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Vegan Athletes

The notions that “Vegans are 98-pound weaklings,” and “Athletes need meat in order to compete,” are mindless prejudices and outright lies.

 

Quote of the Moment“Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”~ Elie Wiesel, concentration camp survivor.

 

Patrik Baboumian, bodybuilder, weightlifter, vegan. After seeing this image, what else is there to say? • Click here for more info

 

We’ve all heard the stereotypes about vegans being 98-pound weaklings and athletes needing meat, dairy and eggs in order to maintain their strength. Germany’s Strongest Man titleholder Patrik Baboumian (pictured with sword above), 2009 Barclaycard World Free-run Champion Tim Shieff (that’s him, outstretched just below; click the image to watch some jaw-dropping video), Israeli powerlifter Avi Lehyani (who’s been vegan for more than 30 years; pictured with barbell below), and nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis (pictured at the end of this webpage) prove the aforesaid claims are nothing but mindless prejudices and outright lies.

Many other noteworthy vegan athletes have proven that broccoli is mightier than meat, too. Here’s just a partial list (click on any name for more information):

Tim Shieff, bad-ass vegan athlete • Click here to watch some jaw-dropping video

From left: Avi Lehyani, Israeli powerlifter and vegan for more than 30 years; Pam Boteler, sprint canoeist and bad-ass vegan athlete; Frank Medrano, vegan bodybuilder and MONSTER athleteJehina Malik, awesome bodybuilder, lifetime vegan • Click here for more info

Be sure to check out the following websites, too: Vegan Bodybuilding, OrganicAthlete, Great Vegan Athletes, MeatFreeAthlete, and Vegan Fighter.

Carl Lewis On Being Vegan

The following is an excerpt from Carl Lewis’ introduction to Very Vegetarian by Jannequin Bennett:

Carl Lewis competing—and winning—in the Games of the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona, Spain in 1992, after he successfully converted to veganism

Can a world-class athlete get enough protein from a vegetarian diet to compete? I’ve found that a person does not need protein from meat to be a successful athlete. In fact, my best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet. Moreover, by continuing to eat a vegan diet, my weight is under control, I like the way I look. (I know that sounds vain, but all of us want to like the way we look.) I enjoy eating more, and I feel great. Here’s my story.

When I grew up in New Jersey, I always enjoyed eating vegetables and was influenced by my mother, who believed in the importance of a healthy diet even though we ate meat regularly because my father wanted it. At the University of Houston I ate meat and tried to control my weight the wrong way—by skipping meals. Frequently I would skip breakfast, eat a light lunch, and then have my fill at dinner—just before I went to bed. Not only is skipping meals the wrong way to diet, but the way I did it is the worst way because your body needs four hours to digest its food before you go to sleep.

In May of 1990 I decided to change the way I ate when I realized that controlling my weight by skipping meals was not good for me. Within the space of a few weeks, I met two men who changed my way of thinking and eating. The first was Jay Cordich, the Juice Man, whom I met at the Houston radio station where I worked in the early morning. He was there to talk about his juicer, which makes fresh juice from fruits and vegetables. He said that drinking at least sixteen ounces of freshly squeezed juice each day will increase a person’s energy, strengthen the immune system, and reduce the risk of disease. A few weeks later while doing publicity for a meet in Minneapolis, I met Dr. John McDougall, a medical doctor who teaches about the link between good nutrition and good health and was promoting his latest book. Dr. McDougall challenged me to make a commitment to eating a vegetarian diet and then to just do it.

Carl Lewis in 2014

I remember vividly making the decision in July of 1990 to become a vegan. I was competing in Europe and ate a meal of Spanish sausage on a Saturday and on the following Monday started eating vegan. The hardest thing for me was changing my eating habits from skipping meals to eating throughout the day—which is much healthier. I also missed salt and so substituted lemon juice for flavor.

In the spring of 1991—eight months after beginning to eat vegan—I was feeling listless and thought I might need to add protein from meat to my diet. Dr. McDougall, however, explained that my listlessness was due to my needing more calories because I was training so many hours each day, not because I needed more animal-based protein. When I increased my calorie intake, I regained my energy. I was drinking 24 to 32 ounces of juice a day. I ate no dairy products. And I had my best year as an athlete ever!

You have total control over what you put in your body. No one can force you to eat what you don’t want to eat. I know that many people think that eating a vegetarian diet—and especially a vegan diet—will require sacrifice and denial. [However,] eating vegan does not have to be tasteless and boring. As Jannequin Bennett says, “vegan eating is a truly indulgent way of life, as vegans regularly partake of the very best foods that nature has to offer.”

 

Here again another well researched, written and articulated atricle by www.adaptt.org.

Vegan Pregnancy, Infants, and Children

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Vegan Pregnancy, Infants, and Children

Tens of millions of healthy babies have been born to generations of vegans around the world for thousands of years.

 

Below is a short piece by www.adaptt.org that all parents should view.

Quote of the Moment“If you had to kill your own calf before you ate him, most likely you would not be able to do it. To hear the calf scream, to see the blood spill, to see the baby being taken away from his momma, and to see the look of death in the animal’s eye would turn your stomach. So you get the man at the packing house to do the killing for you.”~ Dick Gregory, The Shadow That Scares Me

 

 

Our recommendation that pregnant women should avoid meat, cheese, milk, and eggs certainly goes against popular thought. But since when has popular thought been infallible? The fact is that tens of millions of healthy babies have been born to generations of vegans around the world for thousands of years. The important thing to remember is that when you are eating for two, you need to eat around 25 percent more calories and nutrients than otherwise. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains and legumes contain EVERYTHING the human body needs (see the Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Nutrients webpage in this section). Always remember to eat a wide range of food colors (the rainbow) rather than a bland concoction of whites or browns. The colors of fruits and vegetables indicate an energetic presence of eclectic compounds that will nourish you and your growing baby.

For a comprehensive article containing everything you will ever need to know about prenatal and postnatal nutrition, check out Viva! Vegetarian/Vegan Mother and Baby Guide by Rose Elliot and Juliet Gellatley.

Birth and Infancy

Children like little Elvis always have that amazing “vegan glow” about them

The state of one’s health begins with breastfeeding. Milk varies markedly from species to species, and each type of milk is designed to provide optimal nutrition to the young of the respective species. So just as a cow’s milk is designed to provide a unique and optimal balance of fats, protein, and minerals for her calf, your breast milk provides optimal nutrition for your HUMAN baby. Breastfeeding not only gives your baby a nutritional advantage but an immunological one as well. It builds their immune system so it functions optimally and protects your child from infection. If for some reason you are unable to breastfeed, Toddler Supreme by Peaceful Planet is the only vegan infant formula on the market.

Don’t allow yourself to be frightened by aggrandized and poorly reported news stories claiming “death by veganism.” Malnourishment will always lead to death, whether vegan or not. Misinformed, naïve parents who feed a growing baby only soy milk or applesauce are idiots and NOT genuine vegans. What the media and meat, dairy, and egg industries won’t tell you is that infants and kids with abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, vomiting, colic, eczema, skin rashes, anemia, tooth decay, asthma, chronic fatigue, nasal congestion, bronchitis, ear infections, diabetes (I or II), cancers, other ailments, and even ADD and autism are all linked to the consumption of meat, dairy and eggs (there are more than 50 medical studies posted throughout the All about Veganism section). Please remember that when you eat incorrectly during pregnancy, it affects the fetus in the same horrible way that alcohol, cigarettes and other drugs harm your unborn child!

Sophia and Ivan, pictured with their grandfather

When born normally and healthfully, babies are newly-constructed, perfect organic machines. If parents supplied them with the natural food that their bodies were designed for, they would rarely become ill. Once again, just make sure they consume the rainbow of colors that comprise the ethical and wholesome family of fruits and vegetables. Cut-up corpses (meat), cow secretions (milk), bee vomit (honey) and things that come out of a hen’s ass (eggs) are disgusting, disease-causing items unfit for the human body. If you’re still having doubts about raising a vegan child, take a look at little Elvis (pictured above, holding a sunflower—also in the video at the top of this page). He has that amazing “vegan glow” because his mother raised him with real, genuine food such as fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes—food that wasn’t tortured and killed and covered in blood and guts and pus. Elvis was born in November 2011, nursed exclusively on breastmilk until he was eight months old, and self-weaned at 26 months. Check out his mom’s website and feel free to contact Ellen for any advice. She would love to assist parents on their vegan journey. Also have a look at Ivan and his cousin Sophia (pictured just above): two more glowing vegan kids who are lucky to have sane parents who never harmed them by forcing toxic animal products into their precious little bodies. Ivan was born in August 2013, and Sophia in November 2006. Their grandpa, who accompanies them in the photo, embraced veganism around 20 years ago along with grandma! You can contact Ivan’s parents for tips on raising vegan kids, too. Leonardo, born July 2012 (below at right), knows his ABCs in English and Spanish, and can also count to 30 in both languages.

Children and Toddlers

Here's Leonardo—another glowing vegan child

A grave injustice is inflicted upon children when they are forced to copy the unhealthy and unethical food addictions of their parents. Proper vegan nutrition is key to positive physical and cognitive development. The first two years of development are critical, so a well-balanced array of vitamins, nutrients, fats, and calories will develop the brain—and the rest of the body—properly. All diets require some planning to ensure that children will receive all the required nutrients. But you will find that—when offered at an early age—children naturally desire colorful fruits and vegetables. The resources below, along with this info from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, will give you meal ideas and recipes, plus a myriad of statistics, recommendations, and medical evidence to prove that vegan diets are the best way to obtain optimal health for mothers, infants, and children. Don’t forget to tell your kids WHY they are vegan by using Emily Barwick’s Bite Size Vegan videos-for-kids series. She made these to help YOU out when the time is right (tell them sooner rather than later).

Related Websites, Articles, and Books

A sampling of books on veganism, tailored for children

Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Nutrients

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Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Nutrients

Thirty-nine percent of Americans have low levels of B12. If only one percent of Americans are vegan, how can B12 deficiency be a vegan issue?

 

Quote of the Moment“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.”~ Dante Alighieri, Italian author and poet (1265-1321)

 

Gary advises: “If you follow the guidelines established on this webpage, you will get all the nutrients you need. You don't have to nourish yourself with pills.”

 

The purpose of eating is to nourish the body without causing intentional harm to animals, the earth or yourself. With so much misinformation emanating from the media, the government, schools, parents and the medical community, I’ve decided to compile the most extensive list (101 categories) of cruelty-free food items which contain EVERY vitamin, nutrient and mineral that the human body requires. These whole foods consist of fruits, land vegetables, sea vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes and grains (avoid wheat gluten or soy if you are allergic to them). They constitute a complete balance of vital nutrients the body needs to thrive, and the majority of plant foods, such as broccoli, asparagus and strawberries, are a meal in and of themselves. The following items appear in several categories and are considered the best of the best: açaí, alfalfa sprouts, apricots, asparagus, avocados, broccoli, cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean), chlorella, garlic, green leafy vegetables, nutritional yeast, pears, spirulina, strawberries and wheatgrass.

Before presenting the complete list of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, I want to mention something about diseases, pills, and the unnecessary controversy surrounding B12. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that 39% of Americans have low levels of B12. If only 1% of Americans are vegan, how can B12 deficiency be a vegan issue? Do you know how many vegan casualties occur from B12 deficiencies annually? The 4-letter answer begins with a “Z” and ends with an “O”! Do you know how many meat, dairy and egg-eaters die from heart disease, cancer and other preventable diseases annually? The 8-letter answer begins with an “M” and ends with an “S”, which means there have been MILLIONS of human casualties PLUS the billions of animals who were intentionally raped, enslaved and murdered to feed those immoral, diseased beings. A 2016 study from the Journal of the American Medical Association—which showed that substituting plant protein for animal protein is associated with lower mortality—undoubtedly proves the aforesaid point.

First, health cannot be found in a bottle. It doesn’t come in pill form. And it certainly isn’t found in steaks, fish tacos, grilled cheese sandwiches, bacon omelets and glasses of milk. Diseases arise from the consumption of animal protein, casein, sugar, the excessive amount of fat found in all animal products and oils, artificial additives, the 2-9 percent of naturally-occurring trans-fatty acids found in meat and dairy, human-made trans fatty acids found in junk food, and an excessive amount of refined carbohydrates found in white rice, white bread, and pasta. Non-dietary factors affect health, too. Stress, a lack of sleep, smoking tobacco, chemical pollution, and a lack of exercise can wreak havoc on the body. Therefore, it is essential to eat plant-based foods exclusively, and control the non-dietary factors to the best of your ability. Check out this 2014 University of Southern California study which clearly indicts animal protein as a deadly toxin.

Second, after 16 years of practicing veganism without taking a single vitamin, I had my B12 level checked on October 24, 2012. It was 543 pg/mL. The normal range is between 271-870 pg/mL. My level is perfect because the human body needs just three micrograms of B12 per day, and we possess bacteria in the mouth and intestines that produce it naturally (see links below). B12 also comes from the earth’s soil, which is why some animals possess trace amounts of B12. In addition to producing B12 naturally just as humans do, animals eat lots of soil because they eat off the ground. Also, animal feed in the meat, dairy and egg industries is never washed. However, attempting to get secondary trace amounts of B12 by eating animal products is inefficient and deadly. First, B12 is severely damaged and/or destroyed by heat, which means as soon as you cook something, the B12 is either compromised or gone. Second, animal products contain disease-causing compounds. The heat destruction explains why the majority of people with B12 deficiencies are meat, dairy and egg-eaters. The remaining one percent are junk-food vegetarians and vegans, or people with an underlying medical condition that prevents B12 production and absorption. The veg junk food groups are also at risk for other ailments because optimum health cannot be achieved with cheese, eggs, Ruffles, Oreos, french fries, white rice, white bread, or refined pastas. Non-junk-food veganism causes no disease. It is preventative medicine, the treatment and the cure.

