By Emily MillerSTANFORD, Calif.
— St. Peter and Paul’s vegan cafe in the heart of Stanford’s downtown campus is the brainchild of Stanford veganism educator, St. Mary’s University of the Incarnate Word professor of theology, and entrepreneur and vegan food blogger, Matt Staver.
Staver has been a vegan since the age of five, and has been sharing the gospel message about compassion and kindness with a group of friends, his blog, Veganism is Beautiful, features pictures of him with friends, and other vegan food bloggers.
He says the vegan movement started when he was living with his mom in a small farmhouse in upstate New York, and the first vegan cafe was founded by a man named Bob Ruppert.
In 2006, Staver decided to open his first vegan restaurant in the city of San Jose, California, which is now called San Jose Vegan.
Stave’s vegan food blog has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and a variety of other publications.
He was recently named one of the top 20 vegan entrepreneurs in the world by Vegan World magazine, and his business partner is Mark Blyth, the founder of The Organic Vegan, a website that offers a food-based alternative to conventional dairy and meat products.
Starter’s first venture into the vegan world was with St. Paul’s Vegan Cafe in 2013, which became the first non-vegan restaurant in San Jose.
In 2016, Stave opened a vegan restaurant called The St. Francis of Assisi Vegan in Palo Alto, California.
In 2018, he opened a café in San Francisco called St. Catherine, which he says is the first restaurant in America dedicated entirely to vegan food.
Stavel is now opening his own vegan cafe, which Staver describes as an opportunity for the world to come together and celebrate veganism.
The cafe, located on the ground floor of a historic church in San José, is set to open this spring.
The vegan café will be in the same building as the popular St. John’s Episcopal Church, and will be open to the general public for lunch and dinner from noon to 5 p.m.
Mondays through Fridays.
St. Mark’s is a small, beautiful church built in 1849 and now located in San Mateo, California near downtown San Francisco.
The church is named for the Italian monk St. Mark, who was born in 1777 and spent most of his life in the U.S. and Canada.
Stake is a member of the International Vegan Network (IVN), a nonprofit organization that works to promote veganism worldwide.
St. Stade is an icon of the vegan community in San Diego, and is a favorite spot for vegan friends to meet, celebrate, and socialize.
Stas is a longtime supporter of St. Patrick’s Day, which celebrates Irish immigrants, Stavros, and St. Thomas Aquinas, among other Irish saints.
Stavel and Staver are also dedicated to helping others discover the vegan lifestyle.
“We hope that our cafe will become a symbol of the power of veganism to promote compassion, love, and inclusion,” Staver said in a statement.
“Our vegan menu is also full of plant-based and gluten-free foods.
We are also serving a menu of vegan-friendly beverages and snacks, and we are welcoming guests to our vegan-centric yoga studio.”
Staver says that the vegan cafe will be a “place where people can be inspired by a healthy vegan diet.”
It will be located in a large space with a private dining area and a large communal kitchen.
The cafe will serve vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free food, as well as produce and non-alcoholic beverages.
There will also be a variety menu of artisanal baked goods, handmade vegan jewelry, and vegan handcrafted gifts.
“As we have gained more visibility as a community and as a brand, we are now in a position to help create awareness of the connection between veganism and the healing power of Jesus,” St. Matthew said.
“St. Matthew’s Vegan Café is our mission to serve and inspire others to love, celebrate and live in harmony with nature, and to make this connection real for others to experience and embrace.”
Matt Staver, founder and owner of Stavro’s Vegan Kitchen in San Pablo, Calif., and founder and president of the Vegan Movement, said St. Martin’s is an opportunity to spread the word about the vegan life.
“This is a place where people come to eat and socialise, where they can come to learn about veganism, and where they will find support and guidance to live a healthy and fulfilling vegan lifestyle,” Stavropoulos said.
Stavers vegan cafe is open until 5 p,m.
Monday through Friday, and 5 p.,m.
on Saturday and Sunday.
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