Friday, December 18, 2009

On the Road Vegan!

Happy Holidays! This is the time of the year when many folks find themselves on the road traveling home for the Holidays. One of my biggest frustrations while traveling is the lack of decent vegetarian food options on the road. I usually pack a cooler with goodies, but with a growing family, it has become a chore that often ended in soggy or spoiled food.

One day about 10 years ago on one of my many trips from Louisiana to Chicago, I stopped for some gas in Jackson, Mississippi off of I-55. Well to my surprise, across the street from the gas station, was a health food co-op. If you don't know what a co-op is, it's a business organization owned and operated by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit. Established in 1980, the Rainbow Co-op is dedicated to quality products at a reasonable price. This Jackson hot spot for all things healthy has a warm and welcoming vibe with a neat and organized layout that would make anyone feel comfortable. Produce, groceries, toiletries, homeopathic remedies, and" to go" deli items are all offered.

If a sit down meal is more of your speed, the High Noon Café is right next door. The scrumptious menu has vegan and vegetarian options all available "to go" if you are running short on time. On my last visit, my husband and I had the High Noon Burger and vegan carrot cake, both excellent choices. For more information on this healthy "veg" stop, (definitely not a pit), that aims to bring awareness to the Jackson, Mississippi community, click on their logo below:

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