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post #1 of 11
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Well... I live in Mexico, with a family where everyone [but me] eats meat, pork, and chicken and fish everyday....

I feel quite uncomfortable but, i guess I am living with it quite well hahaha n.n'



So my question is: Is there a franchise or enterprise where you can get a great variety of meat-free products??

I don't really know if there is a Whole Foods or something like that in my country, but at least in my city there is nothing like that



So please help!! Any information or tip or advice is useful!!

My situation is quite desperate haha

I don't really know people with the same diet I have, so I don't have anyone that can give me nice tips or advices as you people can! x)



Anyway.. thanks for checking this topic ^^
post #2 of 11
Unfortunately, I have the same problem as you...



I just find it a whole lot easier to buy a block of tofu and some cans of beans, chickpeas, etc and replace the meat with that...
post #3 of 11
You can order some things online...



http://www.veganstore.com

http://www.veganessentials.com

http://www.cosmosveganshoppe.com



I've never ordered from this one but they have a TON of faux meat products...



http://www.vegieworld.com/



I'm not sure about Mexico but here in the US most major grocery store chains carry veggie products in the freezer section.
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Originally Posted by Michael' date='20 July 2010 - 07:09 AM' timestamp='1279624170' post='2676242 View Post




I've never ordered from this one but they have a TON of faux meat products...



http://www.vegieworld.com/



When I lived in NY I used to shop occasionally at May Wah and their food is amazing. It's a bit spendy but i think it's well worth it.
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post #5 of 11
not sure what to tell you about grocery shopping in mexico, but it will get a lot easier to be vegetarian as you learn where to find different products and eat some new foods. keep at it and you'll feel much more comfortable with it soon.
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Originally Posted by Michael' date='20 July 2010 - 03:09 AM' timestamp='1279624170' post='2676242 View Post


You can order some things online...



http://www.veganstore.com

http://www.veganessentials.com

http://www.cosmosveganshoppe.com



I've never ordered from this one but they have a TON of faux meat products...



http://www.vegieworld.com/



I'm not sure about Mexico but here in the US most major grocery store chains carry veggie products in the freezer section.



Thanks a lot for the webpage!!!!



Oh and this is for YOU ALL peoplee!!!

I made some more research and found a great page where to find veg*n restaurants from all over the world

It took me a while haha but I finally made it ^^

Unfortunatelly I also found out that in my city [Culiacan..] isnt a restaurant like these



Thanks for the reply a loott!!! I will order some products by internet
post #7 of 11
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OOh my hahaha I forgot to write down the page



Here is the link: http://www.happycow.net/browse.html



Thanks aagain!!!
post #8 of 11
Thank you for posting that link anna! I found a chinese restaurant about a half hour from my house that serves a lot of vegetarian food! I never even knew. I'm really excited about it. But I'm sorry that you couldn't find one near you....
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by caseydoll' date='22 July 2010 - 06:16 AM' timestamp='1279808213' post='2677277 View Post


Thank you for posting that link anna! I found a chinese restaurant about a half hour from my house that serves a lot of vegetarian food! I never even knew. I'm really excited about it. But I'm sorry that you couldn't find one near you....



Oh well... It sucks that my city ain't vegetarian friendly

But I think I have an opportunity to change something over here right? Probably the demand of this kind of restaurants will increase, who knows?? haha



Im glad that the link was useful ^^
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by annapatricia' date='23 July 2010 - 01:53 AM' timestamp='1279864413' post='2677614 View Post


Oh well... It sucks that my city ain't vegetarian friendly

But I think I have an opportunity to change something over here right? Probably the demand of this kind of restaurants will increase, who knows?? haha



Im glad that the link was useful ^^







Oh, I know exactly what you mean. I live in a very small town and there is nothing for me to eat around here! The place I found is in a college town so that's probably the only reason it's veg friendly. Hopefully someday there will be places popping up everywhere!
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post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by annapatricia' date='23 July 2010 - 06:53 AM' timestamp='1279864413' post='2677614 View Post


Oh well... It sucks that my city ain't vegetarian friendly

But I think I have an opportunity to change something over here right? Probably the demand of this kind of restaurants will increase, who knows?? haha



Im glad that the link was useful ^^



Just because there was no restaurant listed in your town doesn't mean there is not a veggie friendly restaurant in your town. Happy Cow relies on people like you to look around their towns to find a veggie friendly restaurant and then tell Happy Cow all about that restaurant and put it up on their website so other people can find the restaurant.



The best thing to do is to walk into friendly restaurants and ask them if they serve vegetarian food. Some may not put vegetarian food on their menu because no one asks for it. If you start asking for it then they might start offering it.
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