Beyoncé Wears Fur-Lined Jacket and Suede Boots After Deciding to Go Vegan for 22 Days

Singer is a dietary—not ethical—vegan

By Zach Johnson Dec 06, 2013 2:59 PMTags
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Beyoncé may be trying a vegan diet for the next few weeks, but a vegan lifestyle? Not so much. The "Grown Woman" singer stepped out at Native Foods in Westwood, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 5, wearing a Christopher Kane wool-blend parka with a real fur collar. (That's a big no-no for ethical vegans, who eschew the use of animals or animal products for any purpose.)

The 32-year-old R&B diva joined Jay Z for lunch at the hotspot, where they ordered a vegan meal that included Portobello mushrooms, grilled corn and mac 'n' cheese. Beyoncé was so impressed with the cuisine that she took pictures of it with her phone and created an Instagram collage.

During their meal, the spouses of five years also noshed on marinated kale salad, Indian curried lentils and corn tacos with chipotle butternut squash. For dessert, the "Crazy in Love" couple enjoyed chocolate truffles. Mmm! Blue Ivy, 23 months, was not present for the lunchtime outing.

The musicians will maintain plant-based diets until at least Christmas. "It just feels right!" Jay-Z, 44, explained in a Life + Times blog post. "You can call it a spiritual and physical cleanse."

This isn't the first time Beyoncé has modified her diet. To prep for her role in 2006's Dreamgirls, she went on the Master Cleanse for two weeks. That meant giving up solid foods in favor of a purified water, cayenne pepper, lemon juice and maple syrup concoction.

"I was very hungry, therefore I was evil!" she joked during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that year. "The first thing I did after the movie, I ate a whole dozen Krispy Kremes."