人们通常认为纯素食者是社会精英。社会上的纯素食者受到不遵循这种饮食的人的过度批评。社会上的一些纯素食者是好莱坞明星，他们选择在人们面前以某种特定的方式来塑造自己。一些选择成为纯素食主义者的人有一种天生的精英主义意识(Turner 811)。然而，并非所有人都是这样。有一种感觉是，这些选择成为纯素食者的人与主流社会不同。纯素食者从不同的食物中选择食物。素食者被认为是在古雅的独立咖啡馆里吃饭的人。社会上有一系列价格最优的食物(Turner 811)。有一种倾向认为素食者是社会中选择某些食物的富人。在一些文化中普遍存在着大规模的贫困和饥饿。他们在食物选择上没有多少发言权。然而，在西方国家，素食主义显然是精英群体的活动。他们有广泛的知识和资源来获取健康食品。
People generally associate the vegans to be the people who are elitists in the society. The vegans in the society are subject to excessive criticism by the others who do not follow this diet. Some of the vegans in the society are the Hollywood celebrities who choose to portray themselves in a certain light to the people. There is an innate sense of elitism in some people who choose to become vegans (Turner 811). Nonetheless, this is not the case of everyone. There is a sense that these people who choose to be vegans are different from the main stream society. The vegans make their food choices out of the different groups of food. The vegans are assumed to be the people eating in quaint indie cafes. There are a range of optimally priced foods in the society (Turner 811). There is the tendency to assume that the vegans are rich people in the society who choose certain foods. There is prevalence of wide-scale poverty and hunger in some cultures. They do not have much say in their food choices. However, in the western nations, it is quite clear that Veganism is an activity of the elite groups. They have extensive knowledge and the resources to procure healthy foods.
The mainstream society dissuades these practices stating the food choices are idyllic and not suitable for consumption.
On the other hand ,Meat industry is becoming unsustainable in many ways. Common fast food meat requires a lot of energy resources. The carbon footprint for the creation of these food groups are largely avoided by the people. Veganism is also an apt choice for the people suffering from cancer and diabetes. In some nations, such as Mongolia, every meal comes from the animals. The concept of vegetables is uncommon in this nation. In many nations, the act of choosing the meat or vegetarian food is simply the matter of access to resources. However, the privileged class is found to make the vegan a choice.