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Where is the best place for vegetarian or vegan food that you've traveled to ?

Started by Francesca_Bee. Last reply by Sue Sep 23, 2018. 18 Replies

Where have you been in the world that was a great place to eat veggie/vegan? recommend places to go, stay or eat? and even include where the worst place you've ever been to? so that others can avoid…Continue

Seville in September for Flamenco+

Started by Anantha Jul 4, 2018. 0 Replies

Greetings everyone !I plan to be in Seville in September to catch some flamenco in action. Hope as a vegan wouldn't have any problem. If anyone is likely to be there at the same time and has any tips…Continue

Going to do veg walk in Europe: Estonia, Poland, Germany ... May/June/July 2013

Started by Tim S. Last reply by Tim S Aug 27, 2016. 12 Replies

I have decided to travel to Germany and some other European countries this year, and I plan to do it mostly by walking on the roads from village to village, town to town.  I will pull a special…Continue

From Asia to Eastern Europe: Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary ...

Started by Tim S. Last reply by Tim S Mar 8, 2016. 2 Replies

This evening I will fly off Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul. There I wil stay in a vegetarian restaurant/hostel. Then I start backpacking trip to Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Ukraine ... and from there…Continue

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Comment by Tim S on March 12, 2012 at 12:30am

I have been travelling as a vegan in a few South-East Asian countries. I do travel in a backpacker style, ie. I do not book any hotels or trips beforehand but just get the flights to go there and use some web sites for getting budget accommodation, find local or other traveller friends and vegan eating places. For restaurants I have found happycow.net being very helpful and couchsurfing and vegan.meetup.com for social contacts and information. Singapore is one of my favourite countries, I even have lived there about a year. There it is very easy to move around and find vegan food. I also like Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and Penang. You can find veg food especially in Buddhist vegetarian restaurants like in many countries. There are also more and more places that have Western style vegetarian, organic and health food. In those places the staff usually knows what vegan means and can answer your questions.

In Thailand it is a bit more tricky finding _truly_ vegan options, because of the difficulties with the language for westeners and very limited or non-existend knowledge of English by the locals. Though in many places, where there afre tourists, there are also restaurants where they can serve you in English and are able to provide you vegan options. I have traveled in the North, Chiang Mai and Pai, and really loved the veg places there, especially those that were western health food oriented, and could serve you wheat grass juice, kombucha food made of organic incredients.  Some Chinese Buddhist restarants there have special sign so they are easy to recognize. They cater Asian style cheap vegetarian dishes, of those most are vegan. Sometimes they use egg while in mock meat products, but I have been told it happens more and more rarely now, since many Buddhist groups promote vegan diet as the best options and have  started demanding non-animal based options from the manufacturers.

One safe option for a traveler is to look for the international restaurant chain Loving Hut. They exist in many countries and provide vegan food. Though they use garlic and onion in many dishes, and that's not suitable for many Asian vegans.

Most fake meat in S-E Asian countries come from Taiwan, and also many products that I have seen in shops even here in Australia and Singapore.  I would love to visit Taiwan and also mainland China some day and try all the vegan food there.

My next travel will be in about six weeks from now when I am going via Singapore (will do s short stop only and go to  Veganburg) to Finland in Northern Europe. From Finland I will probably visit St. Petersburg Russia and Tallinn Estonia.  I know those places and local languages already, so won't be too hard finding vegan food there. 

If there is anyone coming to Brisbane Australia, I would be happy sharing information about veggie eating options in here and also with veg social life. 

Comment by Tim S on March 12, 2012 at 12:32am

Oh, and I have also been traveling in Indonesia. It is possible to find veg options in tourist place like Bali and cities where there is Chinese (Buddhist) population, like in Jakarta. And the best is you can buy cheap and yummy tempeh almost everywhere. 

Comment by Suherman Huang on May 18, 2012 at 10:38pm

wow

nice share

never goes to europe :)

but someday I must goes there :D

Comment by Suherman Huang on May 18, 2012 at 10:38pm

wow

nice share

never goes to europe :)

but someday I must goes there :D

Comment by Amber Bradley on August 10, 2012 at 2:54am

Im planning on traveling to Helsinki, Finland for either Helldone or Ruisrock. Anyone from this area or been to this area?

Comment by Lauren Woods on November 8, 2012 at 10:26pm

Love the helpful websites you've listed! Also, virtualtourist.com! My user name is LaurenAnita so add me if you have an account ;)!

Comment by Courtney on November 20, 2012 at 10:38pm
Anyone from the east coast?
Comment by Margaret Bucelli on December 5, 2012 at 12:47pm
Courtney im from the east coast.
Comment by Sandra Kimler on December 5, 2012 at 1:46pm

I am from the East Coast in Australia.

Comment by Crystal Andrews on December 5, 2012 at 2:39pm

me too!

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