Friday, September 4, 2009
Have you ever been invited to dinner with your friends and family, they've decided to go to Outback Steakhouse and you immediately think "Ack, what's a vegan going to eat at a Steakhouse?"? For me, part of my vegan advocacy is to always show people how easy it is to be a vegan, and turning down a dinner invitation sure doesn't send that message, does it. And who among us hasn't been on a roadtrip, it's dinner time, you're in the middle of nowhere, chain restaurants abound and you wonder where you are going to find anything vegan.
Wouldn't it be nice if restaurants were required to label which of their menu items are vegan? Unfortunately they don't, but now they don't need to!! With the VeganXpress app for your iPhone or iTouch you'll never wonder what you can eat at a chain restaurant again. This app has saved me from the tedious task of interrogating the server about ingredients, and has saved me from settling for just salad.
With a listing for over 100 popular chains, the vegan menu is right at your fingertips. VeganXpress also has a complete listing of junk foods that you never knew were vegan and a listing of vegan beer and wine to boot.
If you are an iPhone/iTouch user, or know one that would love this app leave a comment and tell me what your favorite vegan find at a chain restaurant is. Tweet this contest or post on facebook and receive an extra entry, just be sure to leave another comment that you tweeted or facebooked! Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Wednesday September 9.