16 Reasons We’re Really Excited for Mac & Cheese Day

From www.peta.org by Ashley Frohnert
16 Reasons We’re Really Excited for Mac & Cheese Day

16 Reasons We’re Really Excited for Mac & Cheese Day

Pasta and melty, creamy cheesy goodness: No matter who you are, mac ‘n’ cheese is the ultimate comfort food. Get comfortable, because we’ve complied our favorite vegan macaroni and cheese dishes for National Mac & Cheese Day! Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy boxed mac, a DIY recipe, or a delectable entrée at your local vegan-friendly restaurant, there are so many versions of this cheesy pasta dish.

Sage’s Gluten-Free Spicy Avocado Mac and Cheese

Just the right amount of spice, avocado, and kale makes the perfect combination when added to Sage’s excellent melt-in-your-mouth gluten-free pasta and creamy cheese sauce.

Pre-#4thofjuly eats from last night at @thekindsage. I can't not order this when I'm there, it's one of the best mac and cheeses in #la.

A photo posted by AshFroh (@thehappyveganista) on Jul 4, 2016 at 8:07am PDT

by Chloe.’s Mac n’ Cheese

The world’s cutest chef has officially made the world’s cutest vegan mac and cheese. Topped with shiitake mushroom bacon, this sweet potato–cashew cheese sauce in an Instagram-worthy package will have you craving more.

By Chloe ✨✨✨ So happy to get to try the restaurant of @chefchloe who inspired me to go vegan 3 years ago! Everything was amazing. My mom, Thomas, and I split the mac n cheese with shiitake bacon, the guac burger, and air baked fries with chipotle aioli. So so good!! @bychefchloe

A photo posted by Karissa Bowers (@veganalamode) on Jul 9, 2016 at 4:57pm PDT

Clara Cakes’ Mac and Cheese Waffle

A breakfast staple meets your favorite simple pasta—with ranch dressing. It may sound weird, but you’ll be asking for more.

Mac N Cheese waffles from @claracakes ! SO GOOD!!! #noms #vegan #vegansofig #veganism #veganfood #veganfoodporn #foodporn #veganfoodshare #foodshare #whatveganseat #whatfatveganseat #fatvegan #veganjunkfood #veganbeer #veganbeerfest #veganbeerandfoodfest #clarascakes #beer #teamp2tv

A photo posted by Kristy Noriega (@wheresmymacncheese) on May 16, 2015 at 5:32pm PDT

SunCafe’s Mac & Cheese

Quinoa pasta with tomato and cashew sauce cooked in a cast-iron skillet—need we say more? The taste of tomato will remind you of childhood while offering grownup flavors.

At @suncafeorganicla : sometimes food is so beautiful it doesn't need filters. Vegan Mac & Cheese and Pesto Pizza. Maybe the cutest spot I've been to in the past 2 months. Lovely day to dine outdoors #suncafe #studiocity #macandcheese #pesto #pizza #glutenfree #gf #vegan

A photo posted by linda (@pix_elated) on Apr 27, 2016 at 3:26pm PDT

Pizzanista!’s Vegan Mac and Cheese Pizza

Two of the world’s best foods combined into one dish: mac ‘n’ cheese and pizza. And if you’re wondering—yes, it tastes as good as you’re imagining.

Vegan Church of @pizzanista #macaroniandcheesepizza #sendusyourmoney ✌️❤️ available now in Long Beach. Available at 5pm in DTLA. #phonypizzamaniahasbittenthedust

A photo posted by PIZZANISTA! (@pizzanista) on May 29, 2016 at 12:06pm PDT

Little Pine’s Mac and Cheese

All of Moby’s restaurant’s profits go to animal rights groups like PETA, and the food is 100 percent organic and delicious. This gluten-free, house-made dish topped with toasted breadcrumbs keeps it .

Possibly the best #vegan mac and cheese I've ever had. Creamy + toasted bread crumbs @littlepinerestaurant nailed it. #vegansofig #veganfoodshare #vegansofinstagram #vegansofla #whatveganseat #glutenfree

A photo posted by AshFroh (@thehappyveganista) on Dec 19, 2015 at 7:31am PST

Fortuitea Café & Bakery’s Mac & Cheese

If you’re looking for specialty mac and cheese, Fortuitea is your café. With options like buffalo chickpea, taco, and Greek gyro, “Mac & Cheese Monday” is about to become your favorite day.

Creamy, satisfying Cashew Mac & Cheese at Fortuitea Cafe! #vegan #veganpgh #macandcheese

A photo posted by Vegan Pittsburgh (@veganpittsburgh) on Mar 10, 2016 at 7:52am PST

Golden Road’s Pretzel Mac

This house-made saucy mac and cheese mixed with tomatoes and served in a chewy, salty soft pretzel makes the ultimate snack food to pair with your beer at this brewery.

