I find that many albergues have a cooker but no pots. If walkers depend on finding a cooker and pots they may be disappointed. The vegetarian is then forced to use restos which have nothing they can eat, as Katherine reports; It is true that restaurants are important for those with the cash to have all their meals there, tho' the vegetarian runs the risk of only being offered the food already discussed. That is the main point. With a stove etc, even a midday meal can be made, of the right type for those with special needs. But I also realise that many on the Camino Francés are not normally walkers, and may not be interested in independence. Also on the more remote caminos, little pueblos often have no restos. So you pays yo' money and you takes yo choice!