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Postby wesdex » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:14 am

I'm from Amsterdam/Utrecht The Netherlands and it's my first time at Burning Man. And I wonder if there are restaurants or food stands at the festival and can I also get vegan food? How does it work...

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Postby CapSmashy » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:15 am

Sure... if you build one.
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Postby ygmir » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:17 am

welcome.......

my first suggestion would be to read the survival guide......it will answer many of those type questions...........

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:51 pm

how's this...

What the Fuck, Dutchy? What do you think this IS? some kind of Damn dutch-land freak fest?

with the smelly, and the hippy, and the hippy smelly, and the smelly hippy, eating fucking tofu and walking around BAREFOOT like some low-land holland-esque tourists at CHRISTIANA?

NO!

they shoot vegans in Northern Nevada, dont they?

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FUCKING BACON, NOT FAKIN BACON, BUT THE REAL McCOY, but you DUTCHIES wouldnt know that, would you?

with your wooden shoes, and your legalized marijuana, and your excellent health care and access to education, and generally tolerant government, no you just would'nt "get it"...


BRING YOUR OWN DAMN SOY, BOY!...and anything else you might need or want, it's all about radical self reliance, but i know, thats a foreign concept, no pun intended.


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Re: VEGAN FOOD

Postby AntiM » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:18 pm

wesdex wrote:I'm from Amsterdam/Utrecht The Netherlands and it's my first time at Burning Man. And I wonder if there are restaurants or food stands at the festival and can I also get vegan food? How does it work...


Read the survival guide and ask again.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:11 pm

What everyone else on this thread is tap-dancing around is that there is no food sold at burningman. You are expected to bring your own.
Since the main site is a bitch to navigate even when you know what you're looking for, this is the link to the survival guide.
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:12 am

Isn't "Vegan Food" an oxymoron?
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:23 am

i know a whole bunch of Oxy Morons, and some E-Tards, too.
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Postby wedeliver » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:31 am

The above is why I love you people. My face hurts. (from laughing)

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Postby gyre » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:47 am

Vegetables aren't food.
Vegetables are what food eats.


But there are some vegan places out there.
They tend to be on the small side.
Even with an invitation, I never got a bite because everything goes so quickly.
Maybe food preparation is an issue?

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Postby AntiM » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:48 am

theCryptofishist wrote:What everyone else on this thread is tap-dancing around is that there is no food sold at burningman. You are expected to bring your own.
Since the main site is a bitch to navigate even when you know what you're looking for, this is the link to the survival guide.


Thank you, Fishy, we can always count on you not to tap-dance around a subject.

Oh. Wait a minute. Nevermind.
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Postby gyre » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:04 am

God, it's catching!



Like Antim needed her sense of humour enhanced anyway....

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Postby Igneouss » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:16 am

Wow, until just now I thought we were talking about vegans AS food.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:20 pm

If you're arriving late (Thursday), consider bringing fresh fruits, veggies and ice cream! These will have been depleted by the time you arrive and you will be welcomed as if a god.

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Postby wesdex » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:42 pm

Thanks for the info. We will arrive on thursday or friday. Can't wait!

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Postby Oldguy » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:10 pm

One of my favorites last year was Camp Melon-camp. My God, the cantalope and watermelons were like manna from heaven.

Caution: the extreme heat, wind, and desert low-humidity; will wilt unprotected produce. I would not delay my visit for a single day just to arrive with fresh fruit, no matter what its value to others. Life is too short. If you are a latecomer anyway, I'd say go for it.

There are many food threads on this site, just use the search function. Read the survival guide 12 times and then once more.

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Postby alt12 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:41 pm

I tried going from vegatarian to vegan last year for about 2 months....my escapade ended at burning man after getting tired of saying "no thank you" to constant offerings of tasty food items...My recommendation is be a flexatarian....


As an aside, I also ran into the "Ask A Vegan" booth last year and asked how one navigates veganism at BM....the guy, whose pupils were dialated 100% and looked like he had about 2 brain cells left following a week-long MDMA binge plus limited baseline IQ, said, I shit you not, "I don't eat all week.....I get all my energy by gazing into the sun."

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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:29 am

That's hard proof that veganism damages your brain.


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Postby joel the ornery » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:52 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:Isn't "Vegan Food" an oxymoron?


vegans are food.

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Postby Dr Dilemma » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:53 pm

gyre wrote:Vegetables aren't food.
Vegetables are what food eats.


This is actually not correct. Vegetables can ALSO be used to garnish your food, like kale for instance.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:41 pm

KestrelSF wrote:
gyre wrote:Vegetables aren't food.
Vegetables are what food eats.


