As little as 10 years ago if you were a vegetarian and ate in most traditional restaurants your choice of a meal was normally limited to salad and the vegetable of the day. However, over the past decade there has been a number of restaurants springing up that cater mainly to vegetarians and Vegans and offer an abundance of tastefully prepared meat free dishes. The rise in popularity of vegetarian restaurants even among those people who are not true vegetarians has forced many traditional restaurants to reflect on their menu items and make changes that include some entrees and side dishes that are tempt the vegetarian palate.
Meeting The Needs of The Entire Family
Many families have some members of a family who are vegetarians and some who are not. This often made dining out as family difficult as those who were vegetarians had extremely limited choices on traditional menus and those who were not vegetarians had difficulty finding meat dishes at vegetarian restaurants. It seems only natural that restaurateurs would eventually reach the conclusion that their dining establishments would have to find a way to meet the needs of the entire family, if they wanted their business to succeed.
The results of trying to meet the entire family's needs was that now many traditional restaurants now offer at least a few vegetarian dishes on their menus. Many of these dishes are designed to meet the palates of both those who eat meat and those who don't. You often see a wide variety of pasta dishes on traditional menus these days some served with meat sauce some without and some offering tofu in exchange for the meat.
There is also a number of colorful vegetable dishes that are prepared using flavorful aromatic spices that tempt the palate of all the designers. In fact, many of these traditional restaurants who have begun offering vegetarian entrees are finding that some of their non-vegetarian customers are trying and loving their vegetarian choices.
Including Vegetarian choices in most menus turned out to be less difficult than many restaurants feared as in many cases they all ready had the food on hand to prepared vegetarian entrees and simply did not consider that option. However, once they decided to make some changes in their menus they found that it was extremely easy and a wise business move to meet the growing needs of those who wanted vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Good For Business
There is little doubt that in these difficult economic times that catering to the needs of a variety of customers is good for business, however, you don't want a menu that is too extensive or confusing, so it only makes sense to try and offer some meals that can easily work for those who are vegetarians and those who are meet lovers simply by changing a sauce, or vegetarian food in such a way to tempt the palates of your other customers. In the end you might just be surprised how many people enjoy these dishes.