By Alexa Larson
November is National Vegan Month but Provo certainly isn’t ahead of the game when it comes to vegan restaurants.
In fact, even the one, and only, vegan restaurant in all of Provo is only open a few days a week. This means that those with a vegan diet are forced to find options they can eat at chain restaurants such as Chipotle.
A recent poll conducted by Gallup found that about 3% of Americans identify as vegan. Although this number is small, it is continuously growing year after year. This means people are having to get creative and learn how to make recipes from their own kitchens because there aren’t many options for them when they go out to eat at restaurants.
“The vegan trend is definitely something that is hard to accommodate in the city of Provo,” vegan Haley Davis said. “I just tend to eat at home, and I get really creative, which I find to be really fun.”
“When I found out that she was a vegan, I was a little hesitant because I really enjoy eating meat and so I thought maybe that was gonna be a challenge for us and honestly it hasn’t been that bad,” Davis’ boyfriend Chandler Stone said.
“There are times where I just walk through Harmons, and I look at whatever vegetables I want, and I just grab as many as I can and I try and create new things,” Davis said.
While Provo might not be the best place for vegan restaurants, it definitely sparks creativity in the kitchen, and this month is the perfect time to give creative way of cooking a try.