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19 Meals Every Vegetarian Has Suffered Through

*grimace emoji*

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1. The Portobello Mushroom

Instagram: @vinohawaii

"I know, how about...a grilled rubber tire sandwich on the world's hardest-to-chew bread?" —every menu creator

2. The $12 Restaurant Boca Burger

Instagram: @anonypotomous

Could have made this at home for, like, 85 cents!!!! Fries, though.

4. When You Order The Expensive Fish Dish Without The Fish And They Still Charge You The Original $32

Instagram: @piedmontrestaurant

My man, it was like...farro and some peas?


7. The "Gotta Cobble Together Two Sides"

Instagram: @kristynflora

*prays for hefty portions*


9. The Veg Option That's Way Richer And Probably Less Healthy Than The Meat Option

Instagram: @cristinacamaramandy

Pro: It tastes DELICIOUS. Con: You will feel your bowels exploding shortly after eating.

10. The "We Made You A Full Plate Of The Steamed Vegetable Side Dish" Steakhouse Entrée

Instagram: @kavganness

At least it's healthy. Right?

11. Attack Of The Starches

Instagram: @sidneyfonda

I ended up with a plate full of tasty carbs, but it was all I had, ya know? *wink*


13. The "Well, There's Only One Token Vegetarian Entrée So I Guess I'm Getting That"

Instagram: @skinnerella_

Spoiler alert: It's mushroom risotto.

14. The "My Dinner Is Mostly Dessert"

Instagram: @missy_721

Commonly spotted at: Every. Single. Potluck.

15. The Bread Basket

Instagram: @camilleaacopio

At every wedding: "Are you gonna eat your roll?"


17. The Cucumber Roll

Instagram: @ithehoeltje

Me at dinner: "So glad they have a vegetarian sushi option!"

Me five minutes after dinner: "I am still so hungry because I basically ate just air."

18. The "There Wasn't Enough For Me To Eat, So I Got Drunk Really, REALLY Fast"

Halfway through wedding dinner: *slurs* "IS THAT THE CHA CHA SLIDE????"

19. And The Purse Banana.

Instagram: @lacefaced

When all else fails and you hit the bathroom with your emergency snack stash.