As the world is evolving, veganism is becoming more and more popular. Many cities are growing in the food industry where you can try many vegetarian and vegan food options.
Here are the top five destinations from five continents for travelling as a non-meat eater.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv is one of the hottest vegan destinations. This veg-friendly city was ranked the #1 Best Destination for Vegan Travellers by the Daily Mail and rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor.
According to Keren Brown, who now lives in Teli Aviv for three years and is a writer for Tel Aviv’s dining, “Veganism is a way of life here”.
Tel Aviv is also the host city of the one of the world’s biggest vegan events, Vegan-Fest Tel Aviv.
One of the most popular veg-friendly restaurants in Tel Aviv is Miss Kaplan. Their “carrot dog” is highly recommended as they are known for it.
Another restaurant that is highly recommended is Anastatia. They are normally busy at breakfast time, serving unique dishes such as tofu crepes, chickpea omelettes and more. Don’t forget to stop by here while visiting Tel Aviv.
Portland, Oregon was voted by PETA as the #1 Vegan-Friendly city of 2016. There are many vegan dining options in this American city, such as Homegrown Smoker BBQ, which is arguably the best all-vegan BBQ. You can even find many food carts around the city with all-vegan and meat-free options.
Portobello Vegan Trattoria is another must-try restaurant in Portland. They offer brunch on weekends and dinner 6 days a week. Their pasta – which is housemade – is highly recommended.
“Portland, Oregon is hands down the best city for vegans in the entire country,” stated Kristin Lajeunesse, a Will Travel for Vegan Food blogger. Many people agree with this statement!
Berlin is the biggest vegan destination in Europe. According to HappyCow.com, it is considered the capital of veganism within the continent with the most meat-free dining options.
A hot destination for vegans in Berlin is the Lucky Leek. They feature a variety of different options on their menu, such as pecan nut ravioli, eggplant satay, pineapple and coconut soup. They also offer a 3-course meal from their dinner menu for 33 €, as well as a 5-course meal from the chef’s menu for only 55 €.
Taiwan, especially its largest city, Taipei, is one of the biggest places that stand up for cruelty-free food, mainly thanks to Buddhism.
Buddhism is a religion that respects animals. As the major religion in Taiwan, you can find many animal-free dining options in this country, especially in Taipei.
Fruitful Food is an upscale buffet that serves international-inspired dishes in Taipei. Travellers and locals can come here to enjoy some Italian pasta, or perhaps some sushi. This is the perfect place for vegans and vegetarians to try a variety of international and animal-free options.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is one of the best cities in South America for vegan dining. Even though they are known for their beef, Buenos Aires is still a great spot for travelling as a vegan as their food industry is evolving.
A great place to dine is 011 Vegan. They offer many food options from raw vegan to tasty desserts. Most of their items on the menu are popular foods turned vegan, such as croquettes, spring rolls, cannoli, chia pudding, and more. Vegans won’t want to miss out on this destination!