The Onion Highlights "Plight" of Vegetarians Dining Out
Satirical digital media outlet The Onion, known for its humorous takes on local and international news, recently featured a “story” about the process of attempting to order vegetarian food when dining out.
The short article focused on Eve McCormick’s “sad, private routing of scanning the menu for the little green V’s indicating dishes she could eat,” with her noting:
“Nope, no green V’s yet, not even for the vegetable soup, which I’m sure uses a beef broth. Now I’ll flip the menu over in search of a separate vegetarian section–there isn’t one, of course, so I’ll just return to the front and see if I missed some fine print that tells me meat-based dishes may be made vegetarian upon request.”
The article ends with McCormick receiving her order of “steamed broccoli and a baked potato.” While this is of course a satirical article, there is definitely some truth to fiction as this is still the experience of many vegetarians and vegans when dining out at a non-veg restaurant. Luckily, things are rapidly changing as vegetarian menus have seen a 66 percent increase in restaurants!
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