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Hello,
I currently live in a very vegan friendly city in America, but my boyfriend and I want to move to South America. We are looking mainly at Chili and Argentina, but would like to drive there from the states. I have been vegan for six and a half years, and I love it. I would love to stay vegan, but would like to be able to go out to eat and generally eat easily while I travel and wherever we end up settling down.

 I would hate to have to eat only vegetarian, but I work food service and know how annoying special diets can be, so I'm wondering if it would be more effective to be a happy and easy going vegetarian then s stickler to the vegan diet. Where I am now, I consider myself to be an easy going vegan, I don't question every 16 letter long word in the ingredient list, and if the cooks at a restaurant try to make my food vegan, I appreciate the effort and consume it, gratefully. But I can imagine asking for a meat, dairy and egg free meal in South America being similar to asking the waitress of a local restaurant here to provide me with a vegan gluten-free low sodium and no sugar meal. (By the way, I am not gluten-free, low sodium or sugar free, I'm just trying to draw a comparison). So, again, is it better for me to be easily meat free then a struggling, annoying vegan?

And has anyone traveled or lived in either Chile or Argentina before? Tips?

What is your opinion on all of this?

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Hi there!
I am a vegan living in Buenos Aires, Argentina and I've just started a home meal delivery service called Cocina Verde. You can read more about it here:
www.cocinaverde.com.

I'm also raising a small amount of funds through Kickstarter to grow further. You can watch my video and learn more about what's available here in Argentina here:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1700799373/cocina-verde-bringin...

As for restaurants, there are a few here that offer vegan options - two to check out are Buenos Aires Verde & Bio Restaurant. There is definitely a movement beginning here for raw and vegan food. Gabriel Cousens has been here twice in the last few months giving talks and workshops.

The vegan organization here is called Animas (www.animas.org).

I hope that helps and inspires you to come to Argentina!
Best,
Kara

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