Before last weekend, if you asked me if I'd prefer a T-bone steak to a plant-based chicken sandwich, I'd 100% take the beef.

After finally giving plant-based food a chance, I have been swayed.

I DJ'd a wedding in Providence at Plant City, an upscale dining experience that will blow your mind when you see what they can make with, well, plants.

Let the record show that I am an avid meat-eater and enjoy all things chicken, beef, turkey, pork and miscellaneous game.

Heading into the wedding, I was skeptical, especially knowing that my vendor meal was going to be nothing but plant-based options.

Let the record also show that I was highly impressed.

One by one, the staff brought out multiple options to try, from pizza to fried cauliflower and fried "chicken" sandwich sliders. Yes, you read that right. A plate of tofu-based fried chicken sandwiches topped with coleslaw, champagne vinegar pickles and a zesty chipotle mayo was the highlight of dinner.

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As expected, though, the consistency of the fake chicken took a little getting used to as it was much softer than biting into something from Chic-fil-A, but the flavor overruled and it was a big thumbs-up, to say the least.

Next up were these mini-tacos that were very photogenic for The Gram. The tiny dorado tacos had some sort of fried "fish" on top, but were actually made up of maitake mushrooms drizzled with a refreshing cilantro aïoli over a bed of pickled cabbage. The dish was was gluten-free, soy-free and even nut-free.

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Last but not least, something a little more familiar: pizza.

At first glance, it looked like a veggie pizza with some sort of chourico on it. Turns out it was vegan pepperoni that had a spicy kick and a zesty aftertaste. Don't ask me what it was made of, but it was most certainly not meat and complemented the pizza very well.

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The point to all of this is simple: Don't knock it until you try it.

If anything, it's a healthier option your body would appreciate. For those who are not full-time vegans or vegetarians, you don't have to be to enjoy plant-based anything. No matter where you go, whether it be a restaurant or a food truck that serves plant-based options, take a break from your everyday routine and expand your palate.

You never know. You just might surprise yourself.

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