VegGuide.org User Survey Details

A summary of responses to the most first (and maybe only) VegGuide.org survey in 2008.

Total responses: 304

(Other) Other sites

  • http://www.veggieheaven.com/
  • http://www.veggieplaces.co.uk/
  • http://www.vegetarianvisitor.co.uk/

Suggestions

Someone says:
Great site! Favorite features: Easy to get where you want quickly via the search (just enter city or zip or restaurant name and you're there!). Easy for people to contribute. Suggested Improvements: -- site looks much better than before, but still needs a lot of improvement in the way it looks -- Geotargeting on homepage would be awesome -- Removing clutter would be good -- needs easier to understand instructions/terminology


Someone says:
I think the initial page(s) with the list of venues (within a particular region) would be more functional if there was 100 listed per page for all users (instead of just having that option if you're registered and logged in). Also, I like the map feature on each page, but I think that the each page would look better if an image/picture was shown above the map instead of below it. As far as listing entries goes, adding a 2nd set of hours for an establishment can get a little tedious because (as far a I can tell) you can't use the "same as" feature for that 2nd set of hours. Overall, I think this is a wonderful website and easily the best Veg resource guide of its type!


Someone says:
Great site and great interface. Very easy to use and add updates. What I like least: maybe the colors and "prettiness" of the site can be made to look more sophisticated and modern, without getting too bogged down in resource-intensive graphics, which slow down old computers and internet connections.


Someone says:
It would be nice if the watch lists were not mailed when there are no updates or new entries.


Someone says:
love it!!


Someone says:
Greetings, This is my first visit to your site but it certainly won't be my last. I have "bookmarked" it and plan to visit it regularly. Thanks, Denise


Someone says:
I think the filter and "just restaurants" features are useful. I am not sure why I've never used them before. I love the map feature and I've used it *a lot*.


Someone says:
Whenever I travel, I always use VegGuide. It's a great resource! Thanks for all your work.


Someone says:
LOVE IT!


Someone says:
It's just a bit too controlled, and this inhibits people from contributing. Need to allow editors to do more - perhaps have regional supereditors.


Someone says:
Make the language in the news and the static pages less techy.


Someone says:
I would like to see a Cooking class category, and the ability to easily flag a place a "closed". I would like to see more that 20 listing per page. How about 100 or all? Best part is being able to easily filter the list, although the filter dialog box could be more intuitive.


Someone says:
Hello! I'd like to thank you for being the first ORGANIZED source that attempts to comprehensively list all the eateries and restaurants with meatless/vegan options, not just strictly veg places and juice bars. Also, I think you should add another option to the veg/vegan/meateater categories - VEGANARIAN. Defined as a lacto/ovo vegetarian who practices a vegan philosophy in that they greatly limit their eggs and dairy AND/OR who is actively in the process of becoming fully vegan, albeit gradually. I fall into the latter category and think it would be helpful if this defintion were articulated or acknowledged. In addition, I strongly commend the use of modern, bright, clean graphics and tones on the website - a very refreshing change from the usual cheap, cheesy and boring animation found virtually in all veg resources and media. Such is of import because it makes the website that much more appealing and attractive to non-vegetarians, not to mention very accessible. I think the website still has streamlining and design issues to work on, but it is still a mostly smart directory. It signals the progress forward of the veg movement into the mainstream, something that is too long overdue.


Someone says:
I live in an area where it is very difficult to find other vegan places/network with vegans, etc. I think it would be somewhat awesome if you could e-mail a user on this site, as there seems to be one other Sierra Vistan and it would be neat to make friend with them.


Someone says:
I found your listings very extensive and helpful and rely on them whenever we go out of town. I have no suggestions for improvement possibly because of a lack of imagination on my part but more likely because you have done such a thorough and professional job in providing the information we need.


Someone says:
Best site around for most of N. America - once the rest of the world starts adding their local favorites it'll be the definitive site. Cheers to the demise of HappyCow et al.


Someone says:
This is my first visit to the site, I'm hoping to find vegetarian-friendly restaurants and stores in my area, I'll probably fill out another survey once I get to know the site better. Thanks for all your hard work! -douglas


Someone says:
I have never really heard about most of the features mentioned. Perhaps they're new. They sound good, and it may be good to advertise them more.


Someone says:
I havent seen so much on yhis site yet. but i think its relly cool


Someone says:
Wow, I had no idea you guys were out there! Thanks!


Someone says:
I may well turn vegetarian after watching that horrible video. I truly had no idea. Those poor animals. Thank you for the knowledge in that video.


Someone says:
Intend to visit much more often!


Someone says:
great


Someone says:
i am going vegan to lose wieght. im looking for recepies and other resources.


Someone says:
Print out for Madras Masala 9129 Reseda Blvd. Northridge, CA 91324 old phone # 818-700-0141 is now a phone for a person (no business# now)plus it did not print all of the page and the business is out of business but now is a Sushi Hana Bar now!


Someone says:
Volunteering opportunities or links would be great!


Someone says:
it reminded me how corrupt this world has become and made me a stronger veggie eatter makes me want to do more to let people see what they eat


Someone says:
I love getting the updates when a new restaurant is added in my area, but I sometimes get updates when no restaurant has been added, and that's not as useful.


