Where to get Vegan Accessories for Fall

Winter is coming and it's time to gear up for the cold and snow with some new accessories! Gloves, hats, mittens, boots, and scarves are all essentials to stay warm and cozy as winter months approach. 

Beyond Sushi is committed to maintaining a sustainable, vegan lifestyle, and is here to share some tips on where to find earth-friendly, cruelty-free accessories for fall. Check out these resources for cozy but cute wool-less scarves, and leather-free boots.

Vegan Boots: 

Today more than ever, a magnitude of stylish, cruelty-free boots exist, made from things like faux leather, microfiber, cork, and other synthetic materials. If you look closely, you may even find many retailers including Target and DSW carry "accidentally vegan" boots, made form synthetic materials. There are also many online and retail shops devoted to cruelty shoes and accessories:

1.Combat Boots from Moo Shoes:

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2. Men's Shoes from Moo Shoes:

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Be sure to check out Vegan Chic and Nice Shoes, as well, which also have lots of vegan-friendly foot ware.

Vegan Scarves:

There are many vegan-friendly scarves on the market. Look for wool-free and silk-free material, including cotton, acrylic, and polyester blends. Check labels at local retailers including H&M, Forever 21, and Free People, or from online vegan-friendly fashion shops, like Bohemian Vegan:

1.Scarf from Bohemian Vegan:


Scarf from bohemianvegan.com

2. Acrylic Scarf from Gap:

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Vegan Gloves and Mittens:

You don't need leather or wool to keep your fingers warm! Plenty of cute and affordable vegan-friendly gloves and mittens are on the market. Select cotton, microfiber, faux leather, nylon, rayon, or polyester. Check out a few ideas below, from nationwide retailers like J. Crew Factory and ModCloth:

1. J Crew Faux Leather Gloves:

Gloves from jcrewfactory.com

2. 100% Acrylic Gloves from ModCloth:

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3. Faux Leather globes from Forever 21:

Gloves from Forever21.com

Vegan Friendly Halloween Treats

You don’t need to trick your body into eating something unhealthy this Halloween. You can give yourself plenty of vegan treats, instead! At Beyond Sushi, we have several delicious, nourishing dessert options. If you’ve never tried the Black Bean Sweet Potato Brownie, it’s an absolute must! The Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding is a delightful sweet ending to a meal, as well.

For Halloween, there are plenty of delicious conventional and specialty vegan options to fill your candy basket.

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For Halloween treats without any high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors and flavors, try any of the following treats:

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For More Conventional Candy you’ll see floating around, rest assured the following selections are vegan:

  • Airheads
  • Red Vines
  • Skittles
  • Smarties
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Swedish Fish
  • Twizzlers
  • Dots
  • Peanut Chews
  • Blow Pops
  • Brach’s Orange Slices
  • Lemonheads
  • Dum Dums
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Jujyfruits
  • Mambas
  • Mary Janes
  • Now & Laters
  • Cracker Jack Original Caramel Coated Popcorn and Peanuts

Grab your last of the October Specials, and celebrate halloween with some of these treats afterwards!

Why We Choose Black Rice

 5One of the most common questions we receive are: “What is black rice?” and “How is this different from brown rice?” Let’s find out what this mysterious grain is all about! 


The two grains Beyond Sushi uses is 
Six-Grain Rice and Forbidden Black Rice.

On our website, we have a page called “VegFACT”, which provides all the different nutritious values contained in our rolls. Here I have listed brief descriptions about each grain.

Brown Rice is whole grain rice that is more nutritious than white rice. It contains carbs, fiber, protein, fat, iron, vitamin B1, and vitamin B3.
Forbidden Black Rice is high in nutritional value and contains 18 amino acids, iron, zinc, copper, carotene, and fiber.
Six-Grain Rice is customized rice blend of Beyond Sushi with red rice, short grain, brown rice, black rice, eye berries, Hulless barley, and pearl barley. It’s a great source of fiber, iron, protein, and vitamin B. This is a little different from black rice and is not gluten-free because of the barley.

Switching from white rice to brown or black rice is a great way to add more nutrients to your diet. Adding black rice to your diet will improve the nutritional quality even more. Black rice has lower calories than brown rice and proven to be a better source of fiber. Researchers say it’s a better source of antioxidants too. 

Let’s compare!
 Black rice has less carbs, higher in fiber and
 good source of protein and iron.1

Still don’t believe us? Black rice not only includes all the same health benefits as brown rice, but even more nutrients. The dark color of black rice contains the same anthocyanin antioxidants found in blackberries and blueberries. Anthocyanin is an antioxidant that can help fight against heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. One spoonful of black rice bran has more antioxidant power than one spoonful of blueberries or blackberries. Brown rice is great but we choose black rice because it’s more nutritious.

How do we use black rice in our menu?

Black rice is included in our sushi rolls, individual pieces, rice bed salads, and hand rolls.

Where to get it?

You can find Forbidden Black Rice locally.

[F U N -  F A C T S]

  • Black rice is sometimes referred to as “purple rice” because after being soaked or cooked, it changes from black into a deep purple or burgundy color.
  • It is known as “Forbidden Rice” because in ancient China, it was reserved for the emperor and upper class. Commoners were forbidden from eating it.
  • Black rice is often chosen in recipes for desserts because its natural flavor is rich and sweet. (We have a recipe below, but check out Yummly for even more dessert recipes using black rice!)
  • Black rice is being researched to prevent Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and even cancer.
  • During the Ming Dynasty, emperors believed that eating black rice promised a long life of good health.
  • Rice can be found on all continents except on the Antarctica.

Some recipes using black rice for you to try!

Vegan Forbidden Rice Salad:BLACKRICE1-1024x765 (1) 

7 Ingredient Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms:


Thai Black Sticky Rice Dessert


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