• Finding vegan food help?

    Profile photo of kylekylekyle

    Over a year ago

    I’ve been searching around in stores in my town, but I can’t find any vegan food. All I can find is veggie burgers at ONE store and almond milk at a few stores. And I’m only in middle school, so I have trouble affording it, and my parents won’t buy it for me. :'( help guys?!

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  • Profile photo of Styna

    Over a year ago

    You can’t go wrong with raw fruit and veggies!
    Beans and Rice are always a great option.
    Pasta… I used to liiiive on pasta. Easy and quick to make, and super cheap – just make sure you’re checking the sauces you’re buying to make sure they don’t contain any animal ingredients.
    There are tons of vegan options, pretty much everywhere, as long as you don’t rely on replacement products like fake meats and cheeses (They’re not very good for you, anyway :P)

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  • Profile photo of veganistdestrox

    Over a year ago

    Look for food that is “accidently” vegan, peanut butter sandwiches are vegan, veggie sandwiches, canned beans, soups, meatless chili, salads, frozen veg.

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  • Profile photo of megalover119

    Over a year ago

    Perhaps you don’t know what to look for. At my local grocery store we have a lot of vegan products like Tofurkey, silk soy or almond milk, Gardein, Boca, Morning Star, and some lean cuisines and Amy’s products are vegan. If they’re not at the grocery store, try a health food store. My local store has tons of vegan food, drinks, bedding, cosmetics, perfumes, toothpastes, and a lot more. They even have a cafe that serves vegan food. If you can’t find a store that sells vegan food,try going out.
    Moe’s – all options can be made with tofu
    Mongolian grill – they have Gardein chicken and steak and also have tofu. Most of their sauces are vegan too.
    Burger King- veggie burger from morning star
    Tropical smoothie – they have faux chicken that can be made in any salad, wrap, or flatbread.
    Subway – some subways have a black bean party sandwich
    Pita pit – some pita pits have a black bean patty pita
    Many Asian food places like Panda Express and miss Saigon have tofu options.
    The loving hut – an amazing all vegan restaurant that also sells fake meat bacon and lunchmeat and even vegan dog food!
    Try some nearby vegan places, I’m sure you’ll find some if you do research. Near me is a pizza place that sells vegan, vegetarian, and regular pizzas. Not too far away is a vegan cafe that sells all raw vegan food.
    As for your parents, definitely check out petas link about talking to parents. I’m sorry that they are not understanding but stay strong and be persistent about your beliefs, but also gentle and respectful. Good luck!

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  • Profile photo of OKO3

    Over a year ago

    I’m a little concerned with the fact that you are in middle school and your parents will not buy you vegan foods…?
    Have you talked to them since the week you’ve posted? Why are they refusing to do so?
    How are you able to purchase these foods on your own? Do you have a job? (most middle schoolers are not able to, let alone wanting to)

    Vegan food is easy to find, but at your age, I would see you needing *someone* to help out. (Maybe it’s just my personal schema but I just wasn’t able to do anything in society).

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  • Profile photo of peta2

    Over a year ago

    Hey @kylekylekyle,

    Finding and making vegan food can be super easy!

    Here’s a guide to vegan grocery shopping that you can use: (there’s definitely some really affordable items on there) and use these tips for talking to your parents about going vegan: :)

    Have you checked out our recipe page? Totally easy and inexpensive recipes on there!

    Good luck!

    ~Liz from peta2

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