I needed to eat three meals on the road yesterday. I wanted to eat at least two vegan meals and then one vegetarian. But unless I brought a paper sack of food with me, it wasn’t going to happen. I could manage three vegetarian meals but not three vegan ones at restaurants where I could get something quickly and filling. We had a long way to travel.
For breakfast we stopped at McDonald’s in Mesquite, NV. We had a Big Breakfast which comes with scrambled eggs, crispy potatoes, a sausage pattie, and an English muffin. I gave the sausage to John and ate the rest with a glass of water. Score: vegan 0 vegetarian 1
While John is driving I investigate where to eat lunch. According to Yelp! the Del Taco in Barstow, CA gets 4 1/2 stars. I go the website where they list a Fresca bowl that is right up my alley.
Unfortunately this Del Taco does not offer this! There is nothing even vegetarian on the menu. I ask the server “do you have tacos that have no fish or meat?” No is the answer. The server suggests that I could have a taco, hold the meat, add beans. So I order what she suggests.
So I scrape off the cheese and eat the meager remnants of lettuce , some tasteless beans, an awful tomato slice, and a crunchy corn tortilla. Score: Vegan 0 Vegetarian now 2 Sigh
We are spending the night in Bakersfield, CA close to a Macaroni Grill. I love the eggplant Parmesan that they serve here and I am frustrated trying to eat vegan. I am willing to say, okay, vegetarian today.
Score: Vegan 0 Vegetarian 3!
Okay, I am not the perfect Vegan but at least I am trying! I would love to hear how you deal with choices on the road.