5 Universal Reasons Canada Makes All Vegans Proud AF
For July 1st this year, we want to celebrate something that’s been a long time coming: Canada’s many vegan wins!
Here are, in no particular order, 5 reasons why Canada makes us vegans proud:
1. Great Vegan Food From Far and Wide
Canada may be known for its poutine but its food offerings far surpass this fries-gravy-cheese curds dish! With more than 2000 veg-friendly restaurants in the country according to HappyCow, Canadians are truly blessed.
Some of our favorite spots to check out include:
Virtuous Pie, Toronto
TORONTO – WE'RE HIRING and will be in the city NEXT WEEK for interviews! 🍕 . We're looking for a GENERAL MANAGER and HEAD CHEF to help us bring our 🌱-based pizza and ice cream to the east coast. Tag someone who would be up for the fun! . Interviews in Toronto: Thurs, April 12th + Fri, April 13th . Job descriptions and applications can be found on our website.
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Aux Vivres, Montreal
Eating in? Did you know that some of your favorite vegan food brands were created up North? The now-famous plant-based meats from Gardein and Daiya’s line of cheese-substitutes are among some of Canada’s vegan treasures.
Newer plant-based products that will blow your mind are gaining popularity as well! Check out these sausages from Montreal-based Gusta brand that are perfect to grill up on the BBQ for Canada Day.
Avez-vous dit un Hot-Dog de 12 pouces??? Et oui, voici le fameux roteux GUSTA dispo pour votre estomac d'ogre au @aircanadacentre de Toronto dans toutes les concessions Hogtown Gourmet Hot-Dogs. Alors pour le prochain match des @raptors ou @mapleleafs vous pourrez vous gaver allègrement. Allez, pas game…🤤😉 *Dispo aussi en format régulier pour les plus timides 😀 //////// Did you say a 12 inch Hot Dog ??? YES, here is the famous GUSTA dogger available at the @aircanadacentre in Toronto at all Hogtown Gourmet Hot Dogs concessions. Next @raptors or @mapleleafs game you can indulge yourself! It will satisfy the hungriest of all! We dare you! 🤤 * Also available in regular format for the shy and the timids! 😉
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2. Vegan Personalities to Keep the Nation Strong and Cruelty-Free
Canada is home to some great vegan chefs, outspoken celebrities, and influencers who share the vegan message far and wide.
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Former actress and personality, Pamela Anderson is a devoted animal rights spokesperson for Peta.
Famous for his crazy stunts, Steve-o has been using his notoriety to bring awareness to animal rights issues in recent years.
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The famous singer won’t adhere to labels but frequently shares her high nutrient plant-based concoctions to her followers on Instagram.
All the fun from my trip to #LA last month to go to @seedfw @eatdrinkvegan is on my #LaurenIRL channel today! Go see #whatIate and all the fun #hotforfoodies 😎 LINK IN PROFILE * * * #hotforfood #foodtuber #youtuber #travelvlog #losangeles #vlogger #vlog #eatdrinkvegan #seedfwla #vegansofig #whatveganseat #whatveganslooklike #foodie
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Former MuchMusic VJ, Lauren Toyota is now a prominent vegan influencer on the food scene with her Youtube channel ‘Hot for Food’ and her recent bestseller cookbook ‘Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face’.
3. Veg-Friendly Governmental Policies
This year, the Canadian government invested $150 million in vegan protein farm and is set to overhaul the Canadian food guide by promoting the adoption of a plant-based diet and ditching the dairy food group once and for all. If that is not a cause to celebrate, we don’t know what is!
4. Amazing (and cute!) Activists
The Toronto native pig has garnered a lot of media attention in recent years and has captured the hearts of people worldwide.
Her pig parents run the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary and advocate for a vegan lifestyle by sharing their adventures with Esther.
5. Veg-Inclined Population
Consumer research recently revealed that more than half (53%) of Canadians consume meat-alternatives on a regular basis.
People under the age of 35 make up the majority of the nation’s vegan population which means that the next few decades will likely see a significant shift in favor of veganism in the food industry.
The plant-based living is alive and well in Canada and we couldn’t be happier!
Will you be singing O Canada with us today? Drop some Canadian love in the comments and let us know!