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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:15 pm 
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Do it! I went to a PPK picnic not knowing anyone at all, not even on the board (I registered purely to invite myself along), and I haven't regretted it once!


Not ONCE?

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I dunno, I once went to a PPK meetup and it didn't go so well. They just don't understand my megavegetarianism!

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 Post subject: Re: UK UK!!! v2.0
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I've never gone to a PPK meet up but I did go to another local vegan meetup and on the whole... buncha weirdos.

But yeah, still go.

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I've never gone to a PPK meet up but I did go to another local vegan meetup and on the whole... buncha weirdos.


Dead to me.

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 Post subject: Re: UK UK!!! v2.0
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Wot! Not you & Rachel, if that's what you're thinking!

It was another thing a couple of nice folk but mostly crazies including a woman who berated someone for wearing faux leather boots as it was "condoning leather as a fashion statement". Or something. Anyway, I did learn at this event that Chili Heatwave Doritos were vegan so I definitely came away with something.

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canuck in scotland wrote:
Wot! Not you & Rachel, if that's what you're thinking!

It was another thing a couple of nice folk but mostly crazies including a woman who berated someone for wearing faux leather boots as it was "condoning leather as a fashion statement". Or something. Anyway, I did learn at this event that Chili Heatwave Doritos were vegan so I definitely came away with something.


Haha, I met those people too one time. Just the one time. There was a weird dude who kept moaning on about b12 or some other shiitake. I quickly lost patience.

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 Post subject: Re: UK UK!!! v2.0
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Hi, I'm relatively new to this site (and to Veganism, although have been thinking about it for a long time).

Is there anyone else in the NW area? Am based in Liverpool and work in Manchester, so any recommendations for places to eat will be good!

On the subject of Come Dine With Me. I've been watching this old episode from a week in Liverpool which features a Vegan who runs a group called Scouse Veg. Am trying to pluck up the courage to go to one of their get togethers! Here is the episode incase you are interested, she seems to succesfuly convert one of the guests (or at least make him think long and hard about his use of dairy).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PltARQCQ-c4


hello, i live in manchester.
whereabouts do you work, is it city centre? you've got quite a lot of vegan options if so; sadly, nowhere entirely vegan at the moment but quite a few veggie places and the usual veg-friendly options too (wagamama's, wetherspoon's, nando's etc etc).
so, in the city, you have http://www.bistro1847.co.uk/ which i'm yet to visit but seems to be getting rave reviews all over the place (and i know the head chef, and she is VERY good!), http://www.earthcafe.co/ which is almost entirely vegan (it used to be, but then they started offering cow's milk in hot drinks for some bizarre reason) and is in the basement of the manchester buddhist centre, opposite earth cafe there's a place called oklahoma that does a lot of vegan snack type things, in the arndale centre there's a mex/burrito stall in the food bit that apparently sells awesome veg burritos (again, i'm yet to try these myself), just around the corner from earth cafe there's a little backstreet curry cafe called this'n'that where you can get a huge plate of 3 veg curries (the options change daily) with rice for about 3 quid (insanely good value!), and there's a couple of pubs that do good veggie food now too (e.g. the thirsty scholar, next to oxford road train station, does all day vegan breakfasts that are GREAT!)...
i'm sure there's lots more but i can't remember off the top of my head!

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 Post subject: Re: UK UK!!! v2.0
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canuck in scotland wrote:
Wot! Not you & Rachel, if that's what you're thinking!

It was another thing a couple of nice folk but mostly crazies including a woman who berated someone for wearing faux leather boots as it was "condoning leather as a fashion statement". Or something. Anyway, I did learn at this event that Chili Heatwave Doritos were vegan so I definitely came away with something.


Haha, I met those people too one time. Just the one time. There was a weird dude who kept moaning on about b12 or some other shiitake. I quickly lost patience.


Phew.

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 Post subject: Re: UK UK!!! v2.0
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I need a job in your parts.


You can have a job in my "parts" any time.. IF YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN'!


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 Post subject: Re: UK UK!!! v2.0
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rebel_rebel wrote:
Hi, I'm relatively new to this site (and to Veganism, although have been thinking about it for a long time).

Is there anyone else in the NW area? Am based in Liverpool and work in Manchester, so any recommendations for places to eat will be good!

On the subject of Come Dine With Me. I've been watching this old episode from a week in Liverpool which features a Vegan who runs a group called Scouse Veg. Am trying to pluck up the courage to go to one of their get togethers! Here is the episode incase you are interested, she seems to succesfuly convert one of the guests (or at least make him think long and hard about his use of dairy).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PltARQCQ-c4


hello, i live in manchester.
whereabouts do you work, is it city centre? you've got quite a lot of vegan options if so; sadly, nowhere entirely vegan at the moment but quite a few veggie places and the usual veg-friendly options too (wagamama's, wetherspoon's, nando's etc etc).
so, in the city, you have http://www.bistro1847.co.uk/ which i'm yet to visit but seems to be getting rave reviews all over the place (and i know the head chef, and she is VERY good!), http://www.earthcafe.co/ which is almost entirely vegan (it used to be, but then they started offering cow's milk in hot drinks for some bizarre reason) and is in the basement of the manchester buddhist centre, opposite earth cafe there's a place called oklahoma that does a lot of vegan snack type things, in the arndale centre there's a mex/burrito stall in the food bit that apparently sells awesome veg burritos (again, i'm yet to try these myself), just around the corner from earth cafe there's a little backstreet curry cafe called this'n'that where you can get a huge plate of 3 veg curries (the options change daily) with rice for about 3 quid (insanely good value!), and there's a couple of pubs that do good veggie food now too (e.g. the thirsty scholar, next to oxford road train station, does all day vegan breakfasts that are GREAT!)...
i'm sure there's lots more but i can't remember off the top of my head!


