View Full Version : Just Fruit!....Please?!
07-22-2006, 08:55 PM
07-22-2006, 09:10 PM
That is so frustrating! I'll never forget one of my trips to Germany where being Vegan was not real easy but my tour guide was awesome! He looked out for me. We went to the Haufbrau Haus and my platter came out and it was amazing! Nothing but wonderful veggies, arranged wonderfully, but buried underneath all of them were these little strips of meat. I guess they just couldn't quite fathom that I DID NOT want meat! Sheesh! :mad:
This is why I don't trust eating out. At least when I prepare something I KNOW what's in it.
07-22-2006, 09:42 PM
Wow, that's really weird, LOL. I've never heard of eating sherbert with fresh fruit. Now, it she'd asked if you wanted Jello with your fruit, I wouldn't have been surprised. :)
You should be proud of yourself that you gave away the whipped cream and stuck to your little cup of fruit. :)
07-22-2006, 09:52 PM
My latest story was my work partner was ordering a pizza and she ordered me a salad and told them to not put anything cooked on it, no cheese, no meat, no croutons, and no cooked vegetables. Well, I got the salad and it was lovely iceburg salad, cherry tomatos (which I thought, oh yummy, and then I put one in my mouth and it was rotten), cooked banana peppers, and cooked black olives. So I picked the tomatoes off and the banana peppers, and the black olives. Oh how I enjoyed my bed of iceburg lettuce. :(
07-22-2006, 09:58 PM
That always happens when I order salads! It frustrates me. Now I just start writing on a paper exactly what I want on the salad. It u s u a l l y works..
07-23-2006, 12:38 AM
Some people don't understand. I try to ask for the same things, but a lot people here only speak spanish and don't understand at some of the restaurants.
Oh and Veganforlife, when I am in another country, I learn the word vegetarian and vegan in that language. That's always helpful! I have a problem finding meat in my food here, even though I ask many times if it has NO meat. I live in the south and putting meat in veggies is common, but slowly things are changing.
07-23-2006, 01:14 AM
mrandal thats us southerners. I had the family over for pinto beans and collards. The first thing they asked me when I told them I wanted them to come over for beans and collards was are the RAW! I said no I was going to cook for them, so they came. I put meat in the beans and the collards and lots of lard. It's funny how at one time I would have went nuts to eat this wonderful southern meal (I fixed cornbread too!), but it didn't even seem like food to me hardly. I enjoyed fixing a meal my family enjoyed and having them as company. We had a good time playing a game I made up. I ate raw collards & cucumbers that night with Tomato pepper dressing. It was so yummy!
07-23-2006, 01:18 AM
That is funny, how they try to dress up fruit, which is perfect on its own. I want to a burger restuarant with a friend tonight and noticed some strawberry desserts on the menu and ordered a plate of strawberries, the waiter stood there staring at me for a second and than complied. He brought my plate of strawberries out covered in icing sugar, but he took them back no problem and brought me plain yummy berries.
07-23-2006, 01:37 AM
LOL it's like that over here in Australia, t's more like, would you like some fruit with your cream? instead of would you like some cream with your fruit, they think fruit is the decorative bit, not the MEAL! :rolleyes:
07-23-2006, 01:48 AM
I had a good experience in a restaurant recently. And it was a Friday's, believe it or not! We got in late after a show and everyone was chowing down on their burgers, chips, fries and so forth. I started out by saying to the waitress "I'm kind of weird and I have an odd request" and that immediately takes them off the defensive. Then I told her I was a vegan and could they give me a garden salad and add some raw stuff. And she said I'll see what we have. She got me a fabulous salad filled with a lot of cool raw veggies with a cilantro lime dressing that was soooo good. I was finally more satisfied at a restaurant than my burger eating friends and family.
I found that starting off with an almost apologetic attitude makes them want to help you more.
07-23-2006, 03:58 AM
It's sooo true Lay-Lay!!! My mom has been a vegetarian since she was 21 so our family really never gave us veggies with meat in them. But a lot of restaurants have them in it, like Folks (which is miss!) and also the food at college. I miss cornbread and haven't tried raw Collard Greens, since I hated them cooked. How are they?
07-23-2006, 06:51 AM
RawLozzy are you from Australia too? What state? I'm in northern NSW.
07-23-2006, 05:56 PM
It happened again! I was buying strawberries at the farmers' market and the woman said they'd be good in a smoothie-- "add ice and sugar and they'd make a great smoothie" :rolleyes:
Sharon in Colorado
07-23-2006, 06:12 PM
Maybe it would help to ask for a plate of NEKKED (naked, lol) fruit...which should mean to them nothing but the fruit. If they get that wrong then we are all in for it!
Yes, I also usually apologize for how I'm going to order. Even though I'm really not sorry, it helps me in the end. I don't want a loogie or anything on my fruit or salad for being "difficult".
I have also heard of saying "My doctor tells me to eat only fresh xx or xx" which automatically makes the server sympathetic to you.
Or tipping ahead of time and telling them you'll tip more after the meal.
These last 2 suggestions were from Dr. Graham's CD "Eating raw Socially" available from his website. It is excellent.
07-23-2006, 07:58 PM
serving sherbert with fruit is common here in the Pacific Northwest, so is serving toast or bread with fruit.
I have had some wonderful fruit platters here, as the Pacific Northwest, tends to be fairly alternative health conscious.
I am blessed.
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