It is true that it sometimes proves hard to follow the vegan diet while at home. With this in mind, just imagine how hard maintaining the vegan diet can turn out to be while traveling abroad. Nonetheless, it is not difficult with proper plans and zeal to keep up with the vegan diet. Even the most meat-heavy destinations in the world have some veggies to offer. When traveling, it is essential to prepare ahead of time and make it easy to stick to your vegan lifestyle.
Pack sufficient safe snacks
While traveling, you may not find vegan options. Perhaps, vegan meals may not be part of the culture you will be interacting with while abroad. It may be surprising to be in a country with veggie options but it is literally not something you will enjoy. You may find yourself in a country with a different alphabet system where language will become a huge communication barrier. Trying to tell a waiter that you want a meal prepared with certain ingredients will be difficult. An ideal solution for all this would be to pack many safe snacks before your travel. This way, you can comfortably eat the snacks if you lack vegan-based meals.
Go ethnic when eating out
It is all right if you are traveling to a city known for its vegan variety. Finding the way around such a destination in search of a vegan restaurant will be easy. In case finding a vegan restaurant proves hard, consider dining in Asian, Indian, African, or Mexican restaurants. Most of these restaurants will have at least some options that do not contain animal products. If you are in the company of people heading to a steakhouse, not all is lost. Just request a baked potato with a side salad. It can make a healthy and satisfying meal.
Get creative in hotels
It is rare to get a hotel room equipped with a kitchenette to allow you to prepare your customized meals. Even so, you can still find ways to eat fairly well by being creative. You can request room service for meals without animal products. If the hotel is not willing to provide the meals as per your demands, just get creative. Get out and look for a grocery shop. Buy fruits, nuts, and non-dairy milk. With fruits such as bananas, papaws or mangos, you will be able to make fruits juice. You can also make oats with hot water or non-dairy milk. Just get creative!
Pick vegan-friendly destinations
There are destinations that are already known to be vegan-friendly. HappyCow, an online service that lists sources of vegan, recently released its first top-10 list of vegan-friendly cities worldwide. according to their website, the online service said that they determined the destination by a number of offerings, population density. Besides, the people’s impression of the “overall vegan-friendliness” of the city was evaluated. Some of the vegