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Hong Phat Supermarket: Vegan Insanity!

If you’re vegan and you live anywhere near Denver, you fall into one of two categories. You’ve either been to Hong Phat, or you need to get your butt there ASAP! Well, assuming you’re a vegan who eats mock meat, that is…

Hong Phat Supermarket: Vegan Insanity! | www.thatwasvegan.com

Vegan drumsticks, anyone? How about a big ol’ ham roll?

Hong Phat Supermarket: Vegan Insanity! | www.thatwasvegan.com

Please don’t pick on the ham roll. There are two of those in my freezer right now!  But seriously, there are at least 15-20 vegan versions of meat and seafood in their freezer section. They also have tons of canned and packaged products marked vegan. And, because it is an Asian market, they also have tons of dead fish lying around, so it’s stinky. You can just bypass those and head straight to the frozen vegan section though (along the back wall, straight ahead and to your left when you walk through the door!). Have questions? The man who always seems to be working the cash register to your right when you first walk in is vegetarian, and he’ll help you out 🙂

Unfortunately I didn’t get a good picture of the shrimp balls or the citrus sparerib cutlets (yes, seriously), but I did manage to get shots of some other goodies, below. I was never a big seafood eater in my pregan days, but I kind of want to try some of these out!

Hong Phat Supermarket: Vegan Insanity! | www.thatwasvegan.com

Well, not the vegan eel… But maybe the lobster sticks?

Hong Phat Supermarket: Vegan Insanity! | www.thatwasvegan.com

Or the ham slices?

Hong Phat Supermarket: Vegan Insanity! | www.thatwasvegan.com

Or the shredded crab meat, or hot pot?

Hong Phat Supermarket: Vegan Insanity! | www.thatwasvegan.com

Hong Phat Supermarket: Vegan Insanity! | www.thatwasvegan.com

So yah, if you’re into vegan mock meats, this place is totally your jam. Even if you’re not, it’s still fun to visit and gawk at all the crazy stuff! They’re at 1001 S. Federal, in the same strip mall as Lotus Vegetarian (which as of this post has a “closed for remodeling” sign in the window. Sadz.)

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  • Carrie July 16, 2014, 8:00 am

    This place looks incredible! I want to try so many of those!

    • Barb July 16, 2014, 3:14 pm

      It is incredible to see so many vegan products (and strange ones at that!) in a non-vegan market.

  • Sandra July 16, 2014, 8:49 am

    Vegan eel???? I can’t believe that exists!

    • Barb July 16, 2014, 3:12 pm

      That was my response too!

  • Emily July 16, 2014, 8:49 am

    I don’t eat a ton of mock meats myself, but I think it’s great that these exist. I’m sure they’re very helpful for people transitioning to a vegan or vegetarian diet.

    • Barb July 16, 2014, 3:13 pm

      I was thinking the same thing. Lots of people crave those old familiar recipes, and these could be very helpful!

  • Reia@TheCrueltyFreeReview July 16, 2014, 2:26 pm

    I don’t think I would try any of the mock seafoods but some of the chicken mocks I would like to try.
    Lotus is such a tiny place, I can’t imagine the remodel will take long!

    • Barb July 16, 2014, 3:12 pm

      The funny thing is, it was closed for remodeling back in October too! I wonder what they’re doing to it this time…

  • AnnMarie July 16, 2014, 3:10 pm

    I’d like to try the lobster sticks

    • Barb July 16, 2014, 3:14 pm

      I was thinking those might be the seafood ones I would try as well. Not sure what I would do with them, tho…

  • Leslie @ flora foodie July 16, 2014, 3:34 pm

    Jealous!!! I want that crab meat, that’s awesome! Can’t wait to see some reviews after you start trying these things out 🙂

  • Melissa K. July 23, 2014, 12:59 pm

    All these products look and sound great. My big question: IS IT MADE WITH GMO FREE SOY?

    If it is GMo soy…NONE of it is good for many of us!

  • florence palmer October 3, 2014, 7:10 am

    I am a mock meat person. Can’t wait to check out their website. Thanks for posting

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