Planting A Seed: The Vegan Diet in 2019 Some are calling 2019 "the year of the vegan." Beyoncé and Jay-Z certainly think so.

But what if you don't live in a city with vegan options at restaurants, or you can't afford soy hot dogs and tempeh burgers? Is veganism really for everyone?

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Planting A Seed: The Vegan Diet in 2019

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Some are calling 2019 "the year of the vegan."

The diet free of animal products has some pretty famous fans, including Jay-Z and Beyoncé.

But last year, a Gallup poll found that only 3 percent of all Americans identify as vegan, and only 5 as vegetarian. The Economist says a quarter of Americans between ages 24 and 35 identify.

Following this regimen is getting easier, with "Meatless Mondays," fast-casual salads, even a "McVegan" burger at McDonald's.

But what if you don't live in a city with vegan options at restaurants, or you can't afford soy hot dogs and tempeh burgers?

Is veganism really for everyone?