The best way to get B12 is to let your body produce it naturally! For TRUE, UNBIASED, MEDICAL info on B12, check out The Vitamin B12 Issue by Dr. Gina Shaw; Vegan Vitamin B12 Deficiency is a Myth by Cindy Jones-Shoeman; and Vitamin B12 Deficiency—the Meat-Eaters’ Last Stand by Dr. John McDougall, M.D.

With all this being said, I want to clarify that—even though I am opposed to the vitamin industry—I’m not an anti-vitamin activist. I’m an animal liberation activist! My only concern is making sure that animals don’t suffer. If you want to waste your money on vegan vitamins or supplements, and your doctor or parents insist upon it, then do it, and stop obsessing about it. But think about this: If eating meat, cheese, milk and eggs is the norm, why do most people end up with a disease and a cabinet full of pills? Am I supposed to believe that the multi-billion dollar hospital, medical, pharmaceutical and vitamin industries were created for the small percentage of the world’s population that labels itself vegan? I bet that everyone in your life under the age of 13 chews on Flintstones vitamins, while everyone over the age of 40 swallows One-A-Day tablets and probably takes some form of medication, too. If animal products contained all the essential nutrients, why is there a drug store on every street corner selling vitamins and pharmaceuticals? Only an addict or a complete lunatic could possibly conclude that meat, cheese, milk and eggs are healthy, proper and nutritious. The indisputable fact is that all essential nutrients come from the plant kingdom, and the plant kingdom alone. Instead of feeding animals the plants that we should be eating directly, and filtering those nutrients through THEIR bodies, eat what comes from the earth and leave the animals alone.

On July 26, 2013, I had some more bloodwork done so I could share the effects of 17 years of veganism. My triglycerides were 142 (normal range 30-149). Cholesterol is 147 (normal range 70-199). HDL cholesterol is 42 (normal range 40-90). LDL cholesterol is 77 (normal range 50-129). Calcium is 9.8 (normal range 8.5-10.5). Phosphorous is 4 (normal range 2.3-4.3). Albumin is 4.2 (normal range 3.5-5.1). Sodium is 140 (normal range 135-145. Potassium is 4.9 (normal range 3.5-5.2). Chloride is 103 (normal range 95-107). Carbon dioxide is 27 (normal range 21-31). Anion gap is 10 (normal range 5-17). Blood urea nitrogen is 18 (normal range 8-22). Creatinine is .66 (normal range .60-1.40). Vitamin D is 24 (normal range 25-80, so I shall be getting some more sunlight to bring this level up).

Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Nutrients: From A to Z

Vitamin A

Apricots, asparagus, bean sprouts, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cayenne, celery, chili powder, grapefruit, green leafy vegetables, mangos, mint, okra, papaya, paprika, parsley, passion fruit, peas, pistachios, plums, prunes, pumpkins, squash, sweet potato, sweet red peppers, tomatoes, tofu, watercress, watermelon, yams, zucchini

Vitamin B-1 • Thiamine

Açaí, almonds, beans (all), chlorella, grains (all), kelp, lentils (all), nutritional yeast, pecans, prunes, raisins, seeds (all), spirulina, sprouts (all), vegetables (all), wheatgrass

Vitamin B-2 • Riboflavin

Apples, apricots, asparagus, avocados, bananas, beans (all), black currants, broccoli, cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean) , cherries, chlorella, dates, figs, garlic, grains (all), green leafy vegetables, kelp, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, nuts (all), okra, onions, parsley, pineapples, prunes, seeds (all), spirulina, sprouts (all), watercress, watermelons, wheatgrass

Vitamin B-3 • Niacin

Apricots, asparagus, avocados, bananas, cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean), cantaloupe, chlorella, corn, dates, figs, garlic, grains (all), green leafy vegetables, kelp, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, nuts (all), onions, parsley, peas, plums, potatoes, prunes, raspberries, seeds (all), squash, spirulina, sprouts (all), strawberries, tomatoes, tempeh, watermelons, wheatgrass

Vitamin B-5 • Pantothenic Acid

(Destroyed by heat) — Asparagus, avocados, beans (all), broccoli, cabbage, cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean) , carrots, cauliflower, chlorella, corn, flax (oil/seeds), grains (all), green leafy vegetables, lentils (all), nutritional yeast, nuts (all), onions, oranges, papayas, peas, pineapples, potatoes, seeds (all), shiitake mushrooms, spirulina, sprouts (all), tomatoes, watermelons, wheat germ, wheatgrass, yams

Vitamin B-6 • Pyridoxine

(Destroyed by heat) — Apples, asparagus, avocados, bananas, beans (all), beets, bell peppers, blueberries, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, chlorella, corn, flax (oil/seeds), grains (all), grapes, green leafy vegetables, lemons, mangoes, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, nuts (all), onions, oranges, peas, plums, prunes, raisins, squash, spirulina, sprouts (all), sweet potatoes, tomatoes, watermelons, wheat bran, wheat germ, wheatgrass, yams

Vitamin B-12 • Cyanocobalamin

(Destroyed by heat) — This vitamin comes from bacteria that live in our mouth and intestines. (See The Vitamin B12 Issue by Dr. Gina Shaw; Vegan Vitamin B12 Deficiency is a Myth by Cindy Jones-Shoeman; and Vitamin B12 Deficiency—the Meat-Eaters’ Last Stand by Dr. John McDougall, M.D.) These bacteria also exist in the soil. So you can let your body produce it naturally, which is what we all do, or eat some UNWASHED, ORGANIC vegetables once in a while. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that 39% of Americans have low levels of B12. If only 1% of Americans are vegan, how can a B12 deficiency be a vegan issue? After 16 years of practicing veganism without taking a single vitamin, I had my B12 level checked on October 24, 2012. It was 543 pg/mL. The normal range is between 271-870 pg/mL. My level is perfect because the human body needs just three micrograms of B12 per day. If you want to see the rest of my bloodwork, scroll up to the 7th paragraph. I want to clarify that—even though I am opposed to the vitamin industry—I’m not an anti-vitamin activist. I’m an animal liberationist. My only concern is making sure that animals don’t suffer. If you want to take vegan vitamins or supplements, or your doctor and parents insist upon it, then do it. If you want to waste your money on this stuff, I really don’t give a shit. Ingesting a shot of liquid B12, or popping a pill, takes a few seconds. Stop obsessing about it. When I discuss non-animal-suffering issues, I’m just providing you with information. Take it or leave it.

Vitamin B-15 • Pangamic Acid

(Destroyed by heat) — Cabbage, chlorella, grains (all), juniper berries, nutritional yeast, nuts (all), seeds (all), sprouts (all), unwashed organic vegetables (all), wheatgrass

Vitamin B-17 • Amygdalin • Laetrile

(Destroyed by heat) — Almonds, apricot kernels, blackberries, celery, chlorella, cranberries, elderberries, flax (oil/seeds), garlic, grains (all), macadamia nuts, mung beans, raspberries, seeds (all), sprouts (all), strawberries, wheatgrass

Biotin (B Complex)

Beans (all), chlorella, fruits (all), grains (all), nutritional yeast, nuts (all), seeds (all), soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), vegetables (all, especially swiss chard), wheat germ, wheatgrass

Choline (B Complex)

Almonds, avocado, bananas, beans (all), bean sprouts, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chick peas, chili powder, chlorella, collard greens, coriander, corn, fruits (all), garlic, grains (all), green beans, green peppers, green leafy vegetables, hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), lentils, lima beans, nutritional yeast, nuts (all), oranges, parsley, peas, pistachios, potatoes, quinoa, raisins, romaine lettuce, seaweed, seeds (all), shiitake mushrooms, soy, spirulina, squash, sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts, wheat, wheat germ, wheatgrass, zucchini

Folic Acid (B Complex)

(Destroyed by heat) — Apricots, asparagus, avocados, beans (all), beets, beet greens, broccoli, cantaloupe, cauliflower, chlorella, citrus fruits (all), collard greens, cucumbers, grains (all), grapes, green leafy vegetables, kelp, lentils (all), mustard greens, papayas, parsley, peas, pecans, plums, prunes, raisins, romaine lettuce, soy, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, turnip greens, walnuts, wheat germ, wheatgrass

Inositol (B Complex)

Alfalfa sprouts, beans (all), chlorella, fruits (all), grains (all), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), nutritional yeast, nuts (all), peas, spirulina, sunflower seeds, vegetables (all), wheat germ, wheatgrass

PABA • Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (B Complex)

Beans (all), chlorella, grains (all), green leafy vegetables, molasses (unrefined), mushrooms, nutritional yeast, spinach, wheat bran, wheat germ, wheatgrass

Vitamin C • Ascorbic Acid

(Destroyed by heat) — Apples, asparagus, beets, berries (all), broccoli, cabbage, cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean), cantaloupe, cauliflower, celery, cherries, chlorella, citrus fruits (all), cucumbers, garlic, green leafy vegetables, green peppers, guava, honeydew, kelp, kidney beans, kiwis, kumquats, lychee, mangoes, onions, papayas, parsley, peas, persimmons, pineapples, potatoes, radishes, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), sweet potatoes, tomatoes, watercress, watermelons, wheatgrass, yams

Vitamin D • Calciferol

Alfalfa sprouts, avocados, basil, carrots, chlorella, fenugreek (powder/seeds), garlic, green leafy vegetables, papayas, parsley, seeds (all), shiitake mushrooms, spirulina, SUNLIGHT, sweet potatoes, watercress, wheatgrass

Vitamin D2 • Ergocalciferol

Alfalfa sprouts, chlorella, spirulina, SUNLIGHT, yeast

Vitamin D3

SUNLIGHT

Vitamin E • Tocopherol

Asparagus, avocados, broccoli, cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean), carrots, chlorella, corn, dandelion greens, dulse, flax (oil/seeds), fruits (all), grains (all), green leafy vegetables, hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), kelp, leeks, nuts (all), parsley, parsnips, seeds (all), spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), sweet potatoes, tomatoes, vegetable oils, wheat germ, wheatgrass

Vitamin F • Unsaturated Fatty Acids

(Destroyed by heat) — Avocados, chlorella, fruits (all), garlic, ginger, nuts (all), parsley, root vegetables, seeds (all), soy, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), vegetable oils, wheat germ, wheat, wheatgrass

Vitamin K • Phylloquinone

Alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cayenne pepper, chlorella, corn, ginger, grains (all), green leafy vegetables, mushrooms, peas, potatoes, root vegetables, safflower oil, seaweed (all), soy, spinach, strawberries, wheat germ, wheatgrass

Vitamin K2 • Menaquinone-7

BACTERIA in our intestines (just like the bacteria that produces B12), Natto (it’s a fermented soybean with the highest concentration of this vitamin at 1,103 mcg per 3.5 ounce serving), sauerkraut. Here’s an excerpt about K2 from an article titled Vitamin K2 and K1 on A Vegan Raw Food Diet: “Many of the animals we eat are vegetarians, so they’re not getting their K2 from other animals. That means that they’re synthesizing it themselves. Like them, we produce vitamin K2 internally. It’s produced via the symbiotic bacteria that we host in our intestines and we can absorb that K2 for use in the body. So if we eat animal products, we’re actually getting our K2 second hand. But if we can produce vitamin K2 internally, why might we be deficient? One likely reason is the rampant use of antibiotics and other antibacterial products among the general population. Antibiotic use devastates the colonies of beneficial bacteria in our bodies, greatly reducing their production of things like B12. So is it possible that we don’t really need additional K2, but rather that we need to start living in a way that allows our body to thrive at a high enough level for our own production of K2 to be at its best? In the following study, antibiotics reduced K2 production by as much as 74%.” — Conly, J; Stein K (1994). ‘Reduction of vitamin K2 concentrations in human liver associated with the use of broad spectrum antimicrobials.’ Clinical and investigative medicine. Médecine clinique et experimentale 17 (6): 531–539. PMID 7895417.

Vitamin P • Bioflavonoids

(Destroyed by heat) — Apricots, blackberries, buckwheat, cherries, chlorella, citrus fruits (all, especially the skins/inner rinds), currants, grapefruit, grapes, juniper berries, lemons, oranges, parsley, plums

Vitamin T

(Very little known) — Alfalfa sprouts, chlorella, plantains, sesame seeds, sesame butter (raw), vegetables oils

Vitamin U

(Very little known) — Alfalfa sprouts, cabbage (raw), celery (raw), chlorella, green leafy vegetables (raw)

Allyl Sulfides

Chives, garlic, leeks, onions

Alpha-Carotene

Berries (all), broccoli, carrots, chlorella, corn, green leafy vegetables, oranges, peaches, pumpkins, seaweed (all), sweet potatoes

Alpha-Lipoic Acid

Broccoli, potatoes, spinach

Anthocyanins

Black currants, blueberries, cherries (especially tart cherries, as they contain three times the amount of anthocyanins as black cherries), cranberries, raspberries, red cabbage, strawberries

Arginine

Apples, apricots, beans (all), berries (all), cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean), coconuts, grains (all), nuts (all), pineapples, seeds (all), tomatoes, vegetables (all except celery and turnips)

Beta-Sitosterol

Chlorella, fruits (all), green leafy vegetables

Bioflavonoids

Apricots, berries (all), black currants, buckwheat, cantaloupe, cherries, citrus fruits (all, especially the skins/inner rinds), onions, papayas, parsley, peppers, persimmons, plums, prunes, pomegranates, raisins, red grapes (with seeds), tomatoes, walnuts

Boron

Alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apples, beans (all), cabbage, carrots, dates, filberts, grapes, green leafy vegetables, hazelnuts, kelp, pears, plums, prunes, raisins, soy, wheat

Catechin

Berries (all), black tea, cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean), green tea, rhubarb

