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Thanksgiving Survival Poll

Filed under: Food Holidays
SuperVegan's Olivia Lane, Jason Das, Patrick Kwan, and Laura Leslie indulge Patrick's obsession with the Tofurky Disguise Kit.

SuperVegan’s Olivia Lane, Jason Das, Patrick Kwan, and Laura Leslie indulge Patrick’s obsession with the Tofurky Disguise Kit.

So how was your Thanksgiving?

Did you suffer ritual family ridicule? Did you manage to get enough vegans together to have an all vegan meal? (I went to two!) Did you go out to a restaurant, perhaps aided by our awesome holiday listings? Or did you spend the holiday alone, like Whole Foods wants you to (link to PDF, featuring “vegan dinner for one”)? Take the poll, and tell us stories in the comments!

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12 Comments

  1. Comment by

    obscurite

    on #

    You guys are so cute, huddled together with your Tofurkeys. My Thanksgiving didn’t fit into the poll at all. I’m vegan and my amazing family made me all kinds of awesome vegan yumminess including tofurkey, corn bread, sweet potatoes, salad, veggie stew, cran-pineapple sauce, pumpkin pie, and strudel w/ soy icecream. They even had soy milk for my coffee. Sure, I’m bragging, but I’m posting to hopefully inspire families out there to support their loved ones on the holidays. I used to get made fun of a lot, but by being an inspiration to my family, I turned things around. Unturkey hugs! -Daniel

  2. Comment by

    Laura Leslie

    on #

    Dude, I beat you. I went to THREE vegan Thanksgivings: Woodstock’s Thanksliving on Sunday, Ewa’s vegan Thanksgiving potluck on Thursday, and Patrick’s Thanksgiving leftovers party on Saturday.

    All of them were awesome, the company was great, the food was AMAZING, and I seriously feel like I’m going to explode. (I think I must be trying to compensate for all those years of being the freak in the corner heating up a frozen vegan dinner and getting mocked by family members.)

  3. Comment by

    Canaduck

    on #

    Our Thanksgiving was in October so I just answered for that. :)

  4. Comment by

    jessecoug

    on #

    I went the lazy route – I brought Cherrybrook Kitchen cupcakes & icing, which I made at my mother’s. She made vegan soup, baked sweet potatoes, green beans and roast vegetables for me.

  5. Comment by

    AmyArgh

    on #

    My husband, my mom, my cousin and I all went to Candle Cafe. It was PACKED. And sooo delicious. Creamy Chestnut Soup with Sage Oil = highlight of my life.

  6. Comment by

    debya

    on #

    My family has prepared an almost vegan feast since I went vegan six years ago. They would rule 100% if they just stopped buying, preparing and eating a turkey.

  7. Comment by

    bcr86

    on #

    I’ve been a vegan for a little over two years now, and I have yet to enjoy a real vegan Thanksgiving. I graduate this May from college, so hopefully next year I’ll be in an apartment with a kitchen and yummy and cheap vegan cookbooks! I also need some vegan friends!

  8. Comment by

    Tiffany

    on #

    I went to the Woodstock Thanksliving last weekend, then to Philadelphia to an all vegan Thanksgiving at a friend’s house. The last few years my mom has been coming to town from California and we go to Candle 79. It’s always delicious and actually seems to get better each year, as does the Woodstock feast.

  9. Comment by

    animalfriendly

    on #

    My organization, the Boston Vegan Association, had a potluck at a member’s house, and that was a blast. A bunch of us also attended the Boston Vegetarian Society’s Thanksgiving dinner at My Thai Vegetarian Cafe in Brookline, MA, including Wheeler’s Black Label vegan ice cream (yes, it’s as good as they say).

    After the past few years of being a spoiled vegan, especially at Native Foods’ Costa Mesa restaurant in California, I can’t even imagine going to another non-vegan family Thanksgiving. Sorry, folks!

  10. Comment by

    elainevigneault

    on #

    My mom and I cooked a vegan Thanksgiving and shared it with my husband (also vegan) his mom (not vegan) and my mom’s roommate (not vegan). Pics and recipes: here and here.

  11. Comment by

    Hallie520

    on #

    My Thankstaking was AMAZINGly delicious! It was just my mom and dad and I. They are sort of inbetween pesco and vegan… my mom leans more towards the vegan side, but she isn’t all the way there yet. Any way, they are extremely wonderful and the whole Thankstaking dinner was vegan. I cooked almost all of it, because my mom was working and I had nothing else to do while visiting, but she would have made thw whole thing vegan anyway.
    We had: tofurkey, gravy, stuffing with pecans, garlic & lime mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cheeze & broccoli bake, apricot glazed carrots, pumpkin bread with raisins (I’m not a fan of those so I picked them out) and walnuts, and candied sweet potatoes. I ate the sweet potatoes last, as a dessert because even though my mom had made a desert, we were too full from all of the other stuff to eat it that night. My parents were so pleased that my mom even said our dinner could have impressed any meat eater. We laughed at how silly meat munchers can be.

  12. Comment by

    keramel

    on #

    I helped put together a big vegan t-giving before the actual day. Over 130 people came!
    Sadly, on the real day I was sick with a bad flu. I had my very first tofurky (and was surprised at how good it was). And yes, my cat was there too. . .and I’m counting her so I wasn’t technically alone. ;)

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