The Finer Diner
A different kind of meal...
Fri Feb 2, 2018 08:33

It was an ordinary lunchtime, except it wasn't.

It was ordinary because it looked normal at a glance, with all the food offerings one would expect to see. However, a closer look revealed much that was out of the ordinary.

On the tables were hundreds of small signs, sticking up from every dish. A bowl of apples was labelled as pesticide-free from Osbourne Organic Farms in California, while the assorted juice and coffee pots all declared themselves produced through ethical labour practices and the multigrain loaves were made from locally milled, GMO-free wheat.

All of the normal dairy options had been replaced with soy- and almond-based milk products. Eggs had been replaced and another sign detailed the substitutions used, such as applesauce in baked goods. Meat as well was gone entirely. Instead, one could choose from an assortment of tofus, beans, and other protein options.

The final changes had been made to the dining places. Each seat had in front of it a thick napkin made from plant fibres and a set of compostable bamboo cutlery. The placemats were also made from plant fibres, and featured the text “Have a very vegan day!” along with a picture of an animal spared by this special meal.

Nope, it was not an ordinary lunchtime in the slightest. Hopefully RMI’s population would not be too bothered.

    • The BEST kind of meal - Myfanwy Owen, Thu Feb 8 06:40
      Myfanwy didn’t often go to the Diner for meals. That wasn’t to say she never went there, or that it was rare to see her at mealtimes, but there was hardly ever anything served that she felt... more
      • I'm not sure I agree - Brynjolf Nilssen, Sat Feb 24 14:22
        Brynjolf didn’t have any objections to food. At least not usually but what he was staring at made him question that. It had been a mostly normal day for the almost-sixteen-year-old, his mood having... more
        • Everyone is entitled to an opinion - Myfanwy, Mon Feb 26 05:01
          “You mean, you’re not responsible for it?” a voice said. Myffi paused with her fork halfway raised to her mouth, and looked at the person who’d implicated her. It was Bryn, in the year below. They... more
          • Bryn nodded thoughtfully as Myffi explained why she wasn’t actually the one behind what was going on. It made sense that she wouldn't be able to get the food and she definitely wasn't wrong in the... more
            • Perhaps I can change yours - Myffi, Fri Mar 2 14:57
              Bryn could have been a little more enthusiastic about the food, but he wasn’t rejecting it, so that was good enough for Myffi. He said he’d even be okay to eat vegan meals from time to time, which... more
              • I'm not so good at changing - Bryn, Thu Mar 8 12:32
                “Not in the way you’d imagine.” Bryn stared at the food infront of him as Myffi talked. Really, he couldn’t imagine how it would be easy to continually eat food like this. Despite the fact that it... more
                • “Sometimes a lack of choices,” Myffi replied to Bryn’s question, “but more often it’s not knowing what’s been put in things,” she nodded to demonstrate that he had understood the problem. “Like if... more
    • It's like a culinary safari - Katherine Kendrick, Mon Feb 5 16:38
      It was luuuuunch tiiiiiime. Kit had gone back to Lyra to get Darby because she didn’t always bring her tarantula buddy to all of her classes, because sometimes teachers didn’t want pets in class and... more
      • Dylan was hungry. He was looking forward to a nice tunafish sandwich. He ate a tunafish sandwich everyday. Cereal for breakfast, tuna for lunch, and whatever was on offer for dinner. He was a... more
    • This is not a good type of different - Ruben Lundqvist, Sun Feb 4 00:19
      After a long workout, which included several laps around the Quidditch pitch in addition to much more than several chin-ups and other bodyweight exercises on the bouldering wall, Ruben was ready for... more
      • Are there good types of different? - Drew Tennant, Sun Feb 4 15:15
        The day after classes started, Drew had asked Remington if she wanted to get together to exchange some of the things they’d learned over the summer. Aaron had taught Drew a lot of spells, but Drew... more
        • Sometimes. If you're lucky. - Ruben, Tue Feb 6 15:04
          This kid might genuinely be on his side. The right side, the meat-eating side, the side that recognized it was absolutely fine to kill for food as long as the killing part was done sustainably. Or he ... more
          • I’m feeling lucky - Drew, Tue Feb 6 17:32
            Ruben did seem surprised, but he didn’t say no, so that was good. “Just since school started this year,” Drew told him, trying to sound like that wasn’t much time at all, because it sounded like... more
            • What a surprise - Ruben, Wed Feb 14 21:00
              Assuming Drew was telling the truth, then this kid’s self-taught fighting whatever-it-was had been started up and kept running almost impressively quick. He had no particular reason to assume... more
              • Surprises are good too - Drew, Wed Feb 21 12:44
                Drew had been all ready to talk Ruben into teaching their club. A seventh-year whose main hobby seemed to be punching people would probably say he had better things to do than teach a bunch of... more
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