Go West, young vegan!

June 20th, 2017

These spots are outside city limits, I know, but still a Philly post because Philly vegans can, and should, give ’em a try!

Philly’s vegan scene keeps growing, with a couple more big-name openings right around the corner, and we can be both proud and grateful to have so many animal-free possibilities here in town. Meanwhile, though, the Western suburbs are also stepping up their game with new offerings…View the article here!

Go West young vegan

Blackbird Holds Onto Bragging Rights as Best Vegan Cheesesteak in Philly Region

March 24th, 2016

From Rocky Balboa to the cheesesteak, Philly carries many banners, but did you also know that the BEST seitan is made in our region? A quick trip over the Ben Franklin Bridge will take you to Michael’s Seitan, where it’s made in small batches. Click here to view more

Chocolate Covered Memories with Michael’s Savory Seitan’s owner Michael Casady

November 30th, 2015

You order seitan at restaurants now and then, but have you ever cooked with seitan at home? Meet Michael Casady, owner/founder and self-described “Seitan Legend” of Michael’s Savory Seitan, which can be purchased throughout the Delaware Valley and Maryland. Click here to view more

This trio of vegan women are having a local impact

July 2nd, 2015

Most staples, like mayo and cream cheese, are made in-house, but Klein also uses Michael’s Savory Seitan and organic tofu from Fresh Tofu Inc., of Allentown. After all, “ain’t nobody got time to make tofu,” she quipped, quickly adding, “Well, at least here.”
Read more at Philly.com

Seitan and What is it?

April 2nd, 2015

On January 25, 2015 ~ Listen in on the Kevin Storm Show featuring Michael Cassady’s All Natural Michaels Savory Seitan and your Wheat Meat Options!
Discussion begins after Gaming conversation (AUDIO 29:00) Click Here – The Kevin Storm Show 1-25-15

Tracking the Daily News vegan cheesesteak contest

March 10th, 2015

On March 20, 2014 V for Veg and the Daily News are going to name the Best Vegan Cheesesteak in Philly. Here are THE RULES OF THE CONTEST.

Michael’s Savory Seitan Factory

June 19th, 2013

We LOVE getting factory tours. The process and dedication that goes into making food for us everyday is fascinating. Check out this wonderful seitan factory in New Jersey! They were so kind so share their process with us.


Local vegan-food entrepreneurs see growing demand

May 6th, 2013

The wheat-meat whiz
Another behind-the-scenes entrepreneur is Michael Cassidy, who sometimes steps into the spotlight to support his product, Michael’s Seitan.

You may have seen his savory (flavored) variety of “wheat meat” in Whole Foods or health-food stores. You’ve likely also sampled his wares if you’ve eaten at one of the increasing number of venues around town that serve seitan dishes.
Read more…

TV dinners – the vegan way

May 6th, 2013

How big will the vegan-TV trend get? “In a perfect world,” Jaime Karpovich hopes to see “a network that’s all vegan.” While that may take a while, you can get veggie infotainment on demand and maybe even get your own show ideas out there. Let’s hope they include car chases!
Read more…

Savory Seitan Sloppy Joe’s

August 14th, 2012

I do love meatless meals from time to time; I’m certainly not adverse to mock (fake) meat either. I pretty much enjoy it all — tofu, tempeh, seitan, etc. I’ve had each of them prepared in a variety of ways: in stir-fries, on sandwiches, in salads, to name a few. When I was asked to sample and write about Michael’s Savory Seitan Vegan Meat Alternative, I was more than game. I was legitimately intrigued.


Michael’s Savory Seitan set up an
amazing spread during Savor

April 2nd, 2012

Michael’s Savory Seitan set up an amazing spread during Savor– a foodie event at Philadelphia’s magnificent Crystal Tea Room in March. Proceeds benefited Phil-Abundance and the Fourth annual Savor event was supported by Main Line, Bucks Life and Chutzpah Magazines.


Michael’s Seitan face off with Frak’s Steaks for meat vs. meatless taste test on FOX Philly

October 31st, 2011


The Culinary Magic of Seitan…
Action News, 6ABC Philadelphia

October 4th, 2011

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – It’s been a staple in Asian cuisine for literally thousands of years, but Seitan a relative newcomer to Delaware Valley restaurants. It’s vegan food made from wheat protein, and proponents will tell you it can taste like anything you wish. Read more…