This is actually not correct. Vegetables can ALSO be used to garnish your food, like kale for instance.

What vegetable to you garnish Red Russian Kale with?
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:58 am

What vegetable to you garnish Red Russian Kale with?




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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:22 am

Oldguy wrote:One of my favorites last year was Camp Melon-camp. My God, the cantalope and watermelons were like manna from heaven.


You sick fuck, go to the Boobie Bar if you're into that. ;)

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Postby Oldguy » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:18 pm

hummm? Is breast milk considered a dairy product? :wink:
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Vegan goodness

Postby dangerpuss » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:36 am

Hi wesdex, welcome to eplaya.

I am a vegan, and was vegan last year at Burning Man. I was a virgin, and none of my camp mates (I was with a theme camp) were vegan, so I was pretty much on my own to figure out how to make sure my partner and I were adequately fed. I ate well, but I did learn a hell of a lot, and this year I will do it much better. I am part of the main force of our theme camp this year, and not only will I make sure that I personally eat better, I will be bringing large amounts of delicious food to share with the public. Too bad you are arriving late, or else I'd tell you to come check out the vegan brunch we'll be serving early in the week. Vegan egg and cheese muffins and bloody marys for all!

Here are some ideas and hints for you:

If you loved bacon like I did, you'll be craving it on the playa. The air is redolent with it in the morning. Bring what you'll need to make your own vegan bacon if the craving will be a hardship for you. Message me if you want my recipe, which is amazing and has swayed many a carnivore.

I brought loads of those Indian Tasty Bites last year, and ate them straight from the package. They were nutritious, but honestly never quite hit the spot with me. If you want easy, go with it, but otherwise heed my next words:

Tofurkey! Holy crap I could not get enough of it. This year I will be bringing Tofurkey dogs, slices, and jerky. I will enhance my Tofurkey experience with mustard, ketchup, sourdough bread, Tofutti, Vegannaise, lettuce, and tomato (we are bringing an insulated, full sized fridge). Also on the list of must-haves is peanut butter and jelly, chips, nacho fixin's, and pickles. I know it sounds like I'm pregnant or something, but really, you'll want that stuff. YOU WILL CRAVE SALTY THINGS ON THE PLAYA.

Get used to graciously turning people down. I was offered so much food, but there was very little of it that I was able to eat. I did indeed run into some great vegan food in BRC, but it was always just happy coincidence. DEFINITELY do not go with the expectation of being fed vegan food by others. It's lovely when it happens, but that's a rarity.

And, like CapSmashy said, you can always build it yourself. If you feel up to it next year, I'll be assembling a team of vegans who are passionate about good food in the hopes of providing amazing vegan food to the citizens of BRC every day in 2010. If it's up your alley you're definitely welcome.

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Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:50 am

Does tofurkey contain real furkey ?
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Postby Artemis » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:30 pm

to furkey or not to furkey?

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Postby AntiM » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:11 pm

Just a random question... what if a vegan were allergic to soy?
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Postby mojo » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:07 pm

Lots of studies out that indicate serious problems with soy.

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Food allergies

Postby dangerpuss » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:21 pm

That's a great question. I'm allergic to wheat, sugar, and almonds (among other things), so I know quite a bit about being vegan with food allergies. The wheat is the real killer for me because of the vital wheat gluten that's in Tofurkey as well as a lot of other fake meats. For the week and a half I'm at Burning Man I say screw it and pay the consequences, which for me amounts to some inflammation and breakouts. However, I usually avoid all of the foods I'm allergic to, and it's a chore.

Soy is a rough allergy because even if you avoid tofu and soy milk you still have to read every label for soy protein isolates and such. Still, you can drink rice milk, make or buy meat substitutes that use vital wheat gluten and other bulking agents instead of soy (I just saw an awesome recipe for lentil sausages that had no soy), and forgo the cheese and yogurt substitutes that contain soy.

In general, I tend to eat more whole foods than most people, and when you go that route soy really isn't that hard to avoid, since it's used a lot in processed foods. That's the best way, but it's hard to follow at Burning Man. I remember last year that by the time we left I would have welcomed a gift of a whole head of iceberg lettuce; I was craving veggies that badly! Luckily we were really close to the melon camp, and they kept us in melons the whole week!

For those with soy allergies who come to our camp (Tree Ring Circus is the name we recently settled on) we'll be featuring daily fruit smoothies that will contain no soy, and our bloody marys will also be free of pesky soy products. Our egg and cheese muffins, however, will be made from products containing soy and vital wheat gluten, so those will be a no go.


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