How vegan are you?

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You order a boca burger at a restaurant, are you concerned about the bread

I never eat restaurant bread.
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I demand the package to verify ingredients.
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I check the package once and them I'm satisfied.
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I ask the wait staff and trust their answer.
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Bread is usually vegan, so I don't worry too much about it.
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Who cares, I've got bigger things to worry about.
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#61 Postby robert » Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:47 am

YES!...............YES!...........YES!

Ok, back on topic. How vegan are you?

I'm vegan for all reasons but now I consider myself an "ethical vegan" when talking to people. And I don't eat the bread unless I check it or ask someone I can trust.

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#62 Postby minimalistica » Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:36 pm

I just started to be vegan again after many years of reverting to being vegetarian. The first step I made towards that goal was to be vegan at home and lenient elsewhere. This proved a mediocre strategy since I ended up buying cheesy things and bringing them home anyway. Cheese was my biggest downfall before veganism.

I try to be pretty strict now, not eating honey, not eating bread that isn't vegan... I refuse restaurant bread not because it isn't vegan, but because mostly it's white bread with little substantial nutritional value. When I do have restaurant bread, I order it with olive oil instead of butter.

What about those packages that say "May contain traces of tree nuts, soy, and dairy products" when something is made on the same equipment as those items. I used to be so strict that I would even not eat things then. I think that's pushin' it, though.
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#63 Postby loveliberate » Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:42 pm

minimalistica wrote: What about those packages that say "May contain traces of tree nuts, soy, and dairy products" when something is made on the same equipment as those items. I used to be so strict that I would even not eat things then. I think that's pushin' it, though.


It's my understanding that they put that warning on labels for folks with extreme food allergies & that is it extremely unlikely that a vegan product will actually contain any signifigant amount of non-vegan stuff. So I eat stuff that has that on the package. Realistically, if you eat at any restaurant that isn't completely vegan then your likely eating food that was in contact with non-vegan stuff due to it sharing cookware, counter or cutting boards, storage space, etc...
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#64 Postby Aaron » Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:17 pm

Vegetarian house has some non-vegan items but most items should be vegan.. At least that was my discussion with the kids of the owners. They've warned me before if something I've been getting has whey/dairy in it. The kids do anyway. The other staff I don't know about.

Let me know when you guys are going to van hahn and I'll try to make it. My schedule is pretty tight but I like new restaurants. Van hahn and arcade?

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#65 Postby loveliberate » Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:32 pm

How does meeting at Van Hahn this Sunday @ 6pm sound to folks? :)
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#66 Postby robert » Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:13 pm

I think.......it sounds just fine to me!

Although maybe we need to start a new thread in events and gatherings, since Portland hacked this thread too :)


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#67 Postby veganpotter » Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:53 pm

As for vegan things at vegan places Gianna's in Philly is the best example...lots of vegan food and I think they were once completely vegan(so they said)...then they sold to someone who wanted to make it non vegan...but the kept the vegan pizza(with vegan cheese) for years along with deserts...lying the whole time about the cheese they used

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#68 Postby loveliberate » Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:38 am

robert wrote:I think.......it sounds just fine to me!

Although maybe we need to start a new thread in events and gatherings, since Portland hacked this thread too :)


Done! :D

Darth & Aaron, ya'll coming? Who else is going to be there with us?
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