Thursday, April 16, 2009

Vegan and Vegetarian News

"India - Colors of India - vegetable laid out for sale by mckaysavage

"Best vegetarian cookbooks for Earth Day" and "Ten vegetarian friendly fast food restaurants" via

With regard to the latter, it's been a long time since I've stepped foot in a traditional fast food restaurant (McDonald's, Wendy's, etc.), because there's generally nothing I can eat, or will eat, in such an establishment.

This kind of bites when you're on the road traveling (from, say, D.C. to New York) and the only food available at most rest areas comes from these traditional fast food chains with no vegan or vegetarian offerings. So, you're stuck buying some nuts and soda at a convenience store.

I had no idea, however, that Burger King (at least some of them) offered a veggie burger. And I did enjoy reading about tips on how to purchase a vegan or vegetarian meal at Taco Bell.

As for the veggie sandwich at Subway, I've never been a fan of it. It's essentially a tossed lettuce salad shoved between 2 pieces of bread. I'd rather spend a bit more at Corner Bakery or Au Bon Pain for, say, a caprese sandwich (tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese) or a portobello mushroom sandwich, both of which use a better quality, denser, bread.

1 comment:

Rayne Today said...

One little additional secret about Taco Bell: you can ask for "green sauce", which makes a world of difference on a vegan bean burrito.

Back in the day, they used to ladle it onto their bean burritos - but now you have to ask for it now, comes in a packet about 2 to 3 times the size of their hot sauce packs.

Not as spicy as a Mrs. Renfro's brand green salsa, but similar in texture.

Guess I didn't know about the veggie burger at BK, usually avoid going there. Thanks for point that out!