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01-26-2016 11:22 AM
VeganRealm
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Originally Posted by Reila View Post
Is there any italian vegan?
I'm Italian and vegan from south Sicily. Ciao a tutti.
09-18-2014 08:32 AM
mybell I'm going to Italy in 2 weeks . . . Florence to Rome and all in between. I am vegetarian, not vegan, so I'm thinking I won't have a problem at all (hopefully). We do have a private cooking class one day and it's already arranged with the chef that we are vegetarian.
09-18-2014 08:19 AM
Reila
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Originally Posted by TheVeggieCat View Post
Weee!!! I've dreamed of living in Italy for years now. I want to move there. ^_^ Hmm~ Voglio imparare dai maestri d'Italia! Voglio cucinare come loro. (crappy Italian I know)
OOOOH!!! Dad said we might go next year to Rome!! Yeeeee!!! XD
Ahahahah your italian is good
09-18-2014 07:10 AM
TheVeggieCat Weee!!! I've dreamed of living in Italy for years now. I want to move there. ^_^ Hmm~ Voglio imparare dai maestri d'Italia! Voglio cucinare come loro. (crappy Italian I know)
OOOOH!!! Dad said we might go next year to Rome!! Yeeeee!!! XD
09-18-2014 04:38 AM
Reila
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Originally Posted by 2kkatime View Post
It's the same in southern Italy, unfortunately. Unless we go to a Thai or sushi restaurant, I'm finding it very hard to order substantial vegan meals.

And actually, I once ordered a vegetarian plate and got pancetta in my grilled artichoke. [emoji52]


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Hi! I live in Milan and here we have some vegan/vegetarian restourant and in many other place you can find al least vegetarian dishes on the menu. The vegan community is growing!

I never say i'm vegan, i say i'm allergic to many things it's the only way!
Are you italian too?
07-20-2014 11:38 AM
2kkatime
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Originally Posted by lavender phase View Post
I can understand why you have very few vegans in Italy most meals in the Northern Italian region is mainly cheese, butter and cream many friends of mine are vegetarian because they cannot keep away from cheese and eggs at least they try my vegan versions of Italian meals

It's the same in southern Italy, unfortunately. Unless we go to a Thai or sushi restaurant, I'm finding it very hard to order substantial vegan meals.

And actually, I once ordered a vegetarian plate and got pancetta in my grilled artichoke. [emoji52]


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04-28-2014 09:11 AM
lavender phase I can understand why you have very few vegans in Italy most meals in the Northern Italian region is mainly cheese, butter and cream many friends of mine are vegetarian because they cannot keep away from cheese and eggs at least they try my vegan versions of Italian meals smiley.gif
04-28-2014 07:52 AM
Reila

I'm from Milan, i've been to Rome too, one of my favorite city!!

Unfortunately i don't know many vegans in my city...

04-27-2014 02:42 PM
lavender phase Yes I have many times mostly southern Italy although I have been to Rome smiley.gif My mom was born in Capri then moved to Naples soooo beautiful I have to go back smiley.gif
04-27-2014 01:36 PM
Reila

Hi! have you ever been in italy?

04-27-2014 09:20 AM
lavender phase Yes I am well I am an Italian American my mom was born in Italy smiley.gif
04-27-2014 02:48 AM
Reila

Is there any italian vegan?

01-15-2012 05:16 PM
Doktormartini Thanks for the response!!!
01-10-2012 08:04 PM
jentlytread I'm thinking of planning a trip this year to Italy. Possibly Venice. I have never really travelled abroad. I may be travelling alone, since it is so expensive, and I may not have anyone willing to pay that much for their fare. I don't want to go alone, but anyway...
What should I look for as regarding lodging, transport, etc?
01-09-2012 02:09 PM
Davide
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found out the hard way thought pizza bianco was vegan-safe...it looked so benign. didnt recognize that ingredient but given the other ingredients and that there was no dairy or eggs in it i never IMAGINED that that ingredient would be something so appaling as LARD! should have googled it sooner. so appaled. groooossss. anyhow, note to non-italian speakers travelling here---AVOID this ingredient! i dont know if its all pizza bianco or just the one at the shop i was getting it from. wont be getting it again though from anywhere. bleh!

I asked in many pizzerias if strutto was among the ingredients of pizzas, and the answer was ever "no", but I know that the original neapolitan pizza contains it.
In Italy strutto often is used in focaccia and some kind of bread, you shall ask to the merchant or check the ingredients. Surely contain strutto: pane all'olio (oil bread) and piadina romagnola (wrap bread typical of Emilia-Romagna).
01-02-2012 12:09 PM
SwissMiss Sicily is divine
The souther you go in Italy, the easier it is to be vegan. The produce itself is fabulous, but it is also easy to get LOTS of different pastas and local dishes which are naturally vegan. Avoid the mozzarella and seafood and you are good

This is because they mostly use olive oil to cook (instead of the butter of the north) and have a warmer climate, so no heavy meaty and saucy dishes. Best food is southern italian food I really think. It will probably be easier for you to ask for vegetarian options and just not pick the ones with dairy then trying to explain what veganism is. THat is what I do now.

