Hi Yoona and Annamaija! I have been vegetarian for a few years and am trying to go vegan as well. my hardest part is dairy - I love cheese and yogurt. LOL Good luck and maybe we can bounce ideas off each other. Danielle
hi! I am from vancouver Island, Nanaimo. Because i am living in a smaller town i am finding it harder to find somethings. it is nice to be able to chat with some people closer to home! hope to chat with you more!
I wish vancouver was more evolved in the vegan world like new york or la is. it's pretty tough to find a good restaurant or quick bite to eat unless you live at granville island or by whole foods. heather I feel your pain. I went on a road trip to calgary this past summer and when i asked people where a good restaurant is most people laughed and told me i was in the wrong province. Driving down the highway I saw a truck full of cows. I could see how squished in they were, and I wanted to burst into tears.Alysha- I'm sure being in nanaimo is tough when it comes to finding ingredients. is there a whole foods there?
It definatley is very hard!! And no there is no Whole foods in Nanaimo. There might be one in Victoria ( an hour and a half away) we do have a few health food stores that have some stuff. But it is very expensive! Being Vegan and a Student is difficult!
i'm a vancouver island girl here (in victoria) but alysha - i used to live in nanaimo - and ya, vegan/veggiehead restaurants are fewww and far between up there.
do you check out island natural market - up near woodgrove? no whole foods markets here (yet), but there is lifestyle market - which is like a small whole foods. also have planet veg. duncan has some great finds though too - the garage? that neat natural bulk food store, that delish cafe there..mmm getting hungry just thinking bout it.
annamajjia and yoona - i grew up near van - and adore eating at the naam when i'm visiting - mmmm their zippy noodles, noh pie, dragon bowls are super yum! and ya annamajia - the eatery is most excellent - SUCH a variety of sushi, unbelievable.
if ever you girls get on over here to victoria, there are some great veggie/vegan digs to visit