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I am going to be staying at a certain hotel some time not too long from now. I have looked under their "dining" section at the menus for their restaurants and to my dismay there is pretty much NOTHING vegetarian save for the kids' grilled cheese, which I would rather not eat anyway because a)it's from the kids menu and b)it's cheese, which i kind of stay away from not only for ethical reasons but also because it generally doesn't agree with my stomach when consumed in large amounts. This wouldn't be that much of a problem, except for the fact that I have to eat breakfast and lunch entirely on the premises for 3-4ish days. Most of the stuff has a southwestern flair, sort of upscale texmex if you get the idea.<br><br><br><br>
So... suggestions? Like I said, everything is pretty much meat-centric. Could I ask them to vegetarianize certain meals, such as chicken quesadillas minus the chicken? Should I bring/buy stuff to keep in my hotel room? Do you think that the chefs would just... make me stuff? I don't know. I'm pretty clueless. I've never faced this problem as a vegetarian, being relatively new at it. I also don't really know how to deal with them & be polite & all. (I am pretty young & feel that I might not be taken seriously <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/worried.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":worried:"> ) Any help/insight would be much appreciated!
 

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I'd advise to ring the hotel before you get there and explain the situation. I'm sure they'll be willing to accommodate you, especially with forewarning.
 

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Definitely call ahead and see what they can do to accomodate you.
 

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My "traveling companion" (well, mother) will be at work conferences at the hotel during the day and is leaving me to "explore." I've gone on her trips before with her and it's pretty much always like this, except they're usually held in big cities where I have stuff to do. This place has nothing in walking distance really, so I'm stranded.
 

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If they have an actual kitchen/restaurant there, I'd bet that you can get them to whip up some veg. fare. Fajitas can be made with just veg, onions, beans, etc. Or maybe a roasted vegetable sandwich. Or PB&J. Etc.
 

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As others have said, contact them in advance to see what they can do for you. And even if they are willing to help, it can't hurt to bring your own jars of peanut butter and jelly and a loaf of bread. I always have PBJ in my desk at work for when I don't have time to make lunch to bring with me.<br><br><br><br>
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Call ahead for sure. I just had the best experience at a hotel restaurant. The menu had absolutely nothing even veganizable except for a garden salad, so I called and told them my dietary restrictions. It turned out that the head chef had been raised vegetarian, so he whipped up a sort of veggiet "meat"loaf type thing with raspberry-teriyaki sauce, mashed potatoes, carrots, and asparagus. It was one of the best meals I've ever had. I think hotel restaurants tend to be a lot more accomodating than regular restaurants. They are there to make guests happy! Don't be afraid to ask for what you want! Just be very specific and tell them exactly what you don't eat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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