You’re welcome. I mean, Ivanhoe’s is the famous one, but nothing vegan. And they only have one sugar free flavor available at a time.
People say hey, hey you can open up to me
And then you do after finally getting over just how scary that is, and they’re all like “Actually never mind your negativity is too much for me, please talk to someone else - I’ll still be your friend but not about this”
AND THEN WE WONDER WHY PEOPLE SUFFER IN SILENCE
I’m never sure what to say in that situation.
Well my old stand-by is Taco Bell seeing as they can make almost any of their burritos vegan style for you (and it’s so close to my house.) Plus if you cut out the meat and cheese at Taco Bell you’re actually eating pretty decent quality food most of the time, not to mention it’s super cheap.
The only place within probably fifty miles of where I live that serves specific vegan dishes would be Ivanhoe’s in Upland, Indiana. I really like that place; it’s a little hipster-ey but it’s cute, and they have a REALLY good hummus and pita bread plate. Aside from that, if you want a restaurant that caters specifically to vegans in Indiana, you have to go to Indianapolis or Bloomington (or maybe Broadripple or Fort Wayne, I’m not sure.) There used to be a place downtown here called the Blue Bottle that served vegan options, which was SO good, but they closed down.
There are a lot of chain restaurants where you can order food without cheese or meat and you’ve got a vegan meal—some crusts at Domino’s and Pizza Hut are vegan, and they even offer vegan cheese in some places (not here though.) But I’ve found consistently that the places that offer the most vegan options are… pretty much anywhere except American style cuisine restaurants.
Mexican food places almost always have vegetarian options, and you can just ask for no dairy and you’ve got a vegan plate. Chinese food places are usually really excellent about this as well; you likely can’t get it from a buffet, but if you order Chinese food and you call ahead to check which options are vegan, they have lots of options, and if nothing else they usually have a steamed vegetable plate. Also most sushi places have a vegan option if you ask, so there’s another option. Actually, American cuisine restaurants are usually the only restaurants that I don’t find accommodating. Even most Italian places I’ve been to have a veggie plate. But American cuisine, due to our culture’s obsession with meat, usually have pretty limited options for vegans.
This is going to sound weird but I think you mean Payne’s in Upland Indiana from how you describe it. Ivanhoe’s serves hamburgers, cheese burgers, 100 flavors of ice cream, and 100 kinds of shakes… I’m pretty sure they don’t serve anything vegan. :/
Payne’s does serve a vegetarian chili, and their humus and pita is vegan, I believe, along with a couple of other things.