plate.
Since all we really care about is eating delicious vegan food, we didn't plan much for the day besides meals and snacks. And that meant having to kill some time before we were hungry again for dinner. We did a little thrift shopping at the Cleveland Street Flea Market.
And then we stopped for beers at High Cotton Brewery. They had $1 pints of hefewizen since they were trying to empty the keg. I don't even care for hefewizens (too wheaty, too light), but I can't pass up $1 beers.
After beers, we did some shopping at Urban Outfitters. Sheridan and Drew tried on some adorable furry heads.
By that point, we were KINDA hungry. Not really. But it was dinner time, so we figured we should eat again. Sheridan and Drew hadn't been to LYFE Kitchen since it opened in Memphis, so we headed over to the East Memphis location. I had the Corn Chowder since it was such a chilly fall night and some Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels.
Then it was time for dessert!! We hopped over to Ben & Jerry's for Vegan P.B. & Cookies Milkshakes (made with almond milk). This was seriously the best thing I've consumed in a long time. I need to have another one VERY soon.
We closed the night out at the Rec Room — a barcade in the Broad Avenue Arts District — where we played lots of Street Fighter and Galaga.
We forgot all about Fall Back Time! We woke up at 8 a.m. thinking it was 9 a.m. We had brunch plans at 11, but we were hungry! So I whipped up some Chocoholic Baked Doughnuts from Chocolate Covered Katie's cookbook. These were cakey doughnuts with cocoa-coconut glaze. Perfect morning snack.
We also ordered the Build Your Own Tofu Scramble with vegan cheddar, tomatoes, potatoes, bell peppers, and jalapenos. So good!!
That corn chowder looks so dreamy! I love the picture of you under the old hair dryer thingy, hilarious. Looks like a super fun weekend!
That looks like such a fun weekend & I always love seeing what you and Sheridan get up to when you hang out!
I've only been to Blue Nile. Can't wait to try the buffet at Abyssinia!
Ethiopian food is always so amazing!
That corn chowder meal with roasted fall veggies also looks great. I'm a sucker for seasonal meals. Do you think the chowder was made with coconut milk or something different?
Hey Maud! They use a cashew cream base, but it may also have some sort of plant milk. Probably almond??? Didn't have much coconut taste. It's so good though!
There's a fabulous ethiopian restaurant not far from me called Abyssina! Too funny. Love how vegan friendly and seriously delicious it is.
What a fun weekend , I'm impressed you just whipped up a batch of doughnuts! And impressive ben and jerry's makes a vegan milkshake- their vegan flavors are so good i hope they add more
Is there anything more comforting that eating food with friends? This totally fits the theme!
Yayyyyy!!! I love coming to visit! So much fun! Can't wait to see you again for the holidays! Love you!
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