ARC (Awakening Respect and Compassion for all Sentient Beings) 

ARC Monthly Vegan Café

Located Inside Central Presbyterian Church

1260 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36604


We are open for dinner the fourth Saturday of every month, from 6-9 pm. We serve a buffet style gourmet plant-based whole foods dinner from 6:00- 7:30. Movies or featured guest speakers start at 7:30 (unless otherwise noted.)

Our menu changes with the seasons but will always feature fresh, organic whole foods, usually a main entree, a couple salads and some decadent desserts- all vegan of course! 

Our regular dinners are by donation (pay what you can). Thank you! All proceeds go towards helping support our mission of helping spread compassion for all sentient beings.





ARC May Vegan Cafe- Al Fresco

Join us May 27th for a delicious plant-based dinner held outside in the lovely community garden at Central Presbyterian Church, followed by a fascinating talk with Vinaya Kulkarni, M.S., CCC-SLP about protecting and promoting brain health using plant-based living. 

Vinaya grew up in India and came to the United States for higher education. She graduated from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and now works as a Speech-Language Pathologist at a rehabilitation and nursing home facility in Madison, AL. 

As a speech therapist working closely with senior adults with dementia and stroke, Vinaya will share her experiences, as well as evidence-based information about ways to facilitate brain health through lifestyle changes. Additionally, Vinaya will also share information about how we as consumers can facilitate change in medical organizations to adapt and accommodate vegan food choices. 

As an ethical vegan and as a clinician, Vinaya considers it to be her professional as well as moral obligation to inform and educate everyone about the impact of animal products on mental health. 

This month's menu features seasonal local produce and includes:
-Whole wheat pesto pasta with roasted seasonal veggies
-Red beans and rice
-Green Salad with garden herb vinaigrette
-Panchakajjaya, or in English, "sweet poha", an Indian sweet treat 

Our featured presentation this month "Protecting and Promoting Brain Health" with Vinaya Kulkarni, M.S., CCC-SLP is sure to be a fascinating and important discussion. 

All are welcome! Bring your friends! Please share!

Dinner is by donation. Suggested donation is $5-$20. From each according to his or her means. We will never turn anyone away for money. All donations go to helping us in our mission to awaken respect and compassion for all sentient beings and the planet and helping people develop the tools to live our lives, and each meal, as a manifestation of that respect and compassion. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Friends, we would be so grateful for volunteers in the following areas:
Cooking: 2:00-6:00: Help cooking in the kitchen the day of event. Set Up: 4:30-6:00 (Some jobs involve light work like decorating or putting out dishes- We also need two strong friends to help bring tables and chairs out to the garden). 
Front Door: 6:00- 7:30. We need two people to check people in during dinner. 
Clean-Up! 7:00-10:00: The more the merrier. For this dinner we'll need extra help with clean up bringing the tables and chairs back inside, washing dishes, and making sure the church is ready for business in the am. 

Please let us know if you can volunteer to fill any of these needs. Thank you so much! 

Peace begins on the plate. ♥