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The Vegan’s Hundred

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News travels pretty fast in the blogosphere, and the latest craze that’s been showing up on food blogs far and wide has been The Omnivore’s Hundred, a list of 100 foods that all omnivores should eat at some point in their lives. Well, I like the idea, but obviously that sort of thing just doesn’t fly with me. Instead, I present to you my revised list, The Vegan’s Hundred instead! Everything here is either naturally free of animal products or can be veganized, and just like the original, these foods vary from the every day to extraordinary, delectable and disgusting. They’re simply all of the things that, in my opinion, any vegan foodie should definitely sink their teeth into at least once.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

1) Copy this list into your own blog, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Post a comment here once you’ve finished and link your post back to this one.
5) Pass it on!

1. Natto
2. Green Smoothie
3. Tofu Scramble
4. Haggis
5. Mangosteen
6. Creme brulee
7. Fondue
8. Marmite/Vegemite
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Nachos
12. Authentic soba noodles
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Taco from a street cart
16. Boba Tea
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Gyoza
20. Vanilla ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Ceviche
24. Rice and beans
25. Knish
26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Caviar
29. Baklava
30. Pate
31. Wasabi peas
32. Chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Mango lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Mulled cider
37. Scones with buttery spread and jam
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Fast food french fries
41. Raw Brownies
42. Fresh Garbanzo Beans
43. Dahl
44. Homemade Soymilk
45. Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Stroopwafle
47. Samosas
48. Vegetable Sushi
49. Glazed doughnut
50. Seaweed
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Tofurkey
54. Sheese
55. Cotton candy
56. Gnocchi
57. Piña colada
58. Birch beer
59. Scrapple
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Soy curls
63. Chickpea cutlets
64. Curry
65. Durian
66. Homemade Sausages
67. Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake
68. Smoked tofu
69. Fried plantain
70. Mochi
71. Gazpacho
72. Warm chocolate chip cookies
73. Absinthe
74. Corn on the cob
75. Whipped cream, straight from the can
76. Pomegranate
77. Fauxstess Cupcake
78. Mashed potatoes with gravy
79. Jerky
80. Croissants
81. French onion soup
82. Savory crepes
83. Tings
84. A meal at Candle 79
85. Moussaka
86. Sprouted grains or seeds
87. Macaroni and “cheese”
88. Flowers
89. Matzoh ball soup
90. White chocolate
91. Seitan
92. Kimchi
93. Butterscotch chips
94. Yellow watermelon
95. Chili with chocolate
96. Bagel and Tofutti
97. Potato milk
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Raw cookie dough

(I’ve included links to things that might not be as well known, but this list doesn’t reflect what I have and haven’t tried.  There’s definitely a lot I have yet to eat!)

Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

142 thoughts on “The Vegan’s Hundred

  1. Wait… you’ve never eaten carob chips!?!??!?! I’m confused – are the words/foods that have links the ones you’ve eaten or no??

  2. Fabulous list, Hannah! I’m a bit surprised at how many I HAVE actually eaten–but there are lots I’m still dying to try (durian, for example!). Can’t wait to give this a go. :)

    PS to reiterate what Veggie Girl wrote–which are the ones YOU’VE tried (or have you tried them all??)

  3. Awesome, Hannah. What a wonderful idea. Here’s my list.

  4. Very fun and makes me realize I’ve got a lot more eatin’ to do! My list:

    http://vegancaliente.wordpress.com/2008/08/21/kalas-vegan-hundred/

  5. i like this list! i feel good about how many i’ve eaten, but i also love a challenge! my adventurous tastebuds are up for anything! :)

  6. That was super fun, thanks!

    Here’s my blog: http://potatoesnpeaches.blogspot.com/

  7. I agree Hannah, I want to know what you’ve tried! :-)

    I joined in – http://tinyurl.com/5cov68

    Tamara

  8. I have had a lot on this list but had never tried Natto until today, and I really like it.

  9. Awesome. Here’s mine: http://sarrabellum.livejournal.com/353828.html

    I’d complained in my journal, a few days ago, that someone should put a list like this together, so I was happy to see this!

  10. I had fun with the list! I’ve just posted mine.

    The list made me realize some things I am also dying to try – like veganizing some mochi, and going to New York (to try Candle 79 being one of the many, many reasons).

    And I’d never heard of a Stroopwafle until now either.

