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So my husband and I went to our favorite restaurant in town today. I've been kind of dancing around going to this place for the past few months since going vegan, since their menu is very animal product centered on the whole (they do always have a vegetarian option, which changes seasonally, but it often has cheese in it.)<br><br>
So we went in and I told them I'd gone vegan. The waitress said "Oh hold on, let me get you the vegan menu." !!!! Turns out they have an ENTIRE SEPARATE veggie/vegan menu that you have to ask for. I can't believe I didn't know about this for the past year. It has like 7-8 entrees on it, a few have cheese and a few don't, but all can be made vegan upon request.<br><br>
This is seriously like the best thing that's happened to me in a month. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> To know I can go to this place and not have to worry about what to order is amazing. Next goal: to get them to start handing out the veggie/vegan menu to ALL customers, along with the regular menu, as a matter of routine.
 

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Great!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
They really should advertise...<br><br>
I normally keep my veganism to myself, and just try to find some thing on the menu I can either have straight out, or only make one change. i.e... "I'd like a number 4... but without cheese." etc... I normally don't tell the staff I'm vegan... so I'd never see that special menu.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Hazelnut</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2915699"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Great!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
They really should advertise...<br><br>
I normally keep my veganism to myself, and just try to find some thing on the menu I can either have straight out, or only make one change. i.e... "I'd like a number 4... but without cheese." etc... I normally don't tell the staff I'm vegan... so I'd never see that special menu.</div>
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I'm the exact same way usually, which is why going back to this restaurant was such a nail-biter for me. The place is like 10 minutes from our house (walking, not driving!) and we used to love going there when I was lacto-ovo, so the issue kind of had to be dealt with eventually. But had I known it would be so easy, I definitely would have been back much sooner!! I'm definitely going to speak to them about it and let them know how awesome this is, and that it needs to be publicized a lot more. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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that is great....my hubby usually blows me in right away in a new restaurant.....I don't care, then it doesn't look I'm trying to be the picky one! Today we ate out, and I wanted the eggplant parm without the cheese, and I asked if the sauce had meat it in, and the waitress said it did, my hubby said, "oh she's vegan..." and the waitress said, "we can make it with the marinara sauce instead!"... Score for me!
 

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that is great....my hubby usually blows me in right away in a new restaurant.....I don't care, then it doesn't look I'm trying to be the picky one! Today we ate out, and I wanted the eggplant parm without the cheese, and I asked if the sauce had meat it in, and the waitress said it did, my hubby said, "oh she's vegan..." and the waitress said, "we can make it with the marinara sauce instead!"... Score for me!</div>
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I've totally thought about ordering eggplant parm minus cheese before, but felt too weird about it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> Thanks, you've inspired me... btw my dinner tonight was a veggie coconut curry with basmati rice and a beer... yum!
 

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Maybe you should ask them to put a sign on the door saying they have a vegan menu available?
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> wow how awesome! I went to a vegetarian southern indian resturaunt once, and looked over the menu and got ready with my I'm-vegan-can-I-ask-about-some-ingrediants-please speech and the guy said "Oh we have a vegan menu, let me go get it for you" and I was like WOW <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> yes please! It's so much easier.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I go to a chinese restaurant that has a whole vegan menu also. The only way I knew about it was from reading reviews on Yelp.com. It's cool that places have an entire special vegan menu but they really need to advertise it!!
 

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That is good news.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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btw my dinner tonight was a veggie coconut curry with basmati rice and a beer... yum!</div>
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I've totally thought about ordering eggplant parm minus cheese before, but felt too weird about it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> Thanks, you've inspired me... btw my dinner tonight was a veggie coconut curry with basmati rice and a beer... yum!</div>
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I would think that eggplant parmesan would definitely use egg (and possibly dairy too) in the batter, but you'd have to ask to be sure.
 

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I would think that eggplant parmesan would definitely use egg (and possibly dairy too) in the batter, but you'd have to ask to be sure.</div>
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Yeah, traditional eggplant Parm definitely uses egg in it.
 

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Oh, true. I didn't even think about the egg thing. I'll have to make myself something similar at home <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I got the veggie coconut curry with basmati rice. It was yummy! That was the first thing on the vegan menu -- I'll just work my way through all of them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ashlend</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2916393"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I got the veggie coconut curry with basmati rice. It was yummy! That was the first thing on the vegan menu -- I'll just work my way through all of them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"></div>
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Oh, i'm sorry, you posted that. I thought it was a quote from someone else, what they had for dinner. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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Thats fantastic! what a great surprise!!
 

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That's awesome!!!!<br>
I hate when places make the vegan menu a secret. They're only losing business by doing this.</div>
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Seriously! I mean if I had known about this before, we'd have been there several times in the last few months for sure. We love the place and normally go there at least once a month, but I was too nervous about going back because I hate having to make special requests.
 
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