Advertisement

Going out to eat

Discussion in 'Food' started by Sho, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. Sho

    Sho Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2018
    Messages:
    31
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0
    obviously it’s easy enough to find something vegan to eat or at least vegetarian but what about cross contamination? Like French fries cooked in the same oil as chicken? Do you ask the people at every restaurant how it was prepared? Like if I go to Red Robin and eat a veggie burger (it can be made vegan) there is no way it’s going to be made on a special grill.
     
  2. Lou
    Woot

    Lou Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2018
    Messages:
    320
    Location:
    San Mateo, Ca
    Ratings:
    +134 / 0 / -1
    Lifestyle/Diet:
    Vegan
    I think it's up to each vegan to decide for himself.
    Me? I don't worry about it. I don't think small amounts of animal products can affect me biologically or ethically.

    However, it does come into my decision-making process. I might skip the patty and get the pasta or salad just for that reason. Or get something made in a pan instead of on a grill. But cross-contamination concerns didn't stop me from trying the Impossible Burger when it first came out.
     
  3. Forest Nymph
    Jaded

    Forest Nymph Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2017
    Messages:
    507
    Location:
    Northern California
    Ratings:
    +219 / 1 / -11
    Lifestyle/Diet:
    Vegan
    Some vegans refuse to eat in most restaurants due to fears of cross contamination as well as the intention to protest a business that serves flesh.

    For others, especially students, people who are rarely home or just don't know how to cook, this can be impractical so they compromise by eating vegan or vegetarian food which may have been fried in oil or cooked on a grill with animal products.

    Still others frankly believe in capitalism and intentionally eat in omni restaurants to promote sales of plant based foods or products.

    This is really a market question. Are you poor or a student? Are you a peaceful anarchist? A silent dissenter? A capitalist?
     
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice