Sunday, January 25, 2009

January Reuben Round-Up

As the month draws to a close, here are a few tempting reuben images for you from the realm of vegan and vegetarian food blogs.

Brooke of simply vegetarian tracks what she eats and extols the delicacy of tempeh reubens (pardon the cheese, at least she uses vegan mayo).

Ate-Bit Vegan
is apparently guilty of drinking and typing, but his passion for reubens and DIY seitan skillz make up for it. Also, I think his blog post title could be an allusion to yours truly.

Sick of Lettuce yet again makes me jealous of all the delicious vegan eats available in L.A. Despite the recent closing of reuben-offering The Vegan Spot, the options are obviously still plentiful.

And last but not least, some love from this PDX-N.C. team. B. just ended another wonderful visit here, full of delicious food, drink and merriment as usual, and of course one of the first things we did was whip up our own version of the apple-based Candle Cafe reuben again. Here you see B.'s attempt to polish off the excess kraut as well as a wonderfully dense rye bread called vollkornbrot, baked at the local co-op, with this marinated tempeh reuben slider. Cider vinegar instead of juice and a bit of Korean hot pepper in the marinade gave this reuben a bit more tang and bite than usual, and the squat little loaf resulted in a unique size that this picture probably doesn't convey. All around a tasty take on the classic.


Brittany said...

I support this site 100%. Vegan reubens are the best sandwich on the planet!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

hey girl!

have you been to chaos lately? new menu with a NEW REUBEN!

okay, at least new to me.

It looked excellent!

TJF said...

holy crap! Chaos has a reuben now? It's about time. A reuben was conspicuously missing from that place.

Thanks for the tip!

By the way, you should keep an eye out for a Cafe Yumm in Portland...would be a good review for Stumptown Vegans, I think. Or if you are ever in Beaverton...

aTxVegn said...

Hey, TJF! About Zukay Live Foods - they contacted me and asked me to do a taste test. You could visit their website to get contact and order information. The relish would be completely amazing on a Reuben!

TJF said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by!

Yeah, I checked out their website and was tempted, but at the moment I don't know if I'd want to pony up the cash to commit to a sampler pack. Maybe if they start selling it locally here, like at Weaver St. Market, our co-op here in Carrboro, NC, I can get a taste.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Hey TJF - Has it opened yet? I've been keeping my eye out! Love, love, love the chipotle sauce...

TJF said...

According to their website (, the Beaverton one is still "coming soon," and they haven't mentioned the PSU one yet...That was word-of-mouth from the cafe owner, that one was coming. I'm not sure how often the website gets updated...we visited the Corvallis one in December...If you are ever in any of the other towns in Oregon where they have locations, you should check it out. Their sauces are quite good.

Anonymous said...

(Sorry, I don't wish to spam your blog, but I couldn't find a contact email!) My name is Emily and I'm contacting you on behalf of Wheeler's Frozen Dessert Co. I wanted to invite you to an upcoming event in Portland that you might be interested in -- On February 14, we are hosting a vegan ice cream & dessert sampling in collaboration with Hungry Tiger Too @ PM (207 SE 12th, Portland 97214). We'd love to see you there! Please bring friends as many friends as you'd like & spread the word! Thanks!


TJF said...

Hey Emily,

A good place to publicize this would be at Food Fight Grocery, though maybe you have already. They used to have a comment form or some way to contact them, I'm not sure what they are doing lately. But I'm sure they'd be happy to publicize it (though probably you have that base covered). I'd love to come, but unfortunately I am currently a former PDX resident. I'll tell my friends, though!