Akron’s The VegiTerranean Closes Doors

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Akron’s The VegiTerranean Closes Doors

I am beyond sad to report that Chrissie Hynde’s vegan restaurant, The VegiTerranean, has closed it’s doors for good. VegiTerranean has been a favorite spot of mine since it opened four years ago, and not simply because it was the only full vegan restaurant in the area. The food was divine, I totally loved the staff, and the atmosphere.  I’ve taken clients to lunch there, had dates, birthday dinners, and met some fabulous vegans during meetups there.  I will sorely, sorely miss The VegiTerranean.

[Seriously to every single member of the VT Staff, I’m going to miss every single one of you. YOU ROCK.  Thank you for remembering me, for remembering my passion for vegan whipped cream, and for helping to make some very fond memories.]

Here is the (sad) announcement from Chrissie Hynde herself:

It is with great regret that The VegiTerranean in downtown Akron has closed its doors for the last time.

This has been a labour of love for me for the last four years. We tried everything we could to keep the restaurant going but unfortunately due to the current economic climate this has not been possible.

I’d like to thank everybody who helped me try to fulfill my dream. I discovered that vegan cuisine in Ohio has become more appreciated than I imagined. We were even voted among the top 5 vegan restaurants in America by Business Week. Of course my chef Scot Jones is responsible for that, with the help of Tal Ronnen, the man who taught him how to translate his delicious recipes into non meat versions. Last but not least, I’d like to thank our amazing staff, servers and every one of you who dined with us at The VegiTerreanean.

Your friend, Chrissie Hynde

In honor of the memories, here are some of my favorite VegiTerranean moments.  Goodbye dear yummy friend, goodbye.

Linguine with Roasted Vegetables

Country Fried "Chicken" with Braised Greens on top of Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Icing

Vegan Fruit Pie with the Best Whipped Topping on the Planet

Happy Birthday to me from the VegiTerranean

October 2nd, 2011|News|

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  4. Alice Lim December 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Totally bummed out by this. Hubby is from Akron, MIL is still there. When we travel there from Boston, we always looked forward to stopping by. Hope they land on their feet someplace else.

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  6. Diane October 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    I’m sooooo bummed out by this! I was going to go there for the first time on Sweetest Day (Oct. 15) with my non-vegan fiance and show him just how amazing “our” food can be!!!! I’m crying inside :(

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  9. Nick October 4, 2011 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    So incredibly saddening. I imagine even more so for Chrissie and and the employees. Best of luck to all of them. I hope one day Chrissie and co. give it a go again and open up Vegiterranean Pt. II.

  10. Kari October 3, 2011 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    I am so sad about this as well :( My husband and I had our very small wedding reception/dinner there. They were wonderful to work with and made us custom dessert platters. I grew up in the area and still go back to visit friends, and I’m so sad we won’t be able to make our usual trip (or 2, or 3) there. I can’t believe it closed! It was always packed!

  11. Katie October 3, 2011 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    That is terribly sad. :( My brother just moved to Akron and I was hoping to swing by VT when I go visiting for the holidays.

  12. Jeff and Janet G. October 3, 2011 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Beyond SAD is where I’m at … my wife and I, after getting married last year in a private ceremony, had our wedding dinner there … simply because we could think of no other place we’d rather go. The only thing better than the food was the staff, which were the friendliest group of folks I’ve ever encountered. And bravo to the chef’s, heck, if I was given a choice for a last meal it would be an order of grilled artichokes and a dirty martini from them. They will be missed … but we THANK YOU for the incredible memories (and full bellies) you’ve given to us!! Jeff and Janet

  13. Gina October 3, 2011 at 10:54 am - Reply

    =( I’m.. so sad. I was just there last Wednesday and everything seemed fine. I can’t believe it.

  14. Sue M October 3, 2011 at 9:11 am - Reply

    I too, am so sad to see them close their doors. I frequently went there for lunch and it was “the spot” for special dinners. The staff was always great and Chef Scot is the best! Being vegan, it was a thrill for me to know that I could actually go to a restaurant and eat ANYTHING that was on the menu. So sad.

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  16. MyVeganJournal.Com October 2, 2011 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    oh nooo!! that IS sad!! I never went there because I live out here in California, but BOY, the food sure looks good!! What a bummer!! Blasted, economy! :(

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