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Where I live (Manchester, UK) there is a restaurant called Exchange Bar and Grill, it looks very nice. So me and my partner decided to eat in there.<br><br><br><br>
Looking at the menu we noticed a lot of 'v' signs by the dishes.<br><br><br><br>
We thought great! Lots of choice. It turned out the 'v' was for dishes with just mushrooms in! They contained meat and god knows what else but the 'v' was to let you know it had mushrooms in! I was outraged! Im now reporting them to Trading Standards.
 

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How odd. Why would they be marking dishes with mushrooms in them? Very strange. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:">
 

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wow ... that sounds absolutely lame. Why the 'v' . Did they explain why they used 'v' (which stands for vegan at a local vegetarian restaurant). Why would anyone care if their were mushrooms in something any more than any other thing ???<br><br><br><br>
I haven't heard many things as dumb as this.
 

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That's dumb. What was the "v" suppose to stand for "vegetable"? I guess there are those people who will not eat any vegetables, maybe that's a warning for them. Defenitly stupid.
 

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I'd definitely report hem to trading standards.<br><br><br><br>
I live a couple of hours away from manchester, so I'll be sure to keep my wallet away from that place if i ever go to manchester, and I think that the best way vegetarians can show our disapproval of these places is to keep our wallets well away from them.<br><br><br><br>
But to clarify, did the menu have a key at the bottom that said (V - These dishes contain mushrooms) or did it say (These dishes are vegetarian.) because if it was the former, they may be able to weasel out of it. However, it would be very misleading. Does this place have a website?
 

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thats really stupid !<br><br>
all of the resaurants are becoming veggieanized which is good but i see some and they are like this one is vegartain !<br><br>
then it has fish in it GARG !
 

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I love that some places think that vegetarian means 'to add fish'. how strange.<br><br><br><br>
shouldn't the mushroom dishes have an 'm' by them? or a cute little picture of a mushroom? 'v'....how weird.
 

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I've never seen the "v" used here, but I have seen people list fish and seafood dishes in the vegetarian section of menus. Just once, I want to ask a waiter, "what plant does shrimp come from? Is it a bush, tree, climbing vine, a root of sorts...?", just to watch him go <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"> and see his little brain start smoking. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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It's kinda easy to take it out on the waiters when the menus list fish as vegetarian and there are a lot of problems like that, but what you need to take into account is that the waiters don't write the menus. So there's not much point in addressing complaints to the waiter. You're best off adressing the manager about it.
 

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wow Loki, that was what I was just about to say! I definitly agree! but what really bugs me are those dishes that are trying really hard to be vegetarian and look perfectly safe until you discover that in your "tofu scampi" a little piece of "chicken scampi" is hiding! ARG! It's so EVIL! hehe, ok, just venting...
 

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OK, so here's my advice for all of you in manchester:<br><br><br><br>
The exchange place appears to be located in the trafford centre (stop me if I'm wrong) and also in the trafford centre is this greta vegetarian fast food style place. They do good falafel.
 

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Yes its in the TC. The Veg2go place isnt that good I dont think.<br><br><br><br>
Ive never seen fish on the veggie section of a menu. How strange...
 

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The best way to eat good vegetarian food in restaurants is to find vegan restaurants in your area (yes, they do exist) and eat there. At <a href="http://www.happycow.net" target="_blank">www.happycow.net</a> there is a list of veg*n restaurants around the world and they have detailed profiles for every place, it's great. I found this vegan place in my town that I never knew about called "Life and Light" and it's Chinese and it's SO AWESOME because you can order anything you want and the menu is just like a regular chinese menu with shrimp and pork and soup but it's all fake meat. SO AWESOME!
 

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Not every community has vegan (or even vegetarian) restaraunts though. I used to live in Alaska and there were no veg restaurants anywhere in Alaska. Only a few places in my town even had a decent vegetarian selection. Pretty much nothing was vegan.
 
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