According to an informal poll conducted by laweekly.com, meat-eating residents of Los Angeles have an accurate understanding of a typical vegan diet. The site set out to determine the overlap between what vegans actually eat and what their omnivorous counterparts perceive them to eat, as part of its Venn Food Diagram series. Unlike many of its past Venn Food inquiries, the vegan diagram displayed no discrepancies between the reality and perceptions of veganism. Meat-eating Angelenos correctly identified fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, legumes, and tofu as staples of the vegan diet, along with packaged fake meat products and ethnic foods.
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