Tony Rocco

Vegan Hangover Cures

Conscientious Witch

It's Sunday morning. You're hungover af and you desperately need some salty, savory concoction so that you can return to being a semi-functioning, semi-competent human being. At the same time, you'd like to satisfy your hangover needs ethically, i.e., without resorting to animal-based foods. I've found myself in this very predicament more times than I can remember. I live in San Francisco, a mecca of hangover cures, where ramen and pho shops abound. Unfortunately for the conscientious eater, most of these establishments do not provide vegan or vegetarian offerings.

For those of you that frequently find yourself in a similar quandary, I've come up with this short list of vegan and vegetarian hangover cures that have come to be a staple of my kitchen cabinet.

1. Nongshim Soon Veggie Noodle Soup.

The Nongshim Soon veggie ramen is the best vegetarian instant ramen available on the internet, hands down. Some preparation tips: this stuff is not as spicy as the original Shin Ramyun, so add some black and cayenne pepper to give this stuff some kick. Also consider adding garlic, tofu, and spinach.

2. S&B Golden Curry Sauce Mix

This stuff goes well with basically everything and is quick and easy to prepare. I usually eat this with potatoes, carrots, and tofu over rice or quinoa.

3. Quoc Viet Foods Vegetarian "Pho" Soup Base

This involves a little more work, so might not be the best option if your hangover requires IMMEDIATE attention. That said, if you have rice noodles, sprouts, cilantro/basil, tofu, and hot peppers readily available, this is an excellent hangover cure for the conscientious eater.

4. Cascadian Farm Organic Tater-Tots

This one needs no explanation. Add toppings liberally.

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