We can all agree that in recent years, Boston has become quite spoiled with veg food establishments. With blessings like Veggie Galaxy, Peace O Pie, Grasshopper, My Thai, Veggie Planet, Life Alive, True Bistro, and most recently, FoMu (more on that later), eating out veg in the city is more of a present than a problem. Wherever you are over the summer, might be quite the opposite. Here are some tips for staying veg when you’re not in Boston!
Prepare! Though this may seem like a simple thing, it really makes a difference in how you eat. Try these tips on for size: Make yourself meals before going out or going to work. Check the Internet for local veg establishments in the area. Try to plan out where you’re going to eat in advance and look at that establishment’s website – or call them! Go grocery shopping for yourself or your family and try to eat out as little as possible as well to avoid missing meals.
Ask! Don’t be afraid to pester a server or employee about what’s in their food. After all, they should know! Instead of saying you’re vegan or vegetarian, tell them you have allergies – people are (sadly) much more apt to take you seriously when you tell them. Ask to see ingredients specifically as opposed to just asking if something is vegan or vegetarian. If your server can’t help you, ask for someone in charge. Use the Internet to look up if an ingredient or an item is veg-friendly.
Read! Skimming the plethoras of veg blogs, books, and news that are out there help to keep you stoked on the veg! Check out awesome things going on here: View animals rescued from factory farms at FARM SANCTUARY. Read sites like VegNews, Vegansaurus, Vegan.com, Reddit Animal Rights, Reddit Vegan, VegWeb, & more. Check out books like Eating Animals, Meat Market, Animal Liberation, and more!