Champs is vegan, and it’s more fun than your average diner. They compensate for the fact that they don’t use animal products by putting sprinkles on pancakes and making tater tot nachos. You’ll wonder how everything is meat and dairy-free (including the mozzarella sticks), and you’re probably better off not asking. This is hangover food for vegetarians, but a meat-eater should find something to get down with here as well.
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