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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 may be mentioned in the description of the dish. Here are some dishes that I find are usually vegan (but do ask to be sure) if ghee is not mentioned snacks ...


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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 options, and you can create an account so that you can add venues, ratings and reviews, upload photos and get points for your contributions (we like those, right? ;...


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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 that sensible, but if they stay in business for long, they probably are to a decent degree and should buy comestibles based on how much is eaten and not how many ...


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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 demand for meat in the world. In this case, and for this set of facts, it's not unreasonable on the face of it to eat the meat- the pragmatic effect would not ...


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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 made them without any animal-sourced ingredients. We cook them in 100% vegetable oil, in a dedicated fryer separate from our meat items. Additionally, from their ...


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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 works quite well.


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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 her to get her own food out of her back-pack, we all got up and left. If the restaurant pointed out they had Vegetarian options, she educated them what they ...


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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 dishes that don't list any animal products. Many restaurants at least have a vegetarian section Ask the waiter. Remember that not everyone knows what the term ...


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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: almost always safe. If finishing up a work out with someone, suggest Mexican just as the obvious thing to do before anyone questions. Bean burrito/bowl no ...


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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 increase their offer. Recently the Brazilian Vegetarian Society opened a position for a campaigner in charge of counseling restaurants and fast-foods on how to ...


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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 have social functionalities and allow you to follow people or (vegan?) lists among posting photos and reviews of places. An advantage is that they provide a free ...


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Consult the internet Just look up vegan, vegetarian or vegan-friendly restaurants beforehand. http://happycow.net/ is an excellent resource.


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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, those are the two ingredients you most need to watch out for. You can't usually ask these companies to leave ingredients out because they don't make the dough ...


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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 consumption. Vegetarianism by country shows that in most countries, vegetarians are less than 5%. So, assuming no other factors are considered (perfect randomness ...


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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 earth* It should not contain non-veg, and must not have been cooked in the oil or pot used to cook non-veg. There are many many criteria. But you can see such ...


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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 are so for religious reasons, so it's somewhat hard to find vegan food in India, even though you'd find a lot of vegetarian food. Typically, North Indian food, ...


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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 of lone Vegans constantly poking a company over Twitter to provide an option, I've seen it work so many times. It may attract some anti-Vegan trolling in the ...


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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 found it to be surprisingly up-to-date for restaurants where I live. Information for restaurants in Canada was updated as recently as May 2018. All information for ...


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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 phone numbers: List of Raghavendra swamy mutt If you really want to go to restaurants instead of any mutt, then you can look for following words in sign board ...


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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 west, there is a huge variation. In India, vegetarian almost always includes milk and milk products but not eggs. Other positions are often not well ...


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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, probably because it appears to be cool now and can be charged a premium, so now I have good luck with finding: Mandu (Dumplings), Hobakjuk (Pumpkin Porridge) or ...


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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. I have never been to Malaysia (using logic - they should use the same business tactics as part of their brand), but with my experience from working in Dominos I ...


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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. Instead, you should ask your server, or find the information on the relevant regional McDonald's website. For reference, here are links various countries ...


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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 names by looking them up. But here's a helpful guide for some items that don't name animals. Salads, Soups, & Sides Miso soup is normally made with dashi ...


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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. Pizza Nova Pizza Nova seems to have incorporated dairy free cheese at select locations starting as early as 2014 according to this press release on their ...


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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 that I have severe food allergies to butter, milk or eggs. They never get offended and are more than happy to help understand what is in certain dishes so I know ...


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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 food acid, and then - removing the whey and pressing the result into a dry unit. Chhena - like paneer, except some whey is left and the mixture is beaten ...


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