Eating Out Vegan & Gluten-Free

Eating out on a vegan, gluten-free diet can seem daunting. I did not eat too often while on The Crazy Sexy Diet, but the times I did where not as difficult as I thought they would be. The key seems to be to stick with ethnic food, which was definitely not a hard task to undertake!

Sushi

Sushi seems like the opposite of vegan fare, but most places will have a veggie option. I ordered the veggie rolls in soy paper. Two rolls were pretty filling and delicious!

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Thai

Thai food is always a great option for vegans, and now that I had to think about it, also for not eating gluten. Most dishes are rice, not wheat bases. Thai is usually my safe fall back, when travelling and unsure about vegan options.

I ordered the pad thai with tofu and requested no egg. My husband ordered the drunken noodles with tofu, and we split an order of brown rice.

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One of my favorite parts about ordering Thai is that it is so filling, there is usually leftovers for lunch the next day!

Fusion

There is an amazing Korean/Mexican fusion restaurant that opened up about 15 minutes from where I live. Amazingly enough, they carry a variety of vegetarian “meats” and offer tofu as an option. My new favorite is their lettuce wraps with vegetarian chicken. They top the wraps with shredded beets, carrots and jicama, plus an amazingly, flavorful, spicy sauce.

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It is possible to still eat healthy, while eating out. It is not always easy, but I tend to find my go-to places, and frequent them over and over. Ethnic food always seems the easiest to find food that is free from animals, and wheat.

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2 thoughts on “Eating Out Vegan & Gluten-Free

  1. We have been thinking about the fusion place you wrote about. I’m sold! The “chicken” wrap looks and sounds amazing. Probably had at me at beets though. Thanks Angie.

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