Whether you are eschewing animal products for moral reasons, the environment, your health or just the taste, it can sometimes be challenging to find a decent vegan option when you are out and about. You can’t just live on french fries or salads! Here are the most vegan-friendly countries in the world!
Although it varies from state to state, in most places in the US, you will find some fantastic vegan options. For example, LA is always at the forefront of any food trends, and the vegan community is growing exponentially. There is even a vegan food and drink festival! Of course, New York is a close second (they even have an annual Veggie Pride Parade!), and even Las Vegas has a surprising amount of vegan food, including Vegeway – an In-N-Out-style drive-thru that is all vegan!
There are far too many obvious jokes to make here, but let’s just say if you’re feeling a little peckish, you’ll have plenty of options, especially in the capital city of Budapest, where there are plenty of vegan options in the local restaurants and even as part of the street food offerings.
You may be surprised that the home of the bratwurst could also be thought of as the vegan capital of Europe, but it seems that they have noticed the changing tides and the focus on the environment has meant an amazing increase in restaurants and even shops opening, offering vegan wares.
Sometimes referred to as the ‘Vegan Capital of the World’, around 5.2% of Israelis follow a vegan diet and the number is continuously growing. It was one of the first countries (alongside the US) to offer vegan Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, and they were an early adopter of Domino’s vegan pizza. Not to mention all the hummus and falafel you can eat!
One of the best parts about being a vegan in Malaysia is that a lot of the food is naturally vegan, so you don’t have to feel as though you need to worry about finding somewhere with a vegan option – you’ll likely find more things that you can eat than you can’t!
A lot of the food in Jordan features the most delicious hummus and colorful salads and locals, and tour guides alike will be more than happy to show you the vegan options on any menu as a lot of their most popular local dishes are naturally vegan by default. Like the other options in Jordan, the vegan food is tasty and flavorful, so you never feel as though you are missing out.
So don’t let the lack of vegan options put you off traveling, because as you can see, there are plenty of places you can eat like the royalty you are, without having to compromise your values. If you are heading somewhere where you don’t speak the language, try to learn, or have written down the phrase explaining that you are vegan to make it easier for locals to understand you and you should have no problems! Bon Appetit!