“Game of Thrones” star and longtime vegetarian Peter Dinklage took questions during an AMA (ask me anything) the other day and discussed what kind of vegetarian food he enjoys and why he gave up meat in his teens.
Although Dinklage has been a vegetarian for all of his adult life, he claims that he doesn’t frequent vegetarian restaurants and has given up on mock meats. It seems that the only thing on the menu that may entice his taste buds is the chopped salad.
He wrote, “It’s funny, I’m one of those vegetarians that doesn’t go to vegetarian restaurants. I guess you could say I’m a bad vegetarian. Some of those soy products, in abundance, cannot be healthy for you. In moderation, fine. But if you read what you believe about soy then you have to question it.” He added, “So let’s see….I like chopped salad? If you go to a really good restaurant, the chopped salad is really good. But yeah, for the most part I’m a pretty bad veg. I used to eat the fake meats and all that but I’ve stopped doing that.”
The actor continued, “I decided to become a vegetarian when I was in my teens. At the time I was doing it because of my love for animals, but also for a girl. Of course. I have continued to stay with it out of my great respect for animals, though. Any form of animal abuse is pretty upsetting to me. As a New Yorker it’s hard to see horse drawn carriages every day, and I hope we can make more progress towards solving that issue.”
In “Game of Thrones,” Dinklage’s character is constantly steeped in battle over control of a mythical kingdom. His next quest could be to seek out a vegetarian restaurant that has more than salad to offer its patrons. (Veg food can be so much more!) Thankfully, no quest is needed to stop the horse-drawn carriages in New York City. It looks like activists and Mayor de Blasio have that covered.
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