Calcium

Açaí, apricots, avocados, beans (all), broccoli, cabbage, carob, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chickpeas (150 milligrams per 100-gram serving), chlorella, coconuts, dandelion greens, figs, grains (all), green leafy vegetables (especially parsley with 203 milligrams per 100-gram serving), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), hijiki (sea vegetable with 1,400 milligrams per 100-gram serving), lemons, lentils (all), lettuce, mangoes, miso, nuts (all, especially almonds with 234 milligrams per 100-gram serving), onions, oranges, prunes, raisins, seaweed (all), sesame seeds (1,160 milligrams per 100-gram serving), soy (226 milligrams per 100-gram serving), spirulina, sprouts (all), sunflower seeds, watercress, wheatgrass, yams

Chlorine

Avocados, bananas, beets, blackberries, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, chlorella, coconuts, cucumbers, dandelion greens, dates, eggplant, figs, kale, kelp, lettuce, mushrooms, oats, onions, peaches, peas, pineapples, radishes, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), strawberries, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, tomatoes, watercress, watermelon, wheat, wheatgrass

Chlorophyll

Chlorella, spirulina, wheatgrass

Chromium

Apples, bananas, basil, beans (all), beets, black pepper, broccoli, cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean), carrots, chlorella, corn oil, garlic, grains (all), grapes, hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), mineral water, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, onions, oranges, raisins, seaweed (all), spirulina, tomatoes, walnuts, wheatgrass

Cobalt

Alfalfa sprouts, apricots, broccoli, chlorella, garlic, green leafy vegetables, seaweed (all), spinach, spirulina, wheat, wheat germ, wheatgrass

Coenzyme Q10 • Ubiquinone

Almonds, grains (all), spinach

Copper

Açaí, alfalfa sprouts, apricots, avocados, beans (all), beets, broccoli, cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean), cauliflower, chlorella, garlic, grapes, green leafy vegetables, grains (all), lentils (all), mushrooms, nuts (all), parsley, peas, plums, pomegranates, prunes, raisins, seaweed (all), soy, spirulina, sunflower seeds, tomatoes

Cryptoxanthin

Apples, apricots, corn, green peppers, lemons, oranges, papayas, paprika, persimmons, star fruit

Curcumin

Cumin seeds, turmeric

Cysteine

Brazil nuts, soy, whole wheat

Ellagic Acid

Apples, black currants, black walnuts, cherries, cranberries, grapes, pomegranates, raisins, raspberries, strawberries

Fiber

(Found in plants only) — Fruits (all), grains (all), legumes (all), nuts (all), seeds (all), vegetables (all)

Flavonoids

Cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean), fruits (all), vegetables (all)

Fluorine

(Destroyed by heat) — Alfalfa sprouts, avocados, beet greens, black tea, black-eyed peas, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chlorella, dandelion greens, dates, endives, garlic, green tea, green leafy vegetables, mustard greens, nuts (all), oats, parsley, rye, seaweed (all), seeds (all), spinach, tomatoes, turnip greens, watercress, wheat, wheatgrass

Fructo-Oligosaccharides

Artichokes, bananas, barley, garlic, onions, tomatoes

Gamma-Carotene

Tomatoes

Gamma-Linolenic Acid

Black currant seed oil, borage seed oil

Germanium

Aloe vera, barley, chlorella, garlic, oats, shiitake mushrooms

Glutamic Acid

Dates, shiitake mushrooms

Glutamine

Oats, parsley, spinach

Glutathione

Apples, asparagus, avocados, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, garlic, onions, parsley, peaches, potatoes, spinach, sprouts (all), squash, strawberries, tomatoes, walnuts, watermelons

Glycine

Avocados, oats, wheat germ, whole wheat

Hesperidin

Berries (all), buckwheat, grapefruit, lemons, oranges

Histidine

Apples, beans (all), nuts (all), papayas, pineapples, seeds (all), vegetables (all except celery, radishes and turnips)

Indoles

Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, radishes

Iodine

Apples, artichokes, asparagus, beans (all), beets, blueberries, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, chives, chlorella, citrus fruits (all), coconuts, eggplant, garlic, green peppers, kale, mustard greens, onions, peanuts, pears, pineapples, sea salt (unrefined), seaweed (all), sesame seeds, soy, spinach, squash, strawberries, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, watermelons, wheat

Iron

(Consuming foods rich in vitamin C increases iron absorption) — Açaí, apricots, artichokes, asparagus, bananas, beans (all, especially cooked chick peas and pinto), beets, blackberries, blackstrap molasses, cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean), carrots, cherries, chlorella, dandelion greens, dates, dried fruits, figs, grains (all), grapes, green peppers, green leafy vegetables, hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), lentils (all), mangoes, nutritional yeast, nuts (all), onions, parsley, persimmons, plums, prunes, raisins, seeds (all), seaweed (all), shallots, soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), squash, swiss chard, wheat germ, wheatgrass, yams

Isoflavones

Alfalfa sprouts, berries (all), broccoli, cabbage, carrots, soy

Isoleucine

Apples, apricots, beans (all), dates, figs, nuts (all), peaches, pears, persimmons, rye, seeds (all), strawberries, tomatoes, vegetables (all except celery, lettuce and radishes)

Kaempferol

Asparagus, beets, cauliflower, dill, grapefruit, strawberries

Lecithin

Beans (all), grains (all), nutritional yeast

Leucine

Apples, apricots, dates, figs, grains (all), nuts (all), peaches, pears, seeds (all), strawberries, tomatoes, vegetables (all except celery, lettuce and radishes)

Lignins

Flax (oil/seeds)

Limonene

Caraway seeds, celery seeds, grapefruit, lemons, oranges, tangerines

Lithium

Dulse, eggplant, green leafy vegetables, kelp, peppers, tomatoes

Lutein

Apples, apricots, avocados, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, chlorella, collard greens, corn, cranberries, currants, green olives, green peppers, green beans, kale, kiwis, lettuce, mustard greens, oranges, paprika, peaches, peas, peels/rinds of fruits and vegetables (all), plums, potatoes, pumpkins, raisins, red grapes, red peppers, rhubarb, spinach, spirulina, squash, strawberries, tangerines, tomatoes, turnip greens, zucchini

Lycopene

Apricots, carrots, chlorella, grapefruit, green peppers, guava, tomatoes, watermelons

Lysine

Aloe vera, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, beans (all), cantaloupe, dates, figs, grains (all), grapefruit, nuts (all), oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapples, seeds (all), strawberries, tomatoes, vegetables (all)

Magnesium

Açaí, apples, apricots, artichokes, avocados, bananas, beans (all), beets, broccoli, cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean), cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chlorella, coconuts, corn, dandelion greens, dates, dulse, fenugreek (powder/seeds), figs, garlic, grains (all), grapefruit, grapes, green leafy vegetables, hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), lemons, lentils (all), mangoes, mushrooms, nuts (all), oranges, paprika, parsley, peaches, pears, peppers, pineapples, plums, prunes, seeds (all), spirulina, sprouts (all), squash, strawberries, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, watercress, watermelons, wheat, wheatgrass

Manganese

Alfalfa sprouts, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, beans (all), beet greens, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean), carrots, celery, chives, chlorella, cucumbers, dandelion greens, grains (all), grapefruit, green leafy vegetables, lentils (all), mangoes, nuts (all), oranges, parsley, peas, persimmons, pineapples, plums, prunes, seaweed (all), seeds (all), soy, spirulina, sweet potatoes, watercress, wheatgrass, yams

Methionine

Apples, apricots, bananas, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, cauliflower, chives, dates, figs, garlic, grains (all), lentils (all), nuts (all), onions, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapples, sesame seeds, soy, strawberries, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, watercress

MSM • Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane

Aloe vera, pine nuts, rain-watered organic unwashed fruits and vegetables (all)

Molybdenum

Apricots, beans (all), cantaloupe, carrots, chlorella, garlic, grapes, green leafy vegetables, grains (all), lentils (all), peas, raisins, seaweed (all), spirulina, strawberries, sunflower seeds, wheatgrass

Monoterenes

Basil, broccoli, carrots, citrus fruits (all), eggplant, parsley, peppermint, tomatoes, yams

Omega Fatty Acids

(See the Fish and Omega Fatty Acids page for more detailed information) — Açaí, beans (all), black currant seed oil, blue-green algae, borage seed oil, cabbage, flax (oil/seeds), chlorella, corn, green leafy vegetables, hemp (oil/seed/powder/milk), pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, soy, sprouts (all), squash, vegetable oils, walnuts, wheat

Pectin

Apples, bananas, blueberries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, figs, grapefruit, lima beans, mustard greens, onions, turnip greens, watercress

Phenylalanine

Apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, beans (all), figs, grains (all), nuts (all), parsley, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapples, seeds (all), strawberries, tomatoes, vegetables (all except lettuce and radishes)

Phosphorus

Açaí, apricots, asparagus, bananas, beans (all), beet greens, broccoli, cabbage, celery, chlorella, coconuts, corn, dates, dried fruits, garlic, grains (all), green leafy vegetables, lentils (all), mangoes, nuts (all), onions, parsley, peas, potatoes, raisins, seaweed (all), seeds (all), spirulina, sprouts (all), swiss chard, watercress, wheat germ, wheatgrass

Phytoene • Phytofluene

Tomatoes

Potassium

(Destroyed by heat) — Açaí, almonds, apples, apple cider vinegar (unpasteurized), apricots, avocados, bananas, beans (all), beet greens, black currants, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cherries, chlorella, citrus fruits (all), cucumbers, dandelion greens, dates, dulse, figs, garlic, grains (all), grapes, green leafy vegetables, hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), kelp, lentils (all), lychee, mangoes, mung beans, onions, papayas, peaches, pecans, pistachio nuts, plantains, potatoes, prunes, pumpkin seeds, raisins, sesame seeds, spirulina, sprouts (all), squash, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, watermelons, wheatgrass, yams

Proanthocyanadins • Anthocyanosides

Blackberries, blueberries, citrus fruit seeds, cherries, elderberries, grape seeds, raspberries

Protein

(See the Protein and Trans Fatty Acids page for more detailed information) — Fruits (all), grains (all), legumes (all), nuts (all), seeds (all), vegetables (all)

Quercetin

Apples, blue-green algae, black tea, broccoli, buckwheat, cherries, citrus fruits (all), garlic, green tea, green leafy vegetables, onions, red grapes

Resveratrol

Grapes, grape leaves

RNA • Ribonucleic Acid

Asparagus, beets, green leafy vegetables, lentils (all), mushrooms, nuts (all), radishes

Rutin

Apricots, blackberries, buckwheat, cherries, hawthorn berries, peels/inner rind of citrus fruits (all)

Selenium

Asparagus, beets, black-eyed peas, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, chlorella, fenugreek (powder/seeds), garlic, grains (all), mangoes, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, nuts (all), onions, parsley, seaweed (all), soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), squash, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, wheat germ, wheatgrass

Silicon

Almonds, apples, apricots, artichokes, asparagus, bananas, beets, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, chlorella, corn, cucumbers, dandelion greens, figs, grains (all), grapes, hemp (nuts/oil/powder/seeds), horseradish, kelp, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, plums, pumpkins, radishes, raisins, seeds (all), skins of fruits and vegetables (all), spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), strawberries, swiss chard, tomatoes, watermelons, wheat germ, wheatgrass

Sodium

Apples, apricots, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, carrots, cashews, celery, chlorella, coconuts, collard greens, dandelion greens, dates, figs, garlic, grapes, lentils (all), mangoes, millet, okra, olives, onions, parsley, plums, prunes, raisins, red cabbage, sea salt (unrefined), seaweed (all), sesame seeds, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), strawberries, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, watermelons, wheat, wheatgrass

Sulforaphane

Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips

Sulfur

Alfalfa sprouts, apples, apricots, asparagus, avocados, beans (all), broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cayenne pepper, celery, chives, chlorella, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, figs, garlic, grains (all), green beans, green leafy vegetables, hemp (nuts/oil/powder/seeds), horseradish, kale, kelp, nuts (all), oats, onions, parsnips, peaches, peas, plums, potatoes, prunes, pumpkin seeds, raspberries, sesame seeds, spinach, spirulina, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, wheat, wheat germ, wheatgrass

Super-Oxide Dismutase

Broccoli, cabbage, green leafy vegetables, nutritional yeast, wheatgrass

Taurine

Human breast milk, nuts (all), red algae (this nutrient is also produced naturally from vitamin B-6, cysteine and methionine)

Theronine

Apples, apricots, beans (all), dates, figs, grains (all), nuts (all), peaches, pears, persimmons, seeds (all), strawberries, tomatoes, vegetables (all except celery and lettuce)

Trace Minerals

Chlorella, hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), nuts (all), sea salt (unrefined), seaweed (all), seeds (all), soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), vegetables (all)

Tryptophan

Alfalfa sprouts, avocados, bananas, beans (all), cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean), chives, dates, durian, figs, grains (all), grapefruit, lentils (all), nuts (all), oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapples, seeds (all), strawberries, tomatoes, vegetables (all)

Tyrosine

Alfalfa sprouts, almonds apples, apricots, asparagus, avocados, bananas, beans (all), cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean), beets, bell peppers, carrots, cherries, cucumbers, figs, leeks, lettuce, parsley, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, spinach, spirulina, strawberries, sunflower seeds, watercress, watermelons, wheat germ, whole wheat

Valine

Apples, apricots, beans (all), cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean), figs, grains (all), mushrooms, nuts (all), peaches, pears, persimmons, seeds (all), strawberries, tomatoes, vegetables (all except celery and lettuce)

Vanadium

Dill, grains (all), green beans, olives, parsley, radishes, soy

Zeaxanthin

Bell peppers, chlorella, corn, grapes, green leafy vegetables, kiwis, oranges, paprika, raisins, spirulina, squash, zucchini

Zeta-Carotene

Tomatoes

Zinc

Açaí, alfalfa sprouts, aloe vera, beans (all), cacao/chocolate (genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan; it’s a bean), cayenne pepper, chlorella, coconuts, corn, dandelion greens, garlic, grains (all), green leafy vegetables, hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), mushrooms, nutritional yeast, nuts (all) onions, parsley, peas, raisins, seaweed (all), seeds (all), soy, spinach, spirulina, wheat germ, wheatgrass

 

By www.adaptt.org

Vegan-Friendly Restaurants and Grocers

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Vegan-Friendly Restaurants and Grocers

Use this handy directory to find restaurants and grocers in your state—or country—that will help you eat without cruelty.

