Thursday, January 17, 2008
Vegan and Vegetarian One-Stop Shopping Made Easy
Are you a new vegetarian or vegan? OR maybe just frustrated with having to read product labels at the supermarket and not happy with the limits such things can place on your lifestyle. Well finding vegan and vegetarian foods and lifestyle products is so easy these days it s a breeze! One Stop Vegan and Vegetarian Shopping is EASY. There are more options than ever before as one stop vegan stores are now in abundance all thanks to the world wide web. So vegetarian shopping is now made very simple and easy for anyone wishing to avoid animal by-products vegan shopping is now readily available to everyone. The sites below are by no means the only shops which cater for vegan and vegetarian needs, however the ones we ve listed are some of the better known stores and they do carry vegan and vegetarian products ranging from food and sweets, to vitamins and supplements, clothing, shoes, cosmetics, baby products, pet supplies, books, magazines and DVDs and skin and hair care plus much more. To the best of my knowledge they are usually all owned and run by vegans and you will not find any animal testing or products at all within their product ranges. So here are just a few Vegan and Vegetarian Stores To Pick From . . . ** VeganEssentials is both an online store and a retail shop located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They have been in business since early 1998 and are one of the USA s oldest cruelty-free retailers, filling the needs of vegans worldwide for nearly a decade. Living free from animal products is easy with Vegan Essentials as they guarantee the authenticity of all their vegan products and strive to make a vegan shopping experience with them a pleasant one. They have over 1200 vegan items in stock and ship worldwide with fast turn around times. VeganEssentials.com ** Pangea Vegan Store based in USA, Pangea Vegan Store has a great selection of anything vegan including their very own range of vegan sweets and marshmallows. They have both a store front (in Rockville, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C. is open for walk-in customers every Saturday and Sunday (holidays excepted) see their website for full details on opening times) and their famous online store which is a one-stop source for all things cruelty free and vegan. VeganStore.com ** The Vegetarian Site has many things a vegan can benefit with online shopping, recipes, environmental news and views plus juicers, hemp products, gifts and everything in between. The great thing about The Vegetarian Site is that they donate 10% of sales to nonprofits, its 100% vegan and satisfaction is guaranteed. TheVegetarianSite.com ** The Cruelty Free Shop - Australia has loads vegan goodies including cosmetics, body and baby care, food, books, candles and gifts if you live in Australia and are looking for options this is one of only a few 100% vegan stores around. They vegan products are certified by Choose Cruelty Free/The Vegan Society so you can be sure you are avoiding all animal by-products. CrueltyFreeShop.com.au ** Got Soul is one of the newest vegan shops based in Australia they have a nice selection of cruelty-free products for compassionate persons. Their mission is to be the Mecca of all things environmentally-friendly, cruelty free and vegan. They have food, household, beauty, gifts and wine plus other goodies on the way. This site is one too keep an eye on if you are vegan. GotSoul.com.au ** Vegan Store - UK, with a huge collection of over 800 vegan cruelty free goodies, you can always snap up a bargain, check out the leather alternatives and snack on some classic food and sweets. They have groceries, books and badges as well as vegan white chocolate and many more vegan living items that can help you better your vegetarian lifestyle easily. VeganStore.co.uk ** DownBound an all vegan, organic and sweatshop-free environment. You will find a massive collection of hemp goodies at Downbound. Loads of everything vegan presented in a great ethical environment. As easy as vegan shopping can be. With heaps of vegan cat and dog food options for all those companion friends out there plus food, music, supplements, fabrics, footwear and home and garden options. If you re looking for ethical vegan products this is a great place to check out. DownBound.com No matter what type of vegan or vegetarian foods or lifestyle products you are looking for if you try one of the above online stores you re sure to find something suitable for yourself. Don t forget there are many more vegan, cruelty-free 100% vegetarian one stop shops worldwide to choose from. The above list is only very small compared to the stores actually available. These are just random vegan stores we ve listed that could get you started if you are not sure exactly where to look or what you are after. Rebecca has worked in the vegetarian and vegan industry for years. She is the founder of VeganSecrets.com a portal with many interesting vegan and vegetarian books, articles, veg living tips and information on everything vegan, vegetarian and cruelty-free.