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Can Eggplant Please Stop Being The Only Vegetarian Option?

Please, make it stop.

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When you don't eat meat, you’re used to having limited options.

Whether you're at a restaurant, wedding, or work event, you're always relieved to find there's something for you at all.

But let’s talk about how that something is frequently eggplant.

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If you love eggplant, that’s great. More power to you.

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But not everyone has the strength to eat eggplant all the time, to withstand its sponginess, to chew through its rubbery skin.

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Sure, eggplant has it’s moments. It's *fine* every once in a while.

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But that high quality stock photo isn't fooling anyone. Truth is, it usually looks a little something like this:

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Sure, one veg option is better than none. But where is the variety??? The creativity???

If you are a restaurant and yr only vegetarian option is a roasted veg sandwich heavily featuring eggplant, YOU ARE NOT TRYING HARD ENOUGH!

There's so much more to life than this.

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