Picnic basket in a field on a summers day

Eating out – What Posy Picks Off the Menu

Picnic basket in a field on a summers day





I have written before about how I cannot eat many rich foods due to my lactose intolerance, while my recovery from cancer has left me as someone who gets indigestion very easily.

I used to love eating out – anything for an excuse to dress up, avoid the washing up and have someone else cook (although my OH does most of the cooking for our family). The above factors have made eating out less appealing and now that I’m vegetarian, my meal choices have narrowed still further.

Going out, our family now has the added problem that 1 of our number is vegan. This one describes perusing the menu nowadays as being like “where’s Wally?” – the challenge is to find the one thing that they CAN eat!

The types of food I look forward to eating in restaurants is cuisine from other countries: Chinese, Thai, Italian and Indian. Before we went vegetarian my OH and I enjoyed a wonderful Vietnamese barbecue where we cooked the meat we ordered on hot plates set into the surface of our table.

I still love good old fish and chips, about the only take-away food I had growing up. Eating hot chips wrapped in paper beside a windswept beach when I’ve just been for a lovely bracing walk (with or without dogs) is something I particularly enjoy.

When I was in Camden with Eve this summer, we had a delicious lunch at Byrons. I was impressed with their meat substitute burgers – with a blindfold test I wouldn’t have known the difference. In a burger situation I usually choose sweet potato fries rather than the potato variety.

Wagamama is another favourite place to eat out – my family love their Asian fusion food options. At my first Eroticon, that’s where May and I went out to eat. At my second Eroticon, Luv Bunny and I went to Rossopomodoro, an Italian restaurant, where I selected risotto, a go to option for me which I really enjoy.

To sum up, for Julie’s For the Health of It meme, where the topic is currently ‘Eating Out’ – it’s something I enjoy, without going too fancy with my food options. Why not visit the link to see what other’s are posting.


7 thoughts on “Eating out – What Posy Picks Off the Menu”

  1. Thanks for joining in. It’s been a long time but yes, fish and chips at the seaside is amazing. I too also prefer sweet potato fries in a restaurant. Thankfully there are more and more veggie and vegan items on menus. Though I am highly suspicious of the words ‘plant based’. If feels like a processed scandal waiting to happen!

    1. I’m happy to participate Julie – I’m impressed with a lot of the vegetarian/vegan options, but not everything works (pea protein, jackfruit, I’m looking at you!)

  2. I love Wagamama, and this year for the first time we went to Byrons, where I had a burger without bread. It was so tasty, so delicious. I wish we had more of those choices in the Netherlands!

    Rebel xox

    1. Thanks Marie – I’m glad you agree with my recommendations! I had always imagined that NL would be more adventurous than the UK for food choices, you surprise me!

  3. I’m a bit the same, it is hard to find anything on all menus, because I am vegetarian (would always prefer vegan options), and my diabetes and IBS limit options further. But I have found some great places that cater to my needs, and where I know exactly what I can order. I often prefer cooking at home these days too, just to be on the safe side and my stomach issues being a bit too much lately. Maybe I am also lucky because I live in a big and diverse city, so finding vegan or stomach friendly food really isn’t that difficult. I am looking forward to read about where you have dined at your next Eroticon, hehe.

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