Thursday, August 12, 2010
California Pizza Kitchen
I'm not a big a fan of chain restaurants, but that's pretty much all there is in the area where I work. It was Vanessa's birthday on Monday, and we always go out to lunch to celebrate. We took her to California Pizza Kitchen. You'd think that there's be slim pickings for a (mostly) gluten-free vegan at a place called California Pizza Kitchen, and you'd be right! But that doesn't mean it's impossible to eat there. I had a grilled vegetable salad which consisted of lettuce, avocados, sun-dried tomatoes, grilled asparagus, corn and zucchini. It was really tasty. What I appreciate about California Pizza Kitchen is that they have vegetarian info and food allergy info for all of the dishes on on their website. With food allergies on the rise and vegetarianism and veganism becoming more popular, I think that more and more chains are doing this, which is a really great thing. If you can't find information on a restaurant's website, you can always call ahead and see if they have entrées you can eat. Most places will accommodate special dietary needs, so explain what you can and cannot eat. If they do not have something suitable on the menu, they might even make a special dish to suit your needs.
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