While there in Squaw Valley, I kept a close watch on the “vegan friendliness factor” of the area; as I recently wrote a vegan friendly review of the city of Atlanta.
This review is for the growing minority of Americans who are living the plant-based life, or who are at least curious or open-minded about it, and may be travelling through Lake Tahoe; specifically, Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Olympics.
It was this trip that our family officially realized the greatness of cheese-less veggie pizza.
We dined there at least 3 times during our stay. We were able to get vegan pizza; yes, the crust and sauce are vegan.
The food was delicious and fresh; and honestly, the prices were not bad at all.
Venturing out of Squaw Valley just a few miles towards Lake Tahoe is Stony Ridge Uncommon Kitchen, a healthy cafe style restaurant at the back of a holistic grocery store called New Moon Natural Foods; where we were able to stock up on goods.
We also happened upon a Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company, which serves vegan burgers; given that you don’t order the type of bun brushed in butter. I was happy!
Close to Stony Ridge Uncommon Kitchen is a grocery story called Save Mart Supermarkets, that in the likeness of Kroger, has a vegan-friendly section.
They even had my favorite Kombucha… on sale!
Between all those options, we had everything we needed.
I will say that we also dined at a Mexican place called El Toro Bravo, but they didn’t understand what “vegan” means.
Their “vegan burrito” (that I invented and ordered off menu) included cheese on the 1st go-around. They got it right the 2nd time, though.
Also, I verified that their chips are fried in vegetable oil, not lard.
So yes, you can make the trip to Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe a plant-based one. Hopefully you have found my vegan friendly review to be helpful… or at leastly oddly entertaining!