Plant-Based Travel: Destinations For Vegans And Vegetarians

Eating meat-free while on the road used to be one of the most frustrating parts of traveling for vegans and vegetarians. Not anymore. As more and more people opt for plant-based and vegetarian diets around the globe, travelers now have enticing choices of where to dine while visiting different cities and countries, and in many cases, what's on the plate can serve as an introduction to an unfamiliar culture.

Over the past few years, the journalist Selene Nelson has traveled the world and filed reports for Food Republic on where to find delicious plant-based meals from places as far afield as Cuba, London and Vietnam. Along the way, she's tasted banana blossom salad in Bangkok, mezcal mushroom tacos in New York City and a tempura tofu burger in New Zealand.

In other words, she's toured the world eating at the best plant-based and vegetarian restaurants, and has written dining guides for the following 15 places. Check them out to help choose your next vacation destination:

  • Vancouver
  • London
  • New York City
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
  • Bali
  • East Coast Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Panama
  • Costa Rica
  • Nicaragua
  • Guatemala
  • Belize
  • Cuba
  • Mexico
  • And if that's not enough, check out our podcast interview with plant-based podcasters/authors/personalities Rich Roll and Julie Piatt, who discuss their new Italian cookbook, The Plantpower Way: Italia, on Food Republic Today: