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Calling All Experts Hi Everyone, If you are especially knowlegable about a field or topic related to vegetarianism and veganism and would like to write an article to be published on HappyCow, please email us. Related topics may be anything about vegetarian health, vegan diet, nutrition, healthy foods, animal rights, raw food diet, home gardening, organic gardening, vegetarian nutrition for pets, arguments for a vegetarian diet, vegetarian philosophy, travel tips about a major city or country, etc... HappyCow will link to your website or blog from any accepted articles you write. To begin, use the "Contact Us" buttom at the top of this page. Thanks! webmaster -eric Post Date: 08/25/14, Replies: 6 08/25/14 6
API for the website? Hi, I've written the "Gary bot", which runs on the subreddit. He responds to common queries about veganism, so - for example - typing @Gary! Nutrition will return a list of websites talking about vegan nutrition. That's a long-winded introduction to my real question. A common question on /r/vegan is: "I'm visiting x city, where can I eat?" I'm hoping to add functionality to Gary, so that you can type: @Gary! London and he responds with the best vegan restaurants in London. I can maintain the responses manually, but it would be helpful if I could script Gary to query an API on HappyCow to get the results. That's a long-winded preamble to the actual question, which is: Is there currently an available API on HappyCow that I could use for this purpose? Thanks for any help you can give. All the best Matt Post Date: 01/13/18, Replies: 2 01/13/18 2
Non-veg restaurants on HC I have seen several restaurants in Switzerland shown on HC as offering vegan meals when I know they do not and have no idea what a vegan is - how do I let HC know about these? Thanks you! Post Date: 12/30/17, Replies: 1 12/30/17 1
Categories for bars, cafés and restaurants Not every place to eat is equal. It would be nice if one could add a filter for the search to find real restaurants. When I search for vegan food in a place the vegan and vegetarian businesses tend to be cafés or very small restaurants with less opening hours than shown or they offer only fast food. The veg-friendly restaurants tend to be more established and offer a normal restaurant experience. A tag to categorize every restaurant would be useful. Post Date: 11/30/17, Replies: 0 11/30/17 0
Does HC underrepresent vegfriendly venues? Health food store - We will add it just as soon as possible. I found a Thai restaurant in Folsom, CA yesterday with a separate vegan-friendly dinner menu with over 30 items, and about 15 items on a separate veg lunch menu. I think it's important to have this restaurant to put Folsom on the map, otherwise vegans traveling thru here have zero options. But I ran into the below policy. Folsom is a mainstream city that does not have any pure vegetarian restaurants, nor health food stores (other than ones selling only vitamins), nor farmers' markets that I know of. A vegan traveling thru Folsom might love to know about this restaurant, but I can't seem to get it listed b/c of the policy below, which I think does a disservice to travelers. I think that when one does a search for "100% vegetarian restaurants" for a particular city, they should simply get a "no match found" message. Or a "no match found, but this city has at least one listing for a veg-friendly restaurant." The policy: "Also note regarding Veg-friendly but Not 100% Vegetarian: In order to add a new US city to the HappyCow website, there needs to be a pure vegetarian restaurant OR a health food store in that city also, in order for us to add veg-friendly/not 100% veg places. Otherwise, when a visitors chooses the "Show 100% vegetarian only" default, the newly created city will not show, and the website will lead the visitor to an ERROR page ("this page does not exist... there are no vegetarian restaurants in this city")." Post Date: 11/21/17, Replies: 65 11/21/17 65
Vegan Facts: Why You Should Go Vegan Now! Hello everyone! I'm so grateful to see so many vegans around the world through these forums! I'm pretty much the only vegan I know. It can be a very lonely and challenging journey, especially when you are just getting started. I've been Vegan for almost 4 years now. I have no problem creating meal plans or getting a sufficient amount of protein, essential vitamins and minerals, and nutrients. The most challenging part is the bullying and criticism I often get. Unfortunately, it is usually from the people I've considered "close" to me. I know that having a supportive group of like-minded people is vital to your success and longevity of a vegan lifestyle; however, vegan friends might not be very accessible to many of us. I'd like to start a thread to help anyone who is at any stage of veganism. Whether the subject has sparked your interest, you're transitioning, or you have fully adapted the lifestyle, I would like to assist in anyway that I can. I'd like to start with sharing my newly released kindle e-book called, "Vegan Facts: Why You Should Go Vegan NOW"! by Sapphira Gemmi (my pen name). It is a quick read of only 27 pages of simple facts about veganism. You will learn how this can affect your health (even reverse the most common diseases), improve the quality of the planet, and save animals! It's a great reference to have and something you can share with anyone. I am a new author on Amazon. If you could please be so kind to leave an honest review on my book, I would greatly appreciate it! Once again, it's called, "Vegan Facts: Why You Should Go Vegan NOW!" Thanks and good luck! Post Date: 10/23/17, Replies: 0 10/23/17 0
