Vegan in Argentina
Posted by tlau at 10/06/2012
Hi everyone! HappyCow has become my go-to resource for finding veg-friendly restaurants wherever I go.
I was born and raised in the US (mostly California) but now am living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Transitioning to a mostly plant-based lifestyle has been incredibly difficult in this meat-based country, so I'm happy to find that this site exists and there are members posting about veg-friendly places where I live.
I have been using the Android app a lot and one thing I like to do is pull it out whenever I go to a new place in the city to see what Happy Cow restaurants are nearby -- it's always great to discover new places to eat!
The one negative thing I experienced on this site is finding that I couldn't rate a restaurant 5 stars if it also served meat. Hello, website owner, clearly you've never tried to be vegetarian in South America! Every single restaurant here serves meat because it's what everyone demands. I'd love to give 5 stars to the restaurants that make an honest effort to accommodate vegetarians even while serving the traditional meat-heavy tastes of the local Argentines.
Anyway, end rant, I'm looking forward to meeting other like-minded folks from the HappyCow community. I'm very happy to be here!