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3 hours ago, CaptainSwing said:

And yes, vegan food can be just as tasty as other vegetarian food - that's more a function of how good the cook is than whether the ingredients are vegan or not.

How can food be just as tasty (and varied) if you are severely limiting what you can put into it ?

And these lazy caterers are not doing so for any ethical reasons but purely to make it easier for them.

As I have said before, if they are so certain that vegetarians are happy to eat vegan food "because they can", why don't they go the whole hog and just offer meat eaters vegan options ?

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3 hours ago, Bargepole23 said:

Err, why are you on here being offended about someone else's alleged problem then.

Partly because my wife is annoyed by it (and an unhappy wife makes for an unhappy husband) and partly because I am an idealist and it is so obviously unreasonable.

And it is not "alleged", you patently did not listen to the article on the radio the other day.

And when (back in 2019 when we were actually free to do so) we pushed the boat out for a Premium Economy flight to Taiwan and my wife was served a vegan dish (basically vegetables in tomato sauce) I don't think she would have taken kindly to you saying it is a "non problem".

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It isn't unreasonable though. Restaurants operate in a free market. Don't like it? Eat elsewhere.

 

You can't go to McDonald's and get pizza, you get what they serve.  Their business, their choice.

 

There are thousands of Restaurants locally. Choose one with food you like and stop whining about the choices that others make.

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2 minutes ago, sibon said:

It isn't unreasonable though. Restaurants operate in a free market. Don't like it? Eat elsewhere.

 

You can't go to McDonald's and get pizza, you get what they serve.  Their business, their choice.

 

There are thousands of Restaurants locally. Choose one with food you like and stop whining about the choices that others make.

When it comes to restaurants you might be right, but not, for example, on airlines. 

 

But this thread might achieve something if it educates some restaurateurs that vegan is not the same as vegetarian, and not all vegetarians are happy to just be offered vegan options. And there are a lot more vegetarians than vegans......

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7 minutes ago, Chekhov said:

When it comes to restaurants you might be right, but not, for example, on airlines. 

 

But this thread might achieve something if it educates some restaurateurs that vegan is not the same as vegetarian, and not all vegetarians are happy to just be offered vegan options. And there are a lot more vegetarians than vegans......

Maybe so.

 

Perhaps we could also learn to distinguish between vegetarians and non vegetarians.

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9 minutes ago, Chekhov said:

When it comes to restaurants you might be right, but not, for example, on airlines. 

But this thread might achieve something if it educates some restaurateurs that vegan is not the same as vegetarian, and not all vegetarians are happy to just be offered vegan options. And there are a lot more vegetarians than vegans......

 

1 minute ago, sibon said:

Maybe so.

Perhaps we could also learn to distinguish between vegetarians and non vegetarians.

My wife would not fly Air France Premium economy again, she was that ****ed off......

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2 minutes ago, Chekhov said:

 

My wife would not fly Air France Premium economy again, she was that ****ed off......

She could go business class.

 

Or take a tuna sandwich with her.

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1 minute ago, Chekhov said:

 

My wife would not fly Air France Premium economy again, she was that ****ed off......

Good for her , its her choice . Her choice to eat what she wants , if an establishment does not cater for her , its her choice not to use it . Where is this fake problem you are finding ?

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35 minutes ago, Chekhov said:

That is an arrogant thing to say. My wife does not eat meat and she is not happy about the veggie options at more and more eateries being vegan*. They do it because it is easier for them, despite the fact that :

1 - Many vegetarians are not happy at only being given vegan options, and

2 - There are a lot more vegetarians (and pescatarians) than vegans

 

* She is not on her own as an article on BBC R4's PM reported the other night.

Can't argue with that.

Your wife eats fish. She's not even a vegetarian, let alone a typical one. All the self confessed vegetarians on this thread are happy with restaurants supplying a vegan option as they only non omnivore dish. Some vegetarians might be annoyed at it but the vast majority aren't. In my experience of being a veggie for 35 years I've never met one who was bothered by it.

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32 minutes ago, Chekhov said:

My wife would not fly Air France Premium economy again, she was that ****ed off......

You went on Air France and were fed vegetables in tomato sauce. It sounds like that classic French dish ratatouille. It's entirely unsurprising that the French would choose to serve ratatouille as the vegan option on their national airline.

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3 minutes ago, altus said:

You went on Air France and were fed vegetables in tomato sauce. It sounds like that classic French dish ratatouille. It's entirely unsurprising that the French would choose to serve ratatouille as the vegan option on their national airline.

I think hes posting ,just for the sakes of posting 

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3 minutes ago, hackey lad said:

I think hes posting ,just for the sakes of posting 

I think you're right. I'll leave him to rant on into the night.

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