Why am I posting a photo of pizza delivery boxes? Just to show you the “veg” and “non-veg” stickers.
I see this red dot/green dot system on menus everywhere in Bangalore. Vegetarian food is the norm here. In fact I’ve twice heard people remark on the presence of “non-veg” food.
Dayalan, our Hindu driver, was invited to a Christian wedding, and told me with delight that non-veg food would be served at the wedding. And a Hindu caddy working at the golf club explained the noise from the nearby village as the sounds from the Muslim (actually he said “Mussulman”) festival of Eid-al-Fitr, when people would eat “full non-veg”.
So if you start from the assumption that all food is vegetarian, you really do need a red marker on our American-style pizza with extra pepperoni.