Vegan vs Vegetarian?  What is a Vegetarian?



Here are some simple guidelines.. Many people are confused by the vegan vs vegetarian vs lacto ovo vegetarian name tags.  There are many different types of vegetarians so let's set things straight.
A Vegetarian is...

a person who does not eat any meat,
poultry, game, fish or shellfish

But there are different types of vegetarians. Here are some definitions:
A Lacto Ovo Vegetarian is...

someone who does not eat meat, poultry, game or fish. They do include eggs and dairy products in their diet.

This is the most common type of vegetarian and it's the diet that I follow.

A Lacto Vegetarian is...

someone whoe does not eat meat, poultry, game or fish. They do eat dairy products such as milk and cheese but do not eat eggs.


Vegan Vs Vegetarian? What Is A Vegan?

A vegan is someone who excludes all animal products from their diet including dairy products and eggs. Most vegans do not eat honey.

Leather And Vegetarians

What you eat - rather than what you wear - is what defines you as a vegan or vegetarian but most vegetarians - and particularly vegans - naturally prefer not to wear leather. However, there are many different reasons why people choose a vegetarian lifestyle so whether you should wear leather is, of course, a personal choice. Alternatives to leather are much more widely available than in the past although you will probably find that you will do better shopping online. Vegan Essentials have probably the best selection on the web.

A Final Thought...

This website is about the love of food and cooking. We are not preaching vegetarianism or vegan vs vegetarian. The choices you make about your overall diet are, of course, yours.

Some vegetarians are stricter than others so avoid any of these foods at your own discretion!

I know many of you are not vegetarians at all. It's your business if you have steak for lunch but if you decide to go veggie for dinner, that's great! And if we can help you on the road to vegetarianism, better still!

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