Bull City Vegan promotes and encourages vegan options in Durham. Since 2010, we have organized the original Vegan Chef Challenge, the Bull City Vegan Challenge (BCVC), where local chefs prepare a creative vegan dish and diners vote on the best!
The BCVC began in 2010 with 10 Durham restaurants competing. In 2012, we were back for a brunch challenge with 6 competitors. In 2014, we declared February the “month of vegan love” with 8 restaurants competing. Our 4th challenge in April 2016 encouraged chefs at 15 restaurants to offer hearty “protein” based entrees. And in April 2018 we were back for a sustainability themed vegan chef challenge.
In 2020, we had planned to celebrate our 10th anniversary with a special event in April. But due to the global pandemic, we canceled the event and are focused on promoting our local restaurants in hopes they survive in the meantime.