  11. This was awesome, fun, and gave me some great new ideas for things I need to try as a baby vegan.

    Thanks.

    http://vee-gun.blogspot.com/

    Peace,
    Sarah

  12. Um, weird. That’s me in the comment just above this one, but I don’t know how or why it was posted…at all. Uh, anyway…here’s my list! Thanks Hannah, and sorry for the mess.

    http://www.kyleyoungblom.com/blog/archives/65

  13. Way to change it around!

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  16. That’s a great list :) Thanks for putting links, too. Here’s my list:

    http://k2sc1.wordpress.com/2008/08/22/the-vegans-hundred-food-meme/

  17. i did it too!

    i only got 32 on the omni one (with 51 never had/never wills) and 5 of those were only vegan versions anyway.

    and on this one, i got 70! woot! (with 0 never wills. after all, nobody says you have to swallow it, right?) ;-) hahahaha.

    http://supercarrotaway.wordpress.com/2008/08/22/the-vegans-hundred/

  18. Weird, I thought I had published this last night! Here it is for real:

    http://rvavegan.blogspot.com/2008/08/vegans-hundred.html

  19. Great idea.
    Here’s mine: http://www.iamnotarabbit.blogspot.com/

  20. How fun is this?! It really makes me look at my food consumption, funny stuff!

  21. That was fun, thanks!

  22. That’s okay about the sesame noodles Hannah, I thought 3 Tbs was a lot of soy sauce when putting the sauce together and probably should’ve trusted my instincts :) It was still really good, just a menal note for next time for me.

    This is a fun list! I’ll put it on my blog soon, there’s a lot I haven’t tried.

  23. Actually surprised with how much I’ve eaten on the list. Fun!

    http://genevieveanais.blogspot.com/

  24. Here’s my list

    http://howtofeedavegan.blogspot.com/2008/08/vegans-hundred.html

    I’m well on my way. Some things will be a bit of a hunt to try.

  25. My list: http://veganduckling.blogspot.com/2008/08/vegans-hundred.html

    I didn’t do as well as I thought I would but there were lots of things on there that I’ve been meaning to try. Hooray for the challenge!

  26. Yeah, doing this just reconfirmed my pickiness! lol I enjoyed doing it though.Thanks for the idea.

    http://veganverve.wordpress.com/2008/08/23/a-vegans-hundred-of-things-to-try/

  27. I have to do this! What a fun list!

  28. how wonderful. I put together a vegetarian 100, b/c I didn’t know about yours. Now I will put your on my to do list.

  29. woo hoo, only 4 to go. :)

  30. Fun list, mine’s posted on my blog.

  31. I posted mine on my blog. I have to say, there wasn’t much I didn’t know about, but some things I just haven’t had the opportunity to try.

  32. I’m joining this too… though there are so many US-focused things I’ve never heard of!

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  34. I love your site!! I posted my 100 on my site too!!

  35. Love the list. Maybe I’ll have to work on trying them all before I graduate….

    Link – http://myjourney2health.blogspot.com/2008/08/my-vegan-100.html

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  37. Heh.. by the time this got to me I didn’t know it was an omni meme turned veg, but I could tell a veg*n had a hand in it! I guess I crossed out haggis and didn’t have to…

  38. Even more stuff I have to try! I have to make vegan haggis now.

    My Vegan 100 List

  39. This has been really interesting! I have looked through almost everyone else’s lists here.

    My list is up but I take exception to the addition of highly processed and packaged foods like soy whipped cream and fake meats (mostly because they come in so much plastic), so I’ve made a “crunchy vegan 100” version of the list, reinstating some items from the original — like rose harissa, OMG! the yum!

  40. Hurray for the vegan versions (I was too lazy to think up my own). I didn’t cross anything off your list Hannah, everything that I hadn’t heard of sounded very interesting!

    http://freefromillegals.blogspot.com/2008/08/vegans-hundred.html

  41. I took the bloggers liberty and changed some aspects, but I’ve linked back here.

    http://enoughpieforeveryone.blogspot.com/2008/08/100-foods.html

    Not sure how to get it to post as a link, sorry.

  42. Oops. I guess it did create a link after all.

  43. I love your list. But scrapple? How awful! : ) I’ve posted the list and added a few of my own. (Before you know it, we’ll have vegan Spam …)

    The raspberry photo from the previous post is gorgeous.

  44. Very interesting list!!! I put mine up today:

    http://tamdoll.blogspot.com/2008/08/vegans-hundred.html

    I thought I had tried many things in the past, but hadn’t even heard of some of these. Wish I could have some Boba Tea right now!

  45. OK, here’s my list

    http://veganefcliz.wordpress.com/2008/08/27/the-vegan-one-hundred/

    I feel like a loser – but then I have some foods I think everyone should try which aren’t on your list, so i feel better!

  46. This is such a great thing it has inspired me to start blogging. Here is my list:

    http://tinyowls.blogspot.com/

  47. Wow! I ate much more of those than I thought…..of course, I am always eager to try more. I can’t wait to check out Candle 79! Thanks for the tip!

    – Kristen

  48. wow. So many foods I hadn’t even ever heard of. Thanks for doing this.

    here’s mine:

    http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog&friendID=73586

  49. I am going to do this momentarily… Even though I should be working. What a great idea!

    And oh, my gawd. That “Omnivore’s One Hundred” is SIIIIICK! Ew.

  50. I got 64/100 on yours (thanks for making a vegan one!), and then I decided to make my own, using more traditional world cuisine foods. So, my World Cuisine 100 is posted at my blog below:

    http://www.myvegankitchen.com/blog

    And, I linked back to your site. Just so you know :)

  51. Oops, I forgot the suffix on the web address for the World Cuisine 100. It’s actually:

    http://www.myvegankitchen.com/blog.htm

    Sorry about that!

