I am on the road, dear readers, and who woulda thought it would be so easy to find veggie eats in the heart of beef country?
Okay, so it’s not gourmet fare, but it tastes good and it’s cheap.
First up, on the flight over:
Veggie curry with rice, dinner roll, vanilla soy pudding
This was not bad for food at 40,000 feet, 100% vegan, even the margarine which airlines normally don’t bother with. Plus when you order a special meal, you get served before anyone else.
Shredded carrots and houmous in pita, l’il box of raisins
I really liked the combo of shredded carrots and houmous, though the houmous was lacking in garlic. I’ll be using this combo as a sandwich filling when I return from afar. When I was a kid, I would eat raisins if they were in the little Sun-Maid Raisins box, but not otherwise. I always was a sucker for packaging.
Fast food fixes:
Happy Camel falafel
Falafels are usually fried, but this offering from Happy Camel is fat free. Served on a pita with houmous, chopped salad and salsa. Garlicky… yummy. Happy Camel also sell an assortment of other veggie dips/spreads, including a super scrumptious red lentil paté.
KFC veggie “chicken” burger
I have to admit this took me back to my childhood, when I was in love with KFC chicken. This burger has the same tasty coating that KFC chicken does, without the cruelty. Apparently, KFC put this option on their menu after lobbying by PETA. Sadly, only available north of the 49th at the moment.
A&W Swiss Veggie deluxe, sans cheese
I ordered this on the spur of the moment, without any prior research. Unfortunately, I found out afterwards that it is vegetarian, but not vegan, even without the cheese and dressing. Which is a shame, because it is really, really tasty.
That concludes Instalment 1 of What to eat in cowboy country. Stay tuned for more, coming real soon!