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Hello! (sorry for my english, I always say the same<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bow:"> )<br><br><br><br>
Its difficult for you eat outside??. In Spain (Im from Spain) its really difficult. There are not much restaurants, pubs, etc.. with vegan or vegetarian food.<br><br>
When I go out with my friends I dont know what can I eat...<br><br><br><br>
Some ideas??????<br><br><br><br>
Thanks<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 

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I don't find it difficult. I realise that I do not have the choice I would have if I either cooked for myself or ate in a Vegetarian restaurant. If there is nothing on the menu I can eat I just request of the chef that s/he make something up for me. So far, in my 20 years of vegetarianism, this has not been a problem.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hump.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hump:"> yes Kiz is right , go out the back and ask the chef , I to have never had any problem , Dont except to sit down and think a vegan meal is going to come to you , it wont.You have to get in a restaurant ask what you want (politely)and they will in most cases be more than willing to serve up what YOU want......and welcome to the VB
 

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I was thinking about this very question this morning. I don't get out much, but was wondering if I would have a hard time finding things on menus when if I do go out.<br><br><br><br>
What kinds of things do you come up with to ask for?
 

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Spain would be harder to get vegan restaurant meals than here in the US -- especially in the tapas bars which are pre-set appetizers and almost always meat and cheese based. I love Spain but I wasn't vegan when I visited last; and from what I remember of the menus it would have been challenging.<br><br><br><br>
However, if I remember correctly, Spain has some terrific side dishes which with a little coordinating with the chef could be made vegan fairly easily. So maybe you could get several sides instead of the standard main course?<br><br><br><br>
If the menu is posted online, I always read it thoroughly and figure out which options are the easiest to change into vegan food before I go in to the restaurant. Then I talk to the waiter about what I want. Usually, they've been quite helpful. Best of luck.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Treehugger267</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I was thinking about this very question this morning. I don't get out much, but was wondering if I would have a hard time finding things on menus when if I do go out.<br><br><br><br>
What kinds of things do you come up with to ask for?</div>
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Dont no what your diet is I'm lacto the veggie rennet type but so I go vegan when I dine out there is just to much hassle explaining the cheese thing .<br><br>
I dont ask for a specific dish its more to do with a dish that does not have meat fish chicken eggs dairy products although you mighten mind the dairy products watch the veggie soups most are "chicken "stock based<br><br><br><br>
They have always prepared dishes according to the above guide lines .<br><br><br><br>
Found out important to get out the back and talk to the chef .It wont work trying to explain to an 18 year old part student waitress .<br><br><br><br>
Have been amazed at how many chefs ,owners, workers are veggie them self so they are right with you .<br><br><br><br>
Also if you have doubts about a meals make up you put it to the chef and see if he is lying . Some , if you ask the waitress the answer will come back , no problem when its got a say meat based sauce in.....they dont care just a sale to some .<br><br><br><br>
At the end of the day i am the one paying<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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Its difficult for you eat outside??. In Spain (Im from Spain) its really difficult. There are not much restaurants, pubs, etc.. with vegan or vegetarian food.</div>
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I have the same problem here in the US. One problem is that carnie cooks are basically clueless as to what a good plant-based meal looks like, so even if you request one specially made, it is likely to be of poor quality. I have just about given up on eating well at carnie restaurants. Instead of ordering a main course, I sometimes just order a vegan appetizer and then eat at home. This is not very convenient, but sometimes it's the best I can do.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biker.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":ymca:">
 

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[Spain would be harder to get vegan restaurant meals than here in the US -- especially in the tapas bars which are pre-set appetizers and almost always meat and cheese based. I love Spain but I wasn't vegan when I visited last; and from what I remember of the menus it would have been challenging.<br><br>
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Bapace, its true. Last summer I went to US and thre are many vegetarian food in supermarkets, great!!!<br><br>
Here its not the same, food always is based in meat, chesse, eggs...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":down:">
 

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Ten years ago it was much the same in the US. (And, in some places, it's still that way.) I did find some links on Vegetarian places to eat in Spain. If you don't live near these places, maybe that's someplace to plan to go for a special treat.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.vegetarianguides.co.uk/products/thenewspain.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.vegetarianguides.co.uk/pr...newspain.shtml</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.vegdining.com/GetRestList.cfm?rgk=EU-SPA" target="_blank">http://www.vegdining.com/GetRestList.cfm?rgk=EU-SPA</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.happycow.net/europe/spain/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.happycow.net/europe/spain/index.html</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.euroresidentes.com/euroresiuk/spanish_restaurants/vegetarian-restaurants-spain.htm" target="_blank">http://www.euroresidentes.com/eurore...ants-spain.htm</a>
 

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I agree that it's really a matter of adjusting your expectations. Eating out will be more or less difficult depending on how strict your diet is and where you live. I don't know about Spain, but it's pretty tough to get a special-ordered veg*n meal with any imagination behind it where I live in Kentucky! It's much easier in big cities (I used to live in Seattle, so there you go). It's frustrating that while most restaurants offer at least a vegetarian option, it's usually some overcooked veggies or a totally lifeless salad. The meal might be nominally veg*n, but it's just so totally uninspired. I agree with the person who said ^^ that most chefs aren't well-trained in how to make good veg*n food. That seems to be changing, though (slowly) - even here in KY I have better luck than I did even five years ago. Veg*nism, at least in the dining world, seems to be getting a little more recognition.
 
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