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Opinion | Veganism is not the only means of conscious consumption

Opinion | Veganism is not the only means of conscious consumption

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

February 20, 2020

We need millions of conscious consumers — we don’t need a few thousand vegans.

Column | Veganism is not one-size-fits-all

Column | Veganism is not one-size-fits-all

By Leah Mensch, Staff Columnist

January 10, 2019

No matter its health or environmental benefits, veganism is not a practical lifestyle for many Americans, and nobody has the right to shame anyone for their dietary choices.

Eating to help the environment

Eating to help the environment

By Emily Pinigis, Staff Columnist

November 13, 2018

A recent U.N. report on climate change shows we have only a couple of decades before we feel the serious effects of global warming. It’s more crucial now than ever to make environmentally conscious decisions — and those start on your plate.

Sree’s Foods serves up Indian cuisine in Oakland

Located on Meyran Avenue, Sree’s Foods is a quick-service, family-owned restaurant that serves homemade Indian food. (Photo by Sarah Connor | Contributing Writer)

By Sarah Connor, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Nestled next to Peace, Love and Little Donuts on Meyran Avenue sits a small, family-owned shop selling homemade Indian food. A colorful sign hanging from the top of the building reading “Sree’s Foods” welcomes customers into the quick-service restaurant. Sree’s Foods is a restaurant that serves a...

New vegan options pop up in Market Central

Danielle Rue serves up new plant-based options at Market Central.
Daniel Pomper | Staff Photographer

By Janine Faust and Caroline Bourque | Staff Writers

April 21, 2017

Nestled next to the salad bar in Market Central, a new eatery is serving plant-based options out of a cart borrowed from the basketball court of the Petersen Events Center — and it’s attracting vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike. Pitt’s Student Office of Sustainability recently partnered wit...

Going vegan your first year

Ian Flanagan | Culture Editor

By Lexi Kennell / Staff Writer

May 31, 2016

After studying countless documentaries on animal agriculture, the environment and our bodies, I decided to make the leap to veganism. And I’m not the only one. A Vegetarian Resource Group study found that about 2.5 percent of Americans are vegan and the number is rising. Celebrities including El...

B52: vegan cafe boasts ample options

Courtesy of B52

By Megan Bray / Staff Writer

May 24, 2016

Around 8:30 a.m., B52 Cafe, Lawrenceville’s newest vegan cafe, was still relatively empty. I began the excursion with a half pot of their green tea, brewed fresh and served in a stainless steel pot. The tea was quite bitter, so I asked for honey — forgetting that it is an animal byproduct — b...

Vinyl meets vegan at Amazing Books & Records

Amazing Books and Records opened up a new store on Meyran Avenue in Oakland.  Mason Lazarcheff | Staff Photographer

By Rio Maropis / Staff Writer

January 20, 2016

Oakland’s newest commodity won’t be the first in the neighborhood to house books and records under the same roof — but it will be the first to add a vegan cafe.  It’s a quiet, rainy day, with an indie rock vinyl spinning on the record player in one of the corners — it’s audible, gentle an...

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