Recent Vegan Additions to Restaurants' Menus

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Recent Vegan Additions to Restaurants' Menus

Post by Dream Sphere » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:15 pm

This is just a thread to compile new vegan additions to restaurants' menues so anyone here with access to such a restaurant can check it out. I think a similar thread may have been done before, but I guess right here, right now I'd like to mention additions which have happened in the last two years. Anyone can contribute to this if you know relevant additions to the list. This is for primarily non-vegan restaurants adding vegan meals to their menu, obviously vegan restaurants will be changing and adding things to their menus, but this thread is not for that.

If you want to discuss about why more and more restaurants may be offering more vegan (or easy to make vegan by holding one thing or another) options, that's cool too.


To start Boston Pizza (in Canada) Boston Market iirc (in USA) has been offering a "Mediteranian Hummus and Veggie Platter" for the past two years which is great with a mix of spicy harissa hummus, and regular hummus along with veggies for dipping and flatbread/pizza bread which is vegan as long as you ask for them to hold the butter and parmesan that they put on after they bake it.

Coras a Canadian breakfast/lunch restaurant notorious for having loads of eggs and dairy in their dishes now offers soy milk as a substitute for things like yogurt in a smoothie, english cream in oatmeal, etc. And they have a new menu item that by default is vegan called the "Lactose-free Smoothie Bowl" which I've had and it's surprisingly good. It has granola/cereal, kiwis, blueberry smoothie w/ soy milk, walnuts, and chia seeds, with shredded coconut on top, and it's actually really satisfying and seemingly pretty healthy, though it's still pretty sugary, lol.

At Pizza Pizza they now offer dairy-free vegan cheese as a substitute. Their crusts afaik by default are vegan, so just sub the cheese out for the dairy-free kind and ordering whatever vegan toppings you like. I'm personally a fan of 2x mushroom and red onion, or grilled zuchini, fresh tomato, and mushrooms.

I haven't checked to see if it's 100% vegan in terms of bun and other toppings, but A&W in Canada is now offering the Beyond Meat burger patty as an option.

So yeah, and the interesting thing is most of these places really didn't have much if any vegan options before, though some did have many lacto-ovo vegetarian options. Also, my Dad's been more serious about veganism lately, and he sent a letter to Coras upper management or something since he loves the restaurants, inquiring about vegan options, and they seemed to reply they have more coming if what they're doing now is received well.

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Post by Lay Vegan » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:02 am

That's great to hear! Fortunately, more restaurant chefs on the whole are adding vegan dishes to their menus. I think offering delicious plant-based foods is one of the best ways our community can reach a wider audience.

A Build-your-own pizza restaurant chain in my area has started serving Daiya cheese shreds. And the T.G.I. Friday's near me also now serves the Beyond Burger. Although it's possible that the bun isn't vegan, and they cook the burger on buttered pans (you can't win them all). :roll:

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Post by carnap » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:02 am

Lay Vegan wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:02 am
That's great to hear! Fortunately, more restaurant chefs on the whole are adding vegan dishes to their menus. I think offering delicious plant-based foods is one of the best ways our community can reach a wider audience.
At least generally speaking, restaurants aren't offering "delicious plant-based foods" but rather vegan options that are typically created by substituting mock vegan products for the regular ingredients. How many non-vegans think fake cheese, mock meat, etc taste better than the real thing?

With the current state of vegan food culture, you're not going to convince anybody to eat more plant-based foods based on taste.

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Post by Jebus » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:56 pm

carnap wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:02 am
How many non-vegans think fake cheese, mock meat, etc taste better than the real thing?
Very few people will know the difference unless you tell them.
carnap wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:02 am
With the current state of vegan food culture, you're not going to convince anybody to eat more plant-based foods based on taste.
WTF does that even mean?
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1.Watch Forks over Knives (Health)
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Congratulations, unless you are a complete idiot you are now a vegan.

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