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(Portland Mercury)   Portland trash pandas are relentlessly seeking vegan junk food. No, not raccoons - it's the NYC-trained restaurant chef's whimsical name for customers hankering for his meatless burgers, vegan shakes, and vegan nuggets slathered in vegan ranch   (portlandmercury.com) divider line
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2021-09-10 2:31:04 AM  
eww,

y'all know CLAIRE lives in portland, right?

i'm not even making that up. she really does.

so, gratuitous beautiful trash pandas:

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2021-09-10 2:34:31 AM  
p.s. to my naperthrill friend in out 'specking science-y rocks in the badlands: it's going ok. new ct scan in 7 hours, for unexplained post-surgical pain since july 13th, wish me luck!
 
2021-09-10 3:39:14 AM  
AND that is NOT just claire, our "beloved" human trash panda, eating a pickle.

oh no, that is a RANCH PICKLE she made all by herself!

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2021-09-10 6:16:49 AM  
People want junk food. Entrepreneurs provide. Big whoop.
 
2021-09-10 7:33:12 AM  
Here's the thing - if you want to eat a vegetable based diet, go for it. Celebrate all things veg. But trying to make vegan things taste like animal products fails nearly every time. Vegan cheese makes me sad.
 
2021-09-10 8:11:37 AM  
People who complain about vegans are more annoying than vegans.

/not a vegan.
 
2021-09-10 9:16:49 AM  

Dafatone: People who complain about vegans are more annoying than vegans.

/not a vegan.


I prefer to complain about the people who complain about the vegan complainers.
 
2021-09-10 9:27:51 AM  

olrasputin: Dafatone: People who complain about vegans are more annoying than vegans.

/not a vegan.

I prefer to complain about the people who complain about the vegan complainers.


Sack the lot of you!
 
2021-09-10 9:57:51 AM  
There's tons of obese vegans.  Most of the crap they eat is made in a factory.  Hell, Oreos are vegan.
 
2021-09-10 10:03:45 AM  
There's a "Vegan Junk Food" place in Portland, OR.  That's it's actual name.  Haven't tried it.  It's across from a Subway where I was sharing a turkey sandwich with extra veggies with my wife.
 
2021-09-10 10:14:48 AM  

natazha: There's a "Vegan Junk Food" place in Portland, OR.  That's it's actual name.  Haven't tried it.  It's across from a Subway where I was sharing a turkey sandwich with extra veggies with my wife.


do you know, how i know, you didn't click TFA? but also, creatures who choose to eat subway can't be trusted!

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2021-09-10 12:30:18 PM  

luna1580: AND that is NOT just claire, our "beloved" human trash panda, eating a pickle.

oh no, that is a RANCH PICKLE she made all by herself!

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It helps to imagine that's ranch dressing dripping down the side of the dumpster in that pic.
 
2021-09-10 12:31:55 PM  
There's a vegan restaurant in Denver called Watercourse that serves burgers, nachos, and the most amazing Buffalo wings. Oh and Mac and cheese that tastes like Mac and cheese. They always have a 45 minute wait.

Plant-based foods are popping up everywhere. There must be a demand for it, no matter what the beef industry's marketing department says.
 
2021-09-10 1:54:44 PM  

SUMMERSN0WS: There's a vegan restaurant in Denver called Watercourse that serves burgers, nachos, and the most amazing Buffalo wings. Oh and Mac and cheese that tastes like Mac and cheese. They always have a 45 minute wait.

Plant-based foods are popping up everywhere. There must be a demand for it, no matter what the beef industry's marketing department says.


that sounds good. so i looked it up. here are their "wings"
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https://www.watercoursefoods.com/


sauced cauliflower may be tasty in its own right, but it's not a "wing".
mushrooms are not bacon. you can't make ripened, oozy brie out of cashews.

eating plant based is fine, more people should try it more often, but it doesn't always need to be "replacement" mock foods.

i must ask, how long has it been since you ate a bone-in chicken wing? or tasted dairy-based mac-n-cheese? because NOBODY thinks fried and sauced cauliflower actually has the taste or texture of a wing. it's good, i've eaten it, but it's a unique and very non-chickeny experience. and plant-based "cheese" is not very good. it's simply not.
 