Someone says:
i love you guys are the best website! thanks for helping!


Someone says:
I am strongly considering becoming a vegan due to health reasons. This site has been extremely helpful and become saved to my favorites. THANKS


Someone says:
Thank you. Sites like this are very helpful. I have only been a vegetarian for a little over a year. I am very close to a vegan diet, because of websites such as this one. I have chosen to become a vegetarian mostly to help animals, secondly to help myself!! Thanks again!!


Someone says:
Useful. I will come back soon, tell you more. Thanks a lot and have a good day on me today!


Someone says:
Well, the layout can be a little confusing. For example, you list "twin cities" as a place... but minneapolis and st. paul are two large seperate cities that happen to be next to each other. I'd like seperate entries for each city. Check out supervegan.com...they do a good job on formatting.


Someone says:
Love it!


Someone says:
Very comprehensive. I often find restaurants not listed in other guides.


Someone says:
The "Skinny Bitch" book made me aware of the benefits of being Vegan. It also referenced this and other sites.


Someone says:
its kool so far.


Someone says:
wish you could sort by type of cuisine


Someone says:
thank you


Someone says:
Just got here and haven't tried your site yet.


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Someone says:
YOu guys need more exposure. People need to see the truth.


Someone says:
this is my first visit


Someone says:
I think it would be nice to list the restaurants that even have only one vegan item on their menu.


Someone says:
Very informative. Watching the videos really makes u think.


Someone says:
I love it!!!!


Someone says:
thanks for being here, you're awesome!


Someone says:
This is a great resource. I have a veggie guide also. Thanks for your efforts and keep up the good work! www.KindnessNotCruelty.org


Someone says:
I visited this site, curious of where the vegan-friendly cities are in the US. I am interested in opening a vegan restaurant and I was wondering where it might be most welcome.


Someone says:
it is a guide for veggies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Someone says:
I'm trying to do research and gather info on going vegan - thanks for your help. I'll be back.


Someone says:
formatting to fit a mobile screen would be awesome. I have started to use the google maps feature in my phone more and wish veg guide entries could be there or similar interface. I also run into issues on ie and iPhone safari browsers where the browser locks up using the site. Killing the browser and starting over seem to be required to resolve the issues.


Someone says:
its cool. i think cruelty to animals and eating meat is wrong and should be stopped.


Someone says:
Just visiting the site for the first time, but I love the idea of creating a veg*n dining guide done right. Nice design, by the way!


Someone says:
You should add a food allergy(soy, gluten, peanuts)check box if the restaurant is friendly to certain allergies. Thank you,


Someone says:
It seems to be the most up to date guide with more restaurants listed then other sites. Changes seem to get made quickly. It would be nice to be able to filter by 100% vegetarian for a whole state.


Someone says:
I found your site on the recommendation of Erik Marcus in his VegTalk podcast (vegan.com). This is my first visit to the site and I haven't really determined how I will use it. But thanks for the site. It looks interesting.


Someone says:
Nice site...glad I found it!!


Someone says:
I love the layout of VegGuide. I find it much easier to use than Happy Cow or VegDining. I tell all of my vegan friends to use VegGuide and I have a link to VegGuide on my website.


Someone says:
hope you can add a mode werin we can forward a video


Someone says:
VegGuide has not only helped us decide where to stop when traveling but has enhanced many a visit or trip. W check Vegguide regularly and extensively before taking a trip.


Someone says:
I am looking to convert to a vegan diet/lifestyle so this is my first time researching on the web. I have been doing some reading and have found that this direction I should be taking. I have yet to explore your website fully but will give it a go! I have just ordered the starter kit and made an online donation.


Someone says:
i'm a fairly new to being vegetarian i was just browsing and came across this site. i will be sure to check it out further


Someone says:
This is my first time to this site, so not sure about the other questions on this survey yet ... Thanks, Jeannine


Someone says:
I just found out about it and have already found it useful


Someone says:
The neighborhood tool could be refined: I never seem to be able to get an accurate listing of restaurants in Dinkytown, Westbank, etc. I love the ratings system though.


Someone says:
I love the restaurant guide. I recently moved to a new city, and it has been very helpful. I also appreciate the ability to search by zip code.


Someone says:
I love the site! A much needed resource for all us Veg*ns! Thanks!


Someone says:
You guys are amazing. An easy website to use and it shows all the facts. I almost threw up while watching your under cover vidoes, I have been a vegetarian for four years.


Someone says:
OMG i cant believe what my eyes just saw i think that there are so many other people out there that need to see what i saw i guarantee they will make some changes i know that i am.


Someone says:
I'd like to see more than regions for default search options....when I search for Minneapolis, I have to go through quite a few steps to weed out the suburbs and St Paul, which is a bit annoying.


Someone says:
I like.


Someone says:
going all vegan or microbotic


Someone says:
Helpful and fun to surf.


Someone says:
i need this info when i travel... keep it up!


Someone says:
Well done, thanks for all you do for the animals and for people's health


Someone says:
Thank you for this list!


Someone says:
This is my first visit to a site that features veg restaurants, and I love it! Thanks!


Someone says:
first time here and i haven't tried out any of the features, so i may not be very helpful with the survey.