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Veganism is on the rise and there are more vegan restaurants and eateries than ever before. Regular omnivorous restaurants are also becoming more accommodating to us vegans with many restaurants having vegan options these days. So you’d expect there to be no more problems finding vegan options right?
Well one vegan diner was in for an unpleasant surprise when she went to a Father’s Day meal at Kathrin’s Biergarten in California. The vegan pretzel bun, the one and only vegan option on the menu caught Taylor Mooney’s eye, who was expecting a dish with “delicious veges”. However when her dish arrived, she was filled with disappointment, as her omnivore companions received dishes with platefuls of food and her one was an absolute disgrace. It was nothing more than a small dried out bun with some green beans and baby carrots in it.
“Everyone else had massive plates with tons of food on it and mine came out with just this and it was the saddest looking thing and all our jaws dropped and then we started laughing at it because we were expecting so much more,” "My meal was so dry I had to drown it in mustard and sauerkraut. When I actually started eating it was so gross."
What's worse is that the dish took a whole two hours to finally arrive, just for Mooney to receive the final insult of a pathetic excuse for dish.
“I ordered the only vegan option and had very high expectations but it took two hours to come out and it was honestly insulting!
Some of the other dishes had lettuce and onions and also came with sides. You’d think it’d be an idea to include these into Mooney’s dish, but I guess that would make her dish actually taste better.
“You would think a place so ‘vegan friendly’ would carry vegan sausages or at least a potato dish,” she said.
However, Mooney proceeded to share her uncanny experience to her twitter account where she actually received backlash from the public. Although there were many that were sympathetic, others told her that if she wanted to have a decent vegan dish, then she should have gone to a vegan restaurant. The problem is that Katherin's Biergarten had advertised itself as being vegan friendly, - which it was anything but. Others replied that situations like this would be one of the reasons that they would not turn vegan.
In the end, Mooney decided to give the restaurant 2 out of 5 stars on Yelp and to leave it at that. Have you ever had an experience like this? What are your expectations for a "vegan friendly" restaurant? Comment Below.