Vegans Welcome at a Number of Places to Eat in Andover, MA

The major component of the Veganism movement is its eschewal of all kinds of animal exploitation and cruelty, which includes food, clothes, or any other products and services. This movement has grown and blossomed over the last decade. There are still a number of foods that you can feed your vegan friends or family, including green salads, pasta with tomato sauce, peanut butter sandwiches, and chips and salsa. They can also eat vegetarian burritos (no cheese or sour cream), Thai curry, and most kinds of breads, especially those breads from Town Market’s in-house bakery, one of the best places to eat in Andover, MA.

Vegans are distinguished from vegetarians by their choice not to eat dairy products, eggs, or any other products from animals. In today’s markets there are more vegan foods than ever before. Vegans eat all of the following kinds of food:

  • Legumes
  • Nuts
  • Nut Butters
  • Hemp, Flax & Chia Seeds
  • Tofu
  • Meat Substitutes
  • Calcium-Fortified Plant Milks and Yogurt
  • Seaweed
  • Nutritional Yeas
  • Sprouted and Fermented Plant Foods
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables

More and more grocery stores now offer versions of vegan food that are similar in taste to non-vegan foods. For example, among the many places to eat in Andover, MA, Town Market offers a store that contains locally sourced vegetables and produce from tomatoes to bell peppers to fresh fruit. There are also many vegan versions of familiar foods such as vegan hot dogs, ice cream, cheese, non-dairy yogurt and vegan mayonnaise, as well as numerous meat substitutes.

Whether a vegan diet is healthier than other diets is still being debated. There are many healthy aspects to eating a vegan diet. It is rich in plant foods like vegetables, grains, nuts, and fruits. Vegans do need to supplement their diets with certain nutrients. Eating foods that are rich in calcium, zinc, and iron is important as those are not as available in the regular vegan diet. One of the main benefits of eating a vegan diet is its emphasis on foods that are antioxidants and that may lower cholesterol levels and improve heart health overall.

Try the hand-crafted pasta at Town Market Andover, which is one of the best places to eat in Andover MA, and perfect for those on a vegetarian or vegan diet. The restaurant uses farmstead sauces from first-rate local sources. You can order online or visit the café.