you’re new to vegetarian eating, don’t worry that you’ll be hard-pressed
to find fabulous, cruelty-free fare when dining out. Just glance through
these tips and let your mouth water!
- If the menu only lists a steamed vegetable plate, don’t panic! Many
restaurant chefs welcome the opportunity to show off their culinary
skills to whip up an animal-friendly entrée for you…so just ask.
Many dishes can be “vegetarianized” with minimal effort, so put the
chef to the challenge and enjoy the
- Most ethnic fare includes more legumes, vegetables, and beans than
traditional Western foods. So visit that Indian, Middle Eastern,
or Thai restaurant you’ve been eyeing and savor the delicious spices
surrounding such staples as tofu, lentils, and chickpeas. Try falafel,
spicy tofu curry, mung bean or scallion pancakes, or hearty lentil dahl.
the mood for an All-American meal? Veggie burgers and veggie dogs
are on menus across the country from national restaurant chains to mom
’n pop diners
- Replace cheese or sour cream in Mexcian fare with an extra dollop
of guacamole or some light and refreshing pico de gallo.
- Want some mock meat? Many Asian restaurants—particularly Chinese,
Thai, and Vietnamese ones—feature great soy- and wheat gluten-based
meat alternatives. Enjoy scrumptious kung pao veggie chicken, spicy
Hunan veggie beef, or tofu pad thai.