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Respond to Review of Vegan Haven
by JohnnySensible

Review: by KIMBERLY CHOU Excerpt - At Sidecar for Pigs Peace, motivation for the all-vegan grocery is clear. An "Oink Drive" basket near the front of the store holds customer contributions for Pigs Peace Sanctuary, a nonprofit in Stanwood that cares for unwanted and abused pigs. On the request list: sanctuary-approved vegan hot dogs, pasta, tofu. Pigs' taste in comfort food, it seems, is close to that of their human counterparts. The University District grocery bills itself as the only "100 percent vegan store" in the state. ("The vegan world is small enough that we would know," said manager Doh Driver.) Full article here -


Posted by JohnnySensible on Friday, February 22, 2013
Pigs Peace Sanctuary bought the vegan grocery Sidecar two years ago from its former owners, who had named the store after the classic cocktail. Pigs Peace kept the name and expanded its offerings. Now it sells mostly grocery items, including imported vegan "cheese" products and Seattle-made Field Roast grain meat, but also vegan beer and wine (clarified over time or with clay instead of gelatin or fish collagen), and nonleather belts, wallets and handbags.

A vegetarian for the past 11 years, Driver, 38, became vegan 6 1/2 years ago. (The other Sidecar employees are also vegan, and part of the sanctuary's mission is to promote veganism, she said.)

"I realized there was, in fact, more cruelty in dairy and egg production than, say, in beef production," Driver said, "and I got to a point where I realized there are no valid reasons -- especially in Seattle -- not to be vegan."

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