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Are Vegans/Vegetarians Common?  


NomNomNom
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I know they offer vegetarian and even vegan meals but it is more so down to the recipe than catering to a certain diet restriction some people may have. That being said, are vegans or vegetarians in Vietnam even a thing? Like by choice anyways? 

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All Viet restaurants propose a lot of vegetable dishes and there are many vegeterian restaurants in large towns because it is popular (plus meat is more and more expensive).

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I don't think you will find very many vegans but you will find a lot of vegetarians. Many people cannot afford meat and for this reason, places stock and make a lot of vegetarian dinners and lunches. It is cheaper. 

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You are more likely to find pescetarians than vegetarians or vegans. I never heard of anyone in Vietnam being a vegan. 

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I don't think "vegans" are a thing in Vietnam. You will find vegetarians as mentioned. Some by choice, others because they want to be more frugal with finances. Meat is not cheap.

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Most restaurants have vegetarian dishes. You will find this all over Vietnam but this is more so down to having options that are more affordable than choosing a lifestyle of not eating meat I think. 

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@lofire This!

You will find a lot of vegetarian options in Vietnam just because they are easier to make and more affordable. Not everyone has access to meat. A lot of smaller villages will seldom eat it if they are poor. 

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I have had some vegan meals but they are not really advertised that way. People eat based on what they can afford mostly. If they can't afford meat, they do without. Vegan and vegetarian dishes aren't very different as they don't make much use of dairy in Vietnam cooking.

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