I’m talking about that moment when you go out with your friends to get a pizza, or your family orders one for dinner tonight. However, you’re full of dismay when they open the box and you realize no one has remembered you and your vegetarian ways. As the pizza is a big round cheese and pepperoni monster. You sigh and can’t hide your dismay as you are pretty hungry. Yet, your family or friends just look at you and roll their eyes or speak untrue apologies as they get a slice for themselves and just reply with “just take it off”
Now when I was younger I did just take off the meat on my pizza or other food, however now I can’t stand the idea of having that meat on my food the juices embedding in what I’m about to put in my mouth.
I understand this isn’t vegan. At least not cheese pizza. But I’m not vegan :[
So what do you do? Because the way I see it.. if you get the slice and take off the meat then it’s just wasted. A death for nothing, am I right?
This topic was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by Caroline.
The money is still going to the meat industry to put that pepperoni on your pizza, and whether you throw it away or not – the animal is killed. I’m not saying to eat it, but instead try to make sure it is ordered without! It’s not vegetarian to have meat juices flowin’ all over your pizza any how.
I always pick the cheese off of my pizza no matter what. . . but I never eat pizza with meat on it. I just sit there moping and glowering and being hungry, usually I’ll find something else to eat, like raspberries or watermelon or something that takes off the edge, at least.
So yeahh, that happens to me alltheday. :c
Eating out with friends and fam doesn’t have to be hard! What I like to do is call the restaurant or check out their website to see if they have any vegan options. Most places will be open to making some changes to your order. Also–be sure to check out our guide for dining out here: http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/restaurants/.
When there is nothing else to eat and I’m starving, I will rip the cheese off of pizza. I make sure I get all of it off then I’ll just eat the crust. I’ll never ‘eat around’ something. I’ll straight up avoid it.
People say that to me, too. Like my mom, she makes baked tomato sauce with meatballs, and then she just says: “eat around it.” Seriously? I don’t want to eat something that was touched the meat of a dead animal.
If it’s something like pizza or soup, I wouldn’t do that.
If the food is touching, but it isn’t part of the same food, I would eat it.
Like my boyfriend and I will make fries and chicken nuggets on the same pan. The fries have touched the nuggets, but they aren’t part of the nuggets, so it’s fine.
If the pizza was half vegan, half omnivore, I’d eat the vegan half.
This happened to me at church once. All I could eat was cake because all the dinner food was chicken and chicken soup. An old lady asked why didn’t I just eat around the chicken not realizing that the broth contained animal dead in it as well. If you must take it off, take off everything the meat and meat juice has come in contact with. If you can get food elsewhere though, I would suggest that.
Well, I’m vegan and I would never “just take it off” if it came to cheese being on something. People do not really tend to ask me this though once they know me. However, if it came to a trailmix with chocolate m&ms in it, I might consider still having the nuts in the trailmix bc they have a coating and I do not feel they are contaminating the rest of the mix(note I would not be the one to buy this product regardless). As far as meat goes, well let me tell you I do not even what to see meat on my plate or anywhere need it. The option of taking it off is not even an option it is a definite “no.” The moment someone is fine picking dead human off of their food then maybe I will reconsider.
If I have absolutely nothing I can eat and suffering and no one will give you food, I’d take it off.
But if none of those situations are the situations that you’re in, heck, I’ll wait to get food somewhere else.
My mom gets on to me about this! Like when my nonveg family goes out to the pizza shop near my house they always get a big pizza with meat and cheese on it, so my moms like your not eating any of it do just take it off! Than she gets mad because I refuse and say I’m not hungry (even thou I normally only eat once a day). The only time did just take it off was when I was with alot of my friend and the waiter but cheese on my tarot tots so I just wiped it off ( and a lot of grease) because they already thought I was to picky
Ehhh its up to you. If you take it off someone else can still eat it it doesn’t have to be thrown away. I understand though about it still tasting of meat etc. I don’t really have anyone who forgets that I am vegetarian. I actually don’t like pizza to begin with because I don’t like tomato sauce or anything else that usually goes on pizzas. So when we order from pizza places I just eat a lot of bread sticks or cheesy bread. I am also almost never hungry so its fine when I’m somewhere and they don’t necessarily know I am vegetarian so I just don’t eat. Even then most people feel bad and try to offer something else when they find out I am vegetarian.
Just like in restaurants. Sometimes I want to do it or other people suggest to do it. When you order a meal that has meat instead of telling them you don’t want the meat just get it anyway and let someone else you are with eat it. This is because restaurant meals are over priced and most of the time you are paying the most of the meat. I still normally always say without the meat or whatever when I am ordering. Just because it is the principal of not ordering it and showing that you are vegetarian and don’t want meat or want options without meat.
You are right. I simply say no and refuse to eat it no matter what even though it makes my parents mad because they tell me I’m being ridiculous. I can always make something else or wait till the next meal time. However, I really don’t like pizza because of the marinara sauce but I’ll eat it sometimes if it has spinach or onions as weird as it seems.