My first Halloween as a vegan, I dressed up as a vegan Chick-fil-A cow. I refuse to post the picture because I fear you might make fun of me, but I do encourage you to visit ION in your Halloween costumes.
As you know, ION has a very strict “come as you are” policy. If you want to dress like a dinosaur sometime in April, that’s fine too. But we especially encourage costumes the week of Halloween.
In addition to pithy cow costumes and cats in devil ears, here’s 5 ways to veganize your Halloween.
1. Vegan Candy
Halloween is the perfect opportunity to introduce veganism to little minds in a fun and friendly way by passing out vegan Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters. You can fly under the radar with mainstream brands that happen to be vegan (Airheads, Sourpatch Kids – original version, Jolly Ranchers, Dum Dums, Pez) or you can go all out with vegan, organic candy and give the neighborhood kids the real deal. Check out these absolutely fantastic, vegan, organic candies.
2. Scary Stories
Ghost stories are so 90′s. Terrify your friends with these unfortunately true tales of terror. If you want the real haunted house experience, ask to tour a factory farm or laboratory near you….although we doubt they’ll let you in.
3. Support Black Cats
……and all cats in general by giving to your local feline animal charity — CATALES! Cats make Halloween extra spooky, so show your appreciation by helping provide homes for their brethren. Check out the CATALES Facebook to see all the cats in need of families. Scary but true….and horribly sad. Help these cats out!
4. Vegan Treats
There’s no better excuse than Halloween to eat vegan desserts. Check out ION for some Autumn classics-turned-vegan like pumpkin pie, apple cinnamon muffins, and caramel cupcakes!
5. Autumn Harvest
While vegan cupcakes often steal the show, we think the best foods of the season are the simple, wholesome fruits and vegetables. Pumpkins, squash, apples, and sweet potatoes are some of the traditional foods that help represent Halloween. We use them at ION to make warm ciders, crisp salads, and hearty stews. Nothing scary about that.
Happy Halloween – Stop by and show us your costume!