I love Vietnamese food. Unfortunately it falls into the “always in styrofoam” category. So there is only one thing to do when craving Vietnamese food to-go. Bring your own container! On this zero-waste adventure I brought my Corningware dish with lid. The ordering went very smoothly and I was able to get them to agree! I stressed that I wanted the fish sauce poured directly on my favorite Vermicelli meal. Otherwise it would have been put in a plastic container. They had no problem with that but seemed worried that I wouldn’t eat it right away. I assured them I would. Yum yum. I forgot the shrimp came on a skewer but at least that was the only waste. The shrimp shells were put in our solar cone.
This is an example of a meal I eat semi-regularly. It would make a difference if every time I ordered it for take-out I brought my own container. Now that I have succeeded at it I plan to do it again and again. Next time I will skip the shrimp though!
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