Let’s say you’re going to a party and you volunteered to bring a (vegan) dish. Your friend knows that you’re vegan, but the other people attending don’t. Would you tell them what you brought is vegan?
See, I have mixed feelings about this. I would say it as a heads up, but by saying it people might not eat it because it’s “vegan food”. (due to all these stereotypes about how vegan food isn’t good as nonvegan food) I’m thinking of not saying anything and if they ask something, maybe tell them, because I really don’t like it when people don’t eat what I make, and I’ve gone out of my way to actually make it.
I enter and place my yummies.
People munch on said yummies.
I giggle and squirm in excitement due to my awkward enlightenment.
I tell all who om nom my treats.
1; I am stabbed for my secrecy and betrayal to all whom ingest non awesome delights.
2; I am praised and all shall bow to my awesomeness.
..or maybe the those options dont apply at all, and really people just say it was nomful and ask for the recipe.. AND THATS WHERE I MAKE THOSE UNGRATEFUL NOMMERS BOW!!!!
Maybe I’m too strange for society.. and thats why this was never encountered.
Don’t tell them. Then, when all of them are coming up to you and complimenting you on the food, say “Yeah, it’s totally vegan. You just got served.” Pun intended. Then it’ll be smashed in their face how good vegan food truly is! (:
I would not tell them. If they are told what it is, they may perceive the food to be nasty even if it is delicious. Once they’ve had it and loved it, then inform them it is vegan. I did the same thing to my cousin, and he was surprised and opened up his mind to trying more vegan foods, so that may happen for your friends. I would inform the other vegans though, I wouldn’t want them to miss out
I will tell the person if they are close to my group of friends or family. If there were complete strangers at a party or something I would wait to tell the fact. Be like, “Oh, and it’s vegan too!” Haha!
I might mention it to the host in case she/he knows of someone who might be allergic/sensitive to soy or nuts or corn or something. And I definitely would mention it to anyone I know in the crowd that is vegan so they could make sure to get some!
On the one hand, I don’t feel any reason to “out” my food as vegan if nobody asks. It’s not like it’s made out of aliens. It’s made out of vegetables. People already eat vegetables. If I announced that it was vegan, I’d feel like I was being superfluous.
But a lot of people have weird conceptions about vegan food, and a lot of those people will NOT eat a certain food when they find out it’s vegan (but they’ll eat tons of other vegan approved food, like pb&j?) I wouldn’t want to feel like I was tricking someone into something. However, I think the “I won’t eat this because its VEEEGUUNNNN” attitude is really childish. If I tell them it’s vegan when they would have enjoyed it otherwise, I’m just enabling their childish behaviour.
Tough choice. Know your people and just make the best decision you can for that group.
I’ve gotten to the point where people generally assume but some folks are still surprised–especially by desserts. I usually tell just so if there is anyone else eating veg they don’t have to worry, but if I’m with a bunch of vegiphobes I keep quiet until people start raving.
Most food is vegan food.
People have just gotten in the habit of adding dead animals and animal excretions to their vegan food..
If you bring food that happens to exclude those disgusting things, that’s not something you need to give people heads-up about.
If I were you, I would just bring the food and let people eat it.
If someone comes up to you and complements you on the dish, perhaps mention that you added no animals products at all.
I wouldn’t use the word vegan.
I never tell people unless they ask, or I wait till they tell me how awesome it is I usually don;t have much of a problem of people not being willing to try my food. All my friends, with the exception of one, that know I’m vegan love it when I bring food to parties because they know I don’t make anything less than amazing, haha
I wouldn’t mention it unless asked. Most people just eat anything without thinking about what it is or what’s in it unless they have allergies or following a certain diet (like veganism).
At almost every party I’ve been to, and taken along vegan food, it’s the first dish to disappear! Then people are surprised when I tell them it’s vegan. (It’s also a little bit annoying because it means there’s nothing left for me to munch on!!)