If you head to a Thai restaurant, order a delicious vegetable pad thai, vegetable cold rills, green mango salad, lemon grass soup, vegetable curries, and vegetable rice dishes. Just make sure you specify no egg, no fish sauce, and that the curry paste used is vegetarian. Japanese restaurants are simple too – order edamame, vegetable sushi rolls, vegetable tempura, miso soup, tofu, and noodle soups. Chinese restaurants can serve vegetable spring rolls, dumplings, soups, noodle dishes, and bean curd. Again, just kindly ask the server to hold the egg and fish sauce.
Even restaurants you thought couldn’t accommodate a vegan diet absolutely can. If you are at an Italian restaurant order the bruschetta, grilled artichokes, bean salads, olives, salads, pasta with marinara sauce, and vegetable pizzas with no cheese. Just make sure you tell them to hold on the Parmesan cheese.
Try for vegetable soups, roasted veggie platters, and salads. Even ratatouille can be made to be vegan, Monsieur. Some American restaurants can create veggie burgers with French fries, justmake sure you hold off on the mayonnaise, cheese and eggs.
Mexican restaurants offer various options. Salsa, guacamole, tortilla chips, vegetable and bean burritos, rice, veggie tacos, veggie fajitas, and veggie chimichangas are all winners. Just tell them “no, por favor” on the cream, cheese, lard, and rice that isn’t made with chicken broth.
All in all, with a little kindness and gentle asking, any given restaurant can be made toaccommodate vegan diets. As my momma always said, “If you are nice, most people will be nice right back.” Eating vegan should never hold you back on your opportunities to enjoy a great meal with your family and friends.