Culver’s is a fast food burger joint that I personally never been to, although they have restaurants situated all over the US, mainly in Wisconson, Illinois, and Minnesota. I have yet to hear anything bad about this place, so let’s dive into the menu and see what I would be able to eat as a vegetarian if I went.
- Cheese Curds
- Onion Rings
- Green Beans (made with butter)
- Dinner Roll (Contains a small amount of Eggs)
- Cheese and Broccoli Soup
- Garden Fresco Salad (Cheese)
- Side Salad (Cheese)
- Veggie Patty? (Apparently it is not listed on the menu but many Culver’s have one)
As a warning, the Gravy in the Mashed Potatoes and Gravey is made with beef shortening, and the Cauliflower and Cheese soup is made with Bacon Fat, as does the Au Gratin Potato soup, and the Wisconson Cheese soup. The Stuffed Green Pepper soup has beef crumbles in it. Always be wary of foods that look as if they might be vegetarian, because most of the time they do contain small amounts of meat in it, usually in the form of fats or broths. Which I understand, but it is still rather inconvenient,
They have a fair amount of choices if you are a lacto-vegetarian, I personally would enjoy eating here because of the cheese and broccoli soup. Although it does have a fair amount of fat, especially Saturated Fat, it also has a large amount of protein at 10 grams, and fairly small amount of calories, at 220. But when it comes to vegan, or even ovo-vegetarian options, you are again out of luck.
Most fast food restaurants that have meat-free options do cater more towards Lacto-vegetarians than any other group of vegetarian, and it does make sense in the long run, because most vegetarians still consume dairy, especially newer vegetarians that might not be too keen just yet on kicking the cheese habit.