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Which foods at Indian restaurants tend to be vegan and how can I tell?

The following is based on my experience of South Asian restaurants in the UK and on eating out in Chennai. If it is vegetarian, it could contain ghee yogurt / curd / buttermilk paneer cream These ...
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Is there a (social media?) website dedicated to helping people find vegan or vegetarian restaurants, shops and services?

You might like Happy Cow which is a social media site to help folks find vegan, vegetarian, and veg-friendly restaurants, shops and services. The website allows you to search an area with various ...
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Does eating in a mixed buffet drive up meat demand, even if I only eat vegetarian dishes?

From a sensible capitalist's viewpoint, it should not drive meat demand up as long as you only eat vegetarian stuff, as you noticed yourself. Now real life restaurant owners/managers might not be ...
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Should I eat meat mistakenly served to me at a restaurant?

There are a lot of dimensions to this question, and you've done well to narrow it. I'm going to assume that you want to balance the pragmatic results of your actions with not increasing the overall ...
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Are McDonald's fries vegan in Canada?

Yes. According to their official website for Canada (emphasis mine): Fries and Hash Browns Our World Famous Fries™ and hash browns are go-tos for our vegetarian and vegan guests. Since 2007, we’ve ...
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I'm traveling to another country. Are there any simple resources to explain veganism to my waiter at a resturant (that transcends language)?

This is difficult because: If you say you're vegetarian, you may get served fish because many people don't realize it's not vegetarian If you say you're vegan, lots of people won't understand and ...
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Is there a (social media?) website dedicated to helping people find vegan or vegetarian restaurants, shops and services?

There is another website with similar functionality to Happy Cow, which is called Vanilla Bean. It focuses on (not necessarily vegan) restaurants with vegan options. They also have an app, which ...
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In what ways can an individual influence the availability of vegan food in shops and restaurants?

We had this colleague who never wanted to go to a restaurant with us because she was Vegan... Someone told her to bring her own food and still come with us and she did. Whenever a restaurant refused ...
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How to tell if a restaurant has vegan options?

There are a couple ways: Read the menu: An obvious choice, but if the menu specifically lists an item as vegan, it's almost always a safe bet. Look for seemingly vegan items. Scan the menu for ...
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How to tell if a restaurant has vegan options?

Here is my own answer, applicable to United States. For me these rules of thumb have proven handy for both dense urbs and suburbs and towns. I am interested in learning more! Tends to work: Mexican: ...
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In what ways can an individual influence the availability of vegan food in shops and restaurants?

One method is to ask for veg* options, even if you know they will say "no". By the number of requests the managers of the restaurants will understand that there's a demand for veg options and will ...
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Is there a (social media?) website dedicated to helping people find vegan or vegetarian restaurants, shops and services?

Even if the site is not specialized for veg*n places, Foursquare could suit your needs. Another drawback is that it doesn't seems to have a more precise filter than "Vegetarian/Vegan". But it does ...
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How to tell if a restaurant has vegan options?

Consult the internet Just look up vegan, vegetarian or vegan-friendly restaurants beforehand. http://happycow.net/ is an excellent resource.
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What is the nutritional profile of A&W plant-based nuggets?

The nutritional info is at https://web.aw.ca/en/our-menu/chicken/beyond-meat-nuggets Calories 300 Fat 15.6 g Protein 18 g Serving Size 120 g Nutrition Contents Sugar ...
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Are most pizza doughs from chain restaurants vegan?

Sadly a lot of the delivery chains add milk to their dough. Why is anybody's guess. Dominos (at least in the UK...) offer a gluten free base which doesn't have milk but instead they add egg to it, ...
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Does eating in a mixed buffet drive up meat demand, even if I only eat vegetarian dishes?

I think that the most certain way to diminish meat consumption is to inform the restaurant about eating preferences. The larger the group of vegetarians, the greater the effect in diminishing meat ...
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Are there restaurants that follow the rules of Acharam?

In case of Hindu Brahmins, the food that they eat must comply with many criteria. The person should take a bath before cooking the food It should not contain onion or anything that grows under the ...
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What traditional dishes are the easiest to order vegan at a Korean restaurant?

I agree with the sentiments of the above comments. I usually end up having to order something un-traditional (ex. salad). I have noticed many places are starting to offer vegan options in the US, ...
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Which foods at Indian restaurants tend to be vegan and how can I tell?

Paneer is cottage cheese in Hindi. In terms of bread, it is likely that naan would contain dairy products. Chapatti/roti usually would not contain any dairy products. Most Indians who are vegetarian ...
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In what ways can an individual influence the availability of vegan food in shops and restaurants?

Social Media is, in my opinion, the most powerful tool in this regard. Either through mass organisation by online Vegan communities (like the ones on Reddit/Facebook/Instagram etc.) or just a couple ...
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Is there a (social media?) website dedicated to helping people find vegan or vegetarian restaurants, shops and services?

The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) maintains a directory of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. https://www.vrg.org/restaurant/ It's not a social media website, but I still ...
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Are there restaurants that follow the rules of Acharam?

Work around for this is to book meals in Raghavendra Swamy mutt. They will prepare requested number of meals in booked date by following all rules mentioned in question. Here is a list of mutt with ...
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Which foods at Indian restaurants tend to be vegan and how can I tell?

This is a significant challenge. Although vegetarianism is much more common in India and Indian communities than most western countries, there is rather less variation in the interpretation. In the ...
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What is the nutritional profile of A&W plant-based nuggets?

I found a post on foodgressing.com that provides the nutrition details, then I used Cronometer.com to generate a nutrition label. Nutrition Label (as text) For people who can't see the image, here's ...
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Is the cheese used in PizzaHut and at Dominos in Malaysia vegetarian?

Where I worked they used grated part-skim milk mozzarella. Obviously I can't remember the ingridients of the supplier but pricey mozarella's don't have enzymes whereas cheap mozzarella has enzymes. ...
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In which countries are McDonald's fries vegan?

Any list of countries to answer this question has the potential to suddenly become incorrect if any Country's McDonald's change their recipe, so I don't think it's a good idea to compile a list here. ...
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Which menu items at a sushi restaurant are probably not vegan?

Obviously menu items which name animal species or animal products are not going to be vegan. Usually animals will be named with their Japanese name (eg. ebi, toro, unagi) so it's best to learn these ...
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Which Canadian pizza chain restaurants offer dairy-free cheese?

Pizza Pizza Pizza Pizza rolled out vegan cheese across all Canadian chain restaurants this past year (at no extra cost!) Here is an article by PETA on Pizza Pizza adding vegan cheese to their menu....
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Which foods at Indian restaurants tend to be vegan and how can I tell?

Most Indian-esque restaurants I've visited expressly note whether a dish is vegan, vegetarian or contains meat. And even then I grill the waitress for exactly what the dish is made with and explain ...
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Which foods at Indian restaurants tend to be vegan and how can I tell?

Here is Wikipedia's list of Indian dairy products: Curdled dairy products Paneer - an unaged, acid-set, non-melting farmer cheese made by curdling heated milk with lemon juice or other non-rennet ...
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