This isn’t about a hippie, but about a sandwich.
One of the difficult things about being vegan is finding food sold to the mass public that is free of animal products. Fast food places are out of the option (for me anyway), I try not to eat at non-vegan restaurants as much as possible cause it’s just a pain in the ass trying to figure out substitutions and putting faith in the cook staff to properly prepare it as such. But on those occasions when I’m out and need something quick and relatively healthy to eat I go to the house Jared built, Subway. They have a sandwich that is pretty safe for the most part especially if you follow these 2 rules when you order a Veggie Delite or The Dirty Vegan:
1. Go when it’s not busy: If you go during non-peak hours the “Sandwich Artist” will be able to better prepare your sandwich by using fresh gloves that haven’t just handled meat, cheese, or the bathroom trash.
2. Ask them if they could wipe the knife: The knife that they slice the sub with sits in a bucket of ice-water, along with remnants of each sandwich the knife has cut (tuna w/ mayo, meatball subs, roast beef).
Once you have done that (and of course don’t get the honey oat bread) your sandwich is pretty much vegan. I usually get wheat with everything but olives, extra jalapenos and red onions w/ one stripe of Dijon mustard, sweet onion, and red wine vinegar. Then once it’s wrapped, I take that and consume. Of course don’t forget you can tip your sandwich maker too, most Subway’s have tip jars now.