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B Is for Breakfast

B Is for Breakfast

No need to specially request a veg meal at any of these four picturesquely situated bed-and-breakfasts—their menus are completely meat-free. And even if you’re planning a summer staycation, you can still re-create the breakfast part at home, courtesy of the recipe we serve up from each veg haven.

The White Pig Bed & Breakfast and Animal Sanctuary
Schuyler, Va.

When an innkeeper volunteers for the nearby Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (rehabilitating slaughter-bound race horses), you know she’s serious about animal welfare. Dina Brigish’s commitment to compassion is apparent throughout The White Pig Bed & Breakfast and Animal Sanctuary, but nowhere more than with the pony, two cats, four dogs, and 11 rescued potbellied pigs she’s given a home on her farm. For its human guests, The White Pig provides a type of sanctuary too. The surrounding 170 acres of rolling Virginia forest and meadowland offer a natural buffer between you and a harried world, and there are plenty of ways to kick back: visit the pigs; schedule a massage; soak in the hot tub; amble the property’s on-site trails; and, of course, linger over the homemade vegan breakfast served each morning in the bright farmhouse kitchen. While recharging your batteries, you’re also helping keep the critters on the farm healthy and happy—proceeds from the B&B go toward maintaining the Animal Sanctuary. $160-$185; thewhitepig.com —Mary Margaret Chappell

The White Pig Blueberry Pancakes

The Gentle Gourmet
Paris

Tucked into a quiet corner of the City of Lights, this B&B is a mere 10-minute stroll from the Champs Ã?lysées. Proprietor Deborah Brown-Pivain greets guests to her Art Deco apartment with a steaming pot of tea in one hand and a plate of fresh-baked muffins in the other. The vegan breakfasts are filling enough to fuel your exploration through all eight departments of the Louvre. Ã?Â?155 (about $210); gentlegourmetbandb.com —Aurelia d’Andrea

Tofu Mimosa (pictured)

Stanford Inn by the Sea
Mendocino, Calif.

Perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific, this serene eco-lodge also offers views of luxuriant coastal forests. Innkeepers Jeff and Joan Stanford’s California certified-organic garden inspires the menu at the lodge’s renowned veg-dining destination, the Ravens, where complimentary breakfasts feature savory, local flavors. $179-$748; stanfordinn.com —Jolia Sidona Allen

Stanford Inn Enchilada

Deer Run Bed & Breakfast
Big Pine Key, Fla.

Proprietors Harry Appel and Jennifer DeMaria have transformed this tropical island sanctuary for the tiny endangered Key deer into an eco-friendly hideaway. Mornings, settle inside a screened-in veranda overlooking the ocean for a full, sumptuous vegan breakfast. $235-$355; deerrunfloridabb.com —Robyn Linn Weinstein

Cranberry Burst Citrus Muffins

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The White Pig Blueberry Pancakes

The White Pig Blueberry Pancakes

This recipe is adaptable to a variety of dietary needs, says White Pig proprietor Dina Brigish: you can substitute spelt or gluten-free flour, or use oat or almond milk in place of soymilk. At the B&B, these pancakes come to you hot off the griddle following

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Tofu Mimosa

Tofu Mimosa

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Topped with a lemony Hollandaise sauce, this variation of tofu Benedict takes its name from the aromatic, lemon-yellow blooms of the mimosa tree common throughout the French Mediterranean.

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Stanford Inn Enchilada

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This recipe makes an extra 1 1/2 cups of Salsa Cruda; try it on tempeh or polenta.

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Cranberry Burst Citrus Muffins

Feel free to substitute roughly chopped organic dried dates for the cranberries.

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