So I was wondering, since the overwhelming majority of posters here (and people in most places, anyways) aren't vegetarian, have you ever ate vegetarian food, and if so, what was it like for you? I don't mean eating food that is vegetarian, like cheese pizza or chocolate chip cookies, I mean consciously eating food considered part of vegetarian cuisine, or in a context where the food had to be vegetarian - such as going to a vegetarian restaurant, as part of some religious experience, or eating dinner at your vegetarian friend's house. Since I was literally born vegetarian I'm pretty used to eating vegetarian, so much I don't think about it. Non-vegetarians have told me a lot of things about what they think of vegetarian food, often negative stuff about how vegetarian food is bad (especially compared to the "real" thing) but I feel some of it is just that they haven't had much experience with vegetarian food to begin with. I don't want this thread to turn into a debate about the pros/cons or ethics of vegetarianism, I'm just wondering what others' experience with vegetarian "cuisine" is, because since I was born vegetarian I literally don't know what it's like approaching vegetarian food as someone who isn't one.