Saturday, May 6, 2017

MORE FROM THE EVERYTHING CROTON MAILBOX

QUESTION: Why aren't there any healthy eating options for people in this village? We could sure use a vegan place! People need to start living healthier lives and if necessary, village government needs to step in and prevent any more unhealthy eating places from opening here!

ANSWER:  Hmmmmm....aside from the possible legal ramifications of "village government" dictating what goes into one's refrigerator, including mine, there are plenty of "healthy" eating options available in this village...

--The Blue Pig has "gluten-free" and "vegan" options (the menu changes so check their FB page often http://bit.ly/2p6YotI)

--Baked by Susan offers gluten-free options; contact info is here http://bakedbysusan.com/

--THE CROTON FARMER'S MARKET OPENS ON SUNDAY MAY 7TH in the parking lot adjacent to the train station; you can see some photos from the  2016 opening, courtesy of Croton United, here https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/posts/586196751537360

--SUPER FOODTOWN OF CROTON  has expanded organic and gluten-free options in their newly renovated space http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/02/renovations-complete-at-super-foodtown.html

--PRONTO PIZZA OFFERS WHOLE WHEAT AND GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS; IN THE SHOPRITE SHOPPNG PLAZA, 271-2800

--ORANGEBERRY FRUIT SMOOTHIES: HAVE NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, COLOR, DAIRY, FAT, ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS, LACTOSE, OR PRESERVATIVES ORANGEBERRYNY.COM 

--THE VEGETABLE BURGER AT MEMPHIS MAE'S IS GETTING GREAT REVIEWS--AND WITHOUT THE CHEESE IT'S VEGAN! See their all new burger menu here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/03/new-burger-menu-at-memphis-maes.html

There's more...you just have to ask around...And finally, if you want more in the way of "healthy options", you can always open up your own business...

6 comments:

  1. You can even "get creative" and order brown rice and no oil with your Chinese takeout. Capriccios will happily make you broccoli rabe and white beans. True vegans know how to get around restaurant menus to meet their needs. Don't need a dedicated vegan restaurant to do that, and CERTAINLY don't need the government to regulate our restaurants and businesses. I mean, come ON!

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  2. So sick of the crowd that attempts to use village government to dictate where I get my electricity from and now what kind of food I eat??? Enough!!!!

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  3. Regarding healthy eating... The vast majority of the time, restaurant food has way more calories and sodium than food made at home. If you're really concerned about eating healthily, you're better off making your own food. Between ShopRite and Foodtown, you have quite numerous options for vegan protein sources, healthy grains, and decent produce.

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    1. And farmers market and organic options are everywhere.

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  4. Venison is healthy; a known cancer fighter. So are the enzymes in certain hard cheeses. Goat cheese is a soft cheese greatly beneficial for the digestive system.
    I'm not interested in blanket statements by people who know next to nothing about food.

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    1. Well said. I accept that there are people who, for dietary reasons, who won't or can't process gluten or want to be vegetarians. But don't force me to eat what you eat.

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