I’m a huge fan of vegan cuisine. I just feel that the way that vegan food is typically prepared and cooked is usually a little more subtle than the way that mainstream food is. Vegan food is usually less processed and refined and often incorporates healthy ingredients and ingredients that aren’t processed at all, but the difference in that is that the vegan food is also a little more subtle. When it comes to eating vegan food, I feel that it’s usually easier to do it at home.
That’s because I’ve been vegan for 10 years (I’m now 39). There are a lot of vegan restaurants and I usually go to one of them because I like food that is prepared in a clean and refined way. The same goes for many non-vegan restaurants too.
In fact, there are at least 4,000 non-vegan restaurants in the US. And while you can eat vegan meals at home, it can take a lot of experimenting before you find the right combination of flavors and ingredients to satisfy your taste buds. I think weve all been there, and I know I have.
I think weve all been there. But for the non-vegan readers out there, we should be honest and say that there are times when you eat a vegan meal at a restaurant. The last time I went to a vegan restaurant was when I was in college. That was a time when I was a vegetarian and eating vegan food wasn’t as common as it is now.
A few years ago, I went to vegan restaurants in Orange County, California. It was one of the very few times I ate vegan food that I ate a vegetarian meal, which was very fun. I was trying to eat as much as I could as fast as possible, so I would always ask the server for some extra options.
The first time I ate at an Orange County vegan restaurant was, as always, a terrible experience. The server was terrible. I had to make a reservation at the restaurant twice. I was too nervous to ask what the dish was on the menu, so I just got what looked like a salad. It was very green and hard to chew. I had no appetite at all.
So I asked the server if she knew why I was there. She was like, “Oh, I totally don’t.” I was like, “I’m there to learn about veganism.” She was like, “Really?” She didn’t know anything.
Well, you could try learning about veganism before you come in there. I bet that server would be more than happy to help you get your meal. If you do have a specific question about your meal, ask the restaurant manager or someone else that knows the restaurant.
I’ll be honest, I’ve never been to vegan eating restaurants. Most of the places I have been to have been at the table of non-vegan people who have just ordered. But I’ve always been curious. I’m kind of a meat eater so I’ve never had anything with less than a beef rib and I always kind of wondered if vegans ate the same way.
Honestly, it’s not that much different than eating out. They eat the same way. For most of my life Ive gone to the food chain restaurant, then after a little while Ive gone to the ethnic restaurant and the vegan restaurant. But with vegan restaurants they make it very clear that they are not vegetarian. So Ive wondered why vegans don’t eat the same way as meat eaters.