Top Vegetarian Vegan holiday destinations
Finding a destination that suits your diet doesn't need to be difficult, especially with our tasty round-up of top vegetarian and vegan holiday spots. So say goodbye to your ziplock bag of suitable snacks and settle for scrumptious street food, high-end bistros and the top restaurants in the best vegan and vegetarian holiday destinations instead.
Vegan travel guide
People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) declared 2016 as "#TheYearofVegan". They also carried out a survey to find out which destinations emerged as the most vegetarian and vegan friendly for travellers - we've featured some of our favourites on the list so you can plan your 2017 holidays without any stress.
In 2014 and 2016, the Big Apple made it onto the list of top vegetarian/vegan friendly destinations. Blossom, Chalk Pint 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. Casual fastfood eateries in Manhattan and food trucks like Cinnamon Snail make it really convenient to grab a mouthwtering 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.
The City of Angels is second only to New York when it comes to America’s most veg-friendly city. It also boasts a museum dedicated to animal rights and a culinary school for vegans. Little Pine, eLOVate Vegan Kitchen & Juicery, 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.
In Europe, Berlin remains one of the most vegan friendly city, 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.
London has earlier been on PETA’s list and 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 (vegan, obviously) fish n chips! For a sumptuous buffet, head to the Vegetarian Paradise in Bloomsbury. Food for Thought is also a fantastic restaurant and its vegetarian menu has amazing variety and Ethos off bustling Oxford Street offers vegan and veggie lunch and breakfast options.
Besides amazing golden sand beaches and historic towns, you'll find tasty vegetarian and vegan restaurants with a satisfying Spanish flavour. From restaurants like Tres Semillas and Bodhigreen Vegetarian, to B&B Vegan Life Energy, Alicante remains a preferred spot for the veg-brigade.