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January 25, 2021

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So yum – vegan brekky in Lismore.

The only thing worse than a vegan is an annoying vegan. And I would know because I am one  – I’m very annoying.

What I love though, is how vegan is the new black, and restaurants and cafes right across the Northern Rivers are making a very concerted effort to make sure that there is something on the menu for everyone including vegans. And really, they are going above and beyond.

These days it’s not just ‘something’ vegan. You are more likely than not to get something equally as delicious as anything else on the menu at most eateries these days.

As an annoying vegan it’s such a pleasure now to go out to eat and know that in pretty much any reasonably sized town I will find something delicious.

I carry a stash of these where ever I go and leave one on the table when I leave.

For many years that wasn’t the case – you were either stuck with chips and salad at the local pub or having disgruntled chefs come out of the kitchen and smile at you before serving you a meal that cost three times as much as everybody else’s, being half the size, and including a small serve of leek and broccoli and pumpkin with a bit of salad and a few chips on the side.

So now I have put my money where my mouth is. Well, actually I’ve put my opinions where my tastebuds are; I’ve had little cards printed up just so I can show people how much I appreciate them going out of their way to make sure I get well fed.

I think it’s time vegans got together to show their appreciation for eateries who actually do care about all their customers. So – head out into the wild blue yonder vegan hordes! Find something yummy you can eat at your local restaurant or cafe, thank them, and tell them the Queen of the Annoying Vegans sent you.

Signed, The Annoying Vegan

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