I’m never happier than when hugging animals!

Embracing my love for animals, I became a vegetarian eight years ago. Over the next three years I learned more about animal rights and the horrors of the egg and dairy industry and made the life changing decision to become vegan. It has been an amazing adventure! I spent the last 40 years exploring the U.S. from northern Michigan to southern Florida, from eastern Virginia to central Colorado and coastal North Carolina until finally I found perfection – Napa, California! It didn’t take long to photo - Copy (3)realize that we vegans were lacking a voice in Napa Valley. So I founded my blog, Napa Valley Vegan, and became that voice. As Blogger-in-Chief, I eat, drink and shop my way through Napa Valley & beyond and blog about my adventures. My goals are to share my knowledge of the wonderful vegan options available in Napa and Sonoma Valley and to raise awareness for others that we can all make compassionate choices without giving up good food and great wine! When I’m not sipping wine and eating amazing meals to blog about, you will find me searching for the perfect vegan     cupcake, hiking Skyline Park or taking any number of group classes at In:Shape Health Club. I’m grateful for this amazing life I share with my husband Steve, our awesome vegan dog Violet & our mostly vegan cats Stig & Clover. I hope you enjoy my adventures as much as I do and as always…eat, drink and be vegan!




    • Beth
    • February 20, 2018

    Thank you for your blog, Tonia! As a fellow local Napan, I really appreciate it.

      • toniabrow@napavalleyvegan.com
      • February 25, 2018

      Thanks Beth! I am so glad that you are enjoying it!!

    • Michael Henson
    • November 2, 2017

    Hi any recommendations in Napa for breakfast? We are traveling there for our 20th anniversary and Id love something epic in the morning. Unfortunately hot aur balloons are out

      • toniabrow@napavalleyvegan.com
      • November 3, 2017

      Hi Michael,

      I haven’t been there yet but a vegan friend raves about the brunch at Archetype in St. Helena. It isn’t too obvious from the menu so be sure to call in advance to set up your reservation and let them know you are looking for a mind blowing vegan brunch for your anniversary! I can’t wait to hear all about it!! Tonia

  1. Reply

    Hey there, thank you for finding my humble blog and I am nosing about in here with interest but I love the sound of your life as described here and am exploring with interest. Happy Sunday xxx

      • toniabrow@napavalleyvegan.com
      • May 3, 2017

      Thanks Gill! I hope you enjoy what you read…

  2. Reply

    Hi Tonia, Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you are inspired. You live in a beautiful area!

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