Now I have been a vegan for 5 years, time really flies .. I vividly remember writing
Now I have been a vegan for 4 years, yay!
Well, what has happened since then? What has changed within the last 5 years?
For one thing it is more common now to eat vegan food. Lots of restaurants here in the beautiful city of Oldenburg offer vegan options now while 5 years ago they would just look at you and ask: But you eat fish, right?
And friends don´t panic when you are coming to dinner – by now they know that you can eat “only” vegetables.
So where do I go when I would like to eat out?
Well, I really like Peter Pane – formerly known as “Hans im Glück. They offer 4 kinds of vegan burgers even one without bread which is great at night when you don´t want to many carbs.
Then we have got the Veggiemaid Snackbar which offers a great brunch at the weekends.
When I am on a shopping tour in the city I like to stop at Woyton for a matcha soy latte and / or a vegan bagel.
Of course, there are lots of other great locations in the city but in Summer it is nicer to take a short drive to the lovely Beachclub Nether where you can sit and watch the wakeboarders do their tricks until sunset while enjoying a Beck´s blue and a blindside burger.
A little bit further North on the North Sea coast you can find Sonnendeck Dangast but I have told you about it before. 🙂
Vegan Travelling: Day trips to Hamburg and Dangast
Shopping food gets easier, too. Not only Denn´s Biomarkt but also Edeka, Rewe, Netto, Aldi, even Real offer a wide choice of vegan / organic options.
Although I still like to order some things (like heavy 10 kilo bags of dogfood) at Alles vegetarisch a great online store with an enormous range of articles.
Yes, you heard right, the dog has become a vegan, too. Good old Romeo has been living vegan for three years now and is feeling great like me!
For me becoming vegan was the best decision of my life and I hope that I will live to see it becoming “normal”. So if you haven´t tried it #govegan – at least give it a try for a month and you see how good it makes you feel!
I hope some of these links are useful to you, in case you have other great suggestions about restaurants which offer tasty vegan food, feel free to leave a comment!
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