Strict vegetarians BEWARE
Posted on 08 / 16 / 2012
I was looking for a vegetarian oasis on the fish heaven of Homer spit. I was told most restaurants would have at least one veg option, but Finn's Pizza used good, fresh ingredients and I'd be able to get something vegetarian for sure. And if I weren't strict, it would have been wonderful--the pizza really did look and smell delicious.
So I was grateful while waiting cause I was getting hungry. When my turn to order came, I confirmed that yes, I could get a slice, but the next pie for slices would take 10 minutes.
I asked if they would be willing to use a clean cutting wheel, and they took a breath and agreed--it was their busy time.
Then I realized that the pizza she was making with meat on half was the one she meant. I asked when she was making one that was all vegetarian, and they informed me that they didn't do that so they would have something for everyone.
Another worker suggested I could get a personal pizza--3 slices for $14. I don't do well with dairy, and I was on a budget, so that didn't make sense for me. Though it turns out that is what I should have done.
Then she suggested the Thai curry soup, so I ordered a bowl. I remembered that sometimes green curry is made with fish. When I asked the woman, now visibly stressed with my questions, said she didn't know, but that she thought it was--it was from the company Thai Kitchen. I was surprised that it wasn't homemade, but thought I remembered that was an ok brand. Normally I wouldn't eat it if I didn't know for sure, but by this time I was really hungry and thought this was my best chance, so I sat to eat my soup. It was $8 (not a shock given it was Alaska) and did not come with any equivalent of bread on the side, so I was still really hungry after.
I brought my bowl back and mentioned the pizza smelled great and too bad I couldn't get any cause I was still really hungry. The pizza making woman offered to make another veg order into a whole pizza. I really appreciated her thinking outside the box and trying. But due to a miscommunication, that didn't get to happen, either.
The real bummer is that I was in a supermarket today and saw Thai Kitchen products. I read the ingredients for the green curry soup and it HAS fish in it. I'd like to tell them, but I can't find an email address for them anywhere.
So if you go to the Homer spit, please tell Finn's their Thai curry soup is NOT vegetarian. If you are strict, get a whole pie. I'm sure they'd make a whole pie without cheese, too.
fresh ingredients, custom made orders, looks & smells great
told me soup was veg, but wasn't, no all veg pies available for slices