Austin is absolutely my favorite place on Earth (and I am still saying that after surviving the triple-digit summer heat). We may have some crazy hot weather, but we’ve also got some fiery hot food and some smokin’ hot vegans! For me, though, the thing about Austin that takes the cake is the amazing vegan community!
Austin has the friendliest, most organized, and all around most badass vegan community of any place I’ve ever lived – and trust me, I’ve lived in some vegan friendly places. Check out our calendar and links page to see for yourself. We’ve got vegan blogs, vegan groups, vegan events and vegan businesses galore. We may not have the restaurant selection of NYC, or the weather of LA (or the cost of living of either of those places – suckas!), but we’ve got hearts the size of Texas, and that is something truly special.
I started this website because I kept hearing people say that they wished they blogged, but didn’t know what to write about or where to start. I was inspired by the most awesome blog ever Vegansaurus and the writer that made it all happen, Laura Beck (whom I idolize in a totally non-creepy stalkerish way) to create a community blog like no other. The best part is, I get to blog with my friends!
Now that the website is live, my friends and I can finally call ourselves bloggers, fo’ real yo! We have a handful of regular writers and a ton of guest bloggers just waiting in the wings. We’re always looking for more people to blog with us as well, so hit us up if you think you’re up to the task.
We’ve got a lot of great ideas in the works for Red Hot Vegans, including hosting our very first ATX Vegan Drinks! I am deeply grateful for all the awesome vegans in Austin who plan events, update websites, and own businesses that make this community possible. This red hot vegan hopes that RedHotVegans.com will be able to contribute in its own small way.