#Vegan Mac and Cheese Pretzel Bowl

A photo posted by AshFroh (@thehappyveganista) on Mar 24, 2015 at 10:01am PDT

The Grilled Cheese Truck’s Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese

This cheesy beauty is from a food truck, but if it’s not parked by you, you can easily make your own by substituting mac ‘n’ cheese in a basic grilled-cheese sandwich.

Mac and cheese grilled cheese #veganbeerfest #vegansofla #vegansofig #vegan #veganfoodshare #whatveganseat

A photo posted by AshFroh (@thehappyveganista) on May 16, 2015 at 4:58pm PDT

Seed’s Mac n Cheese

Shells doused in a creamy sauce must be topped with Louisiana hot sauce when you’re in New Orleans. This side with paprika and bread crumbs is the perfect addition to any meal at Seed.

Can we all take a moment to admire just how beautiful this #MacNCheese from @seednola is #AllDayVegan

A photo posted by Christopher & Elizabeth (@alldayvegan) on Jul 12, 2016 at 11:21am PDT

Minimalist Baker’s The Best Vegan Gluten-Free Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Eight ingredients, one hour, one delicious meal: This cheesy, hearty gluten-free mac ‘n’ cheese from the Minimalist Baker is satisfying and easy to make.

THE BEST Vegan Gluten-Free Mac 'n' Cheese made with 8 ingredients in 1 hour! A cheesy, hearty, ridiculously satisfying #plantbased meal (link to blog in profile) // p.s. Get a behind the scenes look at my day over on snapchat minimalistbaker

A photo posted by Dana Shultz (@minimalistbaker) on Mar 31, 2016 at 3:47pm PDT

Oh She Glows’ Mac and Peas

Opt for a healthy version of the classic dish with this mac and peas recipe from Oh She Glows’ cookbook.

The best version of Mac and peas (ok fusilli and peas) I've made to date! #hotdamn recipe coming to #osgcookbook2

A photo posted by Angela Liddon (@ohsheglows) on Apr 8, 2015 at 9:10am PDT

Of Roots and Blooms’ Mac

This Portland, Oregon, pop-up has invented so many types of melty mac that it’s hard to choose the tastiest one. Even the classic option will have you following its every move on Instagram until its next event.

We have made more variations of Mac & Cheese than we can count. Pictured here was a spicy Mac we made a few weeks ago. Tomorrow at @culminationbrewing Our Classic Mac will be topped with cherry barbecued pulled jackfruit and crispy fried onions. We start serving at noon and also have Frito Pie Hotdogs, watermelon & almond feta salad, strawberry shortcake, and every 4th of July weekend needs macaroni and potato salads so we have those too! #Repost @mooganmoogan with @repostapp ・・・ The spicy mac & cheese at @ofrootsandblooms is everything!

A photo posted by Of Roots and Blooms (@ofrootsandblooms) on Jul 2, 2016 at 12:34pm PDT

The Veggie Grill’s Mac and Cheese  

Head to your local Veggie Grill for this classic “just like Mom makes” mac and cheese that’s simple, affordable, and topped with bread crumbs.

Mac&cheese from veggie grill! I used to not be a fan of this mac&cheese, but I had it the other day and it was so good! So blessed to live in SoCal where there's an abundance of vegan options ☀️

A photo posted by Vegan | 23 | SoCal (@thevegannextdoorrr) on Jun 22, 2016 at 7:01pm PDT

Vegan Yack Attack’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese

This one is truly cheesy and creamy. Just imagine yourself stirring kale, noodles, and sauce in a pot—and then eating it.

I'm pretty sure that mac 'n' cheese is mandatory in any care package for a friend that's not feeling well! I used the recipe from #VeganBowlAttack (on presale now) and added kale, then later topped it with #glutenfree breadcrumbs and crushed pepitas. Kinda wishing that I had made myself a batch, too. #vegan

A photo posted by Jackie Sobon (@veganyackattack) on Apr 2, 2016 at 7:03pm PDT

PETA’s Easiest Vegan Mac ‘n’ Cheese Ever

All you need are seven ingredients, an oven, a stove, and a blender to make this mouthwatering and super-simple mac ‘n’ cheese.

We hear you like #MacNCheese #WhatVegansEat Easiest Vegan Mac ‘n’ Cheese Ever 1 clove garlic 1 tsp. turmeric 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 cup cashews, soaked for 2 hours and drained 1/4 cup water 1 8-oz. pkg. pasta, cooked and drained Place the garlic, turmeric, salt, nutritional yeast, cashews, and water in a blender. Process until completely smooth. Pour over the pasta and stir. Heat before serving. Makes 6 servings

A video posted by Official PETA (@peta) on Jun 25, 2016 at 11:35am PDT

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