 

Quote of the Moment“Pacifism is ultimately nothing more than a willingness to die, and to let others die, at the pleasure of the world’s thugs. A single sociopath, armed with nothing more than a knife, could exterminate a city full of pacifists. …Here we come upon a terrible facet of ethically asymmetric warfare: when your enemy has no scruples, your own scruples become another weapon in his hand.”~ Sam Harris, The End of Faith.

 

 

This section contains a list of restaurants that I have eaten at while traveling the country on the lecture tour. Obviously, there are other restaurants with vegan food but I have not had the pleasure of eating at every veg restaurant in America. For an extensive list of veg-friendly restaurants check out Happy Cow.

Shopping for vegan and vegetarian items is easy nowadays. Groceries like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Ralph’s, Kroger, Albertson’s, Acme, Publix, Giant, Harris Teeter and Bigg’s carry a variety of cruelty-free items. Great selections can also be found at local health food stores and Asian markets.

When dining out, don’t forget about all the ethnic foods like Indian, Middle Eastern, Ethiopian, Mexican and Italian. They have tons of veggie options. There’s Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese foods, too. Ask them to cook it WITHOUT fish/oyster sauce and just substitute tofu for the meat.

You’d be surprised at how many “mainstream” restaurants have vegan items on their menus; click any of the links below to find a restaurant near you. Johnny Rockets, Red Robin, White Castle and Denny’s all have vegan burgers! Just order them without cheese, mayo or butter on the bun (if sauces are offered, check the ingredients because only one sauce at White Castle is vegan). Moe’s Southwest Grill and Chipotle have tofu and lard-free beans for their Mexican dishes. Loving Hut has a chain of more than 40 vegan restaurants in more than a dozen states. Yard House and bd’s Mongolian Grill—with more than 60 restaurants in nearly a dozen states—have GARDEIN products on the menu, too (the sauces and breading at Yard House are NOT vegan). Avoid the vegetarian burgers at Burger King, Fuddrucker’s, Ruby Tuesday’s, National Coney Island, Chili’s and Subway; they contain eggs or dairy.

And P.F. Chang’s Chinese restaurants have about 10 vegan selections on the menu. In fact, their tofu is the best tofu I’ve ever eaten anywhere. And you MUST order the tofu lettuce wraps as an appetizer to get the evening started.

Plus, cheese-less pizzas (or pizzas with vegan cheese) are awesome! Just make sure the crust and sauce are made without dairy products and dairy by-products like whey or casein. The original pizza crust, regular pizza sauce, garlic dipping sauce and breadsticks at Papa John’s are vegan. The pizza marinara, vegetarian black beans or spicy marinara sauces with any crust at California Pizza Kitchen are vegan. The crust and red pizza sauce at CiCi’s are vegan. The red and brown BBQ sauces, red pizza sauce and thin crust at Domino’s are vegan. The crust, crazy sauce and crazy bread at Little Caesar’s are vegan. The thin & crispy crust, pizza mia crust, hand-tossed crust, XL full house dough, 4ForAll dough, regular pizza sauce and sweet pizza sauce at Pizza Hut are vegan. Finally, the thin or flatbread crust and pizza sauce at Uno Chicago Grill are vegan.

If you need fast food, you can veganize the bean burrito and Mexican pizza at Taco Bell. Just order them without meat and cheese. You can order the veggie sub at Subway on Italian bread without cheese, or at Quizno’s on white or wheat bread with guacamole but minus the cheese and vinaigrette dressing. A little trick I do when traveling is stopping at a grocery store and buying a package of vegan deli meat, and putting it on the sub when I get back to the hotel.

Vegan Dining in Israel

The Israeli animal liberation movement is growing by leaps and bounds, which means the veg restaurant scene is expanding. The following three sites will help you locate the best places for Israeli vegan food: GARY-TV, Vegan-Friendly, and Vegan-Friendly’s Facebook page.

V-Cards…When You’re Not Near a Veg-Friendly Restaurant

Mike Weinberg, former professor at Grossmont College near San Diego, California, has come up with an ingenious idea: V-Cards, helping to ensure that you get a cruelty-free meal while educating restaurants for the next vegan who walks through the door! Says Mike, “Vegan restaurants are fantastic, but eating vegan at other restaurants can be challenging, especially in foreign countries. Call beforehand to see what options are available. Many chefs relish the challenge of preparing a special vegan meal just for you. At the restaurant, hand a V-Card to your waiter to ensure your meal is completely free of animal products.” V-Cards are available in over 100 languages as of February 2017, and prove very resourceful when you’re traveling in other countries. Get V-Cards here.

Navigating This Page

To jump quickly to restaurants and grocers in a particular U.S. state, just click on the appropriate postal abbreviation within the gray bars. If you roll your mouse over the abbreviation(s), you’ll see a tooltip that shows the full state name(s).

AL, AZ, CADE, FLGA, ILIN, MD, MAMIMT, NJ, NYNC, OHPA, RITN, TX, VA, WI

ALABAMA RESTAURANTS AND GROCERS

Whole Foods Grocery (Vegan Options)
3100 Cahaba Village Plaza
Birmingham
205-912-8400

Manna Grocery & Deli (Vegan Options)
2300 McFarland Blvd. East
Tuscaloosa
205-752-9955

Moe’s Southwest Grille (Vegan Options)
2330 McFarland Blvd. East
Tuscaloosa
205-342-1487
www.moes.com
*Order the Homewrecker with pinto beans, tofu, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, guac, cucumbers

ARIZONA RESTAURANTS

Nature’s Express (Vegan)
2905 4th Ave.
Yuma
928-317-8300
www.natures-express.com

CALIFORNIA RESTAURANTS AND GROCERS

San Francisco Area

The Butcher’s Son (Vegan)
1941 University Ave.
Berkeley
510-984-0818
www.thebutchersveganson.com

Cha Ya (Vegan Japanese – 2 locations)
762 Valencia St. (between 18th & 19th)
San Francisco
415-252-7825

1686 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley
510-981-1213

Good Karma (Vegan)
37 S. 1st Street
San Jose
408-294-2694

Nature’s Express (Vegan)
1823 Solano Ave.
Berkeley
928-317-8300
www.natures-express.com

New World Vegan (formerly New World Vegetarian in Oakland)
199 Park Place
Richmond
510-236-2118

The Plant Café Organic (Vegan Options)
3352 Steiner St. (between Lombard St. & 101)
San Francisco
415-931-2777
www.theplantcafe.com

Rainbow Grocery (Vegan Options)
1745 Folsom St.
San Francisco
415-863-0620
www.rainbowgrocery.org

Vegetarian House (Vegan)
520 East Santa Clara St.
San Jose
408-292-3798
www.vegetarianhouse.us

Los Angeles Area

Au Lac (Vegan Options)
16563 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley
714-418-0658
www.aulac.com
*MUST ORDER the Clay Pot Sensation and Donut Holes

A Votre Santé (Vegan Options)
13016 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles
310-451-1813

Bright Star (Vegan Thai)
9819 Foothill Blvd.
Rancho Cucamonga
909-980-9797
www.brightstarvegan.com

Bulan Thai (Vegan Options – 2 locations)
7168 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles
323-857-1882

4114 Santa Monica Blvd.
Silver Lake
323-913-1488
www.bulanthai.com
**MUST ORDER Rad Nah w/ Double Tofu

Cru (Vegan Options – Raw)
1521 Griffith Park Blvd.
Los Angeles
323-667-1551

Follow Your Heart (Vegan Options)
21825 Sherman Way
Canoga Park
818-348-3240
**MUST ORDER the Eggless Omelette, Club Sandwich, Italian salad with wheat meat, avocado and tandoori chicken. There is a grocery connected to the restaurant! They have nearly every veg item on the market.

Garden Wok (Vegan Chinese)
6117 Reseda Blvd.
Tarzana
818-881-8886

Hip (Vegan)
928 East Ojai
Ojai
805-646-1750
www.HipVeganCafe.com

Native Foods (Vegan – 6 locations)
1110 1/2 Gayley Avenue
Los Angeles
310-209-1055

2937 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa
714-751-2151

73-890 El Paseo
Palm Desert
760-836-9396

1775 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs
760-416-0070

26705 Aliso Creek Rd.
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949-831-1926

2453 Park Ave.
Tustin
714-259-0400
www.nativefoods.com

Nature’s Express (Vegan)
34175 Monterey Ave.
Rancho Mirage
760-324-4694
www.natures-express.com

Nature’s Grill (Vegan Options)
566 East Main St.
Ventura
805-643-7855
www.NaturesGrillVentura.com

Newsroom / Interim Café (Vegan Options – 2 locations)
120 N. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles
310-652-4444

530 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica
310-319-9100
**MUST ORDER the Vegan Spinadillas, Artichoke w/ Tofunaise and Vegan Chicken

One World Veg (Vegan)
178 South Glendora Avenue
West Covina
626-917-2727
www.OneVegWorld.net

Peking Chinese (Vegan Options)
5960 Telegraph Rd. (at N. Victoria)
Ventura
805-644-7777

Real Food Daily (Vegan – 3 locations)
514 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica
310-451-7544

414 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles
310-289-99100

899 E. Del Mar Blvd.
Pasadena
626-844-8900
www.realfood.com

Red Brick Pizza (Vegan Options)
4990 Telephone Rd. (at Portola)
Ventura
805-658-2828

Soul Vegetarian (Vegan)
4067 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles
877-206-1550

Vegan Express (Vegan Options)
3217 Cahuenga West
Hollywood
323-851-8837

Veggie Grill (Vegan – 7 locations)
8000 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles
323-822-7575

110 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles
323-933-3997

2025 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica
310-829-1155

720 Allied Way
Plaza El Segundo
El Segundo
310-535-0025

2533 Pacific Coast Highway
Rolling Hills Plaza
Torrance
310-325-6689

4213 Campus Drive
University Center
Irvine
949-509-0003

81 Fortune Drive
Irvine Spectrum Center
Irvine
949-727-9900
www.VeggieGrill.com

Wheel of Life (Vegan)
14370 Culver Dr.
Irvine
949-551-8222
www.wheelofliferestaurant.com
**MUST ORDER the Vege Chicken Drumsticks, Vege BBQ Chicken, Satay

San Diego

Evolution Fast Food (Vegan)
2949 5th Ave. (at Quince St.)
San Diego
619-550-1818
www.evolutionfastfood.com

Fairouz Cafe and Gallery (Vegan Options)
3166 Midway Drive, Suite 102
San Diego
619-225-0308
www.alnashashibi.com/cafe.htm

Muzita Bistro (Vegan Options – Ethiopian)
4651 Park Blvd.
San Diego
619-546-7900

Native Foods (Vegan – 3 locations)
127 North El Camino Real
Encinitas
760-634-7607

5604 Balboa Avenue
San Diego
858-278-2855

3369 Rosecrans Street
San Diego
619-225-1155
www.nativefoods.com

Ocean Beach People’s Organic Foods Market (Vegan Options)
4765 Voltaire St.
San Diego
619-224-1387
http://obpeoplesfood.coop/

Plumeria Vegetarian Restaurant (Vegan Options)
4661 Park Blvd.
San Diego
619-269-9989
www.myplumeria.com

Rancho’s (Vegan Options – 3 locations)
1830 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
Ocean Beach
619-226-7619

4705 Point Loma Ave.
San Diego
619-224-9815

3910 30th St.
San Diego
619-574-1288

Sipz Fusion Café (Vegan Options)
5501 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego
858-279-3747
www.sipz.com

Soltan Banoo (Vegan Options – Persian)
4645 Park Blvd.
San Diego
619-298-2801
www.soltanbanoo.com
*Try the Baba Ghanoush appetizer, and the Veggie Kabob with brown rice and Shirazi salad

Veggie Grill (Vegan – 2 locations)
965 Palomar Airport Road
Carlsbad
760-458-0034

4353 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla
858-458-0031
www.VeggieGrill.com

South Lake Tahoe

Orchid’s Authentic Thai (Vegan Options)
2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe
530-544-5541

Sprouts (Vegan Options)
3123 Harrison Ave.
South Lake Tahoe
530-541-6969

Taj Mahal Indian (Vegan Options)
3838 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe
530-541-6495

Fresno

Au Lac Café (Vegan)
1495 N Van Ness Ave.
Fresno
559-237-4052

Little Peking (Vegan Options)
7975 N Cedar Ave.
Fresno
559-438-4202

Luby Chinese (Vegan Options)
1075 E Bullard (at First)
Fresno
559-439-8357

New Stars Vegetarian (Vegan Options)
1134 E Champlain Dr.
Fresno
559-434-6363

Sweet Ginger Thai Cuisine (Vegan Options)
3050 West Shaw Ave.
Fresno
559-275-7422

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DELAWARE RESTAURANTS AND GROCERS

Home Grown Café (Vegan Options)
126 E. Main St.
Newark
302-266-6993
www.homegrowncafe.com

Newark Natural Foods Co-op (Vegan Options)
280 E. Main St.
Newark
302-368-5894
www.newarknaturalfoods.com

FLORIDA RESTAURANTS AND GROCERS

Gainesville Area

Book Lover’s Cafe (Vegan Options)
505 NW 13th Street
Gainesville
352-374-4241 or 352-384-0090

Chop Stix Cafe (Vegan Options)
3500 SW 13th Street
Gainesville
352-367-0003
www.chopstixcafe.com

Leonardo’s (Vegan Options – 2 locations)
706 West University Avenue
Gainesville
352-378-2001

1245 West University
Gainesville
352-375-2007
www.leonardos706.com

Top Dinner (Vegan Options)
30 N. Main Street
Gainesville
352-337-1188

Vegan2Go
7625 W. Newberry Rd.
Gainesville
352-505-8894
http://vegan2go.us/menu.php