Enjoy your time there!
12-24-2011 12:07 AM
Doktormartini Anyone know anything about Sicily? It's a little different than Italy so figured I'd ask. My university has an archaeological field school there and I'm probably going to do it one summer. I'm vegan btw. I heard that getting fresh fruits and vegetables at markets and stuff is really easy. If so, then I'm good to go
03-05-2011 11:14 PM
Cedre Hi....I am going to Italy end of April, beginning of May. To Rome to be exact. I was wondering how prevalent is soy milk in coffee shops? If not, which I have a nagging feeling it's not....what would you suggest for a vegan to do. Also, what kind of desert thingies are there that are 'accidentally' vegan? I'm trying to avoid hunting down vegan bakeries...and just enjoy the city and visit the vegan bakeries if there is time.
I've been dying to go to Rome for centuries! lol!!
01-17-2011 02:58 PM
kaybee found out the hard way thought pizza bianco was vegan-safe...it looked so benign. didnt recognize that ingredient but given the other ingredients and that there was no dairy or eggs in it i never IMAGINED that that ingredient would be something so appaling as LARD! should have googled it sooner. so appaled. groooossss. anyhow, note to non-italian speakers travelling here---AVOID this ingredient! i dont know if its all pizza bianco or just the one at the shop i was getting it from. wont be getting it again though from anywhere. bleh!
10-19-2010 08:32 AM
Sabry Ooooh fantastico! Ti piace l'italia?
10-17-2010 05:44 PM
kryptonite Ciao! Vengo da Scozia ma adesso studio in Italia, a Urbino
09-11-2010 12:41 AM
Sabry Ciao CUMPAESA'! Italiani? Nessuno?
11-28-2009 04:24 AM
Davide Ciao, scrivo da Milano est.

Mi trovate anche su www.informazionealimentare.it e www.veganhome.it,
09-13-2009 09:02 AM
seibella Good thinking, MrFalafel! Thank you! =)
09-13-2009 12:41 AM
MrFalafel Italian restaurants who cater to the tourist trade speak English and publish their menus in English. You will not have any problems, especially if you use that Happycow link above.



Top tip for Florence is: its very crowded in Florence. Packed full of tourists who all go for lunch at seemingly the same time which means its very difficult to get into cafes or restaurants at normal lunch times and when you do, its so busy its hard to get the waiters attention enough to talk about dietary restrictions. Instead, go for lunch during off times (like 11am or 3pm) where you have the time to talk to the waiter about what you want to eat and how you want it prepared.



In Florence there's a good healthfood shop/deli with lots of veg pates, olives, sietan slices and more you can stuff into your bag for a great picnic in a lovely square somewhere. Check the relevant happycow listing.



Another good tip is before you go, make a google map with the exact locations of said veggie friendly restaurants of the cities you are going to visit and print it out. This will help you immensely in finding their locations in unfamilair surroundings.
09-12-2009 01:30 PM
seibella Bumping this thread!

I'm going to be in Rome next week for six days. I'm going to try to take a day trip to Florence, as well. However, I speak NO Italian! eeek! I know enough French to get me by, but I don't think that's going to help. Any words of wisdom? I know some things have already been posted here before, but just wanting to see if anyone else had something to offer. =)
07-23-2009 05:46 AM
monsterbeans Thanks for the phrase Mr. Falafel, I think it will come in handy!



I've had a look at the happycow listings already, but I thought I may encounter the problem found in the UK sometimes, even if a cheese dish is labelled as vegetarian, the waiters/chef etc are unsure whether it has rennet in, like its a communication problem or ignorance in the supply chain.



I've downloaded the menu of the Il Marguetta, looks very nice for my actual birthday, I'm not sure that our budget will stretch to similar restaurant price tags. If only the hostel had a kitchen!
07-23-2009 04:05 AM
MrFalafel Try one of the vegetarian or veggie friendly restaurants listed here:

http://www.happycow.net/europe/italy/rome/





If you want to try an omni place you can ask if the cheese is 'caglio vegetale' (made without rennet)
07-23-2009 03:55 AM
monsterbeans Hi, I am going to Rome for my birthday with my boyfriend in September (I don't want to organise a party, so i decided to get out of the UK!). Its his first time, but i went a few years ago.



Since then, I've become muuuuccch more aware and stricter about 'secret' animal products. I love love love pizza with all my tiny heart, but everytime I am in a restaurant anywhere, there is always a 'huh?' or language barrier (I speak some French, but my French lessons at school traumatised me!) about whether the cheese contains rennet.



So, does anyone know of any restaurants in Rome that use mozzarella that doesn't contain rennet? I don't just want to be having marinaras the whole time!



Also, how common is egg free pasta in Roman restaurants? Has anyone has any luck specifying for egg-free pasta?
03-18-2009 11:07 PM
VeganPower! Ciao Vegetiriani!

Io sono parlo un po l'italiano...!
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