Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 21, 2012
This past October Kristin Lajeunesse embarked on a vegan food focused road trip across the country. With nine months of living out of her van, and eating exclusively at vegan restaurants, under her belt, she’s making her way through Texas over the next few weeks and has already determined that it is one of the most vegan-friendly states in the country.
“According to HappyCow.net, a veg restaurant resource website, New York City has the greatest number of all-vegan restaurants in the world. While NYC remains the forerunner in this category, through my multistep research plan to find vegan food in each state, I’ve come to learn that Texas houses more than 50 vegan, and an even greater number of vegan-friendly restaurants. Particularly in Houston and Austin where there is a combined 30-plus vegan restaurants. I’ve never been to Texas so I am looking forward to explore this surprising and growing vegan hub,” said Lajeunesse.
When not heaping piles of bbq tempeh onto her plate Kristin will be meeting with local vegans, including those from two of the major veg groups: Vegan Houston and Vegans Rock Austin. Kristin will also be speaking to local press affiliates to spread her message of the importance of delicious, cruelty-free, plant-based living.
“My goal, while on this journey, is to help create more awareness about veganism and how it relates to health, the environment, and animal welfare while also pulling the vegan community more closely together. But it’s so much more than food and travel at this point. This passion project has wholly changed my life, I feel as though I’ve become a completely different person and look forward to seeing how the journey continues to take shape as I continue,” Kristin said.
Kristin’s brave, solo road trip is completely funded by donations raised through Kickstarter and from donors who continue to contribute regularly. She plans to spend 2 to 3 weeks in Texas and will then continue to snake her way up and down the country until she reaches the west coast.