Miami Area

Beehive (Vegan Options)
5750 Bird Rd.
Miami (at SW 40 St. and Red Rd./SW 57 Ave.)
305-663-1300

Choices Cafe (Vegan)
379 SW 15th Rd.
Miami
305-400-8895
http://mychoicescafe.com/

Galerie Gourmet (Vegan)
138 NW 37th Street
Miami
305-640-8383

Garden Of Eatin’ (Vegan Options)
136 NW 62nd St.
Miami (at Martin Luther King Blvd.)
305-754-8050

Green Bar & Kitchen (Vegan)
1075 SE 17th St.
Fort Lauderdale
954-533-7507
http://greenbarkitchen.com

Green Bites Natural Bistro (Vegan Options)
19 N.E. 2nd Ave. (downtown)
Miami
786-280-9082
http://greenbitesmiami.com

Green Wave Cafe (Vegan Options – Raw)
5221 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation
954-701-9993
www.greenwavecafe.org

The Honey Tree (Vegan Options)
5138 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami
305-759-1696

La Vie en Raw (Vegan)
3808 SW 8th Street
Coral Gables 33134
305-444-3826
http://lavieenrawcoralgables.com/

Lifefood Gourmet (Vegan Options – Raw)
377 SW 15th Rd.
Miami (at Broadway)
786-587-2223
www.lifefoodgourmet.com

Mi Vida Cafe (Vegan)
7244 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami
305-759-6020
www.mividacafe.net

Shing Wang (Vegan Chinese)
237 NE 167 St.
North Miami Beach (at NE 2nd Ave.)
305-654-4008
www.shingwangrestaurant.com

Vegetarian Restaurant by Hakin (Vegan Options)
73 NE 167 St.
Miami
786-210-8787
www.vegetarianrestaurantbyhakin.com

Yard House (Vegan Options – 3 locations)
320 San Lorenzo Ave.
Coral Gables
305-447-9273

11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave.
Palm Beach Gardens
561-691-6901

601 Silks Run
Hallandale Beach
954-454-9950
www.yardhouse.com

More info about South FL restaurants

Orlando Area

Artichoke Red Grocer (Vegan)
2808 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando
407-898-3353
www.artichokered.com

Café 118° (Vegan Options – Raw)
153 East Morse Blvd.
Winter Park
407-389-2233
www.cafe118.com

Chamberlin’s Natural Foods (Vegan Options – 6 locations)
430 N. Orlando Avenue
Winter Park
407-647-6661

1170 Oviedo Market Place Blvd.
Oviedo
407-359-7028

7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd.
Orlando
407-352-2130

1086 Montgomery Road
Altamonte Springs
407-774-8866

1529 U.S. Hwy. 98 S.
Lakeland
863-687-8413

1114 N. John Young Parkway
Kissimmee
407-846-7454
www.chamberlins.com

Dandelion Communitea Café (Vegan)
618 N. Thornton Ave.
Orlando
407-362-1864
www.dandelioncommunitea.com

Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar (Vegan Options)
444 N. Bumby Ave.
Orlando
407-893-4994
www.drunkenmonkeycoffee.com

Earth Origins Grocer (Vegan Options)
6651 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg
727-347-5682
www.NaturalRetail.com

Ethos Vegan Kitchen (Vegan)
601 New York Ave.
Winter Park
407-228-3898
www.ethosvegankitchen.com

Falafel Café (Vegan Options)
12140 Collegiate Way
Orlando
407-382-6600
www.falafelcafe.com

The Garden Café (Vegan Chinese)
810 W. Colonial Dr.
Orlando
407-999-9799
www.gardencafevege.com
**BEST VEGAN CHINESE in USA
***MUST ORDER the House Chicken, House Steak, Tuna in Blackbean Sauce or Salt & Pepper Ribs (but do not get the ribs for a carry-out because it loses its texture after 15 minutes)

Leafy Greens Café (Vegan Options – Raw)
1431 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg
727-289-7087
www.leafygreenscafe.com

Lotus Vietnamese Vegetarian Restaurant (Vegan)
6575 Park Blvd.
Pinellas Park
727-549-1688
http://www.lotusvegetarianrestaurant.com/

Meze 119 (Vegan Options)
119 2nd Street North
St. Petersburg
727-498-8627
http://meze119.com

Mi Pueblo (Vegan Options – 3 locations)
Brick Yard Plaza
530 US 41 ByPass South 2-A
Venice
941-486-0005

Palm Plaza
4436 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota
941-379-2880

University Walk Plaza
8405 Tuttle Ave.
941-359-9303
www.mipueblomexican.com/en/organic.html

Raphsodic Bakery (Vegan)
710 N. Mills Ave.
Orlando
407-704-8615
www.raphsodic.com

Vegan Hot Dog Stand
Orange Ave. and Washington (near Tabu & I Bar)
Orlando

Viva De Cafe (Vegan Options – Raw)
120 – 8 Avenue
St. Pete Beach
727-289-7164
www.vidadecafe.com

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GEORGIA RESTAURANTS AND GROCERS

Café Sunflower (Vegan Options – 2 locations)
2140 Peachtree Rd.
Atlanta
404-352-8859

5975 Roswell Rd.
Atlanta
404-256-1675
www.CafeSunflower.com

Chinese Buddha (Vegan Options)
100 10th Street NW
Atlanta
404-874-5158

Healthful Essence (Vegan Options – Carribean)
875 York Avenue
Atlanta
404-806-0830
www.HealthfulEssence.com

Lov’n It Live (Vegan Options – Raw)
2796 East Point Street
East Point (10 minutes from Atlanta)
404-765-9220
www.LovingItLive.com/

Soul Vegetarian (Vegan Options – 2 locations)
879 Ralph David Abernathy SW
Atlanta
404-752-5194

652 North Highland Ave. NE
Atlanta
404-875-0145
**MUST ORDER everything on the menu. It’s all good.

ILLINOIS RESTAURANTS AND GROCERS

Blind Faith Café (Vegan Options – 2 locations)
525 Dempster St.
Evanston
847-328-6875

3300 N. Lincoln Ave.
Lincolnwood
773-871-3820
www.blindfaithcafe.com

Bonne Sante Health Foods (Vegan Options)
1512 E. 53rd
Hyde Park
773-667-5700
www.2gethealthy.biz

Chicago Diner (Vegan Options – 2 locations)
3411 N. Halsted
Chicago
773-935-6696

2333 N. Milwaukee Ave. (Logan Square)
Chicago
773-252-3211
www.veggiediner.com
*MUST ORDER the Dagwood Sandwich!

Coffeehouse & Deli (Vegan Options)
114 E. Beaufort St.
Normal
309-452-6774
http://www.thecoffeehouseanddeli.com/

Flat Top Grill (Vegan Options)
301 Veterans Pkwy.
Normal
309-454-1300
http://www.flattopgrill.com/

Heritage Health Foods (Vegan Options)
4031 W. 183rd
Country Club Hills
708-957-0595
www.2gethealthy.biz

Karyn’s Raw Café (Vegan Options)
1901 N. Halsted St.
Chicago
312-255-1590
www.karynraw.com/Raw-Cafe

Karyn’s Cooked (Vegan Options)
738 N. Wells St.
Chicago
312-587-1050
www.karynraw.com/Cooked

Karyn’s on Green (Vegan Options)
130 S. Green St.
Chicago
312-226-6155
www.karynsongreen.com

Kramer’s Health Foods – Café & Juice Bar (Vegan Options)
230 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago
312-922-0077
www.2gethealthy.biz

Native Foods (Vegan – 3 locations)
1023 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago-Lakeview
773-549-4904

218 South Clark Street
Chicago-Loop
312-332-6332

1484 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago-Wicker Park
773-489-8480
www.NativeFoods.com

Soul Vegetarian East (Vegan Options)
205 E. 75th Street
Chicago
773-224-0104

Veggie Bites (Vegan)
3031 W. 111th Street
Chicago
773-239-4367

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INDIANA RESTAURANTS AND GROCERS

Elbert’s Natural Food Market (Vegan Options)
5614 E. Virginia St.
Evansville
812-471-5071
www.elbertsnaturalfoods.com

Janbo (Vegan Options – Asian)
4500 W. Lloyd Expressway
Evansville
812-422-8289

Kanpai Asian (Vegan Options)
4593 Washington Ave
Evansville
812-471-7076
www.mykanpai.com

Panera Bread (Vegan Options)
220 North Burkhardt
Evansville
812-476-7477
www.panerabread.com/menu/bakery/

Paradise Organics Grocer (Vegan Options)
2700 State Rd. 261
Newburgh
812-842-0821
www.paradiseorganics.net

Penny Lane Coffeehouse (Vegan Options)
600 SE Second Street (corner of 2nd & Mulberry)
Evansville
812-421-8741
www.pennylanecoffee.com

River City Food Co-Op Grocer (Vegan Options)
116 Washington
Evansville
812-401-7301
www.rivercityfoodcoop.org

Taj Mahal (Vegan Options)
900 Tutor Lane
Evansville
812-476-5000
*Order Mushroom Saag or Saag Cholay WITHOUT dairy/cream in it. They will veganize for you. It is AMAZING!

Thai Papaya Cuisine (Vegan Options)
6240 E. Virginia St.
Evansville
812-477-8424

MARYLAND RESTAURANTS AND GROCERS

Liquid Earth (Vegan Options)
1626 Aliceanna St. (@ Broadway)
Baltimore
410-276-6606
www.LiquidEarth.com

Martin’s Food Markets (Vegan Options)
40 Rising Sun Town Center
Rising Sun
410-658-7900
www.martinsfoods.com

MASSACHUSETTS RESTAURANTS

Grasshopper (Vegan Options)
1 North Beacon St.
Boston
617-254-8883

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MICHIGAN RESTAURANTS AND GROCERS

Ann Arbor Area

The Blue Nile (Vegan Options – Ethiopian)
221 E. Washington
Ann Arbor
734-998-4746
www.bluenilemi.com
**ORDER the Vegetarian Feast which is vegan!

The Cupcake Station (Vegan Options)
116 E. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor
734-222-1801
www.CupcakeStation.com

The Lunch Room (Vegan)
407 N 5th Ave.
Ann Arbor
734-369-6773
Visit their Facebook page

Moe’s Southwest Grille (Vegan Options)
857 W. Eisenhower Pkwy.
Ann Arbor
734-998-0900
www.moes.com
*Order the Homewrecker with pinto beans, tofu, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, guac, cucumbers

Schakolad Chocolate Factory (Vegan Options)
110 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor
734-213-1700
www.schakolad.com

Zingerman’s Deli (Vegan Options)
422 Detroit St.
Ann Arbor
734-663-3354
www.zingermansdeli.com
**Dozens of homemade vegan breads, and they’re all delicious.

Detroit Area

Amici’s Pizza (Vegan Options)
3249 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Berkley
248-544-4100
www.amicispizza.com
**Menu items #8, #9 and #11 are vegan. Vegan cheese is available

Ashoka Indian Cuisine (Vegan Options – 2 locations)
2100 Haggerty Rd.
Canton
734-844-3100

3462 Rochester Rd.
Troy
248-689-7060
www.ashokaindiancuisine.com
*The mushroom and eggplant dishes are superb!

Avalon International Breads (Vegan Options)
422 W. Willis
Detroit
313-832-0008

Blaze Pizza (Vegan Options)
112 South Main St.
Royal Oak
248-591-4321
www.blazepizza.com

The Blue Nile (Vegan Options – Ethiopian)
545 West Nine Mile Rd.
Ferndale
248-547-6699
www.bluenilemi.com
**ORDER the Vegetarian Feast which is vegan!

Brooklyn St. Local (Vegan Options)
1266 Michigan Ave.
Detroit
313-262-6547
http://www.brooklynstreetlocal.com/#!menu/clg4

The Burger Spot (Vegan Options)
550 Forest Ave. (Westchester Square Mall)
Plymouth
734-455-4141
http://www.burgerspotplymouth.com/menu/

Cacao Tree Café (Vegan Options)
204 W. 4th St.
Royal Oak
248-336-9043
www.cacaotreecafe.com

Chive Kitchen (Vegan Options)
33043 Grand River Ave.
Farmington
248-516-7144
www.chivekitchen.com

Chutney’s (Indian Vegan Options)
38259 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills
248-476-9900
http://chutneysmi.com

The Clean Plate (Vegan Options)
45629 Hayes Rd.
Shelby Twp.
586-580-3293
www.cleanplate4u.com

The Cupcake Station (Vegan Options – 4 locations)
136 N. Old Woodward Ave.
Birmingham
248-593-1903

301 West 9 Mile Rd.
Ferndale
248-336-8668

205 S. Main Street.
Rochester
248-651-5401

318 Main St.
Plymouth
734-582-0500
www.CupcakeStation.com

Detroit Vegan Soul (Vegan)
8029 Agnes St.
Detroit
313-649-2759
www.detroitvegansoul.com

Drought Raw Juices (Organic Vegan – 7 locations)
28822 Woodward
Royal Oak
248-850-7528

211 West 9 Mile Rd.
Ferndale

4078 West Maple Rd.
Bloomfield Hills
248-220-4330

470 Forest Ave.
Plymouth
734-459-6383

441 West Canfield
Detroit
313-285-1880

1814 Parker St.
Detroit
313-458-8867

719 Griswold St.
Detroit
www.droughtjuice.com/menu.html

Grape Leaves Middle Eastern Cuisine (Vegan Options – 3 locations)
2850 West Maple
Troy
248-816-2000

29181 Northwestern Hwy.
Southfield
248-359-0000

24700 Greenfield
Oak Park
248-968-0008
www.grapeleavesrestaurant.com

GreenSpace Café (Vegan)
211 W. 9 Mile Rd.
Ferndale
248-206-7510
https://www.facebook.com/GreenSpaceCafe

Hippies Pizza (Vegan Options)
121 E. 13 Mile Rd. (East of Main St.)
Royal Oak
248-733-1111
www.HippiesPizza.com

Innate Healing Arts Center (Vegan Options)
18700 Woodward (between 6 & 7 Mile Rds.)
Detroit
313-366-2247
www.innatehealingartscenter.com/vegetarian-food-detroit/

Inn Season (Vegan Options)
500 East 4th St.
Royal Oak
248-547-7916
www.theinnseasoncafe.com
**MUST ORDER the Big Brapawski Burger and Budapest Mushroom Soup!

