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I've only been vegetarian for about a half a year. With this i haven't had much trouble going out with friends to eat. I would like to go vegan, but my one of my favorite foods is pizza, and i go out every weekend and have pizza with some friends. Also, I dont like calling too much attention to this because people always ask why and when I answer, I always feel like I'm forcing my beleifs on them, or making them feel bad for eating meat. If i go vegan, what can i eat when i go out? also, what do you do at movies? please help! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sick:">
 

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First off, if they ask, then you can't be forcing your opinions on them; they will, however, accuse you of that, since they will feel threatened.<br><br>
At movies, I always sneak snackies in under my jacket. As far as what you can eat when you go out, that really depends on what kind of restaurant you are at. Indian places have great food, Mexican food also. If you are at an American place, you are probably gonne be eating salad.
 

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get pizza with no cheese, just sauce and vegetables. no pizza dough is made with eggs or milk. it's mainly flour, water, and salt.
 

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cool! thank you =] do you know about making pizza? and vegan chesse, does it taste like the real thing at all?
 

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If you can't find a place that does egg and milk free dough, you could make your own some weekends and invite your friends round. My friends love eating all my food at the first chance they get <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hungry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hungry:"><br><br><br><br>
I nearly always make my pizza without cheese and put things like veggies and tofu on it because I don't like buy vegan cheese all the time as it's a bit pricey. You'll have to try a few brands but there are some that are very cheese-like, I found one that was almost exactly like a mild cheddar a few weeks ago, and the same in texture.
 

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hmm good idea! =] thank you! and i wanna try the cheddar like vegan cheese <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Vegan Gourmet's mozzarella tastes awesome on pizza. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I also hide snacks to take in the movies.
 

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yeah, taking snacks in your purse is always fun... and (i'm not vegan) but when we get pizza, I love picking the cheese off... and either getting rid of it or eating it first... and then having just the sauce and veggies on dough... very yummy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
As for other types of eating out (like american foods), even though there will be very little vegan stuff there, focus on having fun with friends (yes it sounds cheesy, but it's still good).... yes eating is a good thing, but friends are better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
good luck!
 

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yup. I hide foods to take into the cinema also. I have always done this even before I was veg*n because cinema foods are so overpriced!<br><br>
As for eating out, I find that all-you-can-eat type places are great for being inconspicuous. We go to all you can eat chinese places and there's always rice, some vegetables, various sauces, fruit, etc. to eat. And chips (fries). I hate special ordering, so I like these places because I go for the company not the food so I am quite happy to live off chips, rice and sweet and sour sauce as long as I don't have to explain the word 'vegan' to a waiter <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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mmm yes! rice is always good, tonight i found out i love meso soup a lot, so this i'm happy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I have two veg friends, which is wonderful, but surprisingly enough my best friend of about 100 years doesn't even have the word veggie in her vocab. she's always worried I'm not feeding myself properly, though she doesnt nag quite as badly as she used to. 
 

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Kind of, but not really... It's like mock meats to real meat, actually.<br><br><br><br>
Vegan gourmet is still really, super good though.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Yes! I get Amy's Veggie Pizza and melt some vegan gourmet mozz. on top. It's delicious.
 

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I need to get some vegan mozerlla and make a pizza! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hungry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hungry:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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i make my own pizza at homw. As for eating out, its usually a salad, but I have got most of my omni friends addicted to a veg*an restaurant near us, so its usually them asking me if I want to go there. I was a vegetarian for a year then I stopped, which i really regret, then when i became one again not too long later i became a vegan and its been so easy, i dont crave movie popcorn or anything so its not really an issue.
 

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You can make your own cheezes and cheez sauces. I like the Buffalo Mostarella from the Ultimate Uncheese Book. If you really like pizza and cheese, you should get that book. Some of the cheezes can be really gross like the Muenster, but there are some gems inside (like the geewhiz/salsa dip...mmm).
 

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You can get cheese pizza<br><br>
it's vegetarian<br><br>
Do they not have soy cheese pizza at your place?<br><br>
Hmm, maybe not.<br><br><br><br>
Well then, you can still eat the breadsticks and the tomato sauce, that's vegan
 

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I am with the sneaking in snacks to the cinema. Our last movie we popped into we didn't bring anything though and that wasn't too bothersome. We hit up Taco Bell afterwards.<br><br><br><br>
As a vegan, Taco Bell has been one of my better bets as they are always ready and willing to veganize anything for me and some of their dishes are already vegan.<br><br><br><br>
I am at a ditto with the pizza thing. Just inquire about the dough and get it without cheese. I always had pizza like this even before I went veg*an and it's delish! Mmm ... [I'm a a mushroom fanatic so I never cared about the rest of the pizza anyway ... the rest was just filler ... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">].<br><br><br><br>
Buffets tend to not yield much except fruits and maybe some steamed veggies.<br><br><br><br>
Some Italian restaurants can yield some good results as well, such as Olive Garden. Their Minestrone is vegan as well as their salad and I always get the Capellini Pomodoro when I go there. It's already vegan and it's phenomenal. Based on their website they use Olive Oil to cook, not butter.<br><br><br><br>
Macaroni Grill isn't as good because even though cheese is not listed in the ingredients of the pastas they top every single pasta dish with it without warning you and for me it was an extremely unpleasant surprise. I haven't gone back but if you know before you go you can at least remember to ask that the dish not have cheese on it.<br><br><br><br>
Any sort of Ethiopian restaurant will have good dishes as well. I love Stir Crazy, because I can have tofu substitued in any dish and the menu tells you what's vegan what isn't right down to the sauces they use [it lists each sauce right on the menu and tells you which are "true vegetarian", which is SO nice].<br><br><br><br>
Japanese/Asian restuarants are usually good bets as well. I had a Japanese Tofu Soup once that was yummy.<br><br><br><br>
Just look around and explore your options.
 
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