• on tour vegan style with silver snakes: day #1

    October 13th, 2011quarrygirlbands, more restaurants (not LA), sacramento, vegan events

    finding vegan food can be hard sometimes, but imagine being a vegan musician on tour. shuffling around from city to city, being away from home, and dealing with the pressures of performing—all while trying to find 3 animal-free meals per day in uncharted territory. sounds challenging, eh? well that’s what alex estrada is up to right now, as his band silver snakes embarks on a 10 day tour from california to nevada, to washington and oregon and back again. for educational purposes, alex has agreed to document his vegan tour experience via text to me, and i’m gonna post it all here on the blog. the tour culminates here in LA with a CD release party on october 23rd, so i expect to see you all there after reading what’s gone into the silver snakes’ stomachs for ten days straight. if you aren’t familiar with silver snakes yet, check out their site, listen to them on spotify, and read up on them at peta2.

    their tour kicked off today in sacramento, and the band stopped off at a chipotle in lebec, CA for lunch, followed by some sugar plum vegan in sacramento for dinner. here are the photos, along with alex’s direct words via SMS.

    chipotle veggie bowl with extra beans, all the salsas, and extra corn tortillas

    California classic. Lebec, CA – chipotle veggie bowl. Extra beans, all the salsas, corn tortilla on the side. I have no idea where we are… I think we are by bakersfield.

    I found a place in Sacramento I want to try. I hope we make it in time! Dude I heard this place has a jackfruit/walnut tuna melt and animal style fries.. pray4me ;)…

    Sugar Plum Vegan vegan tuna melt with animal fries

    Sugar plum vegan cafe – Sacramento. Gluten-free jackfruit “tuna” melt and animal liberation fries. Amazinggggg

    vegan desserts at Sugar Plum Cafe

    Also from sugar plum cafe. Chocolate whoopie pie, pumpkin cinnamon roll and “the entertainer” cupcake. Only 1 is mine. Don’t judge me.

    fuck yeah. looks like the silver snakes tour is off to a delicious start. where will they eat next? stay tuned.

    check out silver snakes on the web, on facebook, and on twitter.

    BTW, go see them if you live in one of these cities! GET ON IT.

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  • Cool idea. And that Chipotle dish is genius.

  • Try being vegan and traveling without a smart phone to look stuff up and you have my shitty experiences.

  • That’s very funny Gregalor.
    and “Gluten-free jackfruit “tuna” melt and animal liberation fries” thats fucking Genius!!!

  • i use this website when I’m on the road!! thankfully the world is starting to accept good food, i just got back and had great meals everywhere in Eastern Canada. Fresh in Toronto, Cornerstone in Guelph, Aux Vivres in Montreal, Disgraceland Toronto, Cagibi in Montreal, Les Commensal in Quebec City, Cafe Pyrus in Waterloo, Homegrown in Hamilton. In Canada there are no chipolte’s yet, but i tried it when i was in TX. pretty good for fast food. Also without a smart phone-have to do some food research before leaving home.

  • I forgot the Smiling Goat in Kingston. and those were just the real vegan restaurants, so many places especially in Toronto had vegan options (I love you Big Fat Burrito).

  • Hard enough to find good vegan food even when you’re not a vegan, but love great vegan cuisine.

  • aw, bummer! they were in vegas last night?? just saw this now.

  • Never tried that Chipotle vegetable bowl, looks good.

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