Between the awe inspiring architecture, the several thousand year old history, and the amazing vegan food options, there is no wonder why Rome is one of our favorite cities in the world. Let these seven photos inspire you to pack your bags and travel to Rome!
You know when you find out about one of the most flavorful and vegan friendly cuisines in the world and you can’t possibly understand how you didn’t know about it sooner? That’s exactly how we felt after our first life-changing mouthful of Ethiopian food.
Our newest food obsession began at the Ethiopian restaurant, Teff, in Stamford, CT – which might be one of the most unlikely places to first try Ethiopian food but we digress. The cuisine was at the time completely new to both of us but we could clearly see a resemblance between it and one of our favorites – South Indian Food.
Let’s just say our first meal at Teff was all the introduction we needed to become hooked on this mind-blowing cuisine. As avid lovers of spices, the food seriously hit all the right spots and we could not get enough.
The more time we’ve spent traveling throughout the years the more we’ve found ourselves longing for a place to stay for an extended period of time. Slow, long term traveling offers the incredible opportunity to live in different regions around the world and create a base. This allows you to truly get to know a place in a way that you wouldn’t if you were only there for a few days or a week.
We first visited Ubud, Bali in the beginning of 2016 and instantly fell in love with it. This was definitely a place we could see ourselves living in. The serenity, the rice field views, and the abundance of vegan food – it was perfect for us.
In a few years Malmö went from having a couple of specialized vegan places to an impressive scene of great vegan food within walking distance from anywhere in the city. Here you can find everything from acai bowls and healthy raw vegan food, to traditional veganized Swedish cuisine, and scrumptious vegan grub.
Freetown Christiania is a social and political experiment located in the area of Christianshavn in central Copenhagen. It’s an area where free thinkers, hippies, and people with alternative interests like yoga, meditation, etc. are always welcome
We all know the importance of staying healthy especially while traveling in places where it can be difficult to control your diet and where you are constantly subjected to all types of foreign bacteria, different sleeping patterns, drastic changes in temperature, etc. To ensure our immune systems are always top notch we load up on spices.
Spices are powerhouses of nutrition. They are packed full of antioxidants, offer major nutritional benefits without calories, and are easy to pack which means that they are perfect to take with you on your travels. Two of the healthiest spices that we try to consume every day and that we always pack when we go traveling are amla powder and turmeric.
One of the most fascinating aspects with Penang is the bustling and colorful little India. It covers the area of about 4 X 4 streets and is packed full of shops selling saaris, Bollywood movies, Indian pastry and jewelry. It is also home to quite a few very authentic Indian restaurants. Thanks to Penang’s influence from Southern India and particular Tamil Nadu, most of these restaurants are Pure Vegetarian, which in other words means that this little India is a vegan paradise!
South Indian food differs quite a lot from the northern Indian cuisine in the fact that less meat and dairy products are used (hence the vegan friendliness). Also, the curries are in general lighter and not as thick as a typical northern Indian curry and they have a few special dishes that you rarely find in the northern parts of South Asia (see below).
Ubud is a traditional town filled with museums, temples, and amazing restaurants and is celebrated as the arts and cultural center of Bali. Located amidst the mountains, the weather here is cooler and the rice fields are abundant. Best of all, there are no shortage of vegan restaurants in Ubud which makes this laid back jungle town a vegan food lover’s paradise!