Originally Posted by Tiggzie
Well I feel everyone's pain. I'm going from NYC to Pinellas Park...ouch.
What products are you trying to get them to stock, VeganArtist? Have you tried just asking them to do a special order for you? I find lots of places have tofu and what-not. If you want something more specific, say a tofurkey or Tings...that proves a bit more difficult. Perhaps you can try a more polite approach and write letters.
ETA: "Vegan" is a scary word for most people. Don't phrase things as vegan, call them "healthier", "alternatives", stuff like that. I find that helps a lot.
I'd love to have a vegan revolt in the area
If five people show up demanding something, we can't be denied, right?
Yeah, that is the weird part. I DO write letters, and I also avoid pointing out that the stuff is vegan. I give them an extremely detailed list with specific information and contact information, yet they never stock even one item on my list. Here was my request for Nutrition S'Mart:
or Phone: 908-272-2400
·\tPizza Pizzaz - UPC 086009
Rudis Organic Bakery:www.rudisbakery.com
or Toll Free Customer Service Line: 877-293-0876
·\tArtisan Bread - Country French
·\tWhite Hamburger Buns
·\tWhite Hot Dog Rolls
Peanut Butter and Co.:www.ilovepeanutbutter.com
or Toll Free 1-866-ILOVEPB (456-8372)
·\tPeanut Butter White Chocolate Wonderful
Alternative Baking Company:www.alternativebaking.com
or toll-free at 888.488.9725
·\tColossal Chocolate Chip Cookies
·\tLuscious Lemon Poppyseed Cookies
·\tPeanut Butter Persuasion Cookies
·\tPerfectly Protein Vanilla Chai Tea with Soy Protein Large Bottle
·\tFlaxseed Oil, Organic 8 grams Omega-3 24 Ounce Bottle
Rising Moon Organics:www.risingmoon.com
or phone 541.431.0505
·\tGarlic And Roasted Veggie Vegan Ravioli
·\tMediterranean Garlic & Herb Ravioli
nSpired Natural Foods:www.nspiredfoods.com
or (510) 346-3860
·\tTropical Source 100% dairy free chocolate bars - Rich Dark /3 oz.
·\tOriginal Chikn Nuggets
·\tSoy Delicious Purely Decadent: \tChunky Mint Madness\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tRocky Road\t\t\t\t\t
·\tSoy Delicious Organic:\t\tTwisted Vanilla Orange
Roads End Organics:www.chreese.com
or Toll Free: 1-877-247-3373
·\tSHELLS & CHREESE - Semolina Shells and Cheddar Style Chreese Mix
·\tCheddar Style Chreese Mix
·\tMozzarella Style Chreese Mix
or Phone: 1-802-456-8866 or 1-800-434-1234
·\tRed Wine & Olive Oil Organic Dressing
·\tTuscany Italian Dressing
·\tBarbecue Sauce - Original Recipe
·\tOrganic Mustard - Dijon and Yellow
or Telephone: 1.707.578.7188
·\tStrawberry Toaster Pops
·\tOrganic Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce
·\tOrganic Minestrone Soup
·\tOrganic Fire Roasted Southwestern Vegetable Soup
·\tOrganic Medium Chili
·\tOrganic Vegetarian Baked Beans
·\tSilk Creamer - Original, Pint
·\tSilk Creamer - Hazelnut, Pint
·\tCultured Soy - Banana-Strawberry, 6 oz
·\tCultured Soy - Black Cherry, 6 oz
·\tCultured Soy - Vanilla, 6 oz
·\tCultured Soy - Plain, 32 oz
·\tSilk Live! - Strawberry
or Toll Free (U.S./Canada): 1-877-342-5217 or 1-800-595-6593
·\tAgar Powder - 2 oz. Vegetarian Gelatin Substitute
I know that it is a long list, but they could at least stock SOME of the items. I mean, vegans have just as much right to be able to buy all of the cool food stuff that they want, just like everyone else, ya know?
Good luck in Pinellas Park.
I LOVE THE VEGAN REVOLT IDEA. I am SO there.