19 Awkward Moments Every Vegetarian Understands

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1. When everyone with you at a restaurant is trying to help you figure out what to order.

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"You could get the Caesar salad, but without anchovies!" "Eggs, can you eat eggs?" "Or the chicken parm sandwich, but with no chicken!" "Oooh, look, steamed kale!"

2. Whipping out your box of Morningstar at the barbecue.

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Not to mention silently freaking out about your veg patty being grilled in the same spot where a juicy hamburger was just chilling out.

4. When your friends want to share small plates at restaurants.

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Brace yourself for paying $50 to eat one small plate of olives and some too-tough ciabatta.

6. Family members who don't get it.

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Sigh.

9. When someone invites you over to their house for dinner.

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Your options:

1. Let them know you don't eat meat, which makes them feel obligated to cook them something special and/or makes you sound presumptuous.

2. Don't tell them, and so make them feel bad when you can only eat the side dishes.

14. When the token vegetarian entree is just a pile of roasted veggies, and you have to pay $18 for it anyway.

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17. Stores with in-house butchers.

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