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"By the Way, I'm Vegan"

I use these printable cards as well as calling ahead.

Jul 12, 2008
kevfoodvan in Features

Nepal Dining

I am going to Nepal in late October for 3 weeks. Does any one have any recommendations of "safe" places to eat in Kathmandu and the Anapurna/Everest region?

Sep 16, 2007
kevfoodvan in India & South Asia

"By the Way, I'm Vegan"

Bottom line people make mistakes. The places that people with special dietary needs return to frequently are the ones that make the fewest mistakes. If you become a regular then the restaurant knows your habits and will then take care of you. I have a chinese restaurant server that calls me the no veggie guy because I always order plain beef fried rice. When you are travelling have a card to present. As far as saying you are allergic to something when you are not.....I hope you never are diagnosed with Crohn's or Celiac Disease as no mustard will be the least of your worries.

May 21, 2007
kevfoodvan in Features

"By the Way, I'm Vegan"

The biggest key to this issue is communication. Call ahead, tell the server your dietary restrictions. With the amount of diabetes and heart disease issues within North America the issue of ordering special requests will only become bigger. I have Crohns Disease and have created the first site and ipod dining guide ( that has a section for people with special diets so they can search via disease. I find that I can still be a foodie and yet I am restricted to eating a low fibre diet. The key here is enjoyment of food for everyone prepared by the best chef's in the world.

May 13, 2007
kevfoodvan in Features

Two days, two nights in Vancouver

For a great lounge check out George in Yaletown