I am dedicated to bridging cultural gaps and empowering individuals to realize that their voices and their actions matter. My advocacy efforts as Veggie Happy (formerly called Soy Happy) were initiated with this belief in mind. We all count. If every one of us realizes that, amazing things can happen!
Veggie Happy celebrates what's positive and what's possible. When I advocate for plant-based options on mainstream menus, I only encourage items with proven appeal and popularity among all food lovers, making them a win/win.
When I began my quest in 2000, zero Major League Baseball stadiums offered veggie dogs. It seemed the obvious choice for a plant-based food option, so I contacted stadium foodservice managers and offered liaison services for samples and more information. I also created the website and Venue Vegetarian Guide for fans to use as easy reference, emphasizing the importance of customer feedback. One by one, Veggie Happy opened doors and today, almost all MLB stadiums offer a veggie dog/frankfurter.
Ballparks have come a very long way. They even compete to be the most diverse and expansive menu providers.You can nosh on vegetarian sushi, vegan "cheese steaks," veggie burgers, "cheese" pizza, gluten-free/vegan cookies and more.
Veggie Happy continues to offer free consultation and liaison assistance for large foodservice establishments. Affiliation and promotional services are also offered to viable food companies and supportive organizations..