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Hi,<br>
I am Harry. 18 and born in a lacto-vegetarian family.<br><br>
I do eat all the veggies and dairy (milk, cheese, butter etc) products. Eggs directly is a no-no but can be eaten indirectly (like in cake & other baked products).<br><br>
I am coming to USA next year (immigrant) and my worry is that if i will be able to stick with vegetarianism or not as i heard that it is very difficult to find veg. foods in USA. Is that true?
 

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I am coming to USA next year (immigrant) and my worry is that if i will be able to stick with vegetarianism or not as i heard that it is very difficult to find veg. foods in USA. Is that true?</div>
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Welcome!<br><br>
Every grocery store in the United States has fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, grains, greens, spices. It is very easy to eat vegetarian if you do your own cooking. In addition, many grocery stores have vegetarian processed foods and faux meats like veggie burgers and tofurky. In larger cities you may be able to find ethnic food stores that specialize in foods from different parts of the world. There are stores that import food from the middle east, asia, India, etc. I live in the Los Angeles area and there are many of these, but there are much fewer the farther away you go from the major population centers.<br><br>
It can be difficult finding vegetarian-friendly restaurants. Some major chains, like McDonalds, may have some vegetarian foods, but it isn't something they promote. I think the best guide may be to use the <a href="http://www.happycow.net/" target="_blank">Happy Cow website</a>.
 

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Welcome! Mojo pretty much answered your question, I don't know if there's really anything to add.<br>
Don't assume that anything is vegetarian just because it sounds like it is. You probably have to read the ingredients label. Often vegetable soups are made with chicken stock, things are cooked in bacon grease, etc.<br>
It really is doable though.<br>
Best of luck, and welcome to the forums <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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