Thanks for the lengthy reply, very helpful indeed. I work near Manchester airport, so not very central, but do a lot of socialising in Manchester. I will definitely be checking some of these places out, a friend of mine is often talking about the Thirsty Scholar, so that is high on my list!


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 Post subject: Re: UK UK!!! v2.0
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I can't find vitalite anywheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere *gurns*


Have you tried Iceland?


Oh, I didn't see this before! Thank you! The Tesco near me started to supply it then stopped. I'm suspicious because it was always 1/2 or completely sold out so it was popular enough. I wonder if pure complains about poor sales anywhere vitalite is stocked. There are 3 different flavours of pure but they can't stock vitalite, strange. I'll try iceland the next time I'm passing, I can get it in MACRO wholesalers but have to wipe the tubs down as they are covered in a film of dust!


Sainsbury's, dude.

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xherbivorex wrote:
rebel_rebel wrote:
Hi, I'm relatively new to this site (and to Veganism, although have been thinking about it for a long time).

Is there anyone else in the NW area? Am based in Liverpool and work in Manchester, so any recommendations for places to eat will be good!

On the subject of Come Dine With Me. I've been watching this old episode from a week in Liverpool which features a Vegan who runs a group called Scouse Veg. Am trying to pluck up the courage to go to one of their get togethers! Here is the episode incase you are interested, she seems to succesfuly convert one of the guests (or at least make him think long and hard about his use of dairy).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PltARQCQ-c4


hello, i live in manchester.
whereabouts do you work, is it city centre? you've got quite a lot of vegan options if so; sadly, nowhere entirely vegan at the moment but quite a few veggie places and the usual veg-friendly options too (wagamama's, wetherspoon's, nando's etc etc).
so, in the city, you have http://www.bistro1847.co.uk/ which i'm yet to visit but seems to be getting rave reviews all over the place (and i know the head chef, and she is VERY good!), http://www.earthcafe.co/ which is almost entirely vegan (it used to be, but then they started offering cow's milk in hot drinks for some bizarre reason) and is in the basement of the manchester buddhist centre, opposite earth cafe there's a place called oklahoma that does a lot of vegan snack type things, in the arndale centre there's a mex/burrito stall in the food bit that apparently sells awesome veg burritos (again, i'm yet to try these myself), just around the corner from earth cafe there's a little backstreet curry cafe called this'n'that where you can get a huge plate of 3 veg curries (the options change daily) with rice for about 3 quid (insanely good value!), and there's a couple of pubs that do good veggie food now too (e.g. the thirsty scholar, next to oxford road train station, does all day vegan breakfasts that are GREAT!)...
i'm sure there's lots more but i can't remember off the top of my head!


Thanks for the lengthy reply, very helpful indeed. I work near Manchester airport, so not very central, but do a lot of socialising in Manchester. I will definitely be checking some of these places out, a friend of mine is often talking about the Thirsty Scholar, so that is high on my list!


no problem!
i work out near the airport too (until this friday, anyway!) and i can safely say that there's basically nowhere round here that would cater for you beyond, say, some chips in a pub or something!
however, once you head into manchester from there it's a slightly different matter; down the M56 you get to chorlton first which is a hippy paradise (i.e. it's very good for vegans (and i live there too!)) and has this place there: http://www.unicorn-grocery.co.uk/, which is a vegan food co-op/grocery shop and is brilliant!
there's also a bar called oddest that does 3 or 4 vegan options (and is part of a mini-chain, the first of which is Odd Bar and is in the city centre so there's another option there for you!), and another pub called the horse and jockey that does a vegan sunday roast dinner.

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Sainsbury's, dude.


Those forkers stopped stocking it a week after I first discovered it, that's why Tesco started stocking it.


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Wot! Not you & Rachel, if that's what you're thinking!

It was another thing a couple of nice folk but mostly crazies including a woman who berated someone for wearing faux leather boots as it was "condoning leather as a fashion statement". Or something. Anyway, I did learn at this event that Chili Heatwave Doritos were vegan so I definitely came away with something.


Haha, I met those people too one time. Just the one time. There was a weird dude who kept moaning on about b12 or some other shiitake. I quickly lost patience.


My favourite was a guy who told me that he buried all of his pregan leather in the garden to "give the animals the burial they deserved". Dude! Charity shop!


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My favourite was a guy who told me that he buried all of his pregan leather in the garden to "give the animals the burial they deserved".


Ha!!!!

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I just encountered the disappointment of all the lovely vegan restaurants in the London thread turning out to be London, Ontario and not Proper London.

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I'm going to Stonehenge and Bath this weekend. Does anyone have info on eating there?

Also, Oscars Sunday night/Monday morning!!! Does anyone know if they are televised, and if so, what channel?

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I'm going to Stonehenge and Bath this weekend. Does anyone have info on eating there?


No idea about Stonehenge, I don't remember getting food when I was there but Bath's good for vegan food. Off the top of my head I can think of Demuths, The Porter (pub food) & Mission Burrito.

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