But being vegetarians, it is much more difficult for us. There are days when you have to eat only potato wedges for dinner and there are other days when you have to convince people that seafood is not vegetarian. There are days when people at McDonald’s or Burger king offer to remove the patty and give you the bread with some vegetables thrown in. And you would gladly have it since you have no other choice. There are days when you only have one vegetarian option to choose from.
I am a vegetarian by choice and have been one for the past 11 years. I am not a vegan and I eat dairy products. Additionally, I eat egg which makes my life much easier compared to most other vegetarians.
It has been definitely getting better over the years and people all over the world are realizing that they have to feed us, vegetarians, too.
So how did I survive with finding vegetarian food in the USA? Quite well actually. There are many options available for Vegetarians and you just need to be open to try new cuisines. I would like to take you on a culinary experience around the USA through a Vegetarian’s eyes. I know I did not try as much as I wanted to since I had so less time there. Hopefully, it will be helpful for many others like me.
|La Petite Westmont|
Table Of Contents
- 1 Vegetarian Food in Chicago:
- 2 Vegetarian Food in New York:
- 3 Vegetarian Food in Florida:
- 4 Vegetarian Food in Washington, Corning and Niagara Falls:
- 5 Vegetarian Food on California Zephyr:
- 6 Vegetarian Food in San Francisco:
- 7 Booking Resources
On my first day there, I was randomly walking around the Westmont railway station since I had time to kill before the next train arrived. That is when I found this cute little Sweet and La Petite Sweet and the cupcake I had there was lip-smacking. Yes, I have a sweet tooth and hence I loved this one.
While I was in Chicago, a food festival called Taste of Chicago was going on and I had the opportunity to try some amazing food there. Also, don’t forget to have Garrett’s Popcorn and Chicago fudge when you are in Chicago
The one thing I missed having in Chicago was the Deep Dish Pizza. We had plans of going but I was so tired from the jet lag that I missed this one.
Even though I spent only 3 days this time in New York, it is a haven for vegetarian foodies like me. First of all, there are so many options to choose from. So many food trucks and you are spoilt with choices.
I first had from Chipotle here and most of my Indian friends in the USA will swear by their burritos and tacos. I distinctly remember a friendly fight between my friends over a Chipotle.
I have this habit of visiting Hard rock café at least once in a country when I travel. I love their vegetarian burgers and the ambience in Times Square with their décor and signed memorabilia was just awesome.
The only thing I did not like was a Pretzel. It was so salty and dry. Maybe I tried the wrong one but I definitely did not like it. Also, remember that the food inside the Met museum is so expensive. I learnt this the hard way.
On our last day in Orlando, we were quite late and we reached Disney Downtown around 11 PM. We walked around the whole place looking for vegetarian food and the only place open at that time serving vegetarian food was ‘Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant’. They had live music playing and that was definitely fun. They also had the best Bailey’s ice cream shake I have ever had.
I did not have anything that was so memorable here just because we did not have much time here. Also, my friend is an avid Chipotle fan and we had that many times while we were there with her.
One thing I do remember was the dinner we had at the Radisson hotel in Corning. When you combine good food with an awesome company, it definitely is unforgettable.
I did spend 2 days on this train. Food is nothing exceptional. But still, you can survive on this train. The food from the dining car is way better but the café is definitely cheaper.
For me, the last place was definitely the best. Since I was staying in an AirBnb in a good locality, I had many choices. It was such a delight. Every day I tried a different cuisine and I fell in love with it. San Francisco is definitely a foodie’s heaven. I tried French crepes, Italian lasagna, Lebanese platter and I loved all of them. I also had breakfast at Mission Beach café and it was the best breakfast I had in the USA. I still remember the kind waitress at this café.
|Ghirardelli Ice Cream, SFO|
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