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#1 Old 07-16-2005, 02:11 AM
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#2 Old 07-16-2005, 02:16 AM
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that's a toughie.

I voted U.S.A.

My second choice would be UK. Third Canada. Forth Portland

Although I think China, Japan, India, Mexico might have okayish but not really much variety.
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#3 Old 07-16-2005, 02:19 AM
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Overall, the UK wins as it's very easy to find a veggie meal in just about any restaurant/pub. In fact, I think it'd be very difficult to find a restaurant that didn't have a veggie option.



Individual cities in the US can be pretty good but London or E'burgh will blow those away with veggie options as well.
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#4 Old 07-16-2005, 02:20 AM
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I voted for the USA because this is where I live. But I don't think the poll is going to be anywhere near accurate (more like an opportunity to get a little nationalistic) because, speaking for myself at least, I haven't been to any of these other places (well, I was in London in 1976, but I wasn't a vegetarian then so it wasn't on my radar).

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My vote goes to the UK.
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Portland has one vegan bakery per 185,000 people.



TAKE THAT LONDON



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I voted for the USA because this is where I live. But I don't think the poll is going to be anywhere near accurate (more like an opportunity to get a little nationalistic) because, speaking for myself at least, I haven't been to any of these other places (well, I was in London in 1976, but I wasn't a vegetarian then so it wasn't on my radar).



Perhaps one shouldn't vote if one hasn't visited all of the places listed?
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I expect people to vote based on nationalism and/or pride.
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Portland has one vegan bakery per 185,000 people.



TAKE THAT LONDON






Oh dear. Perhaps you could compare Portland with Brighton as it's a similar size and demographic.



How many vegetarian pubs are in Portland? And how close are they to vegan shoe shops?
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Is this Portland, Maine or Portland, Oregon?
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I'm afraid India blows every country away in the veggie food availabilty department.
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Whoops. I read this too fast. I thought it said who has the best not most. My bad.
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Is this Portland, Maine or Portland, Oregon?



I thought it was Portland in Dorset, England.
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Oh dear. Perhaps you could compare Portland with Brighton as it's a similar size and demographic.



How many vegetarian pubs are in Portland? And how close are they to vegan shoe shops?



No vegetarian pubs. How about a vegan grocery, next door to a vegan shoe and clothing shop, across the street from a vegetarian restaurant?



We also have a place where you can sit in a nearly vegan thai restaurant and see another vegan restaurant out the window, and a seperate place where you can stand in front of a vegetarian restaurant and see a tea shop with a vegetarian cafe across the street and a place with vegan softserve a couple blocks down.



[/pissing contest]
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I'm afraid India blows every country away in the veggie food availabilty department.



True dat.



Portland, OR btw.
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Oh dear. Perhaps you could compare Portland with Brighton as it's a similar size and demographic.



How many vegetarian pubs are in Portland? And how close are they to vegan shoe shops?



Oh man, Brighton. I love RedVeg so much. I miss it.
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No vegetarian pubs. How about a vegan grocery, next door to a vegan shoe and clothing shop, across the street from a vegetarian restaurant?



We also have a place where you can sit in a nearly vegan thai restaurant and see another vegan restaurant out the window, and a seperate place where you can stand in front of a vegetarian restaurant and see a tea shop with a vegetarian cafe across the street and a place with vegan softserve a couple blocks down.



[/pissing contest]



That is very, very similar to Brighton.



But I'll take the vegan bangers and mash with a pint of vegan beer in the pub over your thai food!
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Oh man, Brighton. I love RedVeg so much. I miss it.



The RedVeg in London is so busy at lunch times there's a queue out the door! I can only visit during off hours. Chili veg burger is what it's all about.
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There's an effing RedVeg in London now?!?! Where abouts?



Brighton is a truly, truly great place for vegetarians. Lets see, in between my walk between the car park and the seafront, there's: a huge veggie supermarket, Asian and Japanese supermarkets (lots of veggie stuff in both of em.. the Japanese place has a deli with tofu dishes), the amazing RedVeg (veggie fast food place), a vegetarian shoe shop, a vegetarian cafe/lunch place, a Holland and Barrett, another vegetarian/vegan restaurant... and even thats avoiding a lot of the town!
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There's an effing RedVeg in London now?!?! Where abouts?



