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’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!!)