Category: Dine

Herbivore Holidays: A Vegan’s Guide to Surviving Thanksgiving

By Skyla Patton Year after year, dining tables are piled up with mountains of mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casseroles and a huge, recently clucking turkey — leaving vegans and vegetarians in the crowd disgruntled. Fear not, veggie lovers—there is still hope! Check out these plant-based recipe ideas for an animal product-free Thanksgiving that will make any vegan’s mouth water. Appetizers Oven-Fried Zucchini Crisps Ingredients: 1 zucchini, 1 cup of breadcrumbs, 1 cup of almond milk, flax egg, seasoning to taste These mouthwatering chips are so guilt-free and easy to make that you’ll want them daily, regardless of...

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Cruising Cafes: The Hidden Gems of Eugene

Words by Delaney Rea | Photo by Benji Rothenberg Starbucks, Vero, Glenwood, Brails — these are the Eugene coffee shops and cafes that we all know and love. They’ve all been featured in at least one Emerald Essentials piece, so it’s time to branch out a little further. Eugene and Springfield have a litany of cafes that cater to different moods and experiences. With that in mind, here’s a selection of some local gems that deserve more attention for the unique experiences they provide. Wildwood Cafe & Bar – Best Place to Kick Off Your Boots Wildwood Cafe &...

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Every Day is a Special Day with Happy Hour

The rumors are true! If you know where to look, there are daily meal deals all over town. A cheap meal or drink is a great excuse to get out of the campus neighborhood and into some of the nicer places in town—just let this calendar be your guide. Get ready for the best week ever. Mondays Meatball Monday at Pastini Mondays are…well, not comforting. Why not lighten the mood and enjoy some Italian comfort food at a discount? Pastini Pastaria in the Oakway Center offers their heavenly meatballs simmered in marinara over a big ol’ bowl of spaghetti...

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Hungry Ducks Delivery Right To Your Door

by Delaney Rea | photos by Trevor Meyer **sponsored content by HungryDucks** It’s 1 a.m. and you’re hungry, but you don’t feel like going out to get food. It’s raining and you’re hungry but you don’t want to get wet. You’re in your pj’s chilling and you’re hungry, but it’s too much effort to get dressed and go out. You’re studying and your brain needs food, but you still have hours of work to do. Sure you can order pizza, but what if you feel like Thai food? Or sushi, or a gyro or barbecue? So who you gonna...

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Vegan Delivery

 by Kelsey Tidball | photos by Trevor Meyer Being vegan is no easy task. It seems like everywhere we turn, there are meat and dairy-filled temptations. Sometimes, it’s difficult to feel like we can eat like “normal” people and with “normal” people. Veganism is difficult, but knowing your options makes it so much easier, especially when it comes to take out. We need to be able to curb our late-night munchies or mid-day cravings just like the next guy. Take-out is an essential part of college life, and vegans should not have to miss out. Luckily, with the array...

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