Here we are, another year gone by. Definitely older, not sure I’m any the wiser.
Of the many free vegan birthday food available, I only managed to get to a few of them in 2016. Like last year, the best is Pressed Juicery Freeze (cold-pressed juice frozen so it’s like soft serve).
I got half Greens and half Chocolate with blueberries, raspberries and granola toppings. Never got any toppings before, I’m happy to report they’re very generous with it. To get a free juice or freeze for your b-day, sign up for their loyalty program in-store.
Can’t miss a visit to the Veggie Grill, their birthday reward is a buy one, get one free. I tried the Seoul Bowl with tofu, supergrain mix and Gochujang sauce on the side. It’s quite the explosion of flavors with crisp, firm tofu and spicy sauce.
Also sampled the Bad Boy Burger with yukon fries and it is indeed a bad boy. The quinoa-kale-mushroom patty is at least 3/4-inch at its thickest in the middle and topped with Chao cheese. Although the lettuce could have been a bit fresher. Sign up for Veggie Grill Rewards to get the birthday offer, it’s valid for 14 days from receipt of the email.
From Starbucks, the Hearty Veggie & Brown Rice Salad Bowl. My favorite food item there, it has saved my butt many a time when traveling. It’s quick, pretty healthy and filling. The only downside is you never know when a particular store may be out of it.
Doesn’t seem like it’s all that much food when it’s packed into its container. But on a plate, you can see how much was actually in the box, plus the dressing.
I’m bummed on the changes Starbucks made to the birthday reward though. Now, you have only 3 days to use the reward after you get the birthday email. I actually missed it as I thought I had more time based on previous years. Silly me. The change is buried at the bottom in tiny type.
Still just the one vegan red velvet cupcake at Sprinkles. Sign up for Sprinkles Perks, after receiving the birthday email, you have about 10 days to redeem it.
Below is a list of the places that I didn’t get to this year. With the birthday rewards available only in a short time frame, I must plan better next year (I can’t believe I missed the pizzas). Sign up at least 30 days before your birthday to get your rewards on time.