Thursday, September 12, 2013
Vegan MoFo #12: Pei Wei - Central Houston, TX
Some of my friends wanted to watch football at BW3, which is definitely not vegan-friendly. I was with another person and the place I picked was closed. Pei Wei was nearby and definitely open, so we headed there. I thought this was going to be like Panda Express, where they scoop pre-made food into take-out containers. Nope! Pei Wei makes the food when you order and they have real silverware, plates, and water glasses. I was surprised. The menu is marked with little green leaves for meals that can be made vegetarian when tofu and veggies are used instead of meat. A quick Google search on my iPhone led me to believe this would be vegan choices. I picked the spicy Korean tofu and veggies. The tofu was so, so good! I honestly wouldn't have believed this was a from a quick-serve type of restaurant if I wasn't there in person. Again, I got to practice my chopstick skills! This isn't exactly close to where I live, but it's good to know that a chain like Pei Wei has vegan options!