Reviews written by LYNN WEISMAN
Registered on May 15 04
The 30% increase in life expectancy and 30% decrease in feeding are references to a 15 year study by the National Institute of Health (2002). Animals in this study were fasted 2 non-consecutive days per week to reduce total caloric intake. Study animal life expectancy was incresed by following this protocol. While Evolution Diet was not used in this study, Evolution is the only company to advocate NIOH feeding guidelines. Evolution wants your pets to live the very longest and healthiest life, even if it means using less of our food. Other pet food companies just want to sell more food: The reason why they don't report the NIOH study. Consider the advantages of using a no animal meal, no animal by product, no saturated animal fat food while following the NIOH study protocol and the results would likely be superior. Tens of thousands of dogs and cats nationwide are living very long and healthy vegan lives on Evolution Diet. Even wolves at the NA Wolf Association are fed Evolution exclusively. Other major sanctuaries like Farm Sanctuary, Wilderness Ranch, Home at Last, Miracle Acres and many, many more use Evolution Diet For their dogs, cats and ferrets. These sancturaries use Evolution because it increases the health and logevity of their pets. Evolution is the only dry pet food manufacturer to advocate adding water to dry food along with fresh shredded raw fruit and vegetables to increase nutrition and hydration. Dogs, cats and ferrets eat moist food naturally. Feeding moist food reduces risk of blood thickening due to dehydration that may be caused by dry food. As blood thickens it has a tendency to coagulate and damage major organs like the heart, brain and kidneys. Moisturizing Evolution Gourmet Kibble may also help extend the life of dogs, cats and ferrets. Evolution is vegan, so there is never any concern of mad cow disease from the heads and spines being used in animal byproducts and animal meals or ecoli or botulism bacterial poisoning that can occur from animal tissue contamination. We have years of observations to substantiate the foregoing claims. Also, there is no need to worry about your dog, cat or ferret lacking essentials like taurine and all other proteins, vitamins and minerals. All Evolution products are 100% complete for all life stages according to the stringent AFFCO government requirements. Lynn Weisman, President, Evolution Diet
I've been there twice in the last month. The first time I went I had the mixed green salad and it was great. It was huge! It was hard to find something on the menu to eat that was vegan. I love raw food so I just ordered the salad. The second time I stopped in for breakfast. It was very hard for me to decide what to eat. I had a mexican type breakfast burrito and I ordered it without cheese or eggs and it was very good. I had some whole grain toast with it. I find they are very willing to replace ingredients you don't want with other ones. They have Promise margarine instead of butter and I routinely ask for avocado to replace the cheese when I eat out. My husband and I eat out a lot and we like to visit resturants that serve a lot of meat so we can push them into making changes on their menu. We make them make us something vegan, at the same time we get to tell them about the need for more vegan options on their menu. We always end up talking to the people we sit next to all about our vegan life style and health issues related to meat consumption.
I used to go there when it was the White Lily all the time for the Spicy Curried Mock Duck with vegetables. I went there for the first time a couple of months ago with family and ordered the same thing. It was good. The dish had a lot of flavor but the the amount of mock duck and vegetables in it was low, instead it had a abnormal amount of sauce in it and I ended up asking for more rice because I wanted to soak up the sauce with it. The service was o.k. but could have been better. They were really busy for the amount of wait staff they had on hand. It was hard to communicate with the waitress because she didn't speak English very well. It wasn't as spicy as I like it so I asked for some hot pepper sauce. I make a fantastic spicy mock duck at home myself so I'm a little critical of their version and know how much better the one I make is. I'm also critical of service because I've been a waitress. It was o.k but could be improved.
My husband and I went there and we had a very disturbing experience. We would never go back there. We asked for a vegan curried mock duck and vegan spring rolls. I can tell you that they don't know what vegan or vegetarian means. They put fish oil in everthing but they tell you on the menu it's vegetarian ! The sauce that comes with the vegetarian spring rolls has fish oil in it and the other dish we ordered had it in too. We did tell the waitress when we ordered to make sure there were no animal products in our food and we still got the wrong thing. We asked to speak to the manager to address the issue of fish sauce in the vegetarian entrees. We told him fish sauce is not vegetarian because it has fish fat in it. (by the way many Asian restaurants do this). Actually we talked to the owner about this and he was so extremely RUDE!! He actually told us to go eat somewhere else and walked away! We were shocked! The assistant manager came over and apologized to us and didn't charge us for the meal. He told us many have complained about the same thing and he was going to try to do something about it. It was very upsetting to encounter this kind of response from the owner himself. He really copped an attitude. He was the worst we've ever encountered with this kind of experience. The problem with these Asian restaurants is they advertise vegetarian entrees and then flavor them with fish oil. We will never go back there. It was no way to treat a customer. We were not mean about it when we brought it up.
I would like to see a more vegan friendly atmosphere in all the co-ops, including vegan pet food! Vegans are trying to make the wortld a better place; They should have options readily available. These co-ops owe it to the public to have these options available so that society can improve.