It’s not always easy to get veggie food in unknown places, but I’ve actually had lots of great meals abroad. And as my boyfriend is a vegan, food is always at the top of our mind when we travel.
Here are my top tips for making the best of local food while travelling:
1. Do your research:
I always stop at Happy Cow before going abroad. It’s a really comprehensive directory for veggie places everywhere, and it includes not only restaurants but also health food stores. We’ve found some amazing gems through this website and it never disappoints!
2. Know the local fare:
Ah, the Balkans! We had the best time travelling across the region last year, but veggie food really isn’t that popular over there. Doing some research in advance makes life a lot easier in tricky places – locals may not be used to veggie diets, but most places offer dishes which are naturally veggie. If you know what you can eat in advance, you can simply look out for that on the menu.
3. Consider self-catering:
Eating out is great, but making your own food can be easier sometimes – plus it’s a lot cheaper! This way you can make sure to get a good selection of food everyday. Then choose a good restaurant that caters for your needs and make it a special night out!
4. Choose the destination by the food:
I didn’t go to Rome this month because of the food (I promise!) but that wouldn’t be a bad option. Many places, from India to Jordan, have great veggie food and other places are catching up nicely – veganism is all the rage in Germany these days!