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I'm vegan and I've ate a few from restaurants because I thought all veggie burgers without cheese were vegan. I was surprised when my mom brought home some veggie burgers that definitely were not vegan! I also went to the store to look at them, and the only vegan ones were the ones that said "vegan." Most of them were not vegan :/<br><br>
If you go out to eat and a veggie burger is an option, do you get it? Do you question it? I have a feeling that they will not know whether it is "vegan" or not; they probably don't even know what vegan is! I mean I guess I could ask if it's "dairy free" but it usually isn't worth the hassle since it takes a forever and a half to get a response.
 

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I do, but I usually call in advance to make sure they are vegan
 

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I do, when I know it's vegan and there's not another option. You don't just need to think about dairy, there's often egg in them too and there could be other animal products. As a vegan, there's no reason to assume anything is acceptable unless you've checked, really, even bread isn't always vegan.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>*AHIMSA*</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2968670"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I do, when I know it's vegan and there's not another option. You don't just need to think about dairy, there's often egg in them too and there could be other animal products. As a vegan, there's no reason to assume anything is acceptable unless you've checked, really, even bread isn't always vegan.</div>
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pretty much this. i actually don't eat any bread or similar things either unless i've confirmed they're vegan. but i also don't eat out that frequently
 

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I do occasionally eat veggie burgers when we eat out, but I always ask a lot of questions first in case the people working there aren't clear on what vegan food is. "Does it contain eggs, or dairy? How about the bun? What is the patty made out of?" Most of the time they have to go and double check, but it's never been a big deal.
 

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Only if I know what's in it. Egg is a common binder, so is cheese. From experience, a bean burger is more likely to be vegan than a veggie burger (and tastes better too)
 

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But, I would ask if the veggie burger contained any eggs or dairy. I would assume it does until proven otherwise, as most veggie burger recipes I have seen do use eggs as a binder. Some restaurants do have vegan burgers, though -- for example Denny's and Red Robin (at least last I checked).<br><br>
I don't worry about the bun. I find that to be a point of diminishing returns considering the tiny amount of egg or whey that might be present. But that's just me.
 

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I do but thats because I get them at the vegan cafe <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I do, quite often, so long as I know what's in it. There's lots of places with vegan burgers, like Red Robin (get the Boca instead of Gardenburger patty), Denny's, Polly's, Chili's (I'm not sure as I've never been but I've heard they have one), and I'm sure other common burger places do, too.
 

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I have once or twice in the past when they were specifically labeled 'vegan', but I wasn't a huge fan of the taste and there's also a high probability that they were cooked on the same stove as the meat burgers. So, unless it's a vegan/vegetarian only place, I mostly likely won't try one again.
 

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I'm vegan and I've ate a few from restaurants because I thought all veggie burgers without cheese were vegan. I was surprised when my mom brought home some veggie burgers that definitely were not vegan! I also went to the store to look at them, and the only vegan ones were the ones that said "vegan." Most of them were not vegan :/<br><br>
If you go out to eat and a veggie burger is an option, do you get it? Do you question it? I have a feeling that they will not know whether it is "vegan" or not; they probably don't even know what vegan is! I mean I guess I could ask if it's "dairy free" but it usually isn't worth the hassle since it takes a forever and a half to get a response.</div>
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My experience--granted we don't eat out often--has been that many burgers at restaurants are vegan (although the bun is another story). Whatever the case, I always think it's worth it to ask. If no one asks for a vegan burger, what incentive do they have to provide one? And if no one asks, how do they know there's even a market for them?
 

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I wouldn't get a veggie burger from a regular restaurant. Luckily we have a place that makes a vegan tempeh burger. They even have veganaise.
 

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I go to burger restaurants but only if I know they are definitely vegan. I mostly eat burgers from an omni place where half the menu is organic meat burgers and half are vegan burgers.
 
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