27 Things Vegetarians Get Really Good At

For everyone who celebrates Take Your Box of Veggie Burgers to the BBQ Day.

1. “Where’s Waldo”-ing the hidden meat in pasta salads.

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You have become the Annie Oakley of spotting bacon in potato salad from three miles away.

2. Interrogating waiters (nicely).

3. Bringing your own veggie burgers to your friend’s cookout.

{casually slides MorningStar patty onto grill as far away as possible from hamburgers}

4. Living off Amy’s products.

Pro tip: the burritos make excellent drunk food!

5. Making a mean peanut butter and jelly.

 

You’ve basically graduated from the Le Cordon PB&J.

6. Eating a LOT of pasta at restaurants.

#tokenvegetarianentree

7. Reading ingredient labels like a ninja.

I SEE YOU, RENNET.

8. Ignoring people who say things like, “Hitler was a vegetarian, so I can’t trust you.”

9. “So you wouldn’t eat a burger for a million dollars?”

10. “Can you eat animal crackers? Ha ha!”

11. “But how do you get enough pr—”

12. Being the one person to reply to invitations that ask if anyone has any dietary restrictions.

Hi, I’m a pain in the ass! Sorry.

13. Eating before you go to a wedding.

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Because the dinner will mostly likely look like this, and when you get four champagnes deep on an empty stomach, bad things happen.

14. Dealing with dates who say they’ll take it as a challenge to “break you” and get you to eat meat.

15. Bringing your own lunch to work, because fast food has pretty much zero options for you.

16. Avoiding chicken broth.

And beef broth (French onion soup). And fish broth (most ramen).

17. Feeling less guilty when a host makes you your own special vegetarian entree.

 

No! It’s OK! I’ll bring my own! Please don’t worry about it! — OK, that looks really good, though, and everyone else will eat it too.

18. Assembling a cute plate of side dishes at Thanksgiving and holidays.

Yum!

19. Making sure to ask if the restaurant’s veggie burger is homemade.

Once you’ve paid $14.99 for a sad Boca patty on a bun, you’ll never make this mistake again.

20. Handling places where the salad option is basically this:

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Here’s looking at you, McDonald’s.

21. Having really good snack game.

Hummus + pretzel crisps = is this heaven?

22. Turning down 75% of the free samples at Costco.

Even though it hurts.

23. Being sarcastic with people who are like, “But it’s fish! Here, just try it!”

24. Watching out for gelatin.

Marshmallows. :(

25. Bringing home an A+ farmers’ market haul.

26. Explaining that this isn’t all you eat.

Plain tofu is pretty gross, tbh.

27. Enjoying a life built around so many meat-free AND delicious foods!

 

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