Brighton is a truly, truly great place for vegetarians. Lets see, in between my walk between the car park and the seafront, there's: a huge veggie supermarket, Asian and Japanese supermarkets (lots of veggie stuff in both of em.. the Japanese place has a deli with tofu dishes), the amazing RedVeg (veggie fast food place), a vegetarian shoe shop, a vegetarian cafe/lunch place, a Holland and Barrett, another vegetarian/vegan restaurant... and even thats avoiding a lot of the town!



The first Red Veg is the London one! Been going for 5 years now. On Dean St in Soho, just down from Oxford St.
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No vegetarian pubs. How about a vegan grocery, next door to a vegan shoe and clothing shop, across the street from a vegetarian restaurant?



We also have a place where you can sit in a nearly vegan thai restaurant and see another vegan restaurant out the window, and a seperate place where you can stand in front of a vegetarian restaurant and see a tea shop with a vegetarian cafe across the street and a place with vegan softserve a couple blocks down.



[/pissing contest]



It HAS to be Portland, OR....I live in Maine and I think there are 2 (maybe 3) veg friendly rest. in Portland, ME...I don't believe there is more than 1 vegan rest....
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I'm missing out on all the good stuff in the UK. blackpool is a very "egg & chips" kind of place.



But even still, in this sh*thole, I can get veggie food almost anywhere. But I can't compar the Uk with anywhere else, since I haven't been to other places.
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I think it is definitely the UK.



However, Vancouver Canada is a vegan's paradise.



And now that I hear about Portland, I may just have to take a road trip down there!
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I vote DC! Because we have vegetarian cuisines from all over the world come to inhabit our little city: Ethiopian and Indian foods, middle eastern/Greek dishes, Caribbean curries, Italian pastas, vegan soul food, a slew of "healthy vegetarian" cafes, and numerous bars serving vegan brunch. Huzzow! I've never gone hungry around here.
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I can't vote because I've never been anywhere but the US and I really don't know much about other countries' veggie options.
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IMO, it's UK.



I get the impression that I could get veggie food anywhere in UK be it small town or large metropolis. Correct me if I'm wrong UKers, but I feel that if I went to UK right now, I would not be short on options anywhere I went.



But in US, if you go outside of a large city, you're pretty much SOL. In my little podunk town, the only thing vegan is.......... nothing. You could probably find "vegan" restaurant food if you're creative (and don't mind being potentially slipped) but to walk in, say "I want the #6" and know it's completely vegan..... can you say "bloody impossible?".



LO vegetarian can be found pretty much anywhere.
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But in US, if you go outside of a large city, you're pretty much SOL.



Never had the urge to do so, personally.
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IMO, it's UK.



I get the impression that I could get veggie food anywhere in UK be it small town or large metropolis. Correct me if I'm wrong UKers, but I feel that if I went to UK right now, I would not be short on options anywhere I went.



But in US, if you go outside of a large city, you're pretty much SOL. In my little podunk town, the only thing vegan is.......... nothing. You could probably find "vegan" restaurant food if you're creative (and don't mind being potentially slipped) but to walk in, say "I want the #6" and know it's completely vegan..... can you say "bloody impossible?".



LO vegetarian can be found pretty much anywhere.



Vegan can be a little harder than LO veggie, but it's not impossible. You can find pubs with veggie food, and there's bound to be a vegan option. You can always get a plate of chips. They're typically cooked in vegetable oil, not beef fat like you often find in the US.





France is the worst place to be a vegetarian that I've visited. The_Gazumper and I would walk around for hours trying to find a place with veggie food. I don't know how Chirac can criticise British food. There's so much variety!
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i wouldn't think... i've never really been outside of the us, but where i live we have vegan veggie options everywherre...



but i would think the UK is more veg-friendly
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Wherever there's a Tex Mex restaurant, there's a vegan option. Don't slight the US too fast.
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