As two people who have spent most of our twenties traveling in Asia, we know a thing or two about the region. During our travels, we’ve had the pleasure of visiting some of the most vegan-friendly destinations in the world and some places where it was a lot harder to find vegan food. But Asia has been different, and that’s mostly thanks to the local cuisines.
You see what makes Asia so unique compared to Europe, North America, and Latin America is that many of the traditional cuisines are so vegan-friendly on their own, which is a big reason why we’ve fallen in love with this region.
We love to find all vegan restaurants that serve burgers and pizza with vegan cheese just as much as the next person, but our favorite way of traveling is discovering local cuisines and having our minds blown by the traditional food of the countries we visit.
Food is how we connect to places and how we perceive new cultures. Our goal is to experience the world through food, no matter where we travel. To us, the best food experience is sitting shoulder to shoulder in a loud and sweaty restaurant in India eating masala dosas with our hands next to locals enjoying a quick breakfast before work.
But, not everyone realizes how vegan-friendly Asia can be. Southeast Asia comes up when the subject is discussed, but South Asia is often overlooked by vegan travelers which is a shame since it offers some of the best food in the region.
Read on to discover the most vegan-friendly countries in Asia.
Being the fact that we love food more than anything else in life, the kitchen has become our favorite room in any house we rent. Naturally, this means we’ve become quite picky about the tools we use. Not to mention, Adam has been passionate about cooking since he was a kid and one of his favorite hobbies is cooking up some amazing vegan food in the kitchen.
Read on to find out which vegan kitchen tools are our favorite, the ones we travel the world with, and the kitchen gadgets we can’t wait to get our hands on.
For the food lover, there is quite possibly no better place to eat than in Rome, with amazing vegan options for every occasion. Are you looking for a great dinner experience with an amazing bottle of wine? A quick pizza for lunch? An abundance of vegan gelato? Mouthwatering breakfast for under $2? Vegan parmesan that is so good it will have you doing a double take? Rome has it all!
We have spent close to four months living in the Eternal City, and we tried every vegan restaurant, cafe, and gelato place that we could locate. Our Rome food guide breaks down the vegan restaurants in Rome.
The Swedish food culture might not be the most interesting or exciting in the world, especially not for vegans since it tends to be very meat heavy. And besides the exception of Swedish meatballs which can be easily veganized these days and even enjoyed at IKEA in a vegan version, there aren’t many dishes from Sweden that are celebrated outside of the country’s borders.
However, there is a part of the Swedish coffee culture that’s both unique and undervalued in the rest of the world, and I’m here to tell you everything you need to know about it.
I am, of course, talking about the Swedish fika, or the art of making coffee and sweets a part of your everyday life. It might sound strange but it’s an integral part of the Swedish culture and something most Swedes take part in on the regular. I mean, why wouldn’t you want to eat sweets and drink coffee every day?
After a month spent eating and sightseeing in Budapest, we headed north to the Czech capital in search of more vegan eats. To our surprise, Prague turned out to be a very vegan-friendly capital. By accident, we ended up across the street from an all vegan restaurant, around the corner from a vegan bio store and a pizzeria selling vegan pizza, and within walking distance to one of the best vegan burgers we’ve ever had. If that doesn’t sum up the abundance of vegan restaurants in Prague we don’t know what will.
On top of that, we also managed to do some prime vegan shopping and scope out the trendy Letna district. Without further ado, here are 6 vegan restaurants in Prague that confirm that the Czech capital is one of the most vegan-friendly cities in Europe!
The smell of fresh coffee fills your nose as you’re salivating over the many croissants staring back at you. But it’s hard to stay focused. Orders are being shouted out in Italian at what seems like a thousand words a second, you can’t seem to identify a line, elbows are out in full force, and the fast paced atmosphere leaves you feeling confused. You start to feel overwhelmed until you refocus on the goal – cornettos.
Most vegans probably think they’ll never be able to indulge in this doughy goodness ever again. But we have great news for you, when you’re in Italy you can enjoy these horn shaped delights daily, even as a vegan!
With century-old thermal baths, hearty bean goulash, and an excess of vegan cheese everywhere you look, the Hungarian capital does not disappoint. In fact, during our one month stay in Budapest, we probably ate more vegan cheese than we have ever laid our eyes on!
With a month stay planned for Budapest, we hit the streets and dived into all the greasy food and burgers the city has to offer. Let’s get right to it, here’s a rundown of all the best restaurants in Budapest for eating vegan food!
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.