One of the immediate impacts of going vegan is the time saved looking through restaurant menus, no longer do I have to pick and choose, to debate over which starter, does that main leave me enough room for a dessert? I’m found on the couple of occasions I’ve eaten out in a mainstream restaurant by asking for a vegetarian dish to come without soured cream or cheese I am cleverly able to turn it into an exciting vegan dish. Vegetable tagine or falafel salads aren’t going to inspire me too much though!
I am starting to search out vegan specific restaurants and also not going to be afraid to order off menu, in the better places to eat I’m sure the chef isn’t going to be ignorant of the request to have this without this and to have that but without those. There’s always plenty of side dishes that I can order any way as a main meal.
It’s one of the points my family have raised around my veganism that it will stop us going out for dinner and I really want to avoid that. We can still go out for dinner I just need to work a little harder to find an alternative.