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funny/horrible situation happened a couple of years ago. an ex cop was filmed while he raped 7 pigs on a farm. he was sentenced to pay like 1000 dollars in a fine. not because he raped 7 pigs, but because the pigs wasn't his property.

 

OK, the thing that I wonder about this is who was filming him and how did the video get out? Also, why 7? You would think one would be enough, but 7? The sickness never surprises me. Did you see it on the news or the internet?

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dudette, i so badly wish i can find the article on this bcause it's so funny! the farmes who was the "rightful" owner of the pigs saw the ex cop. and he said to the press "my first thought was to run to my car and get my camera". everyove was like WTF, another perv. but i guess he wanted proof or whatever. and yeah 7 of them, what a slut.

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I checked different cities on HappyCow for vegan restaurants and food stores. I guess New York is similar to Montreal. Of course there's many more vegan places in NY but it's bigger and there's more people too (8,2 millions NY, 3,7 for MTL). I guess it's true that Portland , Oregon is a great place for vegans: it found 37 vegeterian/vegan restaurants and food stores, about the samething than Montreal, but for only 500 000 citizens!

 

I'm probably gonna go in Montreal for a week soon and gonna visit some of the vegan places I never heard of when I was living there, like

http://www.lapanthereverte.com/thegreenpanther.com/menu.html

http://www.bonnys.ca/

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I checked different cities on HappyCow for vegan restaurants and food stores. I guess New York is similar to Montreal. Of course there's many more vegan places in NY but it's bigger and there's more people too (8,2 millions NY, 3,7 for MTL). I guess it's true that Portland , Oregon is a great place for vegans: it found 37 vegeterian/vegan restaurants and food stores, about the samething than Montreal, but for only 500 000 citizens!

 

I'm probably gonna go in Montreal for a week soon and gonna visit some of the vegan places I never heard of when I was living there, like

http://www.lapanthereverte.com/thegreenpanther.com/menu.html

http://www.bonnys.ca/

 

New York is TRULY huge lmao. Great place to go (especially Manhattan).

 

Speaking of Portland, I've read/noticed that lots of vegans live there. What's different about Portland? What turns people vegan there (or attracts vegans to live there)?

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Sydney has a few vegan options within the centre of the city

There are about 6, Mock Meat Style Asian Restaurants, one of which has a Asian Vegan Grocer store attached.

A chain of Organic, Macrobiotic Vegan Cafes called, Iku, which have great food

There are also plenty of options at Onmi places, we have some great Lebanese places, baba ganoush, falafel, eggplant etc. As well as African, Turkish etc.

A lot of places now, will also make you something, which wouldn't happen so much 5 years ago.

We also have a vegan cupcake maker, www.Vivacupcakes.com.au which are awesome...

It's nothing like Melbourne, but we get by here.

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i'm really lucky to be in nyc, because of all the amazing vegan options here within walking distance.

 

but i believe that there is no reason to flock to a town because of this. why not start your own veg restaurant, coffee house, store, etc. right in your own hometown? there are surely like minded people where you live, and you'll be fulfilling a need for diverse dining. not directed at anyone, but just a thought to throw out there.

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why not start your own veg restaurant, coffee house, store, etc. right in your own hometown? there are surely like minded people where you live, and you'll be fulfilling a need for diverse dining. not directed at anyone, but just a thought to throw out there.

 

You're right. I've tought about this, opening my own little boutik selling natural and health products, some rare foods that can,t be found in most common grocery stores, and with some sandwiches, salads, raw dishes and things like that.

 

But thing is, half of new small business like that close within the first year. And it's a lot of job, commitement in time, money and energy. Though it is still possible when we find the right place to open it and it worth the efforts... it takes at least 1-3 years to be profitable and make profits especially if you needed to loan money which is often the case. For me it wouldn'd work, for all those reasons because I'm too unstable! After a few weeks, months, 1 year max, I quit my jobs, schools, because I need some change or simply because I've changed and have new interests or passions, so I can't start a business. Although, if I find one or more nice persons that would make great business partners, this could be an interesting project, because it would allow each one to work part-time or take vacations sometimes.

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Phoenix is getting there.... I think that a good amount of people here at least know what the word vegan means... which is a start in the right direction.

 

I have not had much trouble finding vegan food when eating out... we just stick to thai, indian, chinese food mostly. There is a restaurant here called the 'Vegetarian House' that has pretty much any asian food you could ever eat made out of soy protein... i.e. orange "chicken", BBQ "pork".... it is pretty amazing! It is pretty much vegan junk food but fun for a treat every once in a while.

 

Haha veggie house rocks. Although I haven't been there in ages!!! But I am so thankful there are plenty of vegetarian/vegan places to eat here in phoenix. We even have 2 ethiopian restaurants, an all organic middle eastern restaurant with a vegan menu and even vegan desserts, an all organic bistro/wine bar/yoga stuio...and much more. wow im hungry now.

