IMHO we need more vegetarian food chains!
A chick pea fritter? I’d order that!
I’ve often wondered why there are no local vegetarian drive through restaurants (that I know of) because I believe if we had that choice, we would chose it. Maybe not every time we’re rushing around looking for something to stuff in our pie hole, but maybe often enough to make a difference in our diet. And by “diet”, I mean what we choose to eat every day.
There’s a new vegetarian food chain restaurant opening in Somerville, Clover Food Lab. They have about a dozen locations in the Boston area. This particular Clover Food Lab will be located in Assembly Row. They move in next month…which is just days away!
My daughter’s pretty much vegetarian. Though I’m still a carnivore, I do have many meat free meals and am one hundred percent open to eating mostly vegetarian meals. My meat eating stems from habit, what I grew up eating and not knowing how to quickly prepare a lot of tasty, interesting vegetarian dishes. I did stop eating meat many years ago for about eight months but eventually started incorporating meat back into my diet.
There are parts of the country where you have more vegan choices. 2022’s Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians lists the top ten cities you might expect to be in the top ten: Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, Seattle. And some that might surprise you: Orlando, Florida and Lexington, Kentucky. Out of those 100 cities, Boston ranks 89th for vegans and vegetarians. Yikes!
India ranks number 1 for most vegetarian country with 38 percent of the population adopting a vegetarian diet, followed by Israel at 13 percent. Most meat eating countries? According to this study, no surprise, the US, Australia and Argentina.
We’re all products of our environment; our culture, where we live. Which doesn’t mean we can’t learn and grow and change if we choose. For me, the good news is it doesn’t have to be done all at once. Just little adjustments here and there. And more vegetarian drive through restaurants would be a good start. More options!
Here’s a brief list of vegetarians we know and love:
A List Of Famous Vegetarians