According to ChooseVeg.com if you’re planning a trip or flying across the continent, there are a few tips that will help you keep that veg glow when you’re on the go.
No reservation requirements! Most restaurants have vegetarian options nowadays. When in a pinch, try these popular chains:
- Taco Bell: Order the Fresco Bean Burrito or the Seven Layer Burrito without cheese and sour cream. Also, the Cinnamon Twists are all plant-based. Additional tip: you can sub beans for meat, request without cheese and sour cream, and add potatoes to create unique veg options.
- Subway: Make a Veggie Sub piled sky-high with all the veggies and topped with spicy mustard dressing, when it’s in season, add some avocado to bulk it up. Oh, and try Minestrone Soup. It’s delicious!
- Chipotle Mexican Grill: Go for the Vegetarian Bowl or Burrito with guacamole and black beans. Mix and match with mild, medium, or spicy salsa, lettuce, grilled peppers and onions, or corn.
- Denny’s: Try the Veggie Burger without the cheese and butter or go for the Garden Salad with the light Italian dressing. Also, the Fit Fare Veggie Skillet can easily be made veg. Just ask them to hold the eggs whites.
- Panera Bread: Order the Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich without feta, or the Black Bean Soup or Vegetable Soup without pesto.
Quick Tip: If you’re invited to a restaurant you aren’t familiar with, go online and check out its menu. If there’s nothing veggie on the menu, call ahead and ask if the chef can prepare something for you. Most restaurants are more than happy to accommodate.
Come prepared: if you’re planning a trip, it’s a good idea to take along some snacks or pack a sandwich (peanut butter and jelly never gets old).
Clif bar, Lara bars, and Luna bars are available almost everywhere and are almost always dairy- and egg-free. Trial mix, pretzels, nuts, fresh fruits (such as apples and bananas), and dried fruit are also safe bets.
If you didn’t have time to pack a lunch, don’t panic, as most of these foods can be easily picked up at gas stations or airports.