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#1 Old 11-25-2007, 05:59 AM
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I'm a newbie vegan (well almost) I'm definitely working my way up! I've had a pretty easy time finding vegan alternatives to my everyday foods. And I'm also happy to find out that most of the foods I use are already vegan! =)



But I was wondering if any one knew of any easy breads to find? Like in a regular supermarket. Do any of the brands below sell a vegan friendly bread? Is there such thing as a whole grain or wheat bread that's vegan? Thanks for the help!



Home Pride, Wonder bread, Orowheat, Sara Lee, Pepperridge farm, Great Value, or any other common bread brand that can be found in Wal-Mart.
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#2 Old 11-25-2007, 06:00 AM
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P.S. There aren't any Arnold or Sunbeam breads at the one I shop at.
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Look for kosher bread with the word "parve" on it. This is vegan.... but difficult to find. We have found only one or two brands that are vegan. Read the labels carefully as most bread has milk products as well as the questionable mono and diglicerides. We often bake our own.

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I purchase a home made bread at Whole Foods. It's vegan as it do not have riboflavin and other questionable stuff.



I used to purchase a sprouted bread, but lately they included honey in it
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I read an article somewhere that kosher/parve doesn't necessarily mean vegan. It just means that meat and dairy have not been comingled. The bread could still have dairy or even honey and still be considered kosher if prepared completely separately from meat products. Apparently, honey is considered far removed from the animal that produces it and therefore is kosher. I'm reading [U]Becoming Vegan[U] right now, and I think that's where this information comes from. Someone else can jump in if I misunderstood.
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I read an article somewhere that kosher/parve doesn't necessarily mean vegan. It just means that meat and dairy have not been comingled. The bread could still have dairy or even honey and still be considered kosher if prepared completely separately from meat products. Apparently, honey is considered far removed from the animal that produces it and therefore is kosher. I'm reading [U]Becoming Vegan[U] right now, and I think that's where this information comes from. Someone else can jump in if I misunderstood.



I think Chrissy just meant that it is a quick way to spot what is usually vegan. We still read the ingredients
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Making bread seems to be the easiest way to be sure what you're eating is vegan. It's easy as long as you have an oven. This is a very easy recipe that gets recommended a lot: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=5716.0
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If you have an HEB grocery store where you live, they have a bakery section. The sourdough bread they make at the store was vegan last time I checked. They also have sprouted bread over in the frozen foods section, but it is a little pricey. I bought a bread maker at a garage sale and started making my own bread. You could even buy some cheap loaf pans if you don't want a bread maker.
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A few Sara Lee whole wheat/whole grain breads are vegan, but you have to check them all. I've found that the dirt cheap store brand white breads are usually vegan too, though not the most appetizing.
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Becareful, egg is pareve so I pareve product can contain eggs. Have you thought of making your own bread
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Be careful, egg is pareve so I a pareve product can contain eggs. Have you thought of making your own bread?
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I think all the people struggling with vegan bread should move to England. Hovis is sold all over the place



Also Mother's Pride says vegan on it and one other bread brand as well as most Sainsbury's bread



Move to England!
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The link I sent you in my e-mail gives a list of brands (many of which are sold at wal-mart) that are vegan. HTH
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Do you think if I were to look in the actual Bakery section of the store (rather than the bread and bun aisle) I'd have better luck? I've also heard that many sourdough breads are vegan friendly.
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Do you think if I were to look in the actual Bakery section of the store (rather than the bread and bun aisle) I'd have better luck? I've also heard that many sourdough breads are vegan friendly.



Have to be very careful in grocery store bakeries... They tend to use lard
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Maybe I look more closely at the sourdough or wheat ones. Blah I'm DETERMINED to find a good bread!
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Do you think if I were to look in the actual Bakery section of the store (rather than the bread and bun aisle) I'd have better luck? I've also heard that many sourdough breads are vegan friendly.



It's possible, just look over those ingredients carefully! I love bakery bread, but recently just haven't dug any at wal-mart and so I've been buying brands from the list
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I think most pita bread is vegan.... I usually get ezekiel
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Sweet Bay and Walmart sell "California sourdough bread" in the bakery that is vegan. I am also still looking for other vegan bread that is easy to find. I'm going to check into making my own.
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Do you think if I were to look in the actual Bakery section of the store (rather than the bread and bun aisle) I'd have better luck? I've also heard that many sourdough breads are vegan friendly.



I've had better luck at the bakery section of my store than the actual bread section of the store. I've found that a lot of the french loaves they make at the store are vegan. There are also some kaiser rolls they make at Wal-Mart (not going to say they have them at every Wal-Mart though) that are vegan. Those are great for sandwiches/burgers.
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Pita bread (like many basic breads) are vegan and of the simplest ingredients possible for breadmaking. I have a recipe for it in the recipe section if you want to make your own...



Alternately, get a bread machine (Zojirushi or Breadman make the best ones), find a decent breadmachine recipe source and have at it! Here's the breadmachine recipe section of RecipeSource to peruse
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I think Chrissy just meant that it is a quick way to spot what is usually vegan. We still read the ingredients



Errr.... isn't reading the ingredients the quick way? I mean, all you do is pick up the packet and scan it. Takes about 30 seconds, tops.

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Errr.... isn't reading the ingredients the quick way? I mean, all you do is pick up the packet and scan it. Takes about 30 seconds, tops.



A lot of the brands of bread on the shelves of our stores have a large "Parve" or a large "Dairy" printed clearly on the front of the loaves. Brands like Arnold's and other expensive breads. So yeah, spotting this labeling is the "quick way" for us, and like I said still doesn't replace the need to read the ingredients as well.
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A lot of the brands of bread on the shelves of our stores have a large "Parve" or a large "Dairy" printed clearly on the front of the loaves. Brands like Arnold's and other expensive breads. So yeah, spotting this labeling is the "quick way" for us, and like I said still doesn't replace the need to read the ingredients as well.



What you said. I tend to use the allergen warnings at the bottom of the ingredients list. It only takes 5 seconds to determine if a bread is unsuitable that way. You still have to read the whole list for other stuff but you can spend less time on breads that have dairy.
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A lot of the brands of bread on the shelves of our stores have a large "Parve" or a large "Dairy" printed clearly on the front of the loaves. Brands like Arnold's and other expensive breads. So yeah, spotting this labeling is the "quick way" for us, and like I said still doesn't replace the need to read the ingredients as well.



Ah... ok. I'm too used to living in a place where bread is pretty much vegan by nature. You get some bread flavoured with honey but it's usually called "honey oat" on the pack. Wft is with dairy in bread? And lard? In bread? That's just ten ways of wrong1

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I believe it's the state of North America being so industrialized. Produce produce produce... Whey is somewhat of a preservative, and maximizing shelf life is good for business.
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Maximising shelf life is good but bread should be eaten fresh!

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<lives in northern new jersey and has no trouble finding vegan bread at shoprite or a&p..lucky me



rudy's whole wheat is vegan, as is arnold's whole wheat..idn if they have them at walmart though, cause i never have to look further than shoprite
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<lives in northern new jersey and has no trouble finding vegan bread at shoprite or a&p..lucky me



rudy's whole wheat is vegan, as is arnold's whole wheat..idn if they have them at walmart though, cause i never have to look further than shoprite



Just to clarify on MakaIsDeprived's claim.... It is only the Arnold Dutch Country 100% Whole Wheat (long loaf) that is vegan. Arnold's other whole wheat breads are not vegan



Another whole wheat bread that I found that seems to be vegan is in a brand called Rich Harvest.
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#30 Old 12-01-2007, 12:25 PM
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you could make your own bread? just throwin it out there
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