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And they’re both the same: vegetarian restaurants are the new “it” restaurants in America, according to a recent AP report.

For you vegan-fearing folks for whom this may come as bad news, leave your prejudices at the door. The days of a vegetarian section on the last page of a menu are long gone. Instead, they’ve gone upscale and haute:

There are between 1,000 and 1,200 vegetarian restaurants in the U.S., almost double the number seven years ago, according to Dennis Bayomi, president of VegDining.com, an online guide to vegetarian restaurants. Besides Sublime, he estimates there are more than a dozen fine dining vegan eateries nationwide, though that number is harder to track.Part of the transformation owes to advances in cooking that allow chefs to prepare proteins like tofu with a taste and texture similar to meat. They can do the same thing with tempeh, which consists of fermented soybeans with a more grainy texture, and seitan, a concentrated wheat gluten.

And they’re both the same: vegetarian restaurants are the new “it” restaurants in America, according to a recent AP report.

For you vegan-fearing folks for whom this may come as bad news, leave your prejudices at the door. The days of a vegetarian section on the last page of a menu are long gone. Instead, they’ve gone upscale and haute:

We’ve Got Good News and Bad News