  52. You are awesome for reworking the omnivore 100!! I just got around to this… what fun!

  53. I included some foods I had eaten prevegan; what can I say, I’m competitive with myself!

    Also, I can’t read about food without commenting, so I included lots of thoughts.

    http://stirringandwhirring.blogspot.com/2008/08/vegan-100.html

  54. Here’s mine! Thanks, this was fun!

  55. What a cool list. I’m thinking of ways to get the one’s I still don’t have.
    And I added a handfull

    http://wildbryde.livejournal.com/2631.html

  56. I love Andrew’s list, and I love your version of it. You captured some great staples of the vegan diet. I have eaten many items on your list too. I was vegetarian for 7 years and now am a Chef cooking for a lot of vegetarians and vegans. Oh, and my number for Andrew’s list was 65. I mentioned your version in my post as well! :-)

    http://theholisticchef.blogspot.com/2008/08/omnivores-hundred.html

  57. I just happened to come across this during a Google search. Lol. Anyway, here’s my list:

    http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=199481682&blogID=429180705

  58. What a great list.
    I posted mine with a link back to yours. Here is mine:

    http://crazyveganmom.blogspot.com/2008/09/vegans-hundred.html

    Thanks!

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  60. Came across it on Bazu’s blog. Great idea you had Hannah. I have done mine and the link with links back to you is http://thevegandiet.blogspot.com/2008/09/vegans-hundred.html .

  61. Here is my list, slightly adapted for the United Kingdom. Great idea!

    http://www.michaeljroach.com/?p=31

  62. here is mine! i didn’t cross anything out b/c i figure you have to try everything once, right!?

    http://www.foodbuzz.com/blogs/491736-the-vegan-hundred

  63. Sorry – didn’t realize they are things that can be made vegan – maybe the specific non-Vegan items should say that for idiots like me? :)

    You can delete the previous 2 comments by me (I can’t figure out how to).

  64. Per #92, here is my link:

    http://www.blogwelldone.com/2008/09/10/the-vegan-100/

    I also mentioned it on Twitter.

  65. I am omnivore, but here is mine. I think I did all right.

  66. Taco stands?! Woah.. like the only stands I`ve ever seen are hot dog (which serves up Yves) and ice cream stands. Geez, I think I`m missing out here.
    Also.. am I reading this right? You have never had `mac and cheese`? *le gasp* If you don`t mind me recomending, try Roads End Mac and Chreeze.
    It will forever change your life.
    Seriously.

  67. If I could have figured out how to cross out, I would have. I have eaten many of those items and many I could live without. Some are worth having numerous times.

    http://www.theveggiequeen.blogspot.com

  68. I have not had that many of the dishes on the list – but as an Aussie there are a lot of products that are just not available. I am going to try some of the ones with recipes though. Its a good challenge and I hope it will expand my vegan palate.

    http://ladyvegan.blogspot.com/2008/09/copy-this-list-into-your-own-blog.html

  69. Thanks so much. I’ve got a challenge ahead of me this year.

  70. Here’s my list.

    I’m new to the blogging game, so that’s my second post of all time. I didn’t do too bad though, 81%. Yay!

  71. Hmm, won’t let me print a url in my comment. well, it’s the second post in my blog.

  72. Hello! I know I’m a bit late, but I finally got around to doing this

    http://terrasattva.blogspot.com

  73. ah i love lists and food, so i found this to be awesome!

    http://mamekuma.livejournal.com/15084.html

  74. Wow, I feel like a very adventurous eater.

    Here’s my post:

    http://veganmathematician.blogspot.com/

  75. This is a wonderfully fun idea — thank you! My post is at .

  76. I just finished doing my post. Phew! I had to look up a lot of those items, but they looked really interesting, so now I will HAVE to try them! There were only a couple I’m not interested in trying such as vegan caviar (never liked it’s original counterpart) and black truffles (I don’t like mushrooms so I don’t think I’d like these either, but who knows!). My post is at http://veganyummerific.blogspot.com/. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  79. I loved this list. Have tried way more than half, so I’m on my way. My post is at Villavegan.com.

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  82. too bad here in Italy they sell just half of that stuff. but loved to read it and to do mine.

  83. Hey there!
    My partner and I just did our own Vegan’s Hundred on my blog!

  84. Hello! I realize this post is from last year. Actually that’s kind of the point, which you’ll see if you go check out this post:

    http://newyorkingreen.blogspot.com/2009/10/veganmofo-day-fifteen-300-part-1.html

    I’m doing a thing. You’ll see. :)

  85. I had some fun doing this. It can be found here

  86. I had a ton of fun with this! Here’s my link,
    vivaciousvegan-intentionalliving.blogspot.com

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  90. I just created a page on my blog for it :)

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  95. Hat dies auf Oh, wie yummi! rebloggt und kommentierte:
    Ha, da schlägt doch das Foodie-Herz gleich höher! Natto? Nie gehört. Und was zum Teufel ist Gyoza, Umeboshi oder Birch Beer? Da gibt´s nur eines: Gleich mal anfangen, es rauszufinden!

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