Portugal has been on everyone’s mind lately and we recently wrote about our experience living as digital nomads in Lisbon for two months. During those two months, our main focus was to hunt down the best vegan food in Lisbon. We ended up eating at as many restaurants as we possible could and even found one of the best vegan cakes we’ve ever eaten.
What we came to realize is that even though the Portuguese are known for their meaty cuisine and custard tarts, Lisbon boasts plenty of options for the vegan traveler. We tried many restaurants, but these were the spots that really blew us away.
After HappyCow published a list of the 10 Top Vegan Cities In The World and Warsaw was number 3, we knew we had to scope the vegan scene out for ourselves. And let’s just say, it has never been easier to eat vegan in Warsaw!
It feels like Warsaw has experienced this huge conscious awakening which has resulted in an explosion of vegan eateries. There’s a mind-blowing number of 42 vegan restaurants in Warsaw and that number is only growing!
Don’t worry we’ve done all the hard work for you. For 10 days straight we gorged ourselves on all the vegan food this city has to offer. From vegan sushi to vegan croissants, liquid nitrogen ice cream, and schnitzels, we promise you won’t go hungry here.
With close to 600 vegan restaurants to choose from in New York City, you are truly spoiled for choice. It would be nearly impossible for anyone to try all the vegan restaurants in NYC. And even if somebody did manage to eat at all of them, there would be hundreds of new ones to try by the time they were finished.
Nevertheless, we would gladly accept the challenge. In fact, since Victoria’s lived less than an hours train ride away from Manhattan all her life and Adam is obsessed with the Big Apple, we’ve already eaten at our fair share of vegan restaurants in NYC.
It was quite obvious that we had to do a vegan cooking class in Ubud, Bali since we love the Balinese cuisine (hello tempeh!) and because Ubud is one of the most vegan friendly places we’ve ever visited.
After searching through the many cooking schools in Ubud we found one that checked all of our boxes. It was very hands-on, check. It offered the possibility to make vegan dishes, check. And most importantly we would learn how to make our beloved peanut sauce, double check!
A few days ago Victoria asked me to try and make some vegan stuffed peppers for us. I wasn’t too excited about it because I haven’t loved them in the past. But I created a recipe for these roasted vegan stuffed peppers with rice and vegan cheese and actually ended up being blown away with the result. This time the peppers were full of flavor and we liked them so much we ended up eating them two nights in a row.
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.
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.
We all know the importance of staying healthy especially while traveling. This especially true 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 we are boosting our immune systems on a daily basis we load up on superfood 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.