Top Vegan and Vegetarian holiday destinations
Finding a holiday destination that suits your diet needn't be difficult, especially with our tasty round-up of top vegetarian and vegan locations. Say goodbye to having to pack a ziplock bag of suitable snacks and say hello to these top vegetarian holiday destinations serving up the best 'foodie' spots for scrumptious street food, high-end bistros and tempting meat-free restaurants
NEW YORK, USA
Considered one of the world's foremost 'foodie' destinations, it is no wonder New York City is also regarded as one of best holiday destinations for vegetarian and vegan travellers... after all, it is named the 'Big Apple'! Blossom, Chalk Point Kitchen, Franchia Vegan Café, Candle 79 are all recommended watering holes for the vegans. CHLOE restaurant uses only locally sourced ingredients and VSPOT is known for its vegan Latin fare using fresh organic produce. Casual fastfood eateries in Manhattan and food trucks like Cinnamon Snail make it really convenient to grab a mouthwatering vegan lunch while on the go in New York City. Feeling peckish? Start your day with a trip to El Ray Luncheonette for delicious breakfast dishes that will suit your diet.
Top Vegetarian restaurants in New York - Candle 79, Blossom, CHLOE
LOS ANGELES, USA
Los Angeles is second only to New York when it comes to America’s most veggie-friendly city. It also boasts a museum dedicated to animal rights and a culinary school for vegans. Little Pine, Ramen Hood, Gracias Madre and Sage Organic Vegan Bistro are all popular vegan eateries with a loyal following, but for those who would like something oriental, there's Shojin's superb Japanese vegan restaurant. For delectable vegan desserts you can head to Donut Farm, Erin McKenna’s Bakery LA and Scoops.
Top Vegetarian restaurants in Los Angeles - Sage Organic Bistro, Ramen Hood, Donut Farm
No culinary holiday guide would be complete without the inclusion of Italy given the vast universal appeal of its delicious staples. However, for the 'best of the best' food in Italy, Sicily is regarded as the zenith of culinary expertise and this includes its vegetarian and vegan receipes. Whether you're seeking the finest in a simple margherita pizza or a delicious pomodoro rosso pasta dish, fine Italian vegetarian cuisine is not only easy to find, the gloriously fresh local fruit and vegetables ensures it ranks as some of the world's best. Seek out La Comari Inn, Nievski and Haiku for top Italian vegetarian restaurants when you book a Sicily holiday.
Top Vegetarian restaurants in Sicily - Comari Inn, Nievski, Haiku
In Europe, Berlin remains one of the most vegan friendly cities, with a host of exclusively vegan restaurants serving delicious fare. You'll find the prices reasonable too and the options many. Barkett, La Stella Nera, Emma Pea are all fine vegan or vegetarian eateries while many others have great veg-friendly menus. There are also upscale places like Kopps worth taking a look at.
Top Vegetarian restaurants in Berlin - Barkett, La Stella Nera, Emma Pea
London is home to a wide variety of restaurants turning their attention to their vegan and veggie diners. You'll find venues that range from vegetarian curry houses to top-end pubs. Coach & Horses in Leicester Square was the first pub to offer vegetarian and vegan food, including our all-time favourite of (not vegan, obviously) fish n chips! For a sumptuous buffet, head to the Rasa in Stoke Newington. Food for Thought is also a fantastic restaurant and its vegetarian menu has an amazing variety and Ethos off bustling Oxford Street offers vegan and veggie lunch and breakfast options.
Top Vegetarian restaurants in London - Rasa, The Gate, Mildreds
Indian cuisine may be regarded the world over but the origins of this global favourite are rooted in meat-free vegeterian dishes fusing the freshest produce with the most fragrant spices. This is no better demonstrated than in the colourful beach resort of Goa where natural flavours and delicious vegetarian dishes can be found in nearly every restaurant. Exclusive vegetarian restaurants include the Navtara Pure Veg Restaurant and the Blue Planet Cafe.
Top Vegetarian restaurants in Goa - Blue Planet Cafe, Navtara Pure Veg Restaurant
Besides amazing golden sand beaches and historic towns, you'll find tasty vegetarian and vegan restaurants with a satisfying Spanish flavour in Alicante, regarded as Spain's foremost 'vegetarian food capital'. The Spanish penchant for tapas means it is easy to get a superb selection of delicious vegetarian cuisine, whether you want a light bite or a more substantial meal. From restaurants like Mish Mish, Tres Semillas and Bodhigreen Vegetarian, to B&B Vegan Life Energy, Alicante remains a preferred spot for the veg-brigade.
Top Vegetarian restaurants in Alicante - Mish Mish, Tres Semillas, Bodhigreen Vegetarian