River-Kia.com has so much new information right here on this site.  We have added new graphic vegan tees to help you express your vegan pride and support the growth of this website.  AND…We’re now offering one-on-one plant-based transitional meal plan consultation services.


It’s traveling season so you might be wondering, what are the best vegan spots to check out while on the road?   Here are my recommendations for the following cities.




Native Food Cafe


  • Chicago Diner
  • Chicago House of Za Vegan Pizzeria
  • Dimo’s Pizza
  • Kitchen 17
  • Native Food Café
  • Soul Vegetarian


  • Café Manna
  • Cafe Manna

    Classic Slice

  • Comet Café
  • Stack’d
  • Urban Beets Café & Juicery


  • Imagine Vegan Café

New York

  • Blossom Du Jour
  • Bareburger
  • Gust Organics
  • V-Life NYC

San Francisco

  • Gracias Madre
  • Hella Vegan Eats
  • Souley Vegan
  • The Butcher’s Son
  • The Happy Hooligans
  • The Plant Café Organic
  • True Food Kitchen
  • VeganBurg
  • Vegan Picnic

The Butcher’s Son




St. Louis

  • Confluence Kombucha
  • Lulu’s Local Eatery
  • Seedz Café
  • Pizza Head
  • Pizzeoli Wood Fired Pizza
  • PuraVegan Café & Yoga
  • Seedz Café
  • Small Batch
  • SweetArt
  • Tree House Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant





DateNightWith so much going on in our world, we often forget to take a moment to reflect on the human experience with its joys big and small.  So today I wanted to take the time to mention some of my experiences this weekend for which I’m very grateful.

On Friday, I had the opportunity to see two awesome comedians, Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy grace the Peabody Opera House.  Foxworthy shared his trademark wit and relatable family stories, while Larry The Cable Guy brought chuckles with his sheer personality.  My husband and I even got the chance take a picture with the two comedians…well kind of!  At any rate, this was an awesome experience.

The fun continued, as we enjoyed date night part two and three on Saturday and Sunday.  On Halloween, we were off to see “Bridge of Spies” featuring Tom Hanks and Sunday enjoyed the awesome Malibu Melt at one of my favorite vegan restaurants, Seedz Café.  Oh, and did I mention how great it was to get an extra hour of sleep thanks to the end of Daylight Savings Time?!

Of course, I’d be remiss not to show my gratitude to the many artists who share their talents with all the world in hopes to bring positive change, appreciation or just enlightenment on how wonderful it is to have the gift of music.  In honor of love and gratitude, today’s SoundCloud Sunday Pick is by SiR titled “Love You”.  Check it out..I hope you enjoy.