In an effort to find a vegan restaurant halfway between myself and a friend who is vegan, I found Mi Lah Vegetarian. While more known for their Philadelphia location (which I have not been to), I was excited to learn that they had a location in Ambler, PA. Now, usually when I go into a restaurant and lay out my allergies, there’s two or three (if I’m lucky) options that I can have. The waiter felt sorry that there were three appetizers/entrees on the two page menu I couldn’t have. That left the rest of the menu to choose from! Something I very rarely have the opportunity to do anymore.
After much debating (because everything sounded delicious), I decided the curried cauliflower steak was calling to me. I still don’t understand how this dish was so filling! And the curry spices added to, instead of overwhelmed, the cauliflower. Of course, I had to ask for the dessert menu. Because there’s always a small chance I can eat the dessert. I could eat it here! Chocolate cake with a pineapple topping (a special joy because pineapple is one of five fruits I can have) and almond milk ice cream. Yeah…already planning my return trip.
The most interesting thing, though, is the conversation I had with our waiter (who I also believe was a manager/owner, but I do not have confirmation on that) after the meal. He expressed how Mi Lah has realized how many people are affected by different allergies/intolerances and that they’re trying to make an effort to accommodate everyone with their different allergies/intolerances both in their restaurant and in their catering. From someone in a real position to be annoyed by having to deal with an allergy situation (which I’ve encountered quite a bit), the waiter’s attitude was a real blessing. So: thank you.