Jerusalem Pizza (Vegan Options)
26025 Greenfield Road (Sherwood Square Shopping Plaza at 10 Mile Rd.)
Southfield
248-552-0088
www.JPizza.com

Krishna Catering and Restaurant (Vegan Options – Indian)
28636 Ford Rd.
Garden City
734-513-3663
www.krishnacatering.com

Lei Ting (Vegan Options)
525 North Main St.
Milford
248-684-0321

Moe’s Southwest Grille (Vegan Options)
32867 Woodward Avenue
Royal Oak
248-268-4369
www.moes.com
*Order the Homewrecker with pinto beans, tofu, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, guac, cucumbers

Natural Food Patch Grocer (Vegan Options)
221 W. 9 Mile Rd.
Ferndale
248-546-5908
www.naturalfoodpatch.com

Nutri Foods Grocer (Vegan Options)
120 S. Main
Royal Oak
248-541-6820

Om Café (Vegan Options)
23136 Woodward
Ferndale
248-548-1941
www.omcafe.com

Red Star Chinese (Vegan Options)
13944 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn
313-581-1451

Sahara Restaurant (Vegan Options)
23133 Coolidge Hwy.
Oak Park
248-399-7744

Schakolad Chocolate Factory (Vegan Options – 2 locations)
1728 West Maple Road
Birmingham
248-723-8008

20450 Haggerty Rd.
Northville
734-464-7040
www.schakolad.com

Sumo Sushi (Vegan Options)
418 Main St.
Rochester
248-601-0104
http://m.allmenus.com/mi/rochester/57324-sumo-sushi–seafood/menu/

Sweet Earth (Vegan Soft-serve Options)
141 W. Maple Rd.
Birmingham
248-792-6285
www.mysweetearth.com

Sweet Lorraine’s (Vegan Options – 3 locations)
29101 Greenfield Rd.
Southfield
248-559-5985

333 East Jefferson
Detroit
313-223-3933

17100 N. Laurel Park Dr.
Livonia (in The Livonia Marriott)
734-953-7480
www.sweetlorraines.com
**One of the best vegan burgers in the USA

Szechuan Empire Restaurant (Vegan Options)
39450 Haggerty (at 14 Mile Rd.)
Commerce Township
248-960-7666

Taste of Ethiopia (Vegan Options)
29702 Southfield Rd.
Southfield
248-905-5560

Tom + Chee (Vegan Options – 2 locations)
18875 Traditions Dr.
Northville
248-308-3996

306 East Big Beaver Rd.
Troy
248-729-7464
http://www.tomandchee.com/menu/build-your-own-grilled-cheese/

Topsoil (Vegan Options – Located in the Detroit Modern Art Museum)
4454 Woodward (at Garfield)
Detroit
313-832-6622
www.mocadetroit.org

Try It Raw (Vegan Options – Raw)
213 East Maple Rd.
Birmingham
248-593-6994
Visit their Facebook page

Udipi (Vegan Options – Indian)
29210 Orchard Lake Rd.
Farmington Hills
248-626-6021

Zerbo’s Health Foods Grocer (Vegan Options)
34164 Plymouth Rd.
Livonia
734-427-3144
www.zerbos.com

Grand Rapids Area

Brick Road Pizza Co. (Vegan Options)
1017 Wealthy St.
Grand Rapids
616-719-2409
www.brickroadpizza.com
*Must try Philly Steak and Buffalo Tofu Pizza w/ Daiya cheese

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MONTANA RESTAURANTS AND GROCERS

Cham Thai (Vegan Options)
2916 1st Avenue North
Billings
406-256-1812

Community Food Co-op Grocer (Vegan Options – 2 locations)
908 W. Main Street
Bozeman
406-587-4039

44 E. Main Street
Bozeman
406-922-2667
www.bozo.coop

Good Earth Market (Vegan Options)
3024 2nd Avenue North
Billings
406-259-2622
www.goodearthmarket.coop

Real Food Market (Vegan Options)
1096 Helena Avenue
Helena
406-443-5150
www.realfoodstore.com

NEW JERSEY RESTAURANTS

Laico’s (Vegan Options – Italian)
67 Terhune Avenue
Jersey City
201-434-4115
*The linguine pasta is vegan. Order it with white beans & spinach.

Veggie Heaven (Vegan – 3 locations)
57 Bloomfield Ave.
Denville
973-586-7800
www.VeggieHeavenNJ.com

473 Cedar Lane
Teaneck
201-836-0887
www.VeggieHeavenTeaneck.com

631 Valley Rd.
Montclair
973-783-1088
www.VeggieHeavenMontclair.com

NEW YORK RESTAURANTS AND GROCERS

Blossom (Vegan)
187 9th Avenue
Manhattan
212-627-1144

Blythe Anne’s (Vegan Ice Cream Parlor)
516 E. 6th St. (between Ave. A & B)
Manhattan
646-481-5852
https://www.facebook.com/pages/blythe-annes/600623230008713

Candle 79 (Vegan)
154 East 79th St.
Manhattan
212-537-7179
www.candle79.com

Candle Café (Vegan)
1307 Third Ave @ 75th St.
Manhattan
212-472-0970
www.candlecafe.com

Caravan of Dreams (Vegan Options)
405 East 6th St.
Manhattan
212-254-1613
www.caravanofdreams.net

Peace Food Cafe (Vegan)
460 Amsterdam Ave
New York
212-362-2266
www.PeaceFoodCafe.com

Queens Heath Emporium Grocer (Vegan Options)
15901 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing, NY
718-358-6500
www.queenshealthemporium.com

Quintessence (Vegan Options – Raw)
263 E 10th St.
Manhattan
646-654-1823
www.raw-q.com
*Must order Stuffed Fofu, Crepes, Bagel w/ cream cheese

Stogo (Vegan Ice Cream Parlor)
159 2nd Avenue
Manhattan
212-677-2301
www.stogonyc.com/about-us/

Veggie Castle (Vegan)
2242 Church Lane (Flatbush & Bedford)
Brooklyn
718-703-1275

Westerly Market & Deli (Vegan Options)
911 8th Ave.
Manhattan
212-586-5262
*MUST ORDER the raw mock salmon sandwich

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NORTH CAROLINA RESTAURANTS

Luna’s Living Kitchen (Raw Vegan)
2102 South Blvd.
Charlotte
704-333-0008
www.lunaslivingkitchen.com

Moe’s Southwest Grille-EpiCentre (Vegan Options)
210 East Trade St
Charlotte
704-971-3393
www.moes.com
*Order the Homewrecker with pinto beans, tofu, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, guac, cucumbers

Moe’s Southwest Grill (Vegan Options)
610 Red Banks Rd
Greenville
252-353-6637
www.moes.com
*Order the Homewrecker with pinto beans, tofu, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, guac, cucumbers

Kasturi Indian Cuisine (Vegan Options)
2205 W. Arlington Blvd.
Greenville
252-215-0215
*Order the Okra and Dal Fry dishes with Roti bread

Mellow Mushroom (Vegan Options)
2020 Charles Blvd.
Greenville
252-565-8220
www.mellowmushroom.com
*Order the Mega Veggie with Daiya cheese

OHIO RESTAURANTS AND GROCERS

Akron/Cleveland Area

Flaming Ice Cube (Vegan – 2 locations)
140 Public Square
Cleveland
216-263-1111

1449 Boardman-Canfield Road
Boardman (in Creekside Place)
330-726-4766
www.flamingice.com

Mustard Seed Market & Café (Vegan Options)
3885 W. Market St. (West Market Plaza)
Akron
330-666-7333
www.MustardSeedMarket.com

Ms. Julie’s Kitchen (Vegan)
1809 S. Main St.
Akron
330-819-3834

The West Side Bakery (Vegan Options)
2303 West Market St. (Pilgrim Square)
Akron
330-836-4101
www.thewestsidebakery.com

Cincinnati Area

Clifton Natural Foods Grocer (Vegan Options)
169 W. McMillan St.
Cincinnati
513-961-6111

The Loving Café (Vegan)
6227 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati
513-731-2233
www.thelovingcafe.com

Melt (Vegan Options)
4165 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati
513-681-6358
www.meltnorthside.com
**MUST ORDER the Vegan Southern Sausage Melt

Olives (Vegan Options)
342 Ludlow Ave.
Cincinnati
513-221-4200
www.olivesonludlow.com
*MUST ORDER the tofu artichoke sandwich

Park + Vine (Vegan General Store)
1109 Vine St.
Cincinnati
513-721-7275
www.parkandvine.com
*Small grocery plus sprinklings of all the best vegan products including soaps, steel straws, shoes, organic cotton pillows, paint, home furnishings, clothing and baby supplies

Columbus Area

Dragonfly (Vegan)
247 King Ave.
Columbus
614-298-9986

Hal and Al’s (Vegan)
1297 Parsons Ave.
Columbus
614-375-4812
www.halandals.com

Northstar Café (Vegan Options)
951 N. High St.
Columbus
614-298-9999
**MUST ORDER vegan beet burger

Whole World Natural Restaurant & Bakery (Vegan Options)
3269 N. High St.
Columbus
614-268-5751

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PENNSYLVANIA RESTAURANTS

Blackbird Pizzeria (Vegan)
507 South 6th Street
Philadelphia
215-625-6660
www.blackbirdpizzeria.com

Cafe 210 West (Vegan Options)
210 W. College Avenue
State College
814-237-3449

Govinda’s Café (Vegan Options)
1408 South St.
Philadelphia
215-985-9303
www.govindasvegetarian.com
**MUST ORDER the Vegan Cheesecakes. They are to die for!

Green Bowl (Vegan Options)
131 W. Beaver Avenue
State College
814-238-0600
www.thegreenbowl.com

Guo’s Garden (Vegan Chinese)
569 West Uwchlan – Plaza 113
Exton
610-524-7178

Kingdom of Vegetarians (Vegan Chinese)
129 N. 9th St.
Philadelphia
215-413-2290

New Harmony Vegetarian (Vegan Chinese)
125 N. 9th St.
Philadelphia
215-627-4520

Singapore (Vegan Chinese)
1006 Race St.
Philadelphia
215-922-3288

Vegan Treats (Desserts to Die For!)
1444 Linden Street
Bethlehem
610-861-7660
www.VeganTreats.com

RHODE ISLAND RESTAURANTS AND GROCERS

Alternative Food Co-Op Grocer (Vegan Options)
357 Main Street
Wakefield
401-789-2240
www.alternativefoodcoop.com

Garden Grille Café (Vegan Options)
727 East Ave.
Pawtucket
401-726-2826
www.gardengrillecafe.com

Wildflour (Vegan Bakery)
727 East Avenue
Pawtucket
401-475 4718
www.wildflourveganbakerycafe.com

AL, AZ, CADE, FLGA, ILIN, MD, MAMIMT, NJ, NYNC, OHPA, RITN, TX, VA, WI

TENNESSEE RESTAURANTS

Sunspot (Vegan Options)
1909 Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville
865-637-4663
www.aubreysrestaurant.com/sunspot/

The Tomato Head (Vegan Options – 2 locations)
12 Market Sq.
Knoxville
865-637-4067

211 W. Broadway
Maryville
865-981-1080
www.thetomatohead.com

TEXAS RESTAURANTS

Corpus Christi Area

Bamboo Garden (Vegan Options)
1220 Airline Rd.
Corpus Christi*
361-993-7993
*Great tofu. Order the C1 or B3

Sprouts Grocer (Vegan Options)
1440 Airline Rd.
Corpus Christi
361-993-2850
www.sprouts.com

Yin Yang Fandango (Vegan Options)
505 S. Water St. (behind Memorial Coliseum)
Corpus Christi
361-883-9123
www.tangofandango.com

Dallas Area

Mr. Chopsticks (Vegan Options)
1633 Scripture St. (1 minute from UNT)
Denton
940-382-5437
www.mrchopsticks.com
**Best Tofu & Broccoli dish in the USA

El Paso Area

India Palace (Vegan Options)
5380 N. Mesa St. (5 minutes from UTEP)
El Paso
915-833-2245

Sprouts Grocer (Vegan Options)
6100 N. Mesa St.
El Paso
915-833-3380
www.sprouts.com

Houston Area

Green Vegetarian Cuisine (Vegan Options)
6720 Chimney Rock
Houston
832-649-4184
www.eatatgreen.com

Pepper Tree (Vegan)
3821 Richmond Ave.
Houston
713-621-9488
www.ILovePepperTree.com

Red Bowl Mongolian BBQ (Vegan Options)
12312 Barker Cypress Rd.
Cypress
281-256-1888
**Try the fresh veggies & tofu—great!

VIRGINIA RESTAURANTS

Bella Pizzeria (Vegan Options)
1308 Colley Ave.
Norfolk
757-625-3525

Cora (Vegan Options)
723 W. 21st St.
Norfolk
757-625-6100

Gillie’s (Vegan Options)
153 College Ave.
Blacksburg
540-961-2703
www.blacksburg.net/gbhome/

Kotobuki (Vegan Options – Japanese)
721 W. 21st
Norfolk
757-628-1025
www.kotobukisushibar.com

WISCONSIN RESTAURANTS AND GROCERS

Basics Grocer (Vegan Options)
1221 Woodman Rd. (off of Milton Ave.)
Janesville
608-754-3925
www.basicshealth.com

AL, AZ, CADE, FLGA, ILIN, MD, MAMIMT, NJ, NYNC, OHPA, RITN, TX, VA, WI

Vegan Shoes, Clothing, Body Care, and Cosmetics

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Vegan Shoes, Clothing, Body Care, and Cosmetics

Cleaning the cruelty out of your home doesn’t end with your kitchen—that’s where it begins.