Some suggestions FWIW 1.) Ability to Reply to another poster in the forum or even quote. 2.) A more prominent link for the forum. I would imagine that a lot of people never even discover it. 3.) When i click to reply on a forum post and i am redirected to a login page, instead of being returned to the forum, i end up someplace else outside of the forum making it inconvenient to find the post again. It would be nice if that didn't happen. Post Date: 10/14/17, Replies: 2 10/14/17 2
Add for review actual day of visit I scrolled to the majority of topics and didn't find it (actually I did find make the forum searchable :) ), so hope it has not been mentioned already. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to add the actual day of visit when you post a review. And afterwords when visitors look to the restaurant they actually see the latest visit first of course. 3 reasons for that; 1. I use happycow quite often when I travel around the world for business, at that moment, I can rarely write a review. I most of the time start to work on it offline, and finalize it on a later time when it is less busy. (it also so nice when at some point you decide to contribute to happycow like we all did, that you can add representing reviews from the past, that can help others) 2. This function would give the visitors still the good information representing the good date and being chronological. Maybe sometimes showing the positive or negative direction of a restaurant. 3. For the restaurants that look over their reviews, it provides them the possibility to improve and work on it. So that later posts can show that more positive direction they are taking and stimulating it even more. So concretely, when we add a review propose a date to add (if you don't change it is the date you make the review), and afterwards on the restaurant's page, propose the reviews in chronological order based on this date. Thanks you and have a great day. Post Date: 10/14/17, Replies: 3 10/14/17 3
Gluten Free Category Let me start by saying that this website and app has been a lifesaver for me in the past weeks!! I have been overwhelmed by the idea of having to cut not only gluten but also dairy but after finding this wonderful app, I was able to eat out a lot more than I thought I would but I was wondering, since a lot of time Vegan's are also Gluten free and vice versa, why don't we have a Gluten Free section which in my believe would really help to get more followers. It is really hard to find places that offer both Vegan AND Gluten free so to have the option on this site would be a blessing. Often, I am all excited to find a sweet restaurant and by the time I am done reading the menu I realize that I can only eat part of the meal or none at all as it's not gluten free. I am sure I am not the only that shares my opinion. Please give me your feedback, if it is not possible, I would like to know the reason behind. Thanks in advance. Post Date: 10/12/17, Replies: 1 10/12/17 1
Hi Hello I am Baker and am a newbie. Post Date: 08/17/17, Replies: 0 08/17/17 0
Very beautiful site, I have a question I'm trying to change my "Happy Cow's page" because my restaurant is closed now and we have rooms to rent, vegan's packages for 3 and 5 days and vegan breakfast/lunch/dinner for a few people. There is somebody here that can help me to change my page or to make another page ? Thank you very very much ! Post Date: 08/11/17, Replies: 3 08/11/17 3
hi every body! Hi! i a new member. Look forward to your help Thank you all! Post Date: 07/23/17, Replies: 0 07/23/17 0
Ban Censorship From Non Vegan Interests I have noticed that atheist interests such as Ahimsa 32fa and Catholic interests such as Hellhound seek to censor free thought in this forum. Both oppose dissenting opinions, claim rationality and humanism as their basis for censorship, and lead the way towards greater ignorance. Hellhound is currently seeking to ban anyone who disagrees with her as she name calls people into submission that dare to question her legitimacy as as voice for spirituality. There is much to criticize in Religious culture that is not Vegan Religion. Here are but a few problems: 1. Animal sacrifice 2. Human sacrifice 3. Religious wars 4. Religious slavery 5. Relgions using torture Now Hellhound is trying to tell us we need to be tolerant and not criticize any religion for conducting this type of inhumanity because she is an Anglo Catholic Shamanic Pagan Celt from Ireland who is not vegan. Perhaps this is because she wants to get away with such inhumane practices as an alleged feminist and a peacemaker. Post Date: 05/21/17, Replies: 4 05/21/17 4
