You’re Vegan. Your Family Is Not. What To Do About It This Thanksgiving.


Most of us, as vegans, have been there. Thanksgiving comes around and we’re attending a friend or family gathering, where very few (if any) of those attending are also vegan. Cue panic ensuing! Actually, let’s hold off on pressing the panic button, because today we’re going to let you in on 5 of our best tips for enjoying a fully vegan Thanksgiving – even when those you’re enjoying it with are eating animal-derived foods.

Why do we have the best tips? Glad you asked! At The Pizza Plant, we’re slightly obsessed with the vegan lifestyle. That’s where our passion for making the most delicious plantbased pizza out there stems from! You heard that right. We make healthy, 100% plantbased, and mouth-wateringly good pizzas from scratch – ready to hit your oven and be devoured! You can try out both of our signature flavors today by heading to your local grocery store or shopping online on the GTFO It’s Vegan marketplace. We’re longtime vegans with a passion for making vegan eating easy and enjoyable for all. So, needless to say, we’ve got some good tips up our sleeves when it comes to vegan Thanksgivings!

Without further ado, here are our top 5 tips for sticking to your vegan diet this Thanksgiving, even if those around you are eating non-vegan foods:

  1. BYOVM (Bring Your Own Vegan Meal!)
    Pretty certain there won’t be any vegan dishes at the table? There’s no harm in packing your own fully vegan meal to ensure that you get to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner too! Cook your own meal or order a 100% vegan (and incredibly delicious) Thanksgiving meal from Whole Foods, crafted up by renowned chef Chloe Coscarelli.

  1. Chef up some side dishes to share!
    If you’re not sure what vegan sides will be served at Thanksgiving, make ‘em yourself! This way, you can feel confident knowing there will be foods for you to enjoy, and proud knowing you brought tasty foods to share with friends and family! We love this list of vegan Thanksgiving recipes. 

  1. Have you talked with your fam? Maybe they’re interested in trying out a vegan Thanksgiving this year!
    You never know! Once you explain to your family how impactful the vegan diet is for the environment and your overall well-being, they may want in. Offer to host a fully vegan Thanksgiving for them. Who knows, it may inspire them to take the leap into a fully plantbased lifestyle. Find some amazing vegan recipes and hosting tips here

  1. Bring plantbased meat for your main course.
    If you know there will be a few vegan sides at the table, then all you’ll really need is a plantbased meat for your main course! Lucky for you, there are tons of vegan turkey alternatives on the market. Check out this list of the best ones and take your pick.

  1. Snack up before heading to the party!
    If you’re unsure of whether or not there will be vegan options for you, be sure to eat something before heading out! This way, you won’t be starving when dinner rolls around and have to settle for a bread roll to ease your hunger. Our recommendation for the best pre-Thanksgiving appetizer? The Pizza Plant, of course! Our pizzas are 100% vegan, wholesome, delicious, and enough to keep you full without making you feel heavy and stuffed. Grab yours today at your local grocery store or stock up online on the GTFO It’s Vegan marketplace

Found this post insightful? Be sure to spread the plantbased message by sharing it with a friend or family member. For all The Pizza Plant grocery locations and to find one near you, visit our store locator page. To order nationwide shipping, visit our delivery page

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