 

i too have thought about opening my own little vegan cafe. im mexican so maybe i should do vegan mexican. haha i dunno. itll all work out

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Orlando, Florida seems to finally be catching up on the vegan scene. It's funny because all the vegan/vegetarian places started to open five years ago when I first mooved to Orlando.I wasn't even vegan yet. The worst places to get vegetarian/vegan stuff is at the theme parks, there are only a handfulof restaurants that have veggie burgers, and they all get cooked right next to the meat, so they inevitably get meat juice on themmakinmg them less than vegetarian in my opinion. At first we only had one Whole Foods store in Central Florida, but now we have a new and much bigger location near Universal Studios.

There are also some pretty decent restaurants that have opened, and they are always busy.

Woodlands is a vegetarian indian restaurant (located near a big tourist mall area)they have some desserts that have milk I think

Garden Cafe is a vegan chinese restaurant (Downtown) they have one dish that has eggs though

Dandelion Tea is a vegan restaurant (Downtown) they do have an organic cheese, but I think they will eventually get rid of it

Ethos Vegan Kitchen is amazing need I say more (Downtown)

there are also a lot of mexican type places that you can get vegan options at, my fave is Moes, you can substitute tofu for the meat

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Haha veggie house rocks. Although I haven't been there in ages!!! But I am so thankful there are plenty of vegetarian/vegan places to eat here in phoenix. We even have 2 ethiopian restaurants, an all organic middle eastern restaurant with a vegan menu and even vegan desserts, an all organic bistro/wine bar/yoga stuio...and much more. wow im hungry now.

 

 

jmoney, have you been to Green??? We went there last week, it is on the border of s.dale/tempe... it was really good! My husband and I have been talking a lot about opening our own vegan restaurant on 7th ave... he is mexican too so maybe you guys could colaborate on that mexican-vegan theme!!!! Seriously though, he is a sushi chef and he makes some KICK ASS vegan sushi rolls..... so maybe a vegan mexican/japanese restaurant??? hmmmm...

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I feel pretty lucky to live in such a vegan friendly city. Every time I go visit my parents in "Mayberry", I'm reminded of just how fortunate I am back here in Portland.

 

Some of my favorites are Vita Cafe, most Thai & Indian places, Vegetarian House, Blossoming Lotus. A great site for finding these places is http://www.nwveg.org/Dineout.htm

 

All this food talk is making me salivate...off to Trader Joes!

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We have a couple of dedicated vegetarian places, both offering plenty of vegan options. One is called Sunny's and the other is known as Krishna's Cafe or Govinda's.

 

Sunny's has fantastic all day vegan breakfasts as well as plenty of curries, soups, burgers and great coffee. Everything is organic and they are really passionate about fair trade.

 

Govinda's is a kind of all-you-can-eat deal featuring Indian style dishes. It's very tasty and inexpensive.

 

We also have lots of other omni restaurants, cafe's and sandwich bars that have quite a few veggie items on the menu.

 

 

I will be in San Francisco for a couple of days in December and will most likely spend most of my time around Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf.. touristy I know... Can anyone recommend good places to eat around those areas? Or any I might be able to travel to?

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It is pretty much vegan junk food but fun for a treat every once in a while.

 

Ah, yes! Vegan junk food. This has been on my mind a bit lately.

 

Yes, I live in LA where there are more vegetarian and vegan options available.... but I've realized since I recently cut out dairy/eggs that all of the vegan restaurants in a driveable range from my apartment are just what you described..... "vegan junk food", which I find so disappointing!! Delicious, and I love not having to worry about butter touching my food..... but in the end, not very good for me (or my waistline!).

 

It's also disappointing to think that healthier vegan places probably wouldn't stay in business very long.

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Wash. D.C. and metro area is got Vegan options. I mean it is not pro vegan at all. It does have a fair amount of vegetarians and I heard a few hours a way Richmond, Va has a much larger Vegan population. Though I am not sure. I live in Maryland. It has a vegan store. It has asian restaurant that offeres vegan dishes. There are brick oven pizza joints that you can make vegan options and a bunch of non dairy indian spots that offer coconut milk in their sauces. Then we got options of buying groceries as most stores like co-ops and Wholefoods that offer vegan products. So this area is easy to find vegan options. I been vegan 5 months so I am still pretty new at this.

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I will be in San Francisco for a couple of days in December and will most likely spend most of my time around Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf.. touristy I know... Can anyone recommend good places to eat around those areas? Or any I might be able to travel to?

The Millenium restaurant is in that general area and it's extremely good.

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I will be in San Francisco for a couple of days in December and will most likely spend most of my time around Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf.. touristy I know... Can anyone recommend good places to eat around those areas? Or any I might be able to travel to?

The Millenium restaurant is in that general area and it's extremely good.

 

Thanks! I will be sure to visit that one. The menu looks great!

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