B Is for Breakfast
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No need to specially request a veg meal at any of these four picturesquely situated bed-and-breakfaststheir 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
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 happyproceeds 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
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
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
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