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photo of Go nuts on donuts Vegan Strawberry Eclair With Jam & Cream shared by @lil-chickpea on  20 Jul 2024 - review

#ecotakeout

I drove across the city to grab a bite at this new donut shop for my birthday. 🎂 It was one of two such shops local to Christchurch. It appears split close to 50/50 with their #vegan options. This is the best vegan eclair/donut more

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kyu Happy birthday!!! This looks amazing! Hope you enjoyed your special day despite this bumpy experience.

I completely agree that if the vegan menu is going to be a major selling point, they should make an effort to follow through and ensure good labeling/customer experience (you’ve got them in the door, now what?) It would also benefit anyone with food allergies.

I think I’ve become desensitized to extra charges overall since we had taxes, cost of living adjustments, tips, and takeout vs. dine-in price differences factored in at the time of purchase, but occasionally it still gets me. I recently went to a coffee shop that 1) didn’t indicate anywhere on the menu that non-dairy options were available, I had to ask, and 2) didn’t tell me it was going to be $1 extra until I was rung up. The coffee was good, but I don’t know if I’ll be back anytime soon. 6 likesReply
unejanie i went to look at the menu yesterday at a restaurant promoting vegan options. the only thing i saw on the menu was a vegan english breakfast. pfft. if i before i pay that there is an upcharge, i will cancel my order. i want to see an upcharge for cow dairy!!!4 likesReply
lil-chickpea Thank you so much! And how annoying. Lots of people prefer dairy free options so they're not doing themselves any good by keeping it off the menu. I probably would have looked at the coffee menu and then walked out. 1 likeReply
lil-chickpea Is this a thing for all dishes usually or just the plant based ones where you are? And if the cost was actually calculated based on environmental and other impacts cow's milk would be super expensive!1 likeReply
unejanie i am perpetually traveling right now and i rarely order coffee out so i comment say about the nylk upcharge. i prefer how i make coffee at 'home'. i did have to pay a 2£ upcharge for vegan cheese last week for a £6 pizza. i didn't realize until too late about the upcharge. the pizza wasn't good. 1 likeReply
unejanie happy birthday!! 🍩🎉 bummer on the confusion and hidden fee. 5 likesReply
lucyvictoria92 Happy birthday! Such a relatable experience. You'd think by now that signage would be clear and straightforward, especially if they're making vegan options a selling point.4 likesReply
lil-chickpea Thank you! The anxiety gets real sometimes. But I had another great experience at a restaurant afterwards 😊 2 likesReply
maryanarch Bon anniversaire 🥳 🍰 🥳!!!! Hope that every day of this new year of your life be an opportunity to dream larger and have the energy to realize those dreams! And that the world changes so that vegan is not just a catchy sign but a real value understood and applied by sellers ! 3 likesReply
lil-chickpea Thank you! ☺️ Those are exactly my thoughts you put it so well. It’s starting to get better in some places so I have hope! 2 likesReply
knorthway Happy birthday! 🎉 Today is my bday too 😀 I love eclairs and can’t say there are any vegan ones to speak of in Portland sadly.
♋️ Cancers unite! 🦀 Have a wonderful day 💫 3 likesReply
lil-chickpea Thank you and happy birthday to you too! I’m surprised by that I heard Portland is very vegan friendly. Have a great day 🦀 🎂 2 likesReply
tamiapple Sending wishes for a fabulous year! 🎂🌸💕2 likesReply
lil-chickpea Thanks a lot 😊 2 likesReply
veganadam Happy birthday! 🎊🎉🍩2 likesReply
lil-chickpea Thank you ☺️ 2 likesReply
alice50 Happy birthday 🎂🎊🥳 And oh wow the éclair looks soo dreamy 😍🍧🍨🧁3 likesReply
lil-chickpea Thank you ☺️. And it was 🤤 1 likeReply
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photo of off-piste Plant Based Toppers Smoky Bacon shared by @lil-chickpea on  07 Jul 2024 - reviewphoto of off-piste Plant Based Toppers Smoky Bacon shared by @lil-chickpea on  07 Jul 2024 - reviewphoto of off-piste Plant Based Toppers Smoky Bacon shared by @lil-chickpea on  07 Jul 2024 - review
VEGAN

off-piste

These smelled like bacon, and the taste was not bad. I would recommend they make them light pink like bacon to trick the brain even more. Nutritionally a decent source of #protein. Something to put with #vegancheese on my crumpets.

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stevenneoh Bacon on crumpets haha I live by the rule that nothing goes on crumpets except things that can melt into the crevices 😅1 likeReply
lil-chickpea That’s a good idea, actually 👍🏼 Reply
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photo of Let Them Eat Vegan Chocolate Cupcake shared by @lil-chickpea on  29 Apr 2024 - reviewphoto of Let Them Eat Vegan Chocolate Cupcake shared by @lil-chickpea on  29 Apr 2024 - review

The thick icing swirled around gooey #chocoholic goodness was heaven. The cake part could have been risen a bit more, but it’s really hard to fault a vegan chocolate cupcake. They put a lot of other businesses to shame with more

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maryanarch 🤩 🤩 You already used the two hashtags I was about to apply to this beautiful review 😂 6 likesReply
lil-chickpea 😂 because I forgot in the last review 6 likesReply
david- Perhaps let’s add #deathbychocolate 5 likesReply
helena12345 & #toocutetoeat 4 likesReply
lil-chickpea I love this one! 4 likesReply
lil-chickpea Almost … 3 likesReply
helena12345 Omg the view! 😍😍😍😍😍4 likesReply
helena12345 I’m honestly stunned
This must have been taken with a proper camera 😍5 likesReply
lil-chickpea It was my cellphone but I did sharpen it a bit and do a filter. Otherwise, it’s easy to take a good photo of something that is already beautiful 😍 6 likesReply
helena12345 🙀🙀4 likesReply
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photo of Scotts Brewing Co. Vegan Lovers shared by @lil-chickpea on  29 Apr 2024 - reviewphoto of Scotts Brewing Co. Vegan Lovers shared by @lil-chickpea on  29 Apr 2024 - reviewphoto of Scotts Brewing Co. Vegan Lovers shared by @lil-chickpea on  29 Apr 2024 - review

Great size, fresh ingredients, available with plant based cheese for an extra $3. Too healthy for my companions, but I loved it. Interesting restaurant set up in a brewing factory where we could view the tanks.

