If Southern California has a vegan restaurant, why not most of New Jersey, especially Newark and Irvington. I was planning to go vegetarian sometimes in mid-2013, and there is not a single meat-free place around. All they have are dozens of chicken joints! No offense, but sometimes, we all need to stop thinking about possessing too much chicken, and go either vegan, or vegetarian sometimes. It may not going to be that easy, but we all have to give that a shot, the other way around!