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Overcoming Picky Eating

Believe it or not, picky eating is not something that only children struggle with. For a variety of reasons, adults can deal with picky eating well into their later life. Luckily, there are ways to overcome it. With so many delicious foods in this world, Café Dantorels believes in letting as many people get a taste as possible. That’s why we’ve gathered up some helpful tips to overcome picky eating. Stop in and try some out, will be with you the whole way.

Go Mild

Some studies show that one of the main reasons people dislike certain foods is because of their strong smell. Things like fish, certain vegetables, and even condiments. If this is the case for you, we’ve got you covered. There are plenty of options to help ease you into a new food group. Fish is a notorious offender but there are plenty of “less fishy” species that can help you get used to the texture and flavor of fish without becoming overwhelmed.

For some mild options at Café Dantorels, we recommend our tofu scramble, chicken and spinach tortellini, and our portobello mushroom burger. Tofu is a great way to begin introducing yourself to new textures and meat alternatives because it takes on the flavor of whatever it’s cooked with. Both the tortellini and mushroom burger are great ways to introduce more diverse vegetables into your diet while pairing them with something familiar.

Share With a Friend

Interested in trying something new but don’t want to order a whole meal you might not like? Consider gathering some friends or family who would be willing to order a diverse range of meals that you can test out. Not only can this be cost-efficient, but it’s a great way to introduce new flavors and textures to your pallet without fully committing just yet.

Make An Event Out of It

Mealtime can be stressful for picky eaters, and the last thing we want is for you to dread a trip to Café Dantorels.  That’s why we suggest making an event out of your dinner! Bring some friends, meet up for drinks, and don’t feel pressured to dig in right away. Our restaurant is meant to be a place for socializing and bringing people together. Spending some time simply enjoying yourself can be a great way to remove the burden of deciding what you need to eat as soon as you arrive. If you’re interested in a fun combination, ask your server for their beer buddy or other drink/meal combo recommendation.

Don’t Give Up!

Did you try a food once and hate it? Try mixing up what it’s seasoned with, or how it’s prepared. Steamed vegetables often taste very different from baked veggies, and have a different texture. The same goes for meat, fish, and many other foods. Café Dantorels has a wide range of menu options so that you can always try something new. Don’t give up, and we know they’ll be something delicious on the other side!