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#1 Postby Gym hater » Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:06 am

When going out with friends it sometimes is inevitable to go to a fast food restaurant. But when entering this these fast food restaurants there are a lot of products which contain hidden animal products. For instance, at MC Donalds the french fries contain a little beef(for flavoring).
Which products at the main fastfood chains are safe?

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#2 Postby michaelhobson » Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:25 am

Taco Bell is a good choice, Bean Burritos with no cheese are tasty.

Chipotle has awesome burritos, rice, black beans, guacamole!!!

Wendy's has baked potatos, unfortunately no vegan margarine. Ketchup will do in a pinch.

I mostly avoid fast food, so that's all I have.

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#3 Postby Daywalker » Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:34 am

michaelhobson wrote:I mostly avoid fast food, so that's all I have.

Sic.

I believe Subway has vegan options, too.
No one said it would be easy.

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#4 Postby veggymeggy » Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:26 am

michaelhobson wrote:Taco Bell is a good choice, Bean Burritos with no cheese are tasty.

Chipotle has awesome burritos, rice, black beans, guacamole!!!

Wendy's has baked potatos, unfortunately no vegan margarine. Ketchup will do in a pinch.

I mostly avoid fast food, so that's all I have.

I have always wondered if Taco Bell uses lard in their beans, and have avoided them because of that....do they not?
Chipotle is the only place I go, it's yum! I love a naked burrito with beans, rice, lettuce, lots of really hot salsa, and guacamole. They're huge too.
Unfortunately the company is owned by McDonald's, and I don't really like to support McDonald's with my money.
I do think they were being sold off though, not sure....
Anyways, when in doubt, most fast food places have salads now. It can be hard to find one that doesn't have cheese, egg, or meat on the top, but usually there's at least one option, and then you just have to track down a dressing.

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#5 Postby michaelhobson » Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:40 am

veggymeggy wrote:I have always wondered if Taco Bell uses lard in their beans, and have avoided them because of that....do they not?


Taco Bell was hammered in the 80's for their unhealthy cuisine. They took the lard out almost 20 years ago. :shock:

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#6 Postby veggymeggy » Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:50 am

michaelhobson wrote:
veggymeggy wrote:I have always wondered if Taco Bell uses lard in their beans, and have avoided them because of that....do they not?


Taco Bell was hammered in the 80's for their unhealthy cuisine. They took the lard out almost 20 years ago. :shock:

Ha I guess I'm behind the times!!! I just knew that 'real' Mexican food uses lard in everything, so I always wondered about Taco Bell, but not enough to actually look up the answer :P
Thanks!

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#7 Postby willpeavy » Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:51 am

I bring a few Clif bars in my pocket and start eating those if I'm in a situation where the group I'm with wants to stop and get junk food

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#8 Postby Michelle » Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:30 pm

McDonald's: fruit & walnut salad (skip the yogurt dressing)

Chik-fil-A: fruit cup

Wendy's: baked potato with broccoli (skip the butter & cheese) or salad.

When I've been to restaurants, fast food or otherwise, that don't offer enough vegan/vegetarian items or any at all on their menu, I leave feedback on the company's website later or hit [url=http:///www.planetfeedback.com]planetfeedback[/url] to make the suggestion. I think more people would go vegan, if it wasn't so difficult for them to do so and continue enjoying restaurants with their friends and families.

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#9 Postby michaelhobson » Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:34 pm

veggymeggy wrote:
michaelhobson wrote:
veggymeggy wrote:I have always wondered if Taco Bell uses lard in their beans, and have avoided them because of that....do they not?


Taco Bell was hammered in the 80's for their unhealthy cuisine. They took the lard out almost 20 years ago. :shock:

Ha I guess I'm behind the times!!! I just knew that 'real' Mexican food uses lard in everything, so I always wondered about Taco Bell, but not enough to actually look up the answer :P
Thanks!


A local chain here "Mexico Restaurant" has about 5 locations, nice places and good food. They have a full page of vegetarian options and use only vegetable oil!

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#11 Postby Gym hater » Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:22 pm



That helps indeed. Thanks.

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#12 Postby Hero » Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:34 pm

Taco Bell- bean burrito no cheese (watch out for the suace packets they give you, some have lactate in it, like the fire ones)

Wendy's- French Fries

I try to avoid eating at fast food places, even when my friends go. every now and then I will have french fries, but I usually try to find a gas station and buy bannanas.

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#13 Postby Odidnetne » Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:20 pm

Hero wrote:Taco Bell- bean burrito no cheese (watch out for the suace packets they give you, some have lactate in it, like the fire ones)

Wendy's- French Fries

I try to avoid eating at fast food places, even when my friends go. every now and then I will have french fries, but I usually try to find a gas station and buy bannanas.


I'm like that, except I never eat fast food (I worked at a Wendy's for 5 years, can you blame me?), and when I was down at Wildwood over the summer I ate banana's from a Wawa while my friend's ate fast food (Topher, missing the East Coast yet? ;))

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#14 Postby Hero » Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:31 am

yes I totally miss Wawa. they have vegan icecream too!

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#15 Postby SeaSiren » Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:58 am

Wawa has vegan ice cream? I never noticed, I'll have to see if they carry it at the one's down here.


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