Good luck with that.
I worked with a Vegan and it was painful at times to locate an appropriate place to go eat. Keep in mind I work in group that is a technical team on a research vessel. We work and LIVE together 24/7 for months at a time. We were in Galveston TX, yea right maybe 1 vegan place, and in Shelburne Nova Scotia. Maybe 1 or 2 mostly sandwich places. Vegan is a way of life style not just a dietary thing.
I suspect in a large area such as Albany you will have great success in finding Vegan friendly restaurant. My co-worker that was vegan refused to even use the same cutting boards or grill for his meals. I am not sure about restaurants that claim to be vegan if they have the same constraints allowing you to have a burger and her a vegan meal. Vegetarian might be a easier task, most all chain food places have vegetarian as an option.
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Good luck! I find it rather hard for me to not pick on people for being vegan, I just can not understand eliminating such a large food group. Besides meat is sooo good!
Ther are a couple that we do go to but are looking to find more just to have more choices.
She is vegan as a statement against animal cruelty as opposed to the health aspect so I feel guilty when I kid her(well,not really) about it,but I also respect her for sticking to her beliefs.
The places we go cater to both and I'm sure she knows that the food is prepared in the same place but it doesn't seem to bother her too much.
I had my first vegan approved candy bar last night and suprizingly it was pretty good!
I'm not too far from the Bombers in Schenectady and have been meaning to try it but just haven't made it click.I dunno why 'cause it's so close.
We've been to Little Anthonys one Central ave a couple times.They have a pretty good size vegetarian,vegen menu.
The Schenectady Green Market Farmer's market often has a couple of food sellers that advetise as Vegan. I've tried some of the food and it's great. They would be a great place to check for local referrals as well. The green market is held on Sundays in the Proctor's arcade (during winter) and in front of City hall during spring, fall and summer.
You could try one of many Indian restaurants (if you haven't already). Karavali in Latham is amazing, as is Aashiana in Albany. Two different worlds though. The first is more of an upscale place and the latter is very small and comfy. My gf enjoys vegan fare whenever she gets the opportunity.