The small more

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alistar Great looking pizza!5 likesReply
lil-chickpea Yes! #eattherainbow 3 likesReply
stevenneoh #toohealthy? 🥺4 likesReply
sanleeping That looks like my kind of pizza 😻4 likesReply
lil-chickpea The base sauce was hummus 😋 3 likesReply
sanleeping Interesting 2 likesReply
vimauro #pizzalover 🍕😋5 likesReply
maryanarch 🤩 #reviewwithaview 🤩 4 likesReply
agreene428 Looks delish!! 💚 2 likesReply
flowvegan 🤤 🍕 I am a #hungryhungarian 😂2 likesReply
lil-chickpea I try not to open this app while I am waiting for my meal 😅 1 likeReply
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photo of Fat Camel Cafe Falafel Plate shared by @lil-chickpea on  22 Apr 2024 - review

Mother was excited to take me to a place openly advertising #vegan options … but I was disappointed. Of the few options that could be veganised, it didn’t seem like there would much left in the dish. So we went to another more

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vimauro I’m #falafellover 🧆😋5 likesReply
lil-chickpea Me too! 😃 5 likesReply
planetfoodnews Oh yes .. our total fav !!! 3 likesReply
sanleeping Nice presentation too 😻2 likesReply
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photo of Be Right Coconut Rolls shared by @lil-chickpea on  19 Apr 2024 - reviewphoto of Be Right Coconut Rolls shared by @lil-chickpea on  19 Apr 2024 - review
VEGAN

Be Right

#palmoilfree

If you enjoyed eating Chinese egg rolls, these rolls are a decent, albeit smaller sized substitute, even though the brand is not Chinese. Due to nostalgic feelings, they were #gonetoosoon. They are also #glutenfree and #organic. more

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lestroismoutier I have never tried these but they sound delicious! 😋 🩵🌱2 likesReply
lil-chickpea They’re addictive … hope you get to one day 😄 1 likeReply
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photo of NOMO Creamy Choc Egg and Mini Bars shared by @lil-chickpea on  17 Apr 2024 - reviewphoto of NOMO Creamy Choc Egg and Mini Bars shared by @lil-chickpea on  17 Apr 2024 - reviewphoto of NOMO Creamy Choc Egg and Mini Bars shared by @lil-chickpea on  17 Apr 2024 - review
VEGAN

NOMO

#palmoilfree

I’m certain it’s the particular region I’m staying in at the moment, but I struggled to find #plantbased eggs. One local brand came CLOSE, but they just had to use shellac (crushed up bugs) for the sheen 🤮. My choices were more

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stevenneoh I never complain about having too much chocolate 😛1 likeReply
lil-chickpea Just complained afterwards when my tummy didn’t feel so good from eating it all 😅 😂 😵‍💫 2 likesReply
stevenneoh 😅1 likeReply
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photo of Pico Chocolate Hazelnut M*lk shared by @lil-chickpea on  18 Mar 2024 - reviewphoto of Pico Chocolate Hazelnut M*lk shared by @lil-chickpea on  18 Mar 2024 - review
VEGAN

Pico Chocolate

#fairtrade, #ethicallymade

Just divine, creamy and perfect for those on #teammylkchocolate. Makes me wish I could try some carton hazelnut milk in general too. A wonderful treat, #fairtrade, #organic and proudly #vegan.
#veganchocolate #ditchdairy #veganin2024

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stevenneoh Ooh I have good memories of this brand ☺️5 likesReply
lil-chickpea It’s so good! 😋 3 likesReply
misteroats Keep posting:) I love seeing your post.3 likesReply
lil-chickpea Maybe you should post a product 😝. I can help you choose one 😃.3 likesReply
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photo of Khane Bahar Indian Chana Madras shared by @lil-chickpea on  15 Mar 2024 - reviewphoto of Khane Bahar Indian Chana Madras shared by @lil-chickpea on  15 Mar 2024 - review

Khane Bahar’s vegan option is one of the best Indian dishes I have ever had. I discovered whole mustard seeds and even the sliced onion created a harmony of flavours that upgraded the dish from Tasty to Delicious. There more

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tamiapple Looks incredible 😍3 likesReply
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photo of Tonzu Marinated Tofu Cubes Sesame Hoisin shared by @lil-chickpea on  16 Feb 2024 - reviewphoto of Tonzu Marinated Tofu Cubes Sesame Hoisin shared by @lil-chickpea on  16 Feb 2024 - reviewphoto of Tonzu Marinated Tofu Cubes Sesame Hoisin shared by @lil-chickpea on  16 Feb 2024 - review
VEGAN

Tonzu

#palmoilfree, #ethicallymade

This is for when you’re #lazyvegan and don’t even want to marinate or slice your own #tofu! It’s pretty good and they are a living wage employer, an initiative which means the workers are paid the minimal amount calculated more

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stevenneoh Ooh promising combination 🙂4 likesReply
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