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Mum's Fury As Staff At Vegan Cafe Eject Family For Bringing In Ham Sandwich

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Mum's Fury As Staff At Vegan Cafe Eject Family For Bringing In Ham Sandwich

A mum was left furious when a vegan cafe worker asked her to leave after she gave her child a ham sandwich at the table.

The details of the story were shared by the worked on Reddit thread r/AmITheAsshole, telling of how a group of women had gone to the meat-free venue.

One started to feed a child a ham sandwich, which drew the attention of the workers in the cafe.

Now, the employee in question said that the cafe does sometimes 'turn a blind eye' to parents who feed their children with home-bought food. But the issue arose due to the fact it was a meat product in a venue that hadn't served meat or dairy for years.

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The cafe has a no meat or fish policy. Credit: Pexels
The cafe has a no meat or fish policy. Credit: Pexels

The cafe also states there is a no meat or fish rule on site, to make sure religious visitors or those with allergies feel safe.

The post read: "Obviously there is a general expectation on most places like this that you don't eat food not bought on the premises, but we waive it for kids and their special food, biscuits etc.

"I've seen people feeding yoghurt looking things and turned a blind eye and also never specifically examined jars of baby food to check they are vegan, generally these are in self-contained pots and the parents use their own little spoons etc.

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"One day some women came in for lunch and one had a child about four years old.

"They ordered and asked for a plate for the kid's sandwich. This is already a more substantial meal than what we usually expect but whatever.

"When I take their food over I realise that the kid is eating a ham sandwich (quite obvious as the kid is ripping it up and spreading bits about etc).

"I tell the women that meat can't be eaten on the premises (this was inside) and they need to put the stuff back in the Tupperware).

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"They get upset and say the kid will go hungry and I say they're welcome to order one of our vegan sandwiches or anything else.

"I say that they could have eaten another type of sandwich - even a vegetarian but not vegan sandwich would have been more acceptable- but in the interests of our other customers we cannot have ham eaten here, especially inside and especially using our plates.

"They get angrier and say they'll take their meals to go and won't be back. On the way out, they shout that I'm disgusting for depriving a child of its food.

"I can see their point, but also think they should have thought more before coming to our cafe."

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Many Reddit users agreed with the employee.

One wrote: "Bringing any outside food into a restaurant is totally crass imo."

Another said: "There are a ton of other places for the child to eat a ham sandwich. If the child goes hungry, that's on the parents, not on you. NTA."

But some disagreed, with one replying: "I think a lot of you have never tried feeding a picky 4 year old, and it f**king shows lmao."

Featured Image Credit: Pexels

Topics: Vegan, Community

Amelia Ward

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