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Regional Information on Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta
Regional Notes - Events - Gatherings & Groups - Travel Information

HappyCow previously offered this space for vegetarian events, vegetarian travel or general information for Edmonton, suggestions such as hotel recommendations, travel agencies, or any other regional vegan and vegetarian related information.
However, this has been discontinued due to inactivity.
For restaurant reviews, go to the listings page.


Visitor Notes:

Subject: 'Animal by-products in your cosmetics'
Posted by jodi on: Thursday, November 08, 2007 at 02:24 PM PST
I would like to introduce to all of you a premium line of color cosmetics, skin care (men and women), health and wellness, and aromatherapy products available.

These products are ALL botanically based and certified vegan. You no longer have to settle for products filled with animal by-products!

Please feel free to log onto www.arbonne.ca to view these products.

I am starting to book "spa nights" and presentation shows for the month of december and on. There are lots of benefits to hosting a show. If interested, please e-mail me at fraatz@shaw.ca


Subject: 'Newbie to Edmonton'
Posted by Katrinamgerman on: Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 04:47 AM PST
I recently took a trip to Edmonton because I am moving out there for school and I stopped at an East Indian Restaurant called the New Asian Village. There were plenty of vegetarian friendly food options and they were very well priced, there was also a pizza restaurant called the Funky Pickle which offered a vegan pizza made with hummus, tahini and veggies. I have yet to try it but it sounded incredible. Though Edmonton is known for their beef, I am hopeful that they will have a lot more veggie options to offer!

Subject: 'Being Vegan in Edmonton'
Posted by marben on: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 11:57 PM PST
I dream of travelling to many wonderful places on this planet, then I stop and think - will I be able to support my vegan-ism when travelling? Then I remember, if I can be a vegan in Edmonton, then I can do it anywhere.
I love Edmonton for many things, but an overwhelming support for vegan lifestyle is not one of them. Edmonton, to give her some credit, is developing and everyday more resources emerge.
For now, there are a few good restaraunts where one can find vegan food, and almost every major store carries tofu, soymilk, mock meat, etc. If you are a vegan who loves to cook then you have lots to work with. If you do not have time or inclination to cook, you just may be a vegetarian in Edmonton! Otherwise, you will be spending most of your life on the Whyte avenue area, where some people realize the immense market or vegan/vegatarian/health food exists. The problem here, seems to be in understanding the vegan choice in terms of the details. I am sort of particular that I don't like cross-contamination of cooking pans, prep boards, etc. This sort of request is harder to convey than "Do you have vegtarian options?
However, everyday, I meet more people who are vegan, vegetarian, or considering major lifestyle changes. Good restaraunts are increasing the options available to accomodate a growing number of customers. The Vegetarians of Alberta publication & cookbook, available through Earth's General Store, are a great resource. The public library also has lots of good cookbooks.
In short, my little rant has accomplished two thoughts. One, if you can be a vegan here, then you can be a vegan anywhere. Most of your cooking will be done at home anyway! And two, Edmonton has a lot of work to do become truly metropolitan, with a thriving community for all of its inhabitants!

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