I’ve seen several variations of this image or something similar, so I decided to make my own version. Many of them have the the majority as something like “dealing with idiots” or “dealing with morons”. Sure, there are idiots and morons out there, but I find it is more ignorance than anything else.
Most people didn’t grow up eating veg*; I sure didn’t. They can’t quickly come up with a veg* meal. “What do you eat?!” They don’t realize that fruit and veggies are a delicious meal on their own. It makes me laugh when someone says, “I’ve never had vegan food.” Really?? You’ve never had an apple? Lettuce? Rice? Carrots? Banana? Frozen veggies? Mixed nuts? hehe.
If you are not veg* and someone asks you to pick a place to eat, then I would recommend happycow.net and vegguide.org. Both have location specific listings. ExploreVeg also has a great list of resources. Finally, there is also my recipe page for tasty ideas.
If you are vegetarian or vegan, what do you think is the hardest part?