Food is one of the most important parts of any culture, and often people identify countries by their local cuisine. In many western countries, non-vegetarian recipes are more easily available as meat plays a larger role in their recipes. This can be problematic for vegetarians and vegans, especially when they are traveling. It can be difficult for them to find eateries or restaurants that only serve plant-based food. Even if they find it, the vegetarian options available will be limited. This article is themed on introducing the top travel tips for vegans and vegetarians.
Learn To Speak Local Food Lingo
When traveling abroad to a foreign country, learn some essential phrases that will help you tell your name, find directions and eateries, communicating eating preferences, etc. If you are vegan or a vegetarian, learn how to say that you don’t eat meat, request for a plant-based meal, etc. Also, remember that in some countries, fish and sometimes even chicken is not considered meat. In such cases, you must learn to speak specific phrases like “no meat, please”, “I don’t eat pork, poultry, chicken, and beef”, “I’m a vegetarian. Is there a vegetarian option?”, etc.
Research About Local Restaurants
Before traveling to a foreign country, research vegan or vegetarian-friendly restaurants in the town or city that you will be staying in. However, in some places, it will be difficult to find pure vegan or vegetarian restaurants. In such situations, feel free to ask them to prepare you a vegan or vegetarian version of a dish.
Use Travel Apps
Many travel apps or maps will help you find or locate vegan or vegetarian-friendly restaurants. Also, some apps are developed specifically for vegans and vegetarians. This is because the demand for such apps is high. After all, nowadays, there are more vegan and vegetarian travelers.
Pack Meals And Snacks
If you are a vegan or a vegetarian going on a road trip in a foreign country, then you must pack snacks and meals. This is because in some countries it can be difficult to find pit stops or restaurants that offer vegetarian or vegan food.
Find Local Natural Food Stores
If you are going to stay at a place, find local natural food stores that offer vegetarian-friendly snacks and meals. You can ask the local population; this might help you find stores that you might not have found otherwise.
Keeping these tips will help you find stores or restaurants that offer plant-based food when you are traveling abroad.