Posted by ahimsa32fa at 10/25/14 09:03:13It's always good to ask.
It's amazing how many restaurant owners, managers and staff still don't know what "vegan" is!
And ask about sources, etc. A few years back, some friends and I asked a waitress if they served any fresh veggies.
"Oh, yes", she assured us, "fresh from the can."
She was quite serious!
Posted by AllyG at 11/02/14 01:03:45I guess vegetarian is more mainstream than vegan. I get annoyed with the 'v' symbol which can be vegetarian or can be vegan.
I've asked if there were any vegan options on a menu in Hawaii and was given the gluten free menu! That was a hard holiday too, we ate at the same place three times because of the limited vegan options elsewhere. Our two hotels had no vegetarian options let alone vegan.
Let's hope as vegan ism becomes more known, hospitality industry steps up too.
Posted by wedigfood at 11/02/14 11:58:18I agree with AllyG , vegetarian is much more mainstream than vegan. I usually have to explain the difference and/or just tell them what I can eat as opposed to what I can't. Lots of times I just ask for sautéd vegetables and brown rice, although many places still just carry white rice.