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How many Poles are vegetarians?


Ronek 1 | 261
17 Sep 2007 #31
I'm actualy proud to say that I made my friend quit vegetarianism by showing him how good polish kilebasa is ;)
osiol 55 | 3,922
17 Sep 2007 #32
Edit / addition: Why does something like this end up at the top of a page? -

I slept with a vegetarian a few times. Never agiain.
Must have been the beans!

She's the one who missed out on all my fantastic cooking.
Vegetarian recipes: I have only one - ratatouille.
But it's better with minced beef, chicken livers and bacon in it!
Mala_Elf 13 | 17
17 Sep 2007 #33
do you eat fish, eggs, or cheese? soy milk sounds so natural i can barely stand it.. yum. :(

No, I don't eat fish, eggs, or cheese, even though ice cream might taste very nice. This is what a vegan is--he/she does not eat animals or products which come from animals. I would be defeating my purpose (adhering to my moral beliefs) if I ate any of those things.

I'm not trying to turn any of the carnivores here into vegans. My hope was basically that I could discuss a bit of vegan Polish cuisine with a vegan. =(
friendmole - | 7
17 Sep 2007 #34
mala---
Being a vegetarian in Poland is doable, but difficult.I live in Krakow and there are a few veggie restaurants(nothing special) and 1 vegan place.The abundance of cheap,fresh veggies at the markets mean that if you cook, you can eat well.Eating in restaurants demand vigilance;you have to ask Alot of questions about ingredients.
plk123 8 | 4,149
17 Sep 2007 #35
I'm actualy proud to say that I made my friend quit vegetarianism by showing him how good polish kilebasa is ;)

hehehe.. bubbles needs to see that one. hehe

My hope was basically that I could discuss a bit of vegan Polish cuisine with a vegan. =(

no problem.. i like some vegian food as much as a steak. :)

i know what vegan means.. i asked because people tend to throw around words which may not mean what they seem to think they mean. maybe others learned soemthing here. lol fat chance.. :D
Krzysztof 2 | 973
17 Sep 2007 #36
btw, I'm not a vegan, just a standard vegetarian (for 20 years now), eating milk/cheese/eggs. I think I couldn't survive on a vegan diet in Poland in 1987 and it stayed that way.
bringthepoison 2 | 23
4 Feb 2008 #37
Thread attached on merging:
Vegetarianism in Poland

I'm going to Poland next year hopefully, I was wondering is it hard for vegetarians/vegans to eat out?
Filios1 8 | 1,336
4 Feb 2008 #38
Quite easy actually, as long as its a moderate restaurant in terms of quality etc.. Try and get some of the general vegetarian meals translated into Polish for you, if you don't know them already, and have a little list handy with you. Best yet, if you have a Polish friend that can help you while ordering. I've noticed that Vegetarianism is becoming more and more popular.

One funny incident:
I believe my sister was at a restaurant once, and she asked for the Vegetarian list, and the Polish waitress scoffed, "Why? You look so pale already," and walked off.

Tells me that meat is still popular in Poland!
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510
4 Feb 2008 #41
chain of vegetarian restaurants

green-way.eu/nowosci.php
plk123 8 | 4,149
4 Feb 2008 #42
there is another thread about this very subject here somewhere.. it may have more info that you're looking 4.
bringthepoison 2 | 23
26 Apr 2008 #43
the Polish waitress scoffed, "Why? You look so pale already," and walked off

lol i get that in england. A LOT.
mpvbo63 - | 5
3 Jun 2008 #44
I WAS IN POLAND TWICE IN THE LAST 2 YEARS AND STARVED NEAR TO POINT OF COLLAPSE! THE POLISH KITCHEN IS NOT VEGAN FRIENDLY BY ANY MEASURE. I HAVE GONE IN TO RESTAURANTS WITH MY POLISH HUSBAND WHO SPECIFICALLY ORDERED FOR ME (FOR EX. BOILED POTATOES AND GREEN SALAD) AND IT WOULD APPEAR WITH POTATOES GLISTENING IN BUTTER AND THE GREEN SALAD SMOTHERED IN SOUR CREAM. EVEN MY MOM-IN-LAW WHO KNOWS WAS COOKING SPECIAL SIDES FOR ME ONLY TO USE THE SAME FORK TO CHECK POTATOES AND TURN THE PORK STEAKS..SHE WAS SO BUSTED AND I WAS SO DAMN HUNRY I COULD CRY
Tamara 9 | 202
3 Jun 2008 #45
Wow - the same fork - suprised you didn't die
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
3 Jun 2008 #46
ONLY TO USE THE SAME FORK TO CHECK POTATOES AND TURN THE PORK STEAKS..SHE WAS SO BUSTED AND I WAS SO DAMN HUNRY I COULD CRY

Couldn't you cook your own meals, or at least help your poor mum-in-law a bit? I quite feel for her.
mpvbo63 - | 5
4 Jun 2008 #47
First of all I do not speak polish so to try to help in the kitchen would be impossible and 2nd this was my first meeting with my in-laws and I do not help myself in other peoples homes unless invited to do so...I am a chef myself. I also felt bad for her/them as they worried about me.
impete82 3 | 29
13 Feb 2009 #48
Thread attached on merging:
vegan?

why do i even bother to ask, as i can already assume the answer hahaha but are there any vegetarians or vegans here? .... i ask because yes i don't eat the meats, and wondering how easy it is to be vegan in poland, because i'll be visiting in a month or so :)

*my bad about posting the same question in a new thread, i made a search but i guess i missed this thread. a mod can delete my earlier post*

My hope was basically that I could discuss a bit of vegan Polish cuisine with a vegan. =(

hey, so were you visiting poland? if so how'd it go? i'm going over in a month and wondering if i'll make it hehe

btw, I'm not a vegan, just a standard vegetarian (for 20 years now), eating milk/cheese/eggs. I think I couldn't survive on a vegan diet in Poland in 1987 and it stayed that way.

i'm surprised that's even possible there.

my family lives in a little town, but i'm hoping there some fruit and veggie stands, or i'll just head down to some larger towns in the area. i can live off pierogies and borscht so i could probably survive out there actually :)

ps, i'm damn excited going back home after 20 years :D
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
13 Feb 2009 #49
i'm surprised that's even possible there.

Why?.

Things have chaged in the last 20 years but that is only natural given the huge chages to your country during this period.

There is only one vegen restaurant in Krakow that I know of but there are several very good vegetarian ones.

It takes time, you know yourself.
impete82 3 | 29
14 Feb 2009 #50
Why?

just me assuming it's hard considering it's such a meat loving country, but yes i guess i assumed too quickly. i mean, toronto probably wasn't so veg friendly 20 years ago as well, i'm sure poland has changed a lot too :)

couple links i found

for any veg people looking for restaurants:

happycow.net/europe/poland/
poland-travel.suite101.com/article.cfm/vegetarian_eating_in_poland
Davey 13 | 388
14 Feb 2009 #51
I pity vegans in Poland, Polish meat/cheese is probably the best i've ever had....
pawian 176 | 15,325
17 Aug 2019 #52
How many Poles are vegetarians?

None in my close or extended family. But I know some of my students are, mostly girls.


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