(and Why You Don't Have to be a Hippie to Do It!)
Hey there plant-based peeps and curious carnivores! We at That Good Good Market are passionate about all things vegan, and we believe that switching to a vegan lifestyle is the best decision you could make - not just for the animals and the planet, but for your own health and happiness too.
We get it, the word "vegan" can bring up stereotypes of tie-dye wearing, peace-sign flashing hippies, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Vegans come in all shapes and sizes, and with the rise of plant-based alternatives, being vegan has never been easier or more delicious!
So, whether you're already a vegan goddess or just dipping your toes in the plant-based pool, here are our top 5 reasons to go vegan, and why being imperfectly plant-based is better than not trying at all!
Save the Animals
This one's a no-brainer. Going vegan saves animals' lives and reduces their suffering. The meat, dairy, and egg industries are cruel and inhumane, and by choosing plant-based options, you're helping to reduce demand for these products and creating a kinder world for all creatures.
Help the Planet
Animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of environmental destruction, including deforestation, water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. By going vegan, you're reducing your carbon footprint and helping to protect the planet for future generations.
Studies have shown that a well-planned vegan diet can be healthier than a diet that includes animal products. Plant-based foods are typically lower in saturated fat and higher in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Plus, vegans have a lower risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and type 2 diabetes.
There are plenty of delicious options at the market that are incredibly delicious and good for you! Next time you’re at the market check our Reda’s Ethiopian Cuisine, indulge in the rich flavors of Ethiopian cuisine while keeping your health a top priority with Roza’s all vegan and plant-based options.
Get Creative in the Kitchen
Going vegan forces you to think outside the box when it comes to meal planning, and you'll be surprised at how creative you can get with plant-based ingredients! From cashew cheese to jackfruit "pulled pork," there's a vegan alternative for just about everything, and they're often just as delicious (if not more so) than their animal-based counterparts.
Make sure you check out Scratch House Vegan at the market. Chef Tony is known for constantly pushing the boundaries of vegan cheese innovation and has even created a bean-based cheese that is completely allergen-free.
Join a Community of Like-Minded People
When you go vegan, you join a community of people who share your values and beliefs. Attending events like That Good Good Market is a great way to connect with other vegans and learn about new products and recipes. And who knows, you may even make some lifelong friends along the way!
We are grateful to have the support of well-respected vegan influencer Todd Anderson @turnipvegan, who brings even more credibility and excitement to our market. His passion for a cruelty-free, sustainable lifestyle is contagious and inspiring, making it an honor to have him be a part of our community.
In conclusion, going vegan is a win-win-win situation. You're doing good for the animals, the planet, and yourself. And the best part? You don't have to be a hippie to do it! With the rise of plant-based alternatives and a supportive vegan community, being vegan has never been easier or more delicious. So, why not give it a try? Even if it's just for one meal a day, every little bit helps!
At That Good Good Market, we believe that being imperfectly plant-based is better than not trying at all. So, whether you're a full-time vegan or just trying to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, come on down and check us out. We've got all the vegan goods you could ever want, and you'll be sure to leave with a smile on your face and a full belly.
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month
4 PM - 8 PM
2965 FIFTH AVE, SAN DIEGO