2021-09-10 2:08:21 PM  

luna1580: SUMMERSN0WS: There's a vegan restaurant in Denver called Watercourse that serves burgers, nachos, and the most amazing Buffalo wings. Oh and Mac and cheese that tastes like Mac and cheese. They always have a 45 minute wait.

Plant-based foods are popping up everywhere. There must be a demand for it, no matter what the beef industry's marketing department says.

that sounds good. so i looked it up. here are their "wings"
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https://www.watercoursefoods.com/


sauced cauliflower may be tasty in its own right, but it's not a "wing".
mushrooms are not bacon. you can't make ripened, oozy brie out of cashews.

eating plant based is fine, more people should try it more often, but it doesn't always need to be "replacement" mock foods.

i must ask, how long has it been since you ate a bone-in chicken wing? or tasted dairy-based mac-n-cheese? because NOBODY thinks fried and sauced cauliflower actually has the taste or texture of a wing. it's good, i've eaten it, but it's a unique and very non-chickeny experience. and plant-based "cheese" is not very good. it's simply not.


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2021-09-10 8:42:57 PM  

natazha: There's a "Vegan Junk Food" place in Portland, OR.  That's it's actual name.  Haven't tried it.  It's across from a Subway where I was sharing a turkey sandwich with extra veggies with my wife.


Have you considered R-ingTFA?  A strange thing to suggest on Fark, I know.
 
2021-09-10 8:43:38 PM  
All of this is fine except for the "trash panda" trying-too-hard-ness.  Just make your food--it'll speak for itself.
 
2021-09-10 8:59:00 PM  

luna1580: SUMMERSN0WS: There's a vegan restaurant in Denver called Watercourse that serves burgers, nachos, and the most amazing Buffalo wings. Oh and Mac and cheese that tastes like Mac and cheese. They always have a 45 minute wait.

Plant-based foods are popping up everywhere. There must be a demand for it, no matter what the beef industry's marketing department says.

that sounds good. so i looked it up. here are their "wings"
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https://www.watercoursefoods.com/


sauced cauliflower may be tasty in its own right, but it's not a "wing".
mushrooms are not bacon. you can't make ripened, oozy brie out of cashews.

eating plant based is fine, more people should try it more often, but it doesn't always need to be "replacement" mock foods.

i must ask, how long has it been since you ate a bone-in chicken wing? or tasted dairy-based mac-n-cheese? because NOBODY thinks fried and sauced cauliflower actually has the taste or texture of a wing. it's good, i've eaten it, but it's a unique and very non-chickeny experience. and plant-based "cheese" is not very good. it's simply not.


Wrong item. They have Buffalo wings made from seitan. The first time I had them I'd only been vegetarian a couple years. I'm not a vegan and I eat Mac and cheese all the time.

I have a plant-based recipe for queso that's made from cashews and it's good. I mean, if you have your heart set on a specific flavor and nothing else will do, you won't like it. But it's better than cheap "American slices," the orange dust in boxed Mac and cheese or stuff like that
 
2021-09-10 9:25:37 PM  

SUMMERSN0WS: luna1580: SUMMERSN0WS: There's a vegan restaurant in Denver called Watercourse that serves burgers, nachos, and the most amazing Buffalo wings. Oh and Mac and cheese that tastes like Mac and cheese. They always have a 45 minute wait.

Plant-based foods are popping up everywhere. There must be a demand for it, no matter what the beef industry's marketing department says.

that sounds good. so i looked it up. here are their "wings"
[Fark user image image 375x479]
https://www.watercoursefoods.com/


sauced cauliflower may be tasty in its own right, but it's not a "wing".
mushrooms are not bacon. you can't make ripened, oozy brie out of cashews.

eating plant based is fine, more people should try it more often, but it doesn't always need to be "replacement" mock foods.

i must ask, how long has it been since you ate a bone-in chicken wing? or tasted dairy-based mac-n-cheese? because NOBODY thinks fried and sauced cauliflower actually has the taste or texture of a wing. it's good, i've eaten it, but it's a unique and very non-chickeny experience. and plant-based "cheese" is not very good. it's simply not.

