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BOK ’24: Best vegan/gluten-free options (second and third place)

Audrey Trevarthan, Campus Editor April 4, 2024

Second: Taco Tontos Vegans and vegetarians have no shortage of Mexican cuisine options at Taco Tontos, located at 123 Franklin Ave. Kevin and Emily Yohn own Kent’s Taco Tontos on Franklin Avenue,...

Grazers employees show off some of the dishes available at Grazers.

BOK ’24: Best vegan/gluten-free options (winner feature)

Audrey Trevarthan, Campus Editor April 4, 2024

First: GRAZERS A menu designed with the goal of meeting everybody’s dietary needs can be found at GRAZERS on 123 N. Water St. Co-owners Stacey Lasher and business partner Carl Bauer began GRAZERS...

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Haymaker Farmers’ Market starts its’ summer season for the 29th year

Brynne Mann Reporter May 15, 2021

The Haymaker Farmers’ Market is kicking off is 29th year in downtown Kent with its summer season on Franklin Avenue every Saturday. The summer season features a wide variety of vendors with fresh produce,...

Photo of Bex vegan ice cream sandwich bar.

Vegan ice cream sandwich vendor coming to Haymaker Farmers’ Market

Brynne Mann Reporter May 5, 2021

Bex is a vegan ice cream sandwich vendor starting its season in June at the Haymaker Farmers’ Market. Bex was created by Rebecca Carman in 2019 to create animal-free and added-sugar-free ice cream that...

OPINION: Veganism and racial awareness

Anthony Elder Opinion Writer March 5, 2021

If you go to Sweet Earth’s website you will find recipes for dishes such as chipotle seitan empanadas, seitan matar and a curry ‘buddha’ bowl. What does Buddha have to do with the last dish? Absolutely...

OPINION: If you’re an animal lover there has never been a better time to go vegan

Anthony Elder Opinion Writer February 13, 2021

Anthony Elder is a junior journalism major writing for KentWired and The Kent Stater for the first time. Elder grew up in Reno, NV; however, moved to Ohio a few years ago to pursue an education here at...

Outside the GRAZERS location in downtown Kent.

Fresco and GRAZERS no longer a part of the Student Center HUB

Ashley Blood Reporter February 13, 2021

From the vegan station, vegetarian foods offered in the Eastway Fresh Food Company and the various options available to students at the new Design Innovation dining hall, there is no doubt that Kent State...

The Fruit Stand opened on Jan. 5 at 175 E Erie St.

The Fruit Stand opens in Acorn Alley

Chloe Zofchak Reporter January 30, 2021

The Fruit Stand, a new vegan restaurant in Kent, started offering a fully customizable menu on Jan. 5 at 175 E Erie St., the former location of Popped! in Acorn Alley.The Fruit Stand brings a different...

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OPINION: To meat or not to meat

Cameron Gorman October 14, 2018

When I tell people that I’m a vegetarian, I often get an immediate response. It’s rarely, if ever negative. Instead, it’s almost always a “Good for you,” or a “Me, too!” When meeting another...

Customers enjoy the atmosphere of Laziza as they order food on Friday, April 16, 2016. Laziza offers a wide variety of ethnic and vegetarian dishes.

Best of Kent: Best Vegetarian/Vegan Food

Cameron Gorman, Anna Huntsman April 18, 2016

1st: Pita PitPita Pit is a staple of Acorn Alley. A great place for a quick bite to eat, their “build your own sandwich” approach makes it easy for anyone with a special diet to find their new favorite....

Guest column: Stopping climate change can begin at breakfast

Dozens and dozens of world leaders are meeting this month at the critical world climate change conference in Paris, in the hope of reaching a legally binding, universal agreement to curb carbon emissions...

Jeffery Gamberling and Hallie Walker, juniors at Kent Roosevelt High School, sit together at Taco Tontos on Monday, April 6, 2015.

Best Vegetarian/Vegan Food: Taco Tontos

Jenna Kuczkowski April 7, 2015

Taco Tontos“Typical tacos” is not a phrase you would use to describe Taco Tontos.On top of serving all of the Mexican-American basics, Taco Tontos offers a huge variety of vegetarian and vegan options,...

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