TOP 6 DESTINATIONS FOR VEGAN HOLIDAYS
If you’re anything like us, then the totally taste-bud tingling anticipation of getting ready to try an array of new cuisines is one of the very best parts of the countdown to a holiday! If you’re vegan, it may have once been a challenge to truly embrace the tempting local dishes, however, this is no longer the case! Whether you want to indulge a little, (or a lot) you’ll now find so many delicious vegan destinations calling your name when you plan your next holiday, with tasty vegan eateries increasing in popularity and popping up all over the globe.
No matter if you’re dreaming of a summer escape in Europe or hoping to travel long haul, from Majorca to India and beyond, you’ll find the locals serving up everything from vegan breakfast and brunch, right through to dinner and dessert. It’s no longer exclusively vegans visiting to try a piece of the (vegan) pie either, the many cafes, bistros and restaurants on offer now see flocks of holidaymakers visiting to try their plant-based plates.
Get set to experience an assortment of delicious delights on your next getaway with our guide to 6 great holiday locations for vegans…
Showcasing pure white sands, inviting lush landscapes, amazing ancient temples, and more, Thailand is easily one of the most incredible places to holiday in the world. From the idyllic islands of Koh Samui and Phuket to eclectic cities like the capital, Bangkok, the captivating Land of Smiles is also home to a vibrant culinary scene no matter where you choose to visit.
Not only that, Buddhism is practiced all over the country and has many links to veganism meaning you’ll never be far from vegan-friendly food. In fact, veganism is so common that you’ll find the country’s national symbol for vegan (a bright red and yellow sign) on show at street stalls, restaurants and even on the packaging in grocery stores too.
Feeling inspired and want to dish up some delicious Vegan fare back at home? Browse our Veganuary recipe guide for our top plate picks 2019.
MAJORCA, BALEARIC ISLANDS
Sitting pretty in the Balearic Sea, the island of Majorca is the perfect place to escape and soak up some summer sun - and for vegans, you’ll be amazed at the number of places to dine right through from sunrise to sunset; perfect if you’re planning on a European break!
Veggies are the base for many of the local dishes and it’s pretty Palma in particular that is setting the trend on the island with vegan cafes, bars and restaurants dotted all over the historic capital. If you’re opting for self-catering vegan holidays, then add Majorca to your list. You’ll be pleased to know Palma has its very own all-vegan supermarket too, Lo Vegano, so you can effortlessly do a one-stop shop of everything you need to cook up a storm!
The Island of the Gods is brimming with some of the most inspiring vegan cafes and restaurants around. Embracing a clean, conscious way of eating is incredibly accessible here; in fact, you’ll not only find places to dine, but there’s also a whole host of vegan-inspired events and retreats to discover too in beautiful Bali.
Instagram favourites like Kynd Community and Café Organic are certainly leading the way with their picture-perfect plant-based dishes and no matter which part of the island you travel to, from the verdant centre of Ubud to cool, coastal towns like Seminyak, you’ll be well and truly spoilt for choice with the varied vegan dining options on offer.
A sunshine getaway to Spain may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think vegan holidays; after all, many of the regions most popular flavours include chorizo, jamón iberico and anchovies - but, don’t let that rule Spain out, it’s the home of tapas after all!
From Gazpacho to Croquetas, Berenjenas Fritas (fried eggplant) to Espinacas con Garbanzos (spinach and chickpeas), there are so many plant-based tapas to try, meaning you can relish in the true tastes of Spain and order to create your own table of tiny vegan dishes at pretty much any tapas bar you find!
A bounty of colour and culture, vegan holidays to India are at the top of many bucket lists, as and you’ll find an abundance of dishes on the menu to accompany vegans. Many of the locals are vegetarian so there is plenty of choice with endless tasty rice and vegetable dishes to discover.
Goa stretches spectacularly along the Arabian Sea and effortlessly balances sun, sea and sand with traditional towns waiting to be explored. From beachside bars and restaurants to local markets and fine dining, finding somewhere suitable for vegans to enjoy authentic Indian cuisine is met with ease and many curries use coconut milk instead of dairy so opt for these when you order.
Germany’s treasure trove capital is culturally one of the most significant cities in Europe with iconic museums, churches, and galleries all around. It also happens to be a city bursting with enticing vegan eateries and so if you’re searching for a suitable vegan city break, Berlin certainly won’t disappoint.
Germany itself is often noted as the centre of all things vegan due to its progressive approach to plant-based diets, so it’s really no wonder Berlin takes celebrating this style of food to a whole other level. From sensational street food to Michelin Star dining, ice cream parlours to pit stops for pancakes, pizza and everything in between, whatever takes your fancy, you’ll be sure to find a vegan option to satisfy your cravings!