By, Kelly Behr
Native Foods Cafe
1.) Movie Theater Popcorn
It is that time of year for movies, holiday movies and blockbusters alike join forces on the big screens these next few weeks. My family has had a tradition to go to see a movie every Christmas day. This Thanksgiving holiday weekend is a big weekend for moviegoers as well and who doesn’t like to snack on theater favorites like popcorn? Good news for you, it is probably vegan! AMC and Cinemark chains have both confirmed that their movie theater popcorn is vegan; you see that yellow color for the butter isn’t real butter. Now I am not going to pretend that because this popcorn is vegan means it is good for you, but it is good to know if you have craving for this classic snack you can indulge. I like to say, vegan doesn’t always mean healthy but it always means happy.
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2.) LVX Nail Polish
LVX, a vegan brand of nail lacquer is now offering a trio of fabulous holiday colors and for each purchase they are donating 20% of the proceeds to PETA to help the animals.
3.) Naked 2 Palate
And since we are on the beauty topic, I can’t leave Urban Decay off this list. Urban Decay is a dedicated vegan company that has some of my favorite products, especially their eye shadows. I am not one to get too wild with color on my eyes and was stoked when the Naked 2 palate came out; it was like the colors were made for me. If you are into rad colors on your eyes, they also have you covered.
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4.) Turkey Adoption!
We had written a blog about Farm Sanctuary’s turkey adoption. I just think it is such a great cause and idea, the fact that you can adopt a turkey for less money than it costs to buy, cook and eat one is pretty sweet. So do them a favor and save a life and help the Farm Sanctuary have the funds to continue doing what they are doing. The number of turkeys that are consumed on Thanksgiving is terrifying, where do they all come from? I’m already pretty attached to Martha, my ladybird this year.
5.) Thanksgiving at Native Foods
That’s right, 9 of our restaurants are open for Thanksgiving. This is not your typical Native Foods menu either, for Thanksgiving we offer a full buffet of all the holiday favorites including our famous Native Wellington, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, a Waldorf salad, pumpkin pie and more…. so much more. This is the only day of the year where we take reservations so if you have not done so, call your closest Native Foods and join us for a vegan celebration of food.