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hi<br><br>
what do you normally buy to eat when you are on the go?<br><br>
i thought subway, order a roll filled with salad and sweetcorn, pack of crisps and drink.<br><br>
what other choices have i got?<br><br>
dee xx
 

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Sometimes I get bean burritos from Taco Bell, without the cheese.
 

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It just depends where you are! My union shop sells like eight or so vegan lunch options, about 4 sandwhiches and about 4 savory pastry/wrap type things. In the UK boots usually does one or two vegan sandwhiches, cafe nero and starbucks both sell at least one (I think 4 at one time is the most I've noticed) vegan lunch - either a wrap, or pasta or whatever. In marks and spencers they have a few salads which are vegan (with pasta and beans and things... not just lettice!). If worst comes to worst, a samosa and some nuts with some fruit juice can suffice (and M&S samosas are SO good!).<br><br>
Within time you get used to what you can get in your area - lots of little independant cafes so beans on toast (you can ask them to hold the butter) or jacket potato with beans and salad, or roast vegetable (maybe hummus if you're lucky!) sandwhiches/chibattas and often a tomato/vegetable soup with a bread roll, or pizza without cheese. Don't be afraid to ask for help! I've never had anyone mind.<br><br>
So yeah, I think it depends where you live and what type of places you have but I rarley can't find anything. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Just keep your eyes open, even if I'm not looking for food if I'm in a shop I check out if it has anything vegan, or in a cafe just for a coffee I look over the food to see if there's anything I could eat, and eventually you build up a metal list of what to look for, where is good, and chains you know you can find something at if you're somewhere new! It seems daunting at first but very quickly it becomes easy because you're used to what to expect and look for.
 

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Pizza is a favourite of mine.
 

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Identity_Thief has the right idea. Once you've been vegan or vegetarian for a while, you learn how to scan menus to find options. I'm good at that but sometimes I still get a kick out of asking, "Do you have anything suitable for vegans?" because quite often they'll come up with something unexpected that's not on the menu.<br><br>
Here are two websites that can help you find vegan and vegetarian restaurants when you're traveling:<br><a href="http://www.vegguide.org/" target="_blank">http://www.vegguide.org/</a><br><a href="http://www.happycow.net/" target="_blank">http://www.happycow.net/</a><br><br>
Here are some other resources you can check out. They list veg options at fast food and chain restaurants:<br><a href="http://www.veganeatingout.com/fast-food" target="_blank">http://www.veganeatingout.com/fast-food</a><br><a href="http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/chain-restaurants.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.peta.org/living/vegetaria...staurants.aspx</a><br><br>
My prefered fast food options are:<br>
taco bell bean burrito fresco style<br>
subway veggie d-lite on italian bread with no cheese or mayo<br><br>
My prefered take-along snacks are:<br>
apples<br>
nuts<br>
energy bar
 

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Definitely depends where you are.<br>
Fast Food: McDonalds side salad, Wendys salad and baked potato, Taco Bells bean and rice burrito, Subways veggie subs<br>
Convience store: Those celery and carrot packs, chips, If your in Jersey, PA, or Delaware WaWa has hummus packs (as I'm sure other places do)<br>
Take Along snacks: Nuts, Trail mix, energy bars, veggies slices, dried fruit, PB sandwiches, crackers
 

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thank you for all your replies, you are a great help with great advice. i forgot all about chips lol, how could i forget those? lol...<br><br>
i normally find subways in my land of kent in england, they seem to have sprung up everywhere i go which is good as you can ask for any filling. i will look in my local boots store, and i will take some nuts and seed snacks and crackers with hummous, so i have something to eat if i cant find anything.<br><br>
thanks lots<br><br>
dee xxxxxxx
 

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I keep granola bars....homemade fruit roll-ups, homemade chips and nuts with me and sometimes stop for a meal or snack.<br><br>
Peace<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I like those taco salad things in burrito places like Chipotle. Usually, any fast food place that has customizable foods (Subway, Chipotle, Qdoba, Salad Works) are good bets for finding vegan options
 

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Just so you know, Subway veggie pattie is vegan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Just so you know, Subway veggie pattie is vegan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Are you sure? I've heard from multiple sources that it has egg in it...
 

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Other options too are if you are near holland and Barrett, pasties, cookies and chocolate, and the west cornwall pasty company sells vegan wholemeal vegetable pasties
 

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I have a few go-to restaurants in my area: Jason's Deli (spinach wrap with blue corn chips), Subway (veggie on the honey oat bread, sun chips), McAllisters (veggie with sun chips), Broad Ripple Deli (bagel sandwich with sprouts, avocado, hummus and tomato, chips), Whole Foods (big salad with a corn muffin, veggie sushi or the actual salad bar).
 

