Vegan woman reports friends to police 'after they force her to eat chicken nuggets'

Evening Standard 2 months ago

A vegan woman has told how she reported friends to the police after they fed her chicken nuggets “as a prank”.

The anonymous woman, who appears to be from the US, claims she was at a party when her friends “thought it would be funny” to feed her meat.

Writing on social media forum Reddit, she said she was drunk at a party when her pals pulled the trick.

“I checked with them before chowing down ‘are these vegan?’ To which my friends replied ‘yeah, they’re sunfed’ (a type of vegan chickenless chicken),” she explained.

“They tasted off to me but I figured it was just because I was drunk. I was wrong.”

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Let’s start with perhaps the guiltiest of all pleasures. There’s nothing quite like carrying away a warm takeout box of pitta and meat – except for cradling a box of What The Pitta’s vegan doner kebab. These totally vegan kebab purveyors wrap their freshly made bread around spiced soya chunks, soya tzatziki, homemade hummus, chilli sauce and salad. They currently have outlets in the Boxpark food markets in both Croydon and Shoreditch and will soon be opening up in Camden too. To indulge moments of peak lethargy, they even deliver too.

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Sometimes, you just want deep fried something. If you’re a vegan who has ever looked into a fried chicken shop and wished it just had, well, less chicken, then Biff’s Jack Shack is for you. Biff deals in jackfruit, arguably one of nature’s more peculiar offerings. It is a fruit and looks very like fruit when raw, but when cooked, it has a taste and texture more akin to pulled pork. At vegan markets and residencies around the capital, pick up jackfruit “wingz” on a sugar cane spear, drenched in the likes of bourbon BBQ sauce, blue “cheese” and cinnamon sweet chilli or go for a full jack burger like the “The Samuel Hell Jackson” – a jack patty with chipotle slaw, jalapenos burger cheese and two types of sauce.
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For all the thriving foodie variety to be found in the capital, Brits still can’t resist good old pie and mash. Camden Market outfit Young Vegans are no exception, serving up meat and dairy free takes on the national treasure. Pick from seitan and ale pie, curry pie, sweet potato pie and a very British all day breakfast pie and enjoy them with a decent squelch of creamy mash. Your winter just got a whole lot warmer.

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Food is usually better when it’s pizza. This totally vegan pizzeria has travelled from Brighton to Camden, bringing with it lots of cheese, but not as you know it. Purezza makes its own mozzarella in-house with fermented brown rice milk. Inventive toppings range from shaved seitan with roasted aubergine and potatoes, to a luxurious black truffle base with wood smoked tofu and wild forest mushrooms. If you're looking for something with a significant kick, try the Vulcano, which tops roasted vegetables with green chillies, chilli flakes and sriracha sauce.

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Meriel Armitage has been working on turning vegan eating from disaster to fiesta for Londoners. At Club Mexicana’s various locations, she’s been serving up meat-free, dairy-free tacos and other Mexican-inspired treats to hungry punters since 2013. Now, the South American eatery boasts three locations in Shoreditch, Camden and Homerton – the latter of which is based in London’s very first entirely vegan pub. Head to The Spread Eagle for jackfruit carnitas and baja tofish tacos, or feast on loaded cheezy nachos, “chorizo” quesadillas, pan seared “scallops” with corn esquites, all accompanied with lashings of vegan beer.

The longtime vegan, who said she hadn’t eaten meat since infancy, only found out about the practical joke the following day.

“My sister sent me a message telling me to check my friends Snapchat story,” she said.

“The story was them showing the nugget packaging, and then showing them giving them to me (including the conversation where I asked if it was vegan). 

She said the clip went on to show them “mocking me and pretending to be me” when she discovered she had eaten meat.

They were doing things like “fake crying and yelling ‘the CHICKENS!!!’” she wrote.

The woman said she then took a screen recording of the video which she showed to police, “on the grounds of food tampering.”

“Now three of my (ex) friends are facing charges,” she added.

The alleged victim ended her post by urging Reddit users to share their opinion on the incident.

She explained that her (ex)friends accused her of “overreacting to a ‘harmless’ prank”, so asked followers of the social media forum: “Am I the a**hole?”

“In my view, they took advantage of my drunken state, tampered with my food, and publicly humiliated me. In their view, it was just a prank,” she wrote.

Many readers supported the woman’s complaint, with one writing: “Pranks are funny only when the recipient has true laughter at their own expense. 

“Part of a good prank, is knowing who to prank, and how far to go.”

But others criticised her for wasting police time on what they considered to be a minor issue.

“Pretty sure the police in the UK would tell you to f*** off and stop wasting their time,” a British user wrote.

“They don’t even always have resources to investigate robbery here.”

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