When I first moved to Los Angeles from New York City a few years ago, I’d been to a vegan restaurant.
That was my introduction to the world of eating, and I was intrigued by all the different kinds of meatless meals you could make.
But it wasn’t until I visited a vegan food truck in the heart of Los Angeles that I finally understood why some people have such an intense aversion to eating meat.
They don’t like it when people make them feel bad about it.
When you make them sad, they say.
It makes them feel like it’s their fault.
The truck, the restaurant and the restaurant itself, have become symbols of a more universal phenomenon that we can all understand and relate to: a deep unease about eating meat, especially if we’re vegan.
It’s a feeling that is almost universal among vegans, and it comes from an unexpected place: a kind of primal curiosity.
In the late 1990s, a group of students from the University of Southern California’s School of Medicine, led by a woman named Dr. David Roper, started a vegan eating clinic.
The idea was to offer a nonjudgmental service in the name of human health and animal welfare.
I first heard of the clinic from an old friend, a doctor who helped me in my studies and was very concerned about my vegetarianism, when I was working at the University Hospitals San Diego.
She said it was “the biggest experiment I ever saw in my life.”
The students were so excited about the clinic that they wanted to go on a mission.
They wanted to give a real-world test of their health-and-disease-based values to the public.
They had a very specific goal: They wanted a vegan-friendly meatless restaurant in the Los Angeles area.
That’s when I started getting more curious about how vegans could eat meat.
I started researching, interviewing and trying to find vegan restaurants that weren’t run by vegans.
In 1997, I became the first person to try out the “meatless” concept at a vegan eatery called the “Treats” in Culver City, California.
It wasn’t just a restaurant that served meatless options, but a full-service, vegan restaurant with everything from salad bars to vegan coffee to vegan ice cream.
I became a vegetarian and learned that the concept of eating meat for a meal, even if you don’t eat meat yourself, was a universal and healthy thing.
It was just not something that I knew much about.
And that was the first real realization that I had that it was something that could be embraced by a lot of people.
A couple of years after that, I started the Vegan Outreach Center in Los Angeles.
Over the next two decades, I worked with several vegan groups to open restaurants in Los Vegas and other cities.
Eventually, I joined a small group of vegan chefs who worked at places like The New York Times, New York Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.
It took a while, but by the time I left the vegan world in 2012, I realized that there was a lot to be gained from bringing more people in the world who wanted to be vegans but didn’t necessarily know how to get there.
It gave me a real appreciation for the power of veganism and the joy it could bring to so many people.
The “meat-free” movement Today, there are hundreds of vegan restaurants in the U.S., but there are only a handful of restaurants that cater to vegans in every city.
It used to be that vegan food was something you had to go to restaurants to eat, or at least to try.
Now it’s a matter of getting a vegan meal.
But while you can find vegan food at almost any restaurant, the vast majority of vegan meals aren’t vegetarian, and many of them don’t even include a meatless option.
And even if they do, it’s rarely vegan.
Vegan restaurants have a hard time attracting people who are not vegetarians because the food is not high in fat and calories.
I don’t think they realize that.
When we first started working on the program, we were focusing on restaurants in major metropolitan areas, like New York and Chicago.
There were restaurants like The Whole Foods in Manhattan, Olive Garden in Brooklyn, La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angles, and The Vegan Cafe in Atlanta.
But then we realized that many people don’t live in these cities.
For the first few years, we focused on the biggest cities, but then as we started working with more smaller cities and suburbs, we realized we were missing out on a lot.
In many cases, the vegan restaurant is actually a place that a person who is not a vegan actually lives.
This wasn’t always the case.
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