Yesterday I went out for a late lunch at Yard House with my boyfriend's family for his mother birthday. I was a little bit worried that there would be nothing for me to eat, and wasn't looking forward to trying to negotiate with the waiter or waitress what they could take off certain dishes to make it vegan in front of his family. But to my relief I found they had a whole vegetarian section on their menu.
I would have never guessed that this pub like restaurant would have a large vegetarian based section on their menu. The section was labeled Gardein which was what they called their chicken or beef substitute made from soy, wheat, pea proteins, vegetables, and grains. All of there regular burgers had the option of be switched to a Gardein burger, as well as included the choice of a regular or wheat bun. My boyfriend and I both decided on the Pepper Crusted Gorgonzola burger with a Gardein burger, whole wheat bun, and no cheese. The Pepper Crusted Gorgonzola Burger consisted of sauteed crimini mushrooms, caramelized onions, and spinach along with a side of garlic fries. My boyfriend took one look at his burger and said "this is the fanciest burger I have ever seen served" for it was presented elegantly on a white platter with the fries on the side in a metal cup. Not only was our meal elegantly presented, but I must say it was the best vegan burger I have ever tasted as of yet.