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#1 Old 03-09-2017, 08:58 AM
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New Hoosier Vegetarian Here

I'm from Hendricks County (just west of Indy) and am new to this lifestyle. It's been on my mind for years, but I only recently decided to become vegetarian. I literally only know ONE vegetarian! She's a good resource. But I just feel pretty alone in this. I took my 12 year-old to Applebee's a couple of weeks ago and for the first time realized how few veg options there were. I ended up ordering a really good salad but had to "hold" the chicken and bacon. The waiter looked at me like I was crazy. He even asked if I wanted "my" meat added to my daughter's salad since I was paying for it. Any words of wisdom to help me not feel so alone in this would be appreciated!
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Restaurants really should offer a discount on the meal when you ask for no meat since that was likely the most expensive ingredient on it.
Look up the menu online before going to restaurants, so you can better plan what you can get. If you have them near you, Chipotle, Taco Bell, and Noodle's and Company have a good amount of veggie options.
It'll get easier with time.

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I'm from Hendricks County (just west of Indy) and am new to this lifestyle. It's been on my mind for years, but I only recently decided to become vegetarian. I literally only know ONE vegetarian! She's a good resource. But I just feel pretty alone in this. I took my 12 year-old to Applebee's a couple of weeks ago and for the first time realized how few veg options there were. I ended up ordering a really good salad but had to "hold" the chicken and bacon. The waiter looked at me like I was crazy. He even asked if I wanted "my" meat added to my daughter's salad since I was paying for it. Any words of wisdom to help me not feel so alone in this would be appreciated!



Hi Michele, and welcome to the forum!


It looks there is actually a large vegetarian social group in Indianapolis! They are having a get-together next week: https://www.meetup.com/indyveggie/
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