Going out to eat as a vegan can be a challenge, especially if you are the only vegan. I make it a habit to look at a menu ahead of time and don’t be afraid to call and ask. I’ve had steak houses make me delicious tofu dishes when out with friends. I also try and always ask for a vegan menu, even if you know they don’t have one it helps to raise awareness to the need for one.

If you don’t have the Happy Cow app yet you need it now. It helps locate vegan, vegetarian, and just friendly restaurants in your area. I’ve listed out for you a few of my favorite places broken down by states that I frequent.