RE: [DenverAndBeyondVeganMeetup] Garbonzo's and whey in their pita

From: Jim G.
Sent on: Thursday, June 28, 2012 6:06 AM

Bravo Mari!

 

As I’m sure you now know, most people (vegans, vegetarians, herbivores, & carnivores), at a minimum, have a sensitivity to gluten and would be better off without it.  And of course, as this litany of emails attests, even among vegans, how controversial the subject of food is, and how intransigent most people are about changing what they eat and changing their lifestyle.  There is division within the vegan ranks, mostly along the lines of animal rights vegans and health vegans (animal rights vegans typically don’t give a hoot about gluten and love the meat-like, pure glutinous seitan).  FYI, I am a vegan and mostly gluten free, and my son is gluten free & mostly vegan.  Congrats on learning the cause of your distress and making the simple lifestyle adjustments to fix it (without the assist of big pharm).  Personally, I wish all vegan specialty foods were also gluten free and all gluten free specialty foods were vegan… here’s hoping -:). 

 

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From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Mari Ruddy
Sent: Wednesday, June 27,[masked]:39 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [DenverAndBeyondVeganMeetup] Garbonzo's and whey in their pita

 

As someone who has been vegan for 2 years (a decision by choice) and then finding out about 2 months ago that I have a severe gluten allergy (was cause of tremendous gastointestinal distress for a while) and as someone who has lived (successfully) with type 1 diabetes and has survived cancer twice, I think its awesome that there are vegan, gluten-free options. Just felt its important to voice that. As before I had to go gluten-free I was also a complainer about the gluten-free/vegan combo. Now, I am deeply grateful and exponentially more compassionate about all the food restrictions people grapple with when dining out.

I just put on an athletic training camp in Boulder last week for adult people w diabetes (type 1 and 2) who want to be endurance athletes. We had a total of 9 vegans, 3 were vegan/gluten free, and another 2 just gluten free. And a few other nut, corn and soy allergies.+ne camper was vegan and allergic to nightshades. Plus one raw vegan. We had 18 campers and 10 staff and the Millennium Hotel food service did and amazing job accommodating ALL of our complex food needs.

For me, as camp director, I got to practice compassion and understanding for the role food plays in our lives.

Mari

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From: Karen <[address removed]>

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Date: Wed, 27 Jun[masked]:25:51 -0400

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Subject: Re: [DenverAndBeyondVeganMeetup] Garbonzo's and whey in their pita

 

Ann I second you on the gluten free vegan thing drives me nuts! Can't a vegan get a pancake with gluten in this city? Watercourse seriously disappoints me on this one, I think we need to petition for a vegan pancake with extra gluten please!

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On Jun 26, 2012, at 4:08 PM, Ann S <[address removed]> wrote:

I agree, Jim, as long as they don't have gluten free vegan be the only vegan option.  I hate when places do that.  I don't have to be, need to be or want to be gluten free, so when they combine the 2, it doesn't give vegans like me, an option I want.  WaterCourse has egg pancakes and gluten free/vegan pancakes, which I don't like at all, so there is no pancake option for people like me.  The only veg breakfast place in town and I can't have a pancake.  Lots of places do that and it's too bad.  There are so many great vegan options, that restaurants won't bother to carry, because it's a bother to have both.  What is 1 more option, especially since most vegans aren't gluten free?  I don't get it.  Goodness forbid they have 2 vegan options!  Go figure!

 

Thank you for writing/calling, Squeaky Vegans!!

Ann

 

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On Jun 26, 2012, at 11:40 AM, Jim Glasser <[address removed]> wrote:

Ann,
I love Garbanzos...thanks for the heads up on their sneaking a little dairy into their pita!  I will write them too.  Plus, since they cater to the gluten free among us, they NEED to add a gluten free pita to their line up.  Lots of great fast Vegan options @: Tokyo Joes, Chipolte, Noodles & Co, Wahoo Fish Taco, Qudoba, Z pizza.
Thanks,
Jim

On Jun 26,[masked]:30 AM, "Carol Giambri" <[address removed]> wrote:

Always great getting fast results with nice notes on company facebook wall.  Works well.  Surely Garbanzo's Mediterranean Grill has fb wall for whey and more disclosure.

 


From: K G <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Tuesday, June 26,[masked]:22 AM
Subject: RE: [DenverAndBeyondVeganMeetup] Garbonzo's and whey in their pita

 

Yep, disappointing.  The are great at marking what is vegan on their labels as you move through the line, but there is no sign for the pitas at the beginning.  It is clear from their nutritional pamphlet/pdf that the pitas (white or wheat) are not vegan.  I just happened to notice this several months ago (





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