In September of 2011 I posted about Kristin Lajeunesse and her quest to go on a year-long roadtrip traveling across the US eating at all of the vegan restaurants. Kristin’s dream became a reality and she set off on her “Will Travel For Vegan Food” roadtrip aprroximately 14 months ago with plans to continue through May of next year.
While the roadtrip was still in the planning stages I contacted Kristin and offered to take her to lunch when she arrived in my neck of the woods. Last week Kristin got in touch and we made lunch plans.
On Tuesday I had the pleasure of meeting her for lunch at The Wheel of Life in Irvine. I had never even heard of the restaurant and was happy to give it a try. At lunch I had such a great time chatting her up about the roadtrip, veganism, our families, and life in general. Kristin is a sweetheart. I enjoyed her company so much that I contacted my parents and forwarded their information to Kristin so she can look them up when she makes her way to Santa Cruz. Please consider reaching out to Kristin if you are interested in joining her for a meal when she arrives in your town (click HERE to contact her).
We ordered a noddle dish (they made it GFree for me, but it ended-up being a bit salty), spring rolls (which typically include faux meat…they were very accommodating in that they made 1/2 of them without faux meat for me), and a spicy curry which was REALLY tasty. I was happy to learn that we were able to choose between white and brown rice (we opted for brown). Overall the food was good. Just typing about the curry is making me want more of it!
For those of you interested in learning more about Kristin, there are plans in the works for me to interview her on my other site, Chic Vegan.
If you would like to learn more about where Kristin has eaten and where she plans on eating, click HERE.