The question of whether Vegans dine out or not, comes up more often than not. So I’m here to say that yes, Vegans can and do go out for meals. Surprisingly, most eateries will accomodate requests to satisfy both vegetarians and vegans so if you see something you like but it has cheese in it, for example, just ask for the omission. Easy enough, right?
I recently had an unexpected and most enjoyable meal at Andrew Weil’s eatery, True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach, Ca. While from the outside it looks somewhat ordinary, the meal experience inside was anything but. True Food Kitchen is a great dining experience. The portions are both generous and reasonably priced. They offer a full menu complete with funky, over-the-top combo drinks in an open and airy environment with a hip vibe.
Our friendly waitress, Amanda, was only too happy to accommodate my request and deliver probably one of the best salads I’ve had the pleasure of consuming. The Mediterranean Salad (sans feta) with Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette on the side did not disappoint.
My dining companion ordered the infamous Tuscan Kale Salad and Tomato Kale Pizza. We topped off our meal with a refreshing scoop of Pomegranate Zuhu Sherbet. Wow! Overall, the entire experience was nothing short of amazing. (Needless-to-say, our plates were left spot clean.) Our total bill was under $40. Not bad for the upscale location.
So if one of the reasons to not going Vegan is because you think you can’t go out or afford a tasty meal, think again. Remove the excuses, go raw and if you’re lucky enough to be in sunny Southern California near Orange County, point the GPS to Fashion Island and True Food Kitchen. You won’t be disappointed.
Insider’s Tip: Most entrees can be ordered in a half-size for half the price so be sure to ask.
Enjoy dining out. GO RAW!
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