8 Aug, 2017 @ 16:14
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British vegan’s hilarious reaction to ‘minimalist’ salad she ordered on Costa del Sol goes viral

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A vegan story went viral last week

A BRITISH vegan’s reaction to a salad she was served on the Costa del Sol has gone viral. 

Georgina Jarvis ordered the salad on advice of the restaurant in Malaga while dining with her sister Gabbie.

However the plate of tomatoes and raw rings of onion she was given didn’t quite meet her expectations.

“I think we expected more of a salad for her with some lettuce and other veg maybe not just that,” sister Gabbie said.

“When she received the food I couldn’t help but laugh, we made pretty awkward eye contact with each other as staff were still serving us but I knew we were thinking the same thing.”

Gabbie tweeted a photo of the rather minimalist plate which sat in front of Georgina’s unimpressed face.

SISTERS: Gabbie and Georgina

It gained more than 10,000 retweets and over 43,000 likes within hours– and many comments from social media users who could completely relate to Georgina’s disappointment.




“The food was disappointing compared to the options there are in England but I was very happy that they accommodated to me,” said Georgina.

“Veganism, in my opinion, is the most sensible option for the well-being of animals, for the environment and for your health. Veganism has made me into a more compassionate person, and I urge people to consider even cutting down on meat, maybe making a vegetarian meal a couple of times per week.

“The tweet posted may make veganism look like an extremity and inaccessible, but in reality I normally have no issues eating out in restaurants, and normally have many options.”


Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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  1. News value of this article = 0.0
    This kind of articles dont belong in a serious news paper, even though it is all good to promote plant based diets and good health, I see nothing else buy a PR stunt to promote this bloggers already large twitter account. I wonder how much her daddy paid the olive express for publishing this.. hmm..

    The give aways is “hilarious reaction..” which it is not..

    Where is the follow up to ask the restaurant for a comment even?

  2. This is a typical salad overt here and something I eat when I’m out. Lex is right, not a thing of fun, and I suspect the restaurante will not be too happy. Looks really good to me

  3. Seems to be a well presented plate of fresh vegetables. Georgina is quoted:”I was very happy that they accommodated to me,”. So – where’s the beef?

    Just a non-news story about a couple of vapid attention seekers wanting to tell us about the better vegan “options there are in England”. Could you find anyone more irritatingly opinionated than a Little Englander who is also a Vegan?

  4. That’s what a tomato salad in Spain looks like. When the fruit and veg tastes as good as it does out there you don’t need any fancy additions. If you want a fancy vegan meal you should go to a vegan restaurant no? As Fred rightly said ( ha) just add olive oil and you’ll be fine. Worse things have happened.

  5. There is a word for this type of plate in Andalucian cuisine: “naturál”. It means the ingredients presented have natural flavours. The tomato tastes like the tomato used to taste before mass production. As does the onion. Flavours many supermarket junkies do not know anymore. A bit of olive oil (best are the green thicker ones), a pinch of salt. Some bread on the side. Any other “factory” sauce would ruin the experience. It is what “biological” food tries to mimic. Provided the restaurant put the right stuff on the plate of course… But that is basically Andalucian cuisine. I think the lady received a lot more than she asked for, but forgot to be curious about other cultures and habits. The presumption of knowing everything better, I guess.

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