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#1 Old 09-09-2004, 10:21 AM
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I want to start taking something like a turkey sandwich to school with me... but I've yet to find any sort of substitute for the standard animal lunch meat. Anyone have any recommendation?
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#2 Old 09-09-2004, 10:26 AM
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Most grocery stores and Super Wal Mart's carry them but they're in the produce section, not the lunch meat section. That might be why you've had trouble finding them. Yves Deli Slices are the ones I see most often around here...



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If you post which state you're from we might be able to give you a better idea which stores carry them in your area.

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#3 Old 09-09-2004, 10:38 AM
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I've seen Tofurky slices but only at Whole Foods.
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#4 Old 09-09-2004, 10:41 AM
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I haven't sent my son to school with fake meat sandwiches. But I have sent falafel, homemade tofu "bacon", toffutti better than cream cheese with veggies in a pita, etc.
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I often make sandwiches of soy turkey and soy cheese. At my store, both are found at the edge of the produce section. The same area holds organic produce, tofu, and any other strange veggie product they are trying to sell.



I also love hummus on whole wheat bagels, veggie burgers/dogs, beans in a tortilla, and some other things I can't remember right now.
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I often make sandwiches of soy turkey and soy cheese. At my store, both are found at the edge of the produce section. The same area holds organic produce, tofu, and any other strange veggie product they are trying to sell.



I also love hummus on whole wheat bagels, veggie burgers/dogs, beans in a tortilla, and some other things I can't remember right now.



Do you shop at albertsons by any chance?
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I love the yves deli slices. The ham ones are my favorite. I think it's great that they have all the meat substitutes in the produce section at most grocery stores. I hate going into the meat area of the grocery store.
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#8 Old 09-09-2004, 01:22 PM
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The Smart Deli ones are quite good. I buy the pastrami, ham and roast turkey ones.
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Has anyone else noticed that these fake meat slices are not very filling?



I can eat a lot of them and not feel full. I also feel a bit hyper while eating them, maybe I am allergic to the gluten

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Are you eating them plain? Yea, they're like, fat free little nothing slices.



Personally I think tofurky tastes pretty gross, but some of the Yves, especially the ham, are really yummy. I like to make a ham, tofutti cheese, pickle and mustard sandwich.



You could also do homemade deli salads: For tuna, mix together slightly mashed chickpeas, veganaise, relish, celery and onions if you like. You can make chicken salad with seitan or TVP - same idea. Or egg salad with tofu, mayo, mustard, and turmeric. Salt and pepper is also key.
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I like the salami version. I think its by lightlife. Anyway it makes a mighty tasty sandwich!
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#12 Old 09-09-2004, 02:23 PM
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I've recently been trying the Smart Deli lightlife "turkey" slices which are pretty good. I must admit, the texture and the grayish color grossed me out at first, but if you can get past that, they honestly are pretty tasty.
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#13 Old 09-09-2004, 03:08 PM
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Do you shop at albertsons by any chance?



No, I don't think we have any Albertsons in St. Louis. I shop at a local chain called Dierbergs.
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I like to slice up the worthington chikette roll, add a little veganaise, mustard, and lettuce. It's really good esp. with potato chips
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I prefer Yves "Good Slice" ham, but they sell Yves and Smart Deli at almost all of the regular grocery stores around here. In the tofu section.
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I really like the Tofurky Slices, the Lightlife Turkey and the Yves slices are good.

Yves Salami is great. You can always do PB and Jellies, Hummus and pita, Falafel Sandwiches, etc. You don't have to do meat subtitute sandwiches. Also, there is always pasta salads.
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If you're feeling ambitious, you can make your own veggie meat substitutes. Bryanna has a ton of them here: http://www.vegsource.com/talk/beginn...es/142327.html. I've tried the pepperoni and it was at least as good as the yves ones, although I'll add more chiles next time.
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#18 Old 09-10-2004, 11:53 AM
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Awesome! Thanks so much guys!!



Oh, and btw Michael, I'm from Texas.
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#19 Old 09-10-2004, 02:29 PM
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Here is how I rank the deli slices:

YVES deli meats, then smart deli, then tofurky (its weird and not so good)
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smart deli "meats" are really good! I've tried the 4 different kinds and would reccomend, the bologne.
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#21 Old 09-10-2004, 10:34 PM
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My personal favorite are the smoked Tofurkey slices...sooooooo delish!!
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#22 Old 09-11-2004, 04:28 AM
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I like the tofurkey slices myself. I have never had them plain though, I ususly wrap them up in a tortilla wrap along with veganaise, tomato, onion, lettuce and Smart Bacon ( by smartlife, I believe) and it is soooooo good.
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#23 Old 09-11-2004, 09:42 AM
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I like the tofurkey slices myself. I have never had them plain though, I ususly wrap them up in a tortilla wrap along with veganaise, tomato, onion, lettuce and Smart Bacon ( by smartlife, I believe) and it is soooooo good.



Wow.... that does sound good....
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#24 Old 09-11-2004, 10:34 AM
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I like Lightlife ham. It's the only kind I eat.
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#25 Old 09-11-2004, 11:06 AM
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I love love love Tofurky slices!!! They are the best that I have tried- by far.
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