Wrong item. They have Buffalo wings made from seitan. The first time I had them I'd only been vegetarian a couple years. I'm not a vegan and I eat Mac and cheese all the time.

I have a plant-based recipe for queso that's made from cashews and it's good. I mean, if you have your heart set on a specific flavor and nothing else will do, you won't like it. But it's better than cheap "American slices," the orange dust in boxed Mac and cheese or stuff like that


I've had those at Watercourse. They're very, very good.
 
2021-09-10 10:24:49 PM  

namegoeshere: Here's the thing - if you want to eat a vegetable based diet, go for it. Celebrate all things veg. But trying to make vegan things taste like animal products fails nearly every time. Vegan cheese makes me sad.


I've never tried vegan mayo but it sounds gross and I'll only end up trying it if someone slips it to me. On the other hand I've found I prefer hummus for a lot of applications like sandwich spread or making chicken or tuna salad. Bonus; it doesn't claim to be something it's not.
 
2021-09-11 10:15:15 AM  

fasahd: namegoeshere: Here's the thing - if you want to eat a vegetable based diet, go for it. Celebrate all things veg. But trying to make vegan things taste like animal products fails nearly every time. Vegan cheese makes me sad.

I've never tried vegan mayo but it sounds gross and I'll only end up trying it if someone slips it to me. On the other hand I've found I prefer hummus for a lot of applications like sandwich spread or making chicken or tuna salad. Bonus; it doesn't claim to be something it's not.


Vegan Mayo tastes just like non-vegan Mayo, maybe just slightly less disgusting.

Here's what I don't understand: why are omnivores so worried about veggie versions of things? Burgers are made from cows or turkeys or lentils, cheese can be made from cow milk or goat milk or cashew milk. What's the problem? If someone on a low-carb diet makes breading out of pork rinds instead of bread, is that wrong too?
 
2021-09-11 11:18:51 AM  

SUMMERSN0WS: fasahd: namegoeshere: Here's the thing - if you want to eat a vegetable based diet, go for it. Celebrate all things veg. But trying to make vegan things taste like animal products fails nearly every time. Vegan cheese makes me sad.

I've never tried vegan mayo but it sounds gross and I'll only end up trying it if someone slips it to me. On the other hand I've found I prefer hummus for a lot of applications like sandwich spread or making chicken or tuna salad. Bonus; it doesn't claim to be something it's not.

Vegan Mayo tastes just like non-vegan Mayo, maybe just slightly less disgusting.

Here's what I don't understand: why are omnivores so worried about veggie versions of things? Burgers are made from cows or turkeys or lentils, cheese can be made from cow milk or goat milk or cashew milk. What's the problem? If someone on a low-carb diet makes breading out of pork rinds instead of bread, is that wrong too?


It beats the hell out of me. But every meat substitute thread is filled with people coming out of the woodwork to whine about how annoying they find fake meat.
 
2021-09-11 11:52:52 AM  

SUMMERSN0WS: fasahd: namegoeshere: Here's the thing - if you want to eat a vegetable based diet, go for it. Celebrate all things veg. But trying to make vegan things taste like animal products fails nearly every time. Vegan cheese makes me sad.

I've never tried vegan mayo but it sounds gross and I'll only end up trying it if someone slips it to me. On the other hand I've found I prefer hummus for a lot of applications like sandwich spread or making chicken or tuna salad. Bonus; it doesn't claim to be something it's not.

Vegan Mayo tastes just like non-vegan Mayo, maybe just slightly less disgusting.

Here's what I don't understand: why are omnivores so worried about veggie versions of things? Burgers are made from cows or turkeys or lentils, cheese can be made from cow milk or goat milk or cashew milk. What's the problem? If someone on a low-carb diet makes breading out of pork rinds instead of bread, is that wrong too?


No, because that's, by any reasonable definition, a massive upgrade.
 
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