Is it just me, or are restaurants becoming a lot better about accommodating allergies and dietary restrictions? Two years ago I never would have dreamed I would be able to find a bakery with nut-free treats. And now I know of two.
I also used to never be able to eat at vegan restaurants. In fact, I've called London's only fully vegan restaurant, Veg Out, a few times in the past to ask if they can accommodate nut allergies, but each time I was told it would be too risky. But this week when I called again I got a different answer: they said it would be no problem and that they would be sure to take measures to prevent contamination in the kitchen. This made me so happy!
So on Saturday evening I went there for dinner with my friends Andrea and Rae, who are both big fans of the restaurant. It had such a cute cozy feeling inside - I almost felt like I was eating at someone's house.
For my meal I was debating between the tempeh bacon mushroom melt sandwich and the "bowl of plenty" with greens, veggies, sprouted lentils, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and apricots, but when I heard the daily special, I was sold. It was a sweet potato stuffed with curried chickpeas and spinach - yum!
I was so impressed with this meal, and also with the great service. The waitress did a great job of taking care of me and making sure all my allergy-related questions were answered by the kitchen.
I wish I wasn't moving out of the city in 4 days, because I could definitely see myself becoming a regular here!
What's your favourite kind of stuffed vegetable?
Do you have any allergies or dietary restrictions that make it hard to eat at restaurants?