Category Archives: Veg Out To Eat – Tips

As I try to navigate restaurants and figure out what and how to order, I’ll share my top tips as I learn them.

The Sides Can Be the Star

Sometimes, the side dishes are the only whole-food plant-based options on a restaurant’s menu. So make a meal out of them! Common options are vegetables, beans, baked potatoes, brown rice and house salad. Pick a combo that works for you … Continue reading

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Personal Chef

If you go to an upscale establishment with price tags to match, ask if the chef will make you a vegan meal. After all, while they may not offer a set vegan entree, there are usually lots of veggies and … Continue reading

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Hold the Cheese Please

Often, just leaving off the cheese will convert many entrees into a nice plant-based meal. Yes, you can even do this in quesadillas and pizza and still have great tasting food (see my posts on the WildWing Cafe and New York … Continue reading

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Leaving On a Jet Plane

If you’re flying somewhere and the flight is actually long enough that you get a meal, call the airline in advance. The number of dietary preferences they can accommodate is pretty amazing, including vegan. Another nice perk of getting a special … Continue reading

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Vegan Travel Tips

Originally posted on Don't Switch Off The Light:
I have travelled around the world for a few years now off and on. Here are a few general vegan tips on travelling. Learn some of the language in the country…

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The Internet: Use It!

Since you’re reading this blog, you have access to the internet – so use it, especially when traveling. If you aren’t feeling up to negotiating the menu of whatever restaurant you come across, there are several websites that will make … Continue reading

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Allergen Guides

If the menu item doesn’t specifically say that it’s vegan, it may not be. Restaurants love to sneak butter and eggs into their dishes (see my post about Macaroni Grill). A good way to check that what you’re getting really … Continue reading

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The Hidden Menu

Due to my visit to Miller’s Gainesville Ale House, I learned a valuable lesson in my quest for plant-based meals: restaurants may have more than what you see on the menu. In the case of the Ale House, they have … Continue reading

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