Have to laugh about this, i went to Cardiff with a meat eating friend at the weekend who invited me to join him for sunday lunch providing we could find somwhere doing vegan food.
So off we went to the bay, which has loads of places to eat. First place just said no nothing on the menu for vegans, second place - the guy asks what a vegan is, i told him a veggie but cant have dairy or egg, this is where me and my friend cracked up, he offered me a cheese and ham toastie without the cheese
Third place offered me a sunday lunch without the meat or gravy. When i realised they cooked the food on the premisis i asked if they could just chuck together some veggies and spices to make me a stir fry, cheif looked and said "well i would but we cant use the frying pans during sunday lunches". "Hmmmm ok i said, you serve rice with the chili", "yes" he said, "ok ill have rice, chuck in a few spices, herbs and mixed beans, ill be happy with that". "Ah sorry madam, dont really have much varieties of beans but we do have garden peas is that ok". "OK" says me, "how about the veggies but served raw (cauli, brocoli, carrot etc) with some humous". Cheif looks rather blank and says "humous"
Isnt it strange how the most basic of foods like raw veggies in an interesting salad with oil of some kind, boiled rice with a few spices and beans, stir fried veggies cant be served yet they can do these fantasticly huge roast dinner with all the trimmings for meat eaters or a cheese pasta bake for a veggie. My meal would have taken less time to prepare and cook and probably less energy too.
Very strange. What do you do when eating out with veggie or meat eating friends? I have sometimes taken a small tub containing vegan mayo or pure spread to put on jacket potato and salad, i also know pizza hut will do you a vegan pizza where you can take your own vegan cheese to have put on.
If only more places would cater for us eh.