NPR's '1-a' show recently aired a show describing the enthusiasms and interest in vegan diets, with interviews with a Harvard Professor of Epidemiology, a Nutritionist author and a Chef on the merits of exploring a vegan diet. The phone and email comments were overwhelming. These experts...

The prestigious British Economist magazine has declared 2019 to be “The Year of the Vegan”. The New York Times has had 8 separate articles on vegan diets since September 2018. Movies* are promoting the health and environmental benefits of a vegan diet. Irregardless Cafe is offering...

Veganuary is a world wide movement that encourages everyone to try out vegan* meal options in the month of January. Check out the Veganuary website. Irregardless Cafe, which has been offering vegan meals every day since it opened in 1975, invites you to sample some of its...

In the midst of Raleigh’s restaurant boom, we have noticed that the everyday dining experience is changing from a round-table gathering with 3 courses to quick bites in food bowls on picnic benches. Next time you’re lost looking for a place to eat on Yelp,...

In 1970 during the summer of my sophomore to junior year in college, a good friend Alan Nagel, and I decided to go to Europe for a summer vacation/work adventure. I had a distant cousin by marriage who owned a shoe factory in Verona, Italy....

Written by Evan Embree If you read my last installment, then it’s no secret that commercial livestock farming is threatening our staple food supply.  However, there is an even more pressing issue - the quality of the air we’re breathing. With the increasing popularity of meat-based...

Written by Jessica Knisley, Bar Manager Whether you've been offered it at a coffee shop, or here at the café with your unsweetened tea, most people are familiar with simple syrup: a liquidy sweet compliment to so many tasty beverages. The ratio to make it is 1...

Written by Evan Embree When switching to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, it is easy to rely on pre prepared frozen meat “imposters” as a way of satisfying that protein craving.  From meatless hot dogs to frozen “chicken” nuggets, there are a plethora of options to...

With so many different food allergies and sensitivities in our diets today, one may become discouraged from eating out and enjoying wholesome, delicious food that doesn’t trigger any of these annoying sensitivities. This is especially true for lunch-time foodies who want to sit down and indulge in a...

  Written by Bar Manager, Jessica Knisley Beer can be a very refreshing end to a long day or it can be a complicated decision. As someone with a true aversion to an incredibly hoppy tasting beer I am incredibly grateful for the many other options I have....