Did you hear about the ‘vegan meal’ ordered by Georgina Jarvis at a restaurant in Malaga, Spain – which turned out to consist of just a plate of tomatoes cut into quarters, liberally garnished with rings of raw red onion?
Unfortunately Georgina isn’t the only vegan who’s received a bizarrely underwhelming meal when dining out, or whilst attending a wedding or works do.
Check out these hilarious descriptions of vegan meal fails that people shared with me on my Facebook page…
“I was given a plate full of tinned plum tomatoes as my vegan breakfast at a B&B, there must have been two tins on the plate. That was it, nothing else.”
“I was at a wedding about 16 years ago and my vegan meal was… a jacket potato with baked beans and a piece of lettuce. Not a side salad, an actual single piece of lettuce.”
“I went to a wedding in Dominican Republic and had a plate of marrow. It was cooked, but nothing else on the plate at all.”
“I had a 3 course lunch that was melon, vegetables, more melon. They asked if I wanted afternoon tea, I said ‘is it more melon’. He nodded sadly.”
“I had the ‘pleasure’ of being served grated carrot, chunks (yes chunks) of raw onion and a lettuce leaf.”
“I once got served just an avocado, cut in half, still in its skin with the stone in.”
“A Dublin hotel gave me a starter of lettuce. No dressing.”
“In Spain I had a bowl of nothing but wild mushrooms presented to me as the non-meat option. Now, I do love mushrooms, but to be given a gigantic bowl of nothing BUT mushrooms – especially the bizarre, long stalked type with tiny caps… it kind of put me off mushrooms for about a year.”
“I ordered vegan options for our works Xmas do – they did us hummus and carrot sticks.”
Caterers! Veganism is going mainstream and it’s estimated that over half a million people in the UK now follow a plant-based diet. Please stop with the sad, solitary vegetables on a plate and learn how to cook interesting vegan options! There are plenty of recipe books out there to help and vegans will be more than happy to assist you.
Do you have any other tales of miserable vegan food fails? Let me know in the comments below!