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hii iam thinking about turning vegan but does anyone have any ideas where i could get my food from ( i live in england ) thankss ....
 

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Short answer: Any supermarket and possibly Holland & Barrett. What kind of things are you looking for? I assume you mean substitutes and things that are ready to eat?

Sainsbury's sells tofu, non-dairy ice cream (Swedish Glace), sorbet, Green & Black's chocolate, vegetarian mince, nut cutlets, vegetarian sausages, green soya beans, soy yoghurt, soy milk, rice milk, oat milk, vegan vegetable dansak, falafel, tinned and dry beans, couscous that's already seasoned, baked beans. You can get most of those in Waitrose too, and probably Tesco's.
 

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as an all-round supermarket, I think Tescos is probably the best (that I've tried), as there are a few microwave meals if you look hard enough, Swedish Glace ice cream, soy desserts and dried beans, a "health" type aisle that includes vegan biscuits and raw food bars and all kinds of stuff, and a wide range of Indian specialist foods, which is cool. But just about any supermarket should do. It's not hard to buy vegan food in the UK. What were you looking for specifically?
 

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Well, vegans eat a lot of the same things as "other people", so you can shop at the same places. At most any grocer, you can find:

Kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils, butter beans, white/navy beans, black/turtle beans, green beans, broad beans, runner beans and lima beans

rice, pasta, millet, quinoa, couscous, bread and cereal

almonds, peanuts, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, and the butters thereof

apples, bananas, mango, pears, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, grapes, kiwi, clementines, lemons, limes, plums and raisins

aubergine, courgettes, spinach, kale, lettuce of varying kinds, green peppers, red peppers, yellow peppers, orange peppers, chili peppers, jalapeno peppers (I like peppers), white onions, red onions, green onions, shallots (I like onions too), garlic, butternut squash, pumpkin, corn, carrots, cabbage, red potatoes, whites potatoes, sweet potatoes

and that's not even mentioning Marmite!

Anyway, my point is overstated, but I think people often get the idea that vegan shopping is hard. Nearly every chain store I've entered also had soymilk, tofu and some "fake meat" products. All except one even had soy yogurt! I enjoy patronizing our local HFS, but there's not much we buy there that's available ONLY there (I think only the soy "whipped cream" falls into that category).

So, don't worry...go shopping!
 

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I'm just vegetarian but would like to point out that I notice more products saying Vegan on all time.Most Hovis bread I have seen says Vegan on,Sainsburys have a few ready made meals that are Vegan now too,and Tesco Bourbon biscuits are also Vegan.
 

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Originally Posted by Snow White View Post

vegan vegetable dansak
Now i want a curry [shakefist]

anyhoo

I usually shop in tescos, thier frozen food bits really crap - but the freefrom little section (dont all supermarkets have those these days?) is good. They even do egg free garlic mayonnaise mmmm. and rocket hummus! best hummus everrrr. the nearest 24hour one to me (im a night owl) is in a multicultural area, so that could be why it caters for stuff like that so well

errr yeah or holland and barrett, but when you start treating it like a supermarket the prices hurt haha
 

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my local tesco has that selection too, and because of the large Polish population there is also a section devoted to Polish foods, which can be quite interesting to look round (actually there are tons of polskie delikatesys around here so its nothing new really but oh well...)

i think i had a point to make... but i've gone off my track completely.
 
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