The Melting Pot E-mail

Received: 02/27/12

The following is the e-mail response from The Melting Pot when asked which of their menu items are vegan:

Thank you for your inquiry. Our menu includes a vegetarian entree. If there are other particular products that you cannot have, let me know and I can run an ingredient list and tell you what items have that ingredient. The restaurants all have an allergen and sensitivity list as well.

Thank you for your response. Ingredients that should not be included are:

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Beef Stock
Chicken Stock
Oyster
Shellfish
Anchovies
Cheese
Eggs
Milk
Whey
Gelatin
L-cysteine
Carmine Red

You would obviously avoid any entrees that have beef, chicken, fish or shellfish and all cheeses, including salads with cheese.

We do not have anything with oysters, beef stock or chicken stock.

Anchovies – you would avoid Worcestershire sauce, Caesar dressing and citrus pork tenderloin.

Eggs – you would avoid Caesar dressing, House dressing, artichoke and spinach ravioli, pasta, sacchetti, brownies, cheesecake, marshmallow creme, pound cake and red velvet pound cake.

Milk – you would avoid croutons, flat bread, blue cheese crumbles, all cheeses, pecan pieces, pine nuts, Ranch dressing, Caesar dressing, alfredo sauce, beef, pasta, caramel topping, cheesecake, chocolate, pound cake, red velvet pound cake, Rice Krispies treats, streusel topping, whipped cream.

Whey – you would avoid alfredo sauce, pasta, chocolate, pound cake, streusel topping.

Gelatin – nothing came up in our database – please have the restaurant check the actual labels of anything in question.

L-cysteine – nothing came up in our database – please have the restaurant check the actual labels of anything in question.

Carmine Red – – nothing came up in our database – please have the restaurant check the actual labels of anything in question.

The best way for you to dine with us is to call the restaurant before you go and go over these items that you cannot have. Each restaurant has allergen lists and is training to deal with allergies so they can assist you to have a fine and safe dinner with us.

Let me know what else I can help you with. Have a great day!