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

From: Kellie
Sent on: Friday, June 29, 2012 1:45 PM
bside lounge was massively popular. they had people there constantly. they didnt make it due to the enormous, out of this world rent, not because they served vegan food.

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On Jun 29, 2012, at 1:40 PM, Laura K <[address removed]> wrote:

Okay, I just asked to move this over to the message board but I'm going to reply here anyway. 

The restaurant business is hard. Most non-vegan restaurants don't make it, and restaurants that serve no meat or animal products have a very tiny market here in Boulder. Rally or no rally, a few hundred really loyal customers are not enough to keep a restaurant in business. They need to make money every hour of the day, 365 days a year. If we insist on purity, we will get nothing. I'm excited to see Native Foods and I hope they make it. VG Burgers didn't. Zudaka didn't. Bside Lounge didn't. Even Sunflower didn't, and they weren't all veg. I'm sure there are more. Tiffin's is already swimming upstream as an Indian restaurant. It's fine to suggest other positive changes, but please don't make Tiffin's owners feel guilty or pressured about their business decisions. You'll only drive them out of business faster. 

Laura 



On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 1:28 PM, Ann S <[address removed]> wrote:
It's better to support them, but not to the exclusion of places that are willing to offer options.

Plus, with the limited number of vegan and ovo-lacto veg places, we would have to go to the same places every time we go out and that would get boring.

Personally, I see no difference between a meat place and an ovo-lacto place, except maybe the owners might be somewhat more aware.  That's not always the case.  Sometimes, they just see the market is growing.

I have to agree with Lisa on this one.  Support vegan options whenever and where ever possible.  They are limited enough as it is.

It's a shame about Tiffin's.  Had our community known they were struggling, I know we would have rallied for them. 


Ann

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On Jun 29, 2012, at 1:02 PM, "Jen W." <[address removed]> wrote:

Well put.  It is better to support vegan and vegetarian businesses so they stay in business.  


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From: Joe Blackburn <[address removed]>
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Conclusion - don't eat out anywhere but vegan only places. They all fry there food in same oil as meat and cheese. Use same gross meat counters, pans etc... And most lie anyway. Enough talk about this.
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Subject: Re: Re: Re: [boulderandbeyondvegans] Garbonzo's and whey in their pita

Conclusion:-)
I went to Harpo's last night. The waitress was very friendly, and I had great sweet potato fries and guacamole with chips. I'm not sure why, when I called, they wouldn't offer that information. The person who answered the phone went to talk to the chefs/cooks to ask whether anything, like fries, were vegan. They just told her that they didn't have anything vegan at all at Harpo's. 

Again, I'm not sure why, but my phone call to Boulder Cafe had the same results. I never ended up going to Boulder Cafe, but I was pleasantly surprised that Harpo's could accommodate. And, since I didn't get sick, I'm comfortable saying that it was fully vegan. (My body is very sensitive.) 

Why anyone would just say that nothing is vegan when they do have some vegan food? I don't understand... but then, I'm not sure why many people don't signal when driving. (Except for lack of awareness or consideration. )

Have a great day, everyone!

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Kira Davis, L.M.T.
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