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It just depends where you are! My union shop sells like eight or so vegan lunch options, about 4 sandwhiches and about 4 savory pastry/wrap type things. In the UK boots usually does one or two vegan sandwhiches, cafe nero and starbucks both sell at least one (I think 4 at one time is the most I've noticed) vegan lunch - either a wrap, or pasta or whatever. In marks and spencers they have a few salads which are vegan (with pasta and beans and things... not just lettice!). If worst comes to worst, a samosa and some nuts with some fruit juice can suffice (and M&S samosas are SO good!).<br><br>
Within time you get used to what you can get in your area - lots of little independant cafes so beans on toast (you can ask them to hold the butter) or jacket potato with beans and salad, or roast vegetable (maybe hummus if you're lucky!) sandwhiches/chibattas and often a tomato/vegetable soup with a bread roll, or pizza without cheese. Don't be afraid to ask for help! I've never had anyone mind.<br><br>
So yeah, I think it depends where you live and what type of places you have but I rarley can't find anything. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Just keep your eyes open, even if I'm not looking for food if I'm in a shop I check out if it has anything vegan, or in a cafe just for a coffee I look over the food to see if there's anything I could eat, and eventually you build up a metal list of what to look for, where is good, and chains you know you can find something at if you're somewhere new! It seems daunting at first but very quickly it becomes easy because you're used to what to expect and look for.</div>
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I agree with this approach. It just depends where you are but I've never starved. I also carry food with me (a Larabar or trail mix) in case I really am caught somewhere without options, but honestly that doesn't happen very often.
 

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Trail mix is a life saver when you are on the road. I like to buy the BIGGEST bag of trail mix I can find in stores, (or you can make your own in a big zip lock bag), and take that with me. I find if I snack on that every two hours between meals, with a handful or so, it can last me up to a week. It helped me when I was traveling by bus for three days from Niagara Falls, Canada to Los Angeles, California. There were not a lot of meal options along the way, so I was glad I had it with me. It also handy having a water bottle, you can fill it up at water fountains, which is surprisingly everywhere. To spice it up, I brought several flavour packets to keep me from being bored with plain water. It saves money when traveling too, because buying drinks can be expensive, and will add up eventually.<br><br>
When I'm out and about with friends, I always have a granola bar in my bag, or a little box of raisins in case I find myself a bit peckish and no vegan options are near me.<br><br>
Subway is everywhere, so for a quick meal, thats my go-to place.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>yally</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2861968"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Just so you know, Subway veggie pattie is vegan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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It is? I've constantly been told it isn't, and the subway website says it has milk and egg in.<br><br>
As for snacking on the go, I try not to use fast food places. They're fairly useless for vegan food, unless you want some chips or a salad sandwich. When I can afford it, M&S is SO great; they do loads of really tasty and interesting vegan salads, wraps and sushi. What I usually do, though, is just go to the supermarket and pick up fresh fruit, a drink, a packet of crisps and (if they have it) one of those carrot & cucumber things with a hummus dip. If they don't have it, I go for a packet of raw veg (like sugar snap peas). Makes a reasonable lunch if I get caught out.<br><br>
This is, of course, if I'm nowhere near my usual uni area, because we have two veg*n cafes and a veg*n supermarket right on campus, as well as a health food store up the road. I tend to just pick my lunch up at one of those places.
 

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It is? I've constantly been told it isn't, and the subway website says it has milk and egg in.<br><br>
As for snacking on the go, I try not to use fast food places. They're fairly useless for vegan food, unless you want some chips or a salad sandwich. When I can afford it, M&S is SO great; they do loads of really tasty and interesting vegan salads, wraps and sushi. What I usually do, though, is just go to the supermarket and pick up fresh fruit, a drink, a packet of crisps and (if they have it) one of those carrot & cucumber things with a hummus dip. If they don't have it, I go for a packet of raw veg (like sugar snap peas). Makes a reasonable lunch if I get caught out.<br><br>
This is, of course, if I'm nowhere near my usual uni area, because we have two veg*n cafes and a veg*n supermarket right on campus, as well as a health food store up the road. I tend to just pick my lunch up at one of those places.</div>
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I have never found vegan sushi from M&S, the ones I find always contain egg. I'll keep looking though! What size is it and what types are in it?
 
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