2019 may be Year of the Pig on the Chinese Calendar, but vegans are making a claim that the year belongs to the non-meat eating group. Being a vegan before 2019 meant that you were part of a microscopic percentage of the population that was stereotyped as being snooty, high maintenance, and a bit pretentious.
Times have changed.
There are many proven veganism benefits to personal health and environment, and according to The Economist, the latest statistic says that 25 % of Americans 25 to 34 years old identify as vegan or vegetarian.
Indulge in the Year of the Vegan at Paymon’s Mediterranean Cafe
At Paymon’s, we offer more than 20 different vegan options on our menu. Enjoy delicious vegan nutrition selections like:
- Falafel: (Vegan, GF) A vegetarian mixture deep-fried in canola oil until golden. Served with tahini sauce.
- Tabuli Salad: (Vegan) This Mediterranean classic combines chopped parsley, bulgur wheat, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and fresh mint leaves. It’s tossed with our house seasonings, olives, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh lemon juice.
- Hummus: (Vegan, GF) A puree of chickpeas, tahini, fresh garlic, olive oil, and fresh lemon juice.
- Lentil Soup: (Vegan without feta cheese) Hearty lentils slowly cooked in vegetable broth with fresh vegetables and Mediterranean spices.
These fresh and flavorful meals made in Paymon’s kitchen by our caring chefs give Vegans a variety of options in a welcoming Mediterranean environment at our two festive and fun locations in Las Vegas. We know how hard it is to find ingredients that will cater to a specific vegan diet, so take the guesswork out of your next vegan meal and let Paymon’s take care of you.
Did You Know about These Famous Vegans?
With this trend growing, there are quite a few celebrities who are leading the no-meat charge. On the PETA website is a list of the star vegan people. Famous musicians like Ne-Yo, Jason Derulo, and Will.i.am, as well as actors, Zac Efron, Ellen Pompeo from Grey’s Anatomy, and Thandie Newtown are raving over their vegan diet.
With influencers changing their way the way they eat, as well as the younger generation choosing this different lifestyle, veganism is definitely not going away anytime soon.
With many others starting to adopt this lifestyle and restaurants accommodating, 2019 could very well be the Year of the Vegan.