January 14, 2008

Veg*an Guides

Guides for living veg! (Most in PDF unless otherwise noted)
Cruelty-Free Eating by VeganOutreach
Shopping Guide List by VegCooking
Guide to vegetarian eating by The Humane Society of the United States
How to be dairy-free by Viva!
It's easy to be dairy-free by Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation
Vegan basics by Viva!
10 Steps Vegan Guide
Vegetarian Starter Guide by TryVeg
The V-plan diet by Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation
Why vegan? by Vegan Outreach
Many online guides by Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation (non-pdf)
Many online guides by Viva! (non-pdf)

The best vegan cookbooks
Veg*an starter kits
IVU Database Search
Vegetarian and Vegan Glossary by Vegetarian-Restaurants.net
Glossary of Terms A-L by Vegetarian Life Tips
Glossary of Terms M-Z by Vegetarian Life Tips

To read most of these you need a PDF reader, such as Foxit or Adobe.

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January 4, 2008

Most Vegetarian-Friendly...

Most Vegetarian-Friendly...
Sites such as PeTA and others, have done some research to determine the best vegetarian-friendly universities, resturants, cities, and prisons. (that's right prisons!) Most of these are in the US, some in Canada and other Conties. If you know anny other infomation, or if you know how veg*an your city, college, etc is- e-mail me and let me know!

As the popularity of eating animal-free continues to grow, more and more restaurants are offering great-tasting veg*an options. If your town is not listed, don't worry, there are online guides such as HappyCow.net, VegGuide.org, VegDining.com, Vegetarian-Restaurants.net, and VegetarianUSA can help you find the best places to dine in your area. Plus, many of the top chain restaurants and fast-food establishments are offering terrific vegetarian selections, so you can enjoy cruelty-free foods anywhere you go. For more information on where to eat when you're away from home, check out VegCooking.com. As well you can e-mail me and tell me about your city!

According to PETA North America's Most Vegetarian-Friendly Cities are: (click the city to find out why!)
Large Cities:
1. Portland, Oregon
2. Seattle, Washington
3. San Francisco, California
4. New York, New York
5. Atlanta, Georgia
6. Washington, D.C.
7. Minneapolis, Minnesota
8. Austin, Texas
9. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10. Chicago, Illinois

Small Cities:
1. Asheville, North Carolina
2. Eugene, Oregon
3. Salt Lake City, Utah
4. Norfolk, Virginia
5. Santa Monica, California
6. Santa Cruz, California
7. Boulder, Colorado
8. Madison, Wisconsin
9. Athens, Georgia
10. Ann Arbor, Michigan

Canadian Cities:
1. Vancouver, British Columbia
2. Victoria, British Columbia
3. Toronto, Ontario
4. Montréal, Québec
5. Calgary, Alberta
6. Ottawa, Ontario

According to HappyCow the Top 5 cities from all over the world, according to the sites users/readers votes are:
#1 New York City, USA
#2 San Francisco , USA
#3 London, England
#4 Singapore
#5 Portland, USA

To see the runner-ups, and the top 50 cities from all over the world with the most listings, go here.


Help to veganize your school, and adopt a college!

According to peta2 the Most Vegetarian-Friendly Colleges of 2007 are:
#1 Northwestern University
#2 Yale University
#3 University of California-Berkeley
#4 Humboldt State University
#5 University of Puget Sound
#6 Brown University
#7 Indiana University
#8 Boston University
#9 Georgetown University
#10 University of Florida

#1 University of Toronto
#2 McMaster University
#3 University of British Columbia
#4 University of Victoria
#5 Trent University

PETA gets calls all the time from inmates who want to make a positive change in their lives by going vegetarian, and in the course of responding to these individuals. And with groups like theVegan Prisoners Support Group, vegan prisoners and options seem to be on the rise. Click here to read Newsweek’s coverage of the story.

