As any vegan knows all too well, it can sometimes be challenging finding vegan products in the local grocery store. (Although this does seem to be getting a lot better in recent months as Daiya, Tofurky and other similar brands have made their way in to the mainstream grocery chains – yeah!) Shops like Viva Vegan in Montreal have stepped up to help fill this gap. Viva Vegan has a great selection of products (and seems to always be getting more in), and the staff are super helpful! This week I placed an order for some products and made arrangements for my parcel to be delivered on a specific day because of a somewhat zany schedule. Due to the perishable nature of some of the food products, I wasn’t too keen on leaving a parcel to linger around in the back of a post office somewhere! Anyhow, there was a slight mix-up in communication between myself and the store staff (and I do mean slight…really not a big deal at all!), and to make up for it Viva Vegan covered the cost of shipping for this parcel. Not at all necessary, but a kindly gesture that goes a long way towards the “warm fuzzies” one gets when shopping at a favoured store.