Reviews without a Rating Hi everyone, We've had many requests to allow members to rate a listing without adding a review. In our discussions so far it seems like a bad idea since there is no accountability, and could easily hurt a restaurant's business without offering any feedback to owners who care to improve. Would be great to get your ideas / suggestions regarding this as well here in this thread. Thanks, Eric Post Date: 05/12/17, Replies: 3 05/12/17 3
No Sugar No oil No Salt I truly appreciate you website, blog, and app. Following and SOS way of eating can make it even more complicated. If I posted, or recommended, restaurants/eateries that featured this type of meal on the menu would you list it as such? Once again, thank you for all your hard work! Post Date: 04/06/17, Replies: 0 04/06/17 0
Veg Home Chefs and Caterers Hello, Can we also extend listing to home chefs and caterers who adhere to Veg or Vegan or both? Thanks and Regards, -Dhanesh Post Date: 03/20/17, Replies: 1 03/20/17 1
Extend functionalities Hello, Can we please extend functionalities to: 1) Menu listing and if possible even daily/weekly specials 2) Reservation 3) Order food from given listing. Payment and food delivery mechanism to be identified. 4) Place party orders 5) Place order as per own taste/requirement along with location, dates, etc. which in turn will be responded by one or more of the local providers. Thanks and Regards, -Dhanesh Post Date: 03/20/17, Replies: 2 03/20/17 2
Multi-lingual content Hello, Will it be possible to create all content in different languages. We can use this great community to provide correct translation of English content into other languages. I'm happy to lead this as a Tech project. Thanks and Regards, Dhanesh Post Date: 03/20/17, Replies: 1 03/20/17 1
how to get updates by email for cities? I tried to add a city to follow to my list but could not find any way of doing this. Can anyone help?? thanks! Post Date: 03/05/17, Replies: 9 03/05/17 9
Grandfathered 5 Stars Reviews I just noticed when trying to give my favorite restaurant a 5 star review that I was only able to give them a maximum of 4 stars for only being veg-friendly. I personally have no problem with this and support this rating system. Though, I noticed earlier when giving another review to SOL CAL cafe, that it shows them with 4 1/2 stars while scrolling through. Over a year ago they switched from being fully vegan to serving meat and dairy. It seems they were allowed to grandfather in their 5 star ratings from when they were vegan. It doesn't seem fair to me that restaurants that abandon vegetarianism get to keep their ratings exclusive to vegetarian restaurants and not deal with the same handicap as their competitors. They should have to play by the same rules and have their 5 star reviews taken down to 4. Post Date: 02/15/17, Replies: 1 02/15/17 1
Addition for Your List of Vegan Blogs You forgot an awesome, original restaurant review blog: Vegan Town USA Vegan Town – to make your town more vegan-friendly by winning food prizes away from meat eaters and telling people about your vegan finds. Vegan Town USA is the flagship vegan town blog; originator of the “vegan town” term of art; copied incorrectly by UK vendor! Anyone is welcome to start a “vegan town” blog as long as they refrain from diluting the trademark. Post Date: 01/27/17, Replies: 0 01/27/17 0
Profile, Religious Path How about adding "freethinker" to your list of choices? I'd like to list that on my Profile. Post Date: 01/24/17, Replies: 0 01/24/17 0
Publish your avatar dimensions for new use Hi there I'm new here and can't upload an avatar - a message the dimensions of my image are wrong. Don't know what the dimensions should be? How does anyone ever upload their photo? The image I'm trying to use is tiny as well. Thanks. Post Date: 01/13/17, Replies: 2 01/13/17 2
Make forums searchable It'd be great to have a way to search the forums by keyword. Like for this suggestion - no clue if someone's already submitted it! I scrolled through 1 page of suggestions, but stopped there. That's probably pretty typical of how people search for information without an option to plug in keywords. Post Date: 12/07/16, Replies: 2 12/07/16 2
Sync My Trips created on website to Mobile How do I get my Trips created on the computer on the mobile? Post Date: 12/07/16, Replies: 2 12/07/16 2
Change Icon - Favourite List When you add an item to your favourite list, the green heart on the place's page should change so users know it's been marked as a one of their favourites. Maybe it should be a green heart outline and become a full green heart when added to favourites. Post Date: 11/07/16, Replies: 1 11/07/16 1
link to happycow android app from email i've installed the pro version of the android app on my phone. i also subscribe to email updates from happy cow. when i click on the links, either through my browser or the email app, it redirects me to a browser page that says "get the happycow app", with the only options being "get it on google play" or "go to happycow website". how can i skip this step and be immediately directed to the happycow app which is already installed? i'm using android 5.0 on an asus zenfone, if it helps. Post Date: 09/17/16, Replies: 1 09/17/16 1

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