According to peta2 the Most Vegetarian-Friendly Prisons are:
1. Idaho
2. Massachusetts
3. Pennsylvania
4. Georgia
5. New Hampshire
6. Utah
7. Hawaii
8. Tennessee
9. Kansas
10. North Dakota

According to VegCooking the Most Vegan-Friendly Pizzerias are:
1. Pizza Luce: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pizza Luce in Minneapolis carries a plethora of pizza options. With its wide array of vegan mock meats—including mock duck and two different kinds of mock chicken—as well as two types of soy cheese and all your favorite veggies, you can put together almost any pizza your brain can imagine. Not in the mood for pizza? Grab one of the several vegan entrées, such as Mock Chicken Parmigiana or the Mock Muffuletta.

2. Pizza Pi: Seattle, Washington
Pizza Pi in Seattle doesn't just have vegan options—its entire menu is vegan! Not only is the pizza tasty, there's loads of variety. Mock meats range from pepperoni to Canadian bacon to veggie sausage, and veggies include sundried tomatoes, artichokes, and capers, to name just a few. Pizza Pi also carries vegan calzones, a wide range of sandwiches, and vegan desserts.

3. Gianna's: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A favorite when in the City of Brotherly Love, Gianna's has enough options to make any vegan happy. From its wide range of mock meats (sausage, beef, bacon, ham, chicken, and pepperoni) to its interesting list of veggies (broccoli rabe, anyone?), Gianna's has it all. And it gets extra credit for having vegan sandwich options, including a vegan Philly cheesesteak.

4. T.J. Scallywaggle's: Allston (Boston), Massachusetts
T.J. Scallywaggle's has an all-vegan menu that is even fun to read. With lots of specialty pizzas named in honor of "Captain Jazelda," in addition to your standard fare, T.J. Scallywaggle's is sure to bring out the pirate in you. It also has a bunch of tasty subs, calzones, salads, entrées, and desserts—all vegan!

5. The Pizza Research Institute: Eugene, Oregon
Don't be fooled by the name! This restaurant is much hipper than the words "research institute" imply. However, with all the one-of-a-kind pizzas on the menu, you would think that there really was a staff of food scientists in the kitchen. One standout is the 3P—pears, potato, and pineapple.

6. Slice of Life: Sebastopol, California
Slice of Life in Sebastopol (near San Francisco) is a fully vegetarian, and mostly vegan, restaurant with a huge menu. It includes not only pizza—such as the Cheeseless Wonder—but also other Italian options, as well as Mexican and traditional American dishes too.

7. Mac's Pizza Pub: Cincinnati, Ohio
Mac's Pizza Pub is a lively college hangout in Cincinnati. When winding down after an exam (or skipping class!), locals enjoy Mac's vegan pizza, which is topped with fresh veggies and gourmet vegan mozzarella. But veggie students aren't limited to just pizza at Mac's—the pub also offers a Boca burger.

8. Bella Pizzeria: Norfolk, Virginia
The hometown pizza favorite of PETA, Bella's makes a delicious pie, piling plenty of soy cheese on top of a tasty New York-style crust and, if you like, topping it off with classic veggies. In the mood for something a little different? Try the white pizza, which skips the tomato sauce and uses an olive oil-garlic blend as the base under loads of soy cheese.

9. Pizza Fusion Franchise
With 23 locations across the country, Pizza Fusion is definitely the biggest vegan-friendly pizzeria. As a company that prides itself on being "green," Pizza Fusion's got the right idea by giving the option to get vegan cheese on any pizza, because the best thing we can do for the environment is to go veg!

10. The Rudyard Kipling: Louisville, Kentucky
The official pizza place of frontline warriors against Kentucky Fried Cruelty in Louisville is The Rudyard Kipling. The restaurant offers a super-duper healthy crust with more grains than you can shake a breadstick at. Word has it that you can even get polenta on your pies. Also, be sure to check out its famous Vegan Rudyard Burger.Remember get active and help make your city, school, etc more veg*an/animal friendly!

Additional sites:
Best Vegetarian Friendly Restaurant by AOL City Guide
2005 Top 16 Best Vegetarian Cities in the USA by Vegetarian-Restaurants.net
2006 Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks by PETA.org
America's Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Cities (archived) by PETA.org and web.archive.org

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