How to Eat Out as A Vegan
A lot of times, people wonder how to best enjoy eating out at restaurants as a vegan. Most vegans often find it overwhelming to eat out at restaurants. Eating at restaurants can be a hit or miss experience for vegans, depending on the restaurants or chefs. However, vegans should not worry since more and more restaurants are now sensitive on allergies and dietary restrictions. Such awareness has led to the opening of new options on menus in restaurants to facilitate everyone that needs them. Also, the more demand increases, the more likely change will occur in future. If you are like most vegans out there, then perhaps you eagerly wait for a day when vegan options on menus wouldn’t be scarce and uncommon. With this in mind, here are some useful tips on how to enjoy your eat out as a vegan.
First, you should do some research and find out the restaurant’s menu options online. Usually, it is hard to eat somewhere that is vegan friendly. Regardless of the occasion, you probably have some past experience in non-vegan restaurants. Before visiting any new restaurants, you should check online and see whether their menu has any obvious vegan items. In your search, hopefully you can find several vegetarian menu items which can be veganized, since most restaurants lack vegan options on their menus. Take heed of any existing vegetarian menu items that can be vegan friendly and note them down.
Next, you can call the restaurant enquiring about the options they offer. This step is particularly useful if there are no obvious meal options offered on the menu. During such situations, you should call the restaurant and find out whether they are capable of accommodating vegans. This should not make you feel like you are a bother, since restaurants prefer being given a heads up if possible. It is useful to be very specific regarding what you prefer, to avoid any disappointments. If you have any food preferences in mind, do not shy away from asking whether they can offer it to you.
Something worth doing is asking if they have a vegetarian menu. Unless a customer asks for it, most restaurants do not place their vegetarian menus on the table. You might be surprised that the delicious vegan options hidden in such menus. Even though this may not be the norm for some restaurants, it does not hurt to ask whether they have a separate vegetarian menu, suitable for your needs.