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Analysts Coin Term "Vegivore," Say Vegetables Are Poised to Be the New Meat

Are Vegetables the New Meat?

The idea that vegetables should be the star of a meal over perennially-championed animal protein has been a long time coming. It's something we've suspected would happen ever since we learned about non-vegetarian chef Jeremy Fox's vegetable-driven cuisine at Ubuntu.

Today, in "Vegetables Are the New Meat," New York Magazine discusses the vegesplosion, even going so far as to coin the term "vegivore" to describe non-vegetarian eaters who possess "fervent vegetable love rather than ardent meat hate."

I'm the perfect case study: a diner who enjoys eating meat, but can't stop extolling the vegetable. After all, there's nothing more stunning than a savory tomato tart or marinated baby vegetables. Are you a vegivore, too?

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Yersinia Yersinia 6 years
I definitely think vegetables may be the new meat for a large portion of the users of this site, but not for the overall population.
girlA girlA 6 years
Absolutely! Veggies have so much flavor and the possibilities are endless, not to mention just healthier!
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Amen to this! This country as a whole would be so much better off if we ate MOSTLY vegetables and used meat more like a condiment. There are so many ways to prepare veggies to make them delectable; there's no reason to fill up on meat when it's so much healthier to eat veggies.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 6 years
Vegetables are so diverse in taste and color, I really never get bored of them. There's always some new recipe or combo I want to try. There's only so much you can do to meat. Chicken is chicken, beef is beef, and fish/seafood is fishy. But veggies can take on new flavors that meat can't.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years
I grow most of the veggies we eat but they will never replace my filet mignon or grilled lobster ever!
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
They may be the new meat, but they'll never be the new BACON.
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