h4span style=”font-size:18px;”Celebrate vegan awareness month by supporting these culinary friends of animals.nbsp;/span/h4pnbsp;/ppNov. 1 kicks off Vegan Awareness Month. Friends of Animals advocates for a plant-based diet and every day we meet people who are thinking of going vegan./ppIf you are wondering why people become vegans, why we consider the commitment so important, and what the decision means in everyday terms, you can order our Va href=”https://friendsofanimals.org/mm5/merchant.mvc?Session_ID=0dac0ebceff7c6b5fd4dfe8f2b23e2b5Screen=PRODStore_Code=FOAProduct_Code=vsg2012Category_Code=bklets”egan Starter Guide right here/a. In the guide, we debunk several myths associated with becoming vegan, including that it will be hard to enjoy an evening out and find anything vegan. But donrsquo;t just take our word for it. The proof is in the pudding./ppWe ask anyone who is a friend of animals in Connecticut to visit these restaurants this month. Your palate will be delighted. Stay tuned to our Website and a href=”https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfAnimalsOrg?ref=hl” target=”_blank”Facebook /apage this month as we celebrate all things vegan./ppnbsp;/pullia href=”http://catchahealthyhabit.com/” target=”_blank”Catch a Healthy Habit Cafe/a – 39 Unquowa Road, Fairfield 203.292.8190 ndash; Vegan and raw organic light fare, fresh juices and smoothies. Soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps, with vegan cheeses, nut pates, and super food ingredients. It was named best ldquo;Raw Organic Market this year in Moffly Mediarsquo;s ldquo;Best of the Gold Coastrdquo; survey, which highlight the best of what Fairfield County has to offer in music, food, drink and more. Large menu of freshly-pressed juices and smoothies made with organic produce. GF, nut-free and soy-free options available./li/ulpnbsp;/pullia href=”http://www.firenspiceveganrestaurant.com/” target=”_blank”Fire Spice/a – nbsp;248 Sisson Ave., Hartford (888.367.7970ndash; Fire Spice Vegan Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The owners follow a Rastafarian way of life that goes back to their ancient roots in Ethiopia. The eatery has an extensive raw food menu that#39;s served throughout the day. Breakfast begins at 9 a.m. and includes its famous porridge, which is like a warm smoothie. It also offers vegan pancakes, waffles, and scrambled tofu with herb roasted potatoes or home fries. Lunch starts at 11 a.m. and features tofu and tempeh dishes. A favorite dinner option among customers is raw nut loaf. This dish is made with pine nuts and quinoa. Entree choices also include jerk tofu, red lentil dal, curry, African potatoes and more. GF, nut-free and soy-free options available. nbsp;/li/ulpnbsp;/pullia href=”http://www.firenspiceveganrestaurant.com/” target=”_blank”G-Zen/a – 2 East Main St., Branford 203.208.0443 ndash; Upscale vegan and raw dining.nbsp;nbsp;Run by acclaimed chef Mark Shadle and wife and nutritionist Ami Beach Shadle. They maintain a sustainable and organic farm from which they source ingredients for the restaurant#39;s plant-based seasonal menu. G-Zen was rated ldquo;worth itrdquo; by the New York Times and was named one of the ldquo;Top 10 Upscale Vegan Restaurants in Americardquo; by Shape magazine.The magazine highlighted these dishes: Thimble Island vegan crab cakes with tarter, tofu Napoleon with grilled organic asparagus, Rock the Casbah Moroccan stew, and Mayan sun sweet potato enchiladas. Seasonal specials, salads, burgers, entrees and raw items. Full drinks and dessert menus. Reservations for parties. GF, nut-free and soy-free options available.nbsp;/li/ulpnbsp;/pullia href=”https://www.google.com/url?sa=trct=jq=esrc=ssource=webcd=1cad=rjaved=0CC8QFjAAurl=http%3A%2F%2Fthestandjuice.com%2Fei=BPxzUoeNJ5XIsASL84KgBAusg=AFQjCNE1pXahlJyJek6NoyyAR3gZEognrQsig2=YBt4O85wwSnfm4eQNyqi1Abvm=bv.55819444,d.cWc” target=”_blank”The Stand Juice Company/a ndash; Locations in Fairfield at the SportsPlex, 87 Mill Plain Road and 31 Wall St., Norwalk ndash; Vegan and raw juices and smoothies, as well as sandwiches, salads, soups, muffins and desserts. The Stand also offers a seasonal selection of dishes. nbsp;The Stand started as a Detox Cleanse Program before opening its flagship location in Norwalk and offers the cleanse as a 3-day or 5-day program. Each day of your cleanse you arrive at The Stand after 8 a.m. to pick-up a personalized bag containing six numbered bottles. Inside the bag you will find, detailed instructions and a menu that corresponds with the number bottles.nbsp;/li/uldivnbsp;/div