Just for Vegetarians


According to a study done by the Vegetarian Times, at least 7.3 million American are vegetarians (including vegans), with an additional 22.8 million following a largely vegetarian-inclined diet.  With such a large portion of the country eschewing meat, it’s important to ensure that a foodservice menu includes interesting and flavorful non-meat options – which will appeal to non-vegetarians too!


There are 4 types of vegetarians:


  • Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian: no meat, fish, or poultry products. Dairy and eggs allowed.
  • Ovo Vegetarian: no meat, fish, poultry, or dairy products. Eggs allowed.
  • Lacto Vegetarian: no meat, fish, poultry, or eggs. Dairy allowed.
  • Vegan: no animal products of any kind, including meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, honey, gelatin, etc.


Visit the Kitchindex™ Menu Builder to check out our selection of Vegetarian/Vegan recipes!  Below are links to some other resources for vegetarian foodservice recipes:



For more information about vegetarianism, the Sources below contain links to helpful vegetarian resource websites.