 

The following was sourced from www.adaptt.org

 

Quote of the Moment“The cruel experimenter cannot, in the same breath, defend the scientific validity of vivisection on the grounds of the physical similarities between man and the other animals, and then defend the morality of vivisection on the grounds that men and animals are physically different. The only logical alternatives for him are to admit he is either pre-Darwinian or immoral.”~ Richard Ryder, former vivisectionist.

 

Shampoo bars by LUSH • Image courtesy of LUSH: Fresh Handmade Cosmetics • www.lushusa.com

 

Vegan Shoes and Clothing

Nowadays, vegan shoes and boots, all completely devoid of animal skin and other animal byproducts, can be found in a wide variety of styles and colors

Even if you're having difficulty overhauling your diet, switching out your bath and body-care items is easy!

Vegan Body Care and Cosmetics

  • Kat Von D Beauty: World-famous tattoo artist Kat Von D has created a full line of vegan cosmetics from lipstick and eyeliner to foundation and make-up remover.
  • Lush: Soaps and bubble baths; face, body and foot lotions; shampoos, conditioners and gels; deodorants; body sprays and perfumes. All of their products are vegetarian, and most are vegan. NO animal testing, of course. Lush has outlets in 33 states and numerous countries.
  • Beauty Without Cruelty: A comprehensive line of vegan and organic hair care and skin care products and cosmetics.
  • Herbs Of Grace: Offers mineral-based (and 100% vegan) cosmetics, body bronzers, and lip balms.
  • MuLondon: Organic, fair-trade moisturizers and cleansers for your face, hands and body. Their products also contain no artificial preservatives, emulsifiers or fragrances.
  • Aveda: A pioneer in the green cosmetics world, offering over 95% organic and vegan ingredients, free of parabens, and never tested on animals. They offer an entire line of skin care, body care and hair care, and make-up. The make-up brushes are free of animal hair, too. Check labels to avoid beeswax and honey, which are found in all the lip products and a dozen other body and hair care items.
  • Hurraw!: Makers of a raw vegan lip balm in assorted flavors.
  • Vegan Beauty Review
  • Moon Vibes

Other Vegan Foods

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Other Vegan Foods

Yes, you can even buy vegan mayonnaise, vegan mac & cheese, vegan convenience foods, and vegan cookies, chocolate, and candy bars!

 

Quote of the Moment“Animals are my friends. And I don’t eat my friends.”~ George Bernard Shaw.

 

The following was sourced from www.adatt.org

 

Trader Joe's and other grocery chains carry a wide assortment of veganized versions of your favorite foods

 

Vegenaise by Follow Your Heart. This vegan mayo is flat out the BEST product on the market anywhere. I dip everything in it from carrots and broccoli to pretzels and tofu.

Ready-to-eat tofu by WhiteWave. WhiteWave also has tofu that you can prepare yourself.

Amy’s has a huge line of veg food. However, most of these products contain dairy so they’re not vegan. The Tofu Scramble Pocket, Rice Macaroni & Daiya Cheese, and more than 20 soups are delicious, and vegan!

Trader Joe’s has its own brands of tofu, soy, coconut and rice milks/yogurts, chicken and steak strips, chicken tenders, meatballs and more. The ready-to-eat tofu is the best one on the market by far.

Imagine Foods offers many vegan soups, broths and stocks.

Uncle Eddie’s Vegan Cookies. Get the oatmeal raisin brand. They also have chocolate chip, peanut butter and trail mix flavors.

Vegan chocolate can be obtained at Chocolate Decadence, or at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods or any other vegan-friendly store. Always remember that genuine chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.

Of the thousands of vegan food items in the marketplace, some are born vegan, and others are made that way!Of the thousands of vegan food items in the marketplace, some are born vegan, and others are made that way!

Go Max Go Foods has veganized seven of the most popular chocolate bars! Visit their website and find out who’s carrying Mahalo (Almond Joy), Jokerz (Snickers), Twilight (Milky Way), Buccaneer (Three Musketeers), Thumbs Up (Butterfinger), Cleo’s (Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups) and Snap (Nestle Crunch). You can also order them online.

Little Secrets created the first vegan M&Ms! They’re calling them Salted Peanut Dark Chocolate, and they’re quite delicious! Little Secrets is not a vegan company but has other vegan goodies, including Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Raspberry, Dark Chocolate Salted Peanut, and seasonal Dark Chocolate Peppermint. The confectioner’s glaze is made with carnauba wax and mineral oil, which is a pleasant surprise because it is usually made from insect secretions.

Vegan honey alternatives can be obtained by purchasing Bee-Free Honee, agave nectar, yacon syrup or rice-based honey.

If you peruse the ingredients of some of your favorite foods, you’ll be surprised by what happens to be vegan: Oreo cookies, original Ritz crackers, Wheat Thins, peanut butter, jelly, Twizzlers, original Now & Laters, original Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish, Charm’s Blow Pops, Dots, Hot Tamales, Ruffles (and most potato chips minus the ones with sour cream and/or cheese), Duncan Hines frostings, Snyder’s pretzels and more.

Vegan Foods and Beverages Online

In addition to the above, there are several websites where you can purchase miscellaneous vegan foods and beverages online, and receive additional guidelines about your purchases:

Vegan Breads, Bagels, and Other Baked Goods

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Vegan Breads, Bagels, and Other Baked Goods

Finding vegan breads is just a matter of knowing what to look for, reprogramming your normal routine, and trying something new.

 

Quote of the Moment“We cannot in all good conscience obey your unjust laws and abide by the unjust system, because noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.”~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Fortunately, vegan breads, bagels, crackers, and other baked goods come in many delicious varieties

When you think of a simple food item like bread, very few ingredients should come to mind: flour, water, yeast. Why do the majority of breads on the market have 30 to 40 ingredients, with things like DATEM and L-Cysteine and dozens of other ambiguous ingredients? Because mainstream companies shamefully defile our food supply with unnecessary animal by-products to cut down on costs and exploit every last part of an animal’s body. For instance, the Einstein Bagels chain has L-Cysteine, an animal amino acid, in its bagels; L-Cysteine is sourced from hair boiled off the bodies of dead animals. And how about mono- and diglycerides from the fat of animals, sodium stearoyl lactylate from the blood and muscle tissue of animals, DATEM (another animal-fat byproduct), monocalcium/calcium phosphate from animal bones—and let’s not forget honey (bee vomit).

Some of these ingredients DO have plant alternatives, but unless the label indicates that these ingredients come from vegetable sources, or that the company is vegan, they are likely sourced from the dead bodies of animals. Other frequently used non-vegan ingredients include eggs, milk, milk powder, vitamin D3, whey and sweet dairy whey, milk fat, and butter.

Luckily, there are ethical bread choices. For example, Food for Life makes an extraordinary variety of breads, muffins, and tortillas that are free of animal ingredients, including Ezekiel 4:9‘s original, sesame or cinnamon raisin breads; Ezekiel 4:9’s sprouted grain tortillas, cinnamon raisin, sesame, low sodium, 7 sprouted grains, brown rice and cinnamon raisin English muffins; and Food for Life’s brown rice and rice almond breads. Food for Life even offers nine gluten-free vegan breads as well. It’s just a matter of knowing what to look for, reprogramming your normal routine, and trying something new.

Trader Joe’s brand whole wheat bagels, sesame seed bagels, plain bagels, everything bagels, cinnamon raisin bagels, organic moral fiber blueberry bran and cranberry orange bran muffins are vegan. Most of the pita breads, tortillas and fresh-baked artisanal breads are free of animal ingredients, too. Trader Joe’s also has the following brand-name vegan options: Rudi’s Organics wheat hot dog and hamburger buns, Food for Life‘s brown rice bread and Ezekiel 4:9‘s original, sesame or cinnamon raisin breads.

Rudi's Organics, and Pretzilla, are just two among dozens of companies that produce delicious, ready-made breads with no animal ingredients whatsoever

The Kroger chain offers a decent natural foods section with some great choices: Ezekiel 4:9 (by Food for Life) sprouted grain tortillas, cinnamon raisin, sesame, low sodium, 7 sprouted grains, brown rice and cinnamon raisin English muffins; Food for Life brown rice and rice almond breads; and ENER G white rice loaf, tapioca loaf, brown rice loaf, and white rice flax loaf.

If you’re out and about, you can use your iPhone or other smart phone to find several places that offer vegan breads. The following apps provide an extensive list of all things vegan at restaurant chains: Happy Cow, VeganXpress, Animal-Free (Apple devices) and Animal-Free (Android devices), or Cruelty-Free (Apple) and Cruelty-Free (Android). Here’s some more info about vegan bread selections:

Auntie Anne’s: Original, Whole Wheat, Cinnamon Sugar, Garlic, Jalapeño, Glazin’ Raisin (request it without butter)

Au Bon Pain: Bread bowl, artisan baguette, artisan multigrain bread, artisan sun-dried tomato bread, country white bread, focaccia

Blimpie: White roll

Bruegger’s Bagels: Baked apple, cinnamon raisin, cinnamon sugar, cranberry orange, everything, garlic, jalapeño, onion, plain, poppy, pumpernickel, pumpkin, rosemary olive oil, salt, sesame, sesame softwhich, everything softwhich, ciabatta bread, whole wheat wrap

Panera: Artisan French, ciabatta, country, plain foccacia, sesame semolina, sourdough, stone-milled rye, three-seed, and French baguette

Quiznos: White bread, wheat bread

Roly Poly: Whole wheat or flour tortilla, low-carb wheat tortilla

Sheetz: Ciabatta bread, cinnamon raisin bagel, English muffin, everything bagel, panini, plain bagel, pretzel roll, tortilla, wheat sub, white sub, wrap

Subway: Ciabatta, Italian (white), roasted garlic, sourdough, wraps

Tim Hortons: wheat or white roll, soup roll, outcakes, and the following bagels: 12-grain, blueberry, cinnamon raisin, everything, onion, plain, poppy, sesame seed.

Thanks www.adaptt.org

Vegan Egg Substitutes

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Vegan Egg Substitutes

Clever companies—and individuals—have met the difficult challenge of making “veggs” that are hard to distinguish from the real thing.

 

Quote of the Moment“Men dig their graves with their own teeth, and die more by those instruments than by all weapons of their enemies.”~ Pythagoras of Samos (ca. 530 B.C.)

 

Exquisite handmade vegan hard-boiled eggs from Mouthwatering Vegan Recipes™ • www.mouthwateringvegan.com

 

To make a scrambled egg, buy firm or extra firm tofu. Remove it from the package and squeeze out any excess water. Crumble the tofu into a mixing bowl and mash it up with salt, garlic powder, onion powder, lots of nutritional yeast, black pepper, turmeric and a dash of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos sauce. If you aren’t spice savvy, you can use a packet of Fantastic World Foods Tofu Scrambler Mix instead. Put everything in a skillet with assorted chopped veggies and sauté until the veggies are semi-soft and tofu is browned.

Eggless omelet

For an omelet, crumble the tofu with a food processor using the same spice combo as the scrambler. Add 2-3 tablespoons of vegan cream cheese (Tofutti or Go Veggie!), a couple pinches of brown sugar and a large dash of vegan milk. Pulse the ingredients and spread the mixture into a pie plate and bake until firm. Sauté assorted vegetables separately and place them on the tofu pie. Fold the tofu pie over the veggies and voilà, you have an omelet.

If you need an egg substitute for baked goods (eggs are an emulsifier and are never used for taste), use these emulsifying agents instead: agar, apple sauce, arrow root, bananas, corn starch, konjac (elephant yam) powder, or soaked ground flax seeds.

You can now buy vegan eggs from Follow Your Heart, and The Vegg, too. (Follow Your Heart also makes delicious cheese slices and blocks, cream cheese, salad dressings, and Vegenaise (mock mayo), which is the best-tasting condiment ever created.)

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a breakfast that is quick and easy to prepare, still other companies such as Amy’s, Gardein, and Sweet Earth (all illustrated just below) have produced their own plant-based egg formulations for use in a variety of ready-made breakfast foods, such as pockets, sandwiches, burritos and wraps.

Companies like Amy's, Gardein, and Sweet Earth have produced their own formulations of plant-based eggs for use in a variety of ready-made breakfast foods, such as pockets, sandwiches, burritos and wraps.

An Exquisite Vegan Hard-Boiled Egg Creation from Mouthwatering Vegan Recipes

Although her egg creations have been plagiarized all over the Internet, and have made their way into at least one cookbook not of her making, vegan chef Miriam Sorrell is widely acknowledged as the first person to have created a vegan replica of a hard-boiled egg—right out of her home kitchen in Malta. Even more remarkable, in terms of appearance, texture, and taste, Miriam’s creation is just about impossible to distinguish from hard-boiled chicken eggs! Miriam posts all of her culinary creations on a blog titled Mouthwatering Vegan Recipes, and has published several all-vegan cookbooks besides. We have elected to post her recipe for the vegan hard-boiled egg below, in its entirety. But that’s not all, for Miriam has not stopped with hard-boiled eggs; she also has recipes for vegan fried eggs and vegan egg salad for sandwiches and other applications! To obtain many more of her recipes for other dishes, check out our Vegan Recipes page, where we’ve published photos of 21 of Miriam’s beautiful creations, with links to the recipes.

To Make “Hard-Boiled Egg Whites”

  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml.) soya milk, or any other creamy non-sweetened vegan milk of your choice
  • Under 1/2 tsp. kala namak (otherwise known as black salt—it has a sulphuric “egg” flavour, so is essential for this recipe (you should find this at your local Indian or Asian grocery store, or else available from Amazon US or Amazon UK)
  • 2 tsp. agar powder (if you use the flakes, you’ll need double the amount, which you can whizz in a dry blender to turn into powder)

Place all ingredients in a food blender, and liquefy at high speed until smooth. Transfer to a small pan and heat on low heat until the mixture thickens, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon (around 2 minutes). Remove from heat, and pour into an egg mould (use hen’s egg moulds, available online). Then refrigerate for an hour or so to solidify. Makes about 6 “egg halves.”

To Make “Hard-Boiled Egg Yolks”

  • 25 g. (2 tbsp.) vegan dried instant mashed potatoes, dehydrated flakes or powder (Edwards USA, Terrasana UK, and iHerb, which ships to Australia)
  • 3 g. (1 tsp.) nutritional yeast (available here (UK) and here (USA))
  • 1 g. (1/4 tsp.) turmeric (use a little less if you prefer)
  • 1 g. (1/4 tsp.) kala namak salt
  • 8 g. (1 tsp.) potato starch
  • 100 ml. hot water
  • 1 tsp. vegan margarine or 1 tsp. refined pure coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. sunflower or canola oil (not olive oil, as that would alter the taste)

Make a “soft-boiled egg yolk” for dipping your toast!

PLEASE NOTE: The ratio of water to the potato flakes or powder that you use may differ, because different brands of dried potatoes have different textures, and some may require less water. You may need to adjust the ratio slightly—i.e., you may need to add a bit more dehydrated potato or potato flakes as necessary. For future reference, make a note of the quantities that have worked for you, particularly if you’re using different brands of dried potato. It’s a simple detail, but worth noting.

Make up the mashed potato mix, add margarine and other ingredients, and mash until consistency resembles hard-boiled egg yolk (see the photo at the top of this page). If you are uncertain, it should be thick in consistency. Mix “yolk” mixture really well, then place in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from freezer, and using clean hands, form into yolk-sized balls in the palms of your hands.

If you want to make a runnier “yolk”, add some hot water to your mix in a very small bowl, and stir constantly until you reach a smooth egg yolk consistency.

To Make “Egg Halves”

You can make a “whole vegan egg” by joining together two vegan egg halves with liquid agar paste

Remove your “egg white” halves from the fridge, then, using a spoon, carefully scoop out an oval shape. Fill this cavity with your “egg yolk” mix, and level with a flat knife. Then place in the fridge for a few hours until set, before serving.

To Make a “Whole Egg”

If you wish to make a “whole egg”, take two of your halves (with cavities for the yolk already scooped out). Meanwhile, having formed your yolk into an appropriately sized sphere, place it in your scooped out cavities (see above), making sure that they are levelled as much as possible, before spreading some agar paste on the faces of both white halves, and gently pressing together. The agar paste can be made using 1/2 tsp. agar powder mixed with a bit of vegan milk, heated on the stove until thickened, and allowed to cool down for a minute or so. Ensure that you brush the agar mix onto the egg halves before it completely thickens. Then refrigerate your “egg” for an hour or so before serving. (This is a labour of love—only done to impress guests! It took me a while to get the eggs above as perfect to the eye as possible.)

Vegan “Fried Eggs” and Vegan “Egg Salad” Too!

You don’t have to say “goodbye” to fried eggs, sunny-side up, and egg salad for your sandwiches! As mentioned above, Miriam also has ethical, plant-based variants of your once-favorite egg dishes. Click each of the images below to get the recipes from Mouthwatering Vegan Recipes.

Click here to get Miriam's recipe for “The Perfect Vegan Fried Egg . . . Sunny Side Up”Click here to get Miriam's recipe for “First Proper & Best-Ever Vegan 'Egg Mayonnaise' (Egg Salad) Sandwich”

Yum Yum.. Credits Adaptt.org

Vegan Dairt Subsitutes

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Vegan Dairy Substitutes

You can enjoy delicious milks, cheeses, yogurts and ice creams without making cows and their babies pay the price.

 

Quote of the Moment“I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to rouse the conscience of the community over its injustice is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.”~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

You can enjoy delicious milks, cheeses, yogurts and ice creams without making cows and their babies pay the price.

 

Coconut

 

Coconut Herb with black pepper, Tomato Cayenne with spicy peppers, and Creamy Original CHAO cheese slices by the Field Roast Grain Meat Co. They are all seasoned with fermented soybean curd from Asia that the Vietnamese call Chao, and they are absolutely delicious.

The Aged Cheddar Puffs from Earth Balance is without a doubt the best snack in the world! The cheddar is made with navy beans. If I don’t eat the entire bag in one sitting, it’s a miracle! Earth Balance is an all-vegan company with many other great products such as mac & cheese, sour cream & onion potato chips, cheddar chips, cheesy crackers, soy-free mayo, butter, soy milk, nut butters, flavored popcorn and soy-free coconut spread.

Follow Your Heart has mouthwatering blocks and slices of American, Provolone, Garden Herb and Mozarella vegan cheeses. FYH also has sour cream, and Vegenaise (mock mayo), which just might be the greatest food product ever created! They also have Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Caesar and Balsamic Vinaigrette salad dressings. FYH also has a restaurant and grocery store in Canoga Hills, California.

More and more companies are producing an astounding variety of dairy-free, 100-percent plant-based cheeses that will make you forget the others that spring from cruelty • Source: The Healthy Voyager • https://healthyvoyager.com

Daiya has a great line of Mozzarella, Cheddar and Pepperjack shredded and sliced vegan cheeses. Daiya also produces frozen pizzas, mac & cheese, yogurt, frozen cheesecake, and classic salad dressings like Ranch, Bleu Cheese and Caesar.

Go Veggie! has shredded and sliced vegan cheeses, cream cheese, grated parmesan and more.

Wayfare has vegan cheese, sour cream, pudding and more.

I saw Heidi Ho vegan cheese dips on the Shark Tank TV show and immediately went to Whole Foods and bought it! They have 5 flavors and they’re all fantastic.

Miyoko has created stellar vegan mozzarella, chive, sundried tomato garlic, aged English smoked and sharp farmhouse cheeses, and additional flavors, too! Plus, her block of European-style churned butter spread is to die for!

Anything by Kite Hill. Their cheesecake, cream cheese, cheeses and yogurts are stunning! You will NOT be disappointed!

Silk offers a wide variety of soy, almond, and coconut milks. Silk also has yogurt, creamer and eggless nog.

Taste The Dream is a spectacular company that makes Rice Dream rice milk and ice cream, and Almond Dream milk and ice cream. There are also vegan milks made from hemp, flaxseeds, coconuts, oats and hazelnuts.

Vanilla-flavored Living Harvest hemp milk. It’s delicious in smoothies and cereal! This also comes in chocolate. Living Harvest’s hemp has protein, riboflavin, B12, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, calcium, iron, folic acid and all amino acids. Plus, each serving has 900 mg. of Omega 3 and 2800 mg. of Omega 6!

Vegan dairy substitutes are now available for virtually all kinds of food items, not just cheese.

Malk has superb-tasting pecan, chocolate pecan, almond and cashew milks.

Milkadamia macadamia milk is the best-tasting vegan milk on the market!

Elmhurst Harvest has awesome-tasting pistachio and walnuts milks.

Anything by Tofutti, especially their cream cheese, ice cream, sour cream, pizza and cheese slices.

So Delicious has delicious ice creams, ice cream sandwiches, milks, creamers and yogurt made from soy, almonds, cashews or coconuts. They’re all UNBELIEVABLE!

Coconut Bliss has more than a dozen flavors of ice cream, and a few ice cream bars, too.

Ben & Jerry’s finally released Chunky Monkey, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Coffee Caramel Fudge, and PB & Cookies vegan ice creams in 2016. They’re all fantastic.

WholeSoy & Co. has more than 10 flavors of yogurt.

Nancy’s has 7 flavors of soy yogurt.

Wildwood makes terrific yogurt, milk and creamers. It also has amazing tofu, and a few mock meats.

Amande makes 8 flavors of almond yogurt.

Soyummi Foods has a great line of puddings available in chocolate, lime, cherry, rice and tapioca.

Vegan Meat Substitutes

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Vegan Meat Substitutes

Many companies are making it easier and easier to enjoy the taste without the pain and suffering, without the killing and bloodshed.

 

Quote of the Moment“I do not regard flesh food as necessary for us. I hold flesh food to be unsuited to our species. To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body. The more helpless the creature, the more it is entitled to protection from humans from the cruelty of humans.”~ Mohandas K. Gandhi.

 

Dozens of companies provide vegan alternatives to a large variety of meat products, proving that you can enjoy the taste without inflicting cruelty.

 

Anything by Gardein. This all-vegan company can’t do anything wrong. I guarantee you will love it all! Breakfast pockets, beef and chicken sliders, beef burger, gluten-free burger, beef and chicken strips, meatballs, several flavors of chicken filets, ground beef crumbles, BBQ riblets, meatloaf, fish fillets, chicken patties, nuggets and fingers, Sloppy Joe’s, beef tips and skewers, BBQ pulled pork shreds, sausage patties, turkey cutlets and roasts, BBQ wings and buffalo wings!

Anything by Turtle Island Foods, the makers of Tofurky®. The oven-roasted, peppered, hickory-smoked, bologna, Italian and roast beef deli slices are simply phenomenal. They also have pepperoni slices, 3 pizzas, Italian sausage, beer bratwursts, kielbasa, franks, breakfast links, jerky, ground tofurky (ground beef and chorizo) and 4 flavors of tempeh strips (smoky maple bacon, sesame garlic, coconut curry and lemon pepper).

Beyond Meat is taking the world by storm! The chicken strips and beef crumbles are so meaty, they even fooled most of The Today Show crewin April 2014! And the burgers taste frighteningly just like cow-flesh. I guarantee you will love ‘em!

Anything by Sophie’s Kitchen. They have breaded fish fillets, breaded shrimp, shrimp, calamari, squid, smoked salmon, canned tuna and prawns. The main ingredient is elephant yam root, also known as Konjac (pronounced KOUN-JAEK).

Anything by Sweet Earth. Their bacon is the best on the market. And the burritos are delicious! Check their site for many other vegan items as well!

Sol is an all-vegan gluten-free company that makes chicken chunks, burgers, crumbles, sliders, ribs, breakfast patties and falafel.

All six soy-free/gluten-free Organic Sunshine Burgers. They use sunflower seeds and brown rice as the base. The different flavors are BBQ, Hemp & Sage, Falafel, Garden Herb, Black Bean and the Original Quarter Pound. BBQ is my favorite. Check out its ingredients: Organic cooked brown rice, organic ground raw sunflower seeds, organic cooked pinto beans, organic rice syrup, organic onion, organic paprika, organic garlic, sea salt, organic black pepper and natural smoke flavor.

The organic soy-free/gluten-free Original and Chipotle burgers by Asherah’s Gourmet. They use quinoa as the base. Check out the ingredients for the Original: Organic quinoa, organic sweet potatoes, organic carrots, organic coconut flour, organic onion, organic red bell pepper, organic spices, organic garlic powder, Redmond’s real salt (contains over 50 trace minerals) and organic flax meal.

The soy-free/gluten-free Adzuki Bean and World’s Best Veggie Burger by Hilary’s Eat Well. Check out the ingredients for the World’s Best: Millet, quinoa, expeller-pressed coconut oil, spinach, onion, garlic, psyllium husk powder, arrowroot, sweet potato, real salt, apple cider vinegar and sunflower seed oil.

Lightlife vegan products are fantastic! Check out the chik’n strips, steak strips, smart bacon, smoky tempeh bacon, pepperoni, plus the ham, bologna and turkey deli meats.

The citrus sparerib cutlets by Vegetarian Plus are fantastic. This company has some other VEGAN products like tuna rolls, orange chicken, shrimp and kung pao chicken. But make sure to read the ingredient list for other Vegetarian Plus products because some of their foods are only vegetarian (containing eggs or dairy).

With so many delicious plant-based alternatives to meat products so easily available nowadays, there is simply no excuse not to go vegan!

Any of Worthington‘s canned goods are wonderful, especially their dogs, chili, and skallops. However, the canned TUNO fish is horrible! Don’t buy it. They used to make a frozen version of TUNO, which was utterly amazing, but they’ve stopped making it for some reason.

Chicken patties and nuggets, buffalo wings, potstickers, spring rolls, egg rolls and munchees by Health Is Wealth.

Boca vegan burgers. Boca has a huge line of veggie goods but most are only vegetarian (containing eggs or dairy).

Meatless Meatballs by Nate’s.

Yves has a huge selection of great-tasting vegan items: pepperoni, Canadian bacon, sausage patties, chicken and steak strips, ground beef and turkey crumbles, and bologna, ham, turkey, salami, roast beef and smoked chicken deli slices!

Stuffed Celebration Roast by Field Roast Grain Meat Co. This roast is made from wheat (seitan) and it’s remarkable! I’ve only seen this at Whole Foods so far. They also have three flavors of amazing cheese slices (see the DAIRY segment below).

Anything by Five Star Foodies. They have a FANTASTIC soy-free/gluten-free vegan burger made with artichokes!

Anything by Bahama. They’re a soy-free/gluten-free vegan company that uses rice as the base. They offer five flavors of rice burgers, plus sausage and meatballs.

Food For Life has Cluckphrey chicken patties and nuggets, and Moophrey burgers. They also have nine gluten-free vegan breads.

Match veggie meats are super good. They have beef, chicken, crab, pork and sausage.

Upton’s Naturals has four insanely delicious, ready-to-eat wheat meats (seitan) in the following flavors: Ground beef, Italian sausage, Chorizo and traditional. Melissa’s also has Soyrizo, a soy-based vegan chorizo.

For the best-tasting vegan jerky around, order Scott Backman’s homemade Zola Jerk, or email him directly at zolajerk@gmail.com. It comes in four flavors: Red Pepper Flake, Thai Peanut, Teriyaki and Tangy BBQ.

Check out the soy-free, gluten-free Just Mayo by Hampton Creek Foods. They also make cookies and ready-to-eat raw cookie dough.

 

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