November is World Vegan Month and Mellow Mushroom Delray Beach is getting in on the celebration. Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and World Vegan Month was created to celebrate the founding of the world’s first Vegan Society in 1944. The organization, which is still in existence today, uses the month-long “holiday” to educate others about veganism – what it is, the benefits and how to integrate it into your everyday lifestyle. Mellow Mushroom Delray Beach, which boasts a menu with more than 50 vegan options, ranging from pizzas and calzones to sandwiches, hoagies and salads, is hosting its inaugural “Vegan Night” on Monday, November 25 at 5:30 p.m. Vegan Night will be held at 25 SE 6th Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida. Mellow Mushroom’s Vegan Night will feature South Florida certified health coach Pamela Higgins, founder and owner of Total Health Counseling, and vegan professional athlete and coach Richard Wygand, owner of RW Training and 10-time Ironman competitor – both of whom will speak to attendees about the many benefits of going vegan. Vegan Night attendees will also receive 15% off their check on Monday, November 25, in addition to sampling some of the pizza baker’s favorite vegan menu options. Delray Beach health-focused establishments, including SloBody (conditioning infused yoga); Infrasweat (infrared sauna studio); and Juice Buzz (a Smoothie & Juice Bar in downtown Delray Beach) have provided complimentary sessions and products to be raffled off as well. “Veganism is becoming more and more popular in South Florida,” said Ron Platt, owner of Mellow Mushroom Delray Beach. “The fact that a mainstream and family-friendly restaurant like Mellow Mushroom offers such a large variety of vegan options proves how far the vegan lifestyle has come. It’s an exciting time for vegans as well as those interested in eating healthier and Mellow is proud to support!” Mellow Mushroom Delray Beach’s menu offers a variety of vegan options including:
- Vegan Pizza (all of the establishment’s dough is now vegan)
- Vegan Sandwiches
- Vegan Calzones
- Vegan Salads
- Tempeh (a traditional soy product made from a natural fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form)
- Daiya Cheese (made from cassava and arrowroot and known for its cheese-like consistency and melting properties; Contains no animal products or soy, casein, lactose, whey, wheat, barley, gluten or nuts)
Mellow Mushroom Delray Beach does not charge extra for substituting in Vegan cheese. Mellow Mushroom Delray Beach is located at 25 SE 6th Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida. The location is family owned and run. Call 561-330-3040 or visit the Mellow Mushroom Delray Beach website for more information. About Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers (www.mellowmushroom.com) was founded in 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia. This franchise, operated under Home-Grown Industries of Georgia, Inc., is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For 40 years, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has been serving up fresh stone baked pizzas to-order in an eclectic, art-filled and family-friendly environment. Each Mellow is locally-owned and operated with a unique feel focused around great customer service and high quality food.