Eat good and eat organic in Boston.
From a small seed planted, they grow big, strong, beautiful and… organic! The vegetables, seeds and all the sprouts that beautify your life, and your plate. A lifestyle, a life with style: eat vegan, think vegan, be vegan in Boston? It can be learned and it starts here.
Vegetarian, vegan, fruitarian… Huh !?
– Vegetarianism: No animal product
We know it, it is the individual who consumes only plants, but also some products from animals, such as eggs, milk and honey. The vegetarian does not consume meat or fish, or by-products, such as caviar (what a shame), gelatin …
Do not mix up
A vegetarian and a foal: a vegetarian feeds on plants, of course, but these plants are not only composed of plants. There are also algae, mushrooms, seeds, yeasts, roots… enough to make a feast. Yummy!
– Lacto-ovo vegetarianism
Unlike the vegetarian, the vegetarian lacto-ovo accepts in his diet only eggs and milk in addition to vegetables (fortunately, and cakes then!?).
The lacto-ovo vegetarian is subdivided, and also distinguishes lacto-vegetarian (plants + milk) and ovo-vegetarians (vegetables + eggs). Are you still following?
– Vegetalism: no animal product or from animals
The vegan consumes only plants, and does not touch or look at any animal product or by-product from the animal kingdom. Say goodbye to eggs, milk, honey, cheese, seafood – that doesn’t leave much on the plate you think. Think again !
– The Vegan: a vegan who does not tolerate any form of animal suffering, even indirect
The most advanced form of veganism, veganism or ” vegan »No longer consumes any product that results from animal suffering: No leather shoes, no woolen jacket, no beeswax candles, no makeup tested on animals …
Eat and drink vegan
Make your vegan meal at home
There are different food stores in Boston which offer vegan ingredients. Here are a few :
– Foodie’s Markets
This grocery family offers only organic and local products, at very affordable prices, presented by an adorable team, with a very full vegan section.
– Fort Point Market
Fresh products, products bio, good products; Fort Point Market has a nice selection of vegan products, and excellent wines, beers and spirits.
– Whole Foods Market
Present all over the United States, Whole Foods remains a reference; this chain of stores is particularly recognized for offering organic products, but also vegan and gluten free.
– Traders Joe’s
Again present in several states, Trader Joe’s offers vegan and vegetarian products in particular, gluten free, or fat free. Beef “fake” chicken without beef, vegan mozzarella… and presto, you too can eat a burger.
Some vegan restaurants in Boston
– Life Alive
Renew your energy and reconnect with the Planet, these are the missions of Life Alive, a Cafe Restaurant where you can also buy seeds, nuts and almonds and everything you need to never bite into a piece of meat.
– My Thai Vegan Café
Manger Thai and vegan ? Easy, direction My Thai Vegan Café, which only serves vegan Asian dishes, delicious for lunch or dinner.
In Allston, this restaurant vegan and vegetarian offers very good little dishes, some to take away, and a basil lemonade to die for.
– The Beehive
Not quite completely vegan, The Beehive offers very good place vegan, served on sunny days on a charming terrace with a musical background. You can also rent the places for your private parties, and accommodate up to 450 people.
Juices that give you some (juice); in Cocobeet, the juices are organic and full of energy, ideal to start the day, continue it or end it! This Juice Bar offers vegan, raw and gluten free, the ideal combo for anyone watching their diet.
This spa offers some treatments for vegan products and sometimes even without
gluten, to enhance your beauty in a natural way, respecting nature and your body.
– Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
To be vegan therefore also means to be greedy, but also flirtatious. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics launched a range of beauty products entirely vegan, that is to say that none of them are tested on animals, nor do they use any product from our animal friends.
– Lush Cosmetics
Lush remains a brand known for its products and natural and vegan beauty treatments. For 30 years, this British brand has been fighting against testing of its products on animals, and boycotting all companies that practice them.
Despite the name, these shoes do not contain any element from a moaning animal; MooShoes only offers vegan products. What does that mean ? The shoes, bags, wallets, belts, t-shirts and sweatshirts, jackets, and accessories offered are not in leather, but in synthetic polyurethane microfiber.
And, as a bonus, find books and DVDs to become a little more “vegan”.
– Vaute Couture
This fashion house independent created by an old model
offers only vegan creations, composed in particular of recycled and recyclable fibers, and assembled in the corner (in the Garment District). Vaute Couture proves that the vegan dress, and dress well.
The vegan state of mind
To be vegan is therefore much more than a simple diet; it is a whole state of mind, by which the followers clearly and simply indicate their refusal to use any product derived from animals.
L’American Vegan Society, which posts some interesting info on vegan life: AmericanVegan.org, and more particularly the Boston Vegetarian Society, specialist in vegan life in Boston.
There is also the site Vegsource, a real media that deals with both health and fashion topics, communicates on conferences and events vegan and even gives you some crispy info on celebrities who are vegan too.
Here are some useful links to sympathize with other vegan:
– Meet up with vegetarians and vegans in your neighborhood thanks to Meetup
And even sympathize, or even more if affinities, with followers of veganism:
– Veggiedate, a dating site for vegan singles
To be vegan while remaining fantastic, visit the site Chic Vegan, blog which gives hundreds of tips and writes on all subjects, and also lists many vegan sites.