Vegan Sushi Secrets

Vegan Spread

We’re all about making vegan sushi feel good - good to eat, to enjoy with others, even to learn about! Over the past two decades we've been on a quest of perfecting our vegan selection, a time during which we've gathered a treasure trove of fun tid bits, handy tips, and moments we find worth a mention that we'd love to impart.

Plant Powered & Eco-Friendly Approved

One of the many charms of vegan sushi is its inventive ingredient substitutions. Instead of fish, vegan sushi incorporates a variety of plant-based alternatives such as tofu, avocado, cucumber, and tempura vegetables. These substitutes mimic the texture and flavor of traditional sushi, all while giving each roll its own unique taste and feel.

Green Goddess Roll

Sustainability at Heart

By eliminating fish from the equation, vegan sushi reduces the strain on our marine ecosystems and promotes ethical consumption practices. Meaning you can indulge all you want, guilt free.

The Truest of OGs

Here’s a tasty tidbit: Our truest of OGs on our menu are the V.L.T, Veggie, and Crunchy Cabbage rolls. Since our opening in 2002, this trio of 100% pure veggies has been a staple on our menu. For those opting for the pure vegan route, they’re our go-to rolls of choice, and they’ve been with us since day one.

Palette to Plate

The creation process that goes into vegan sushi is much like art, and our chefs pride themselves in their attention to detail, constantly experimenting with unique flavor combinations that are not only tasty but pleasing to the eye. Take a look at our wasabi for example, carved into flowery perfection that's almost tempting enough to devour in one bite! (although we'd advise against it)

Name Call

Ever wondered what goes behind the creation of the oh so many quirky sushi roll names? Thai Hippie, Shiitake To Me, Cowgirl, Green Goddess, just to name a tasty few. Our Chief Culinary Officer, Tony Gentile is our designated maestro for all sushi names, he’s been the go-to since we first opened, did we mention he’s also one of the four founders of Blue?

Avo Kaluna Roll
Sushi For Newbies

Sushi can be daunting at times for some, but we believe in making it easy. Wondering whether to dip your sushi in soy sauce or wasabi first? Don’t sweat it, there's no right or wrong way, it's all about personal preference. Feel free to experiment and find your perfect flavor balance.

In Need of a Chopstick Refresher?

While on the topic of sushi etiquette we find that everyone could benefit from a chopstick refresher every once in a while. A friendly tip to keep in mind: hold one chopstick steady with your thumb and ring finger, then use your index finger to maneuver the other chopstick like a lever. With a little practice, you'll be a chopstick pro in no time. (If it’s still taking time to find your groove, your server would be happy to provide you with chopstick helpers, great for assisting the little ones!)

Tools for Becoming Your Own Personal Sushi Chef

We’re all about making sushi fun, and what better way to do that than by becoming your own personal sushi chef! Our Build Your Own Sushi boxes allow you to enjoy Blue Sushi in your own unique way. Each box contains all the ingredients needed to make 8 vegan maki rolls, including 2 each of the Green Goddess, Avo Kaluna, Unami Express, and Veggie Rolls. We've also included plenty of salted edamame for your snacking pleasure, along with a makisu (sushi mat) to get the party really rolling.

Vegan BYO(S)B box

Tip For Your Next Gathering: Make it a Sushi Night!

Planning your next get together? Fresh sushi with a mix of Japanese inspired cocktails and upbeat tunes has always set the right mood. It’s a great way to spend quality time with friends and family, and we think you’ll be surprised by the many conversation starters that can arise over a plate of sushi.

We’ve Made Tuesdays Your New Favorite Day

To wrap things up because I'm sure you’re craving some vegan rolls (us included!), we made things easier on you. We've already assigned one day a week to all things vegan maki and cold sake! Tuesdays are now the perfect excuse to gather your friends and dive into an array of our vegan sushi rolls paired with premium cold sake, all for 25% off.

We hope you've gained a newfound appreciation for this wonderful world of vegan sushi and the many flavors it possesses waiting to be explored. Next time you're craving sushi, try rolling with the plant-based option, just see what happens.

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