To eat while traveling as a vegan is a daunting task. Be it train meals, airplane foods, or cheap cafes there is no guarantee of pure plant-based meals.
So what is the solution?
As a person who loves a new adventure quite often, it might be challenging to maintain a vegan meal. Eco-friendly restaurants or stores with plant-based food ingredients such as soy milk are scanty in certain parts of the world.
Of course, in present times there are various ways to combat such hassles and get yourself nutritious, filling, and delicious vegan meals “on the fly.”
The following are some nifty ways you can follow to eat out while being vegan:
Read up On Travel Blogs
Popular travel blog posts about your chosen destination can shed some light on the vegan options available there. You can finalize a destination hence by researching restaurants, convenience stores, and fresh ingredients available.
Doing so helps reduce the risks of breaking vegan diet codes thanks to the lack of options.
Download Vegan-Friendly Apps
There is a multitude of applications available online that can help vegans track nearby restaurants at their destination. Such nifty apps can help you find tasty, plant-based grubs a few minutes from your hotel.
You can use it to utilize your time to travel to exotic locations by cutting back on finding restaurants that meet your dietary needs.
Online groups are a great way to learn how to eat while traveling as a vegan.
Join Vegan Groups Online for More Insights
Local Vegan Groups on Facebook and Reddit are perfect choices to know about destinations. You can connect with fellow vegans to ask for their insights and suggestions. Moreover, vegans from around the world can help you with reviews from your chosen restaurant so that every bite is worth your money.
What is Your Destination’s Food Culture?
The food culture and norms vary all around the world. While some respect plant-based delicacies, others might suit animal-killing for their consumption. Hence, it is crucial to research the local food habits of an area before you pack your bags.
Additionally, it can help you understand how to maintain your vegan diet within a more challenging and meat-loving local atmosphere.
Opt for Hotels with Kitchens
Various international lodgings come with their nifty kitchens that can help you cook your meals. You can either carry your ingredients or buy from local farmers’ market to cook yourself in the absence of a plant-friendly restaurant.
Doing so not only saves money by eating in your room but also helps you whip up some delicious meals daily.
Carry Vegan Snacks
Vegan snacks can fill your hunger pangs during travel. They are easy to carry and are tasty for small meal options. You can choose from:
- Rice cakes
- Crackers with guacamole dip
- Edamame with salt
- Baked chips
- Veggies with hummus dips
- Trail mix
- Roasted chickpeas, and more!
You can also pack these vegan foods in airtight containers, such as the:
- Baked Beans with Toasted Multi-grain bread slices
- Veggie burgers with tofu, bean patties, potato patties, and more.
- Nut butter with crispy bread slices.
While these are easy to carry, they also come with a longer shelf-life and can be delicious emergency snacks when there are no vegan food sources nearby.
So when you wish to eat while traveling as a vegan, these options can come in handy!