Ask a vegan why he or she is vegan, and you'll get a handful of answers. Ask a vegan how he or she lives as a vegan in Anchorage, and you'll get a million. But one thing you'll hear from every Anchorage vegan: It's hard.
On the front page of the Dining Section in today's Anchorage Daily News is a story that is close to my heart: eating out as a vegan in a non-vegan place. Although I have not been vegan for several years now, I still enjoy eating vegan meals on a regular basis, and I'm always looking out for vegans and those with alternative diets. If everyone ate vegan meals just a couple of times a week, I believe that our citizens and our environment would be healthier. I lived as a vegan for over a decade in a supremely non-vegan place, Ohio, and so I am empathetic to those trying to fight the animal-friendly food fight in Anchorage, where Westernized dishes prepared with dairy, eggs, and meat are king and the vegetarian and vegan pickings are slim.
If you're a vegan living in Anchorage or just looking to try something different, check out my picks for the best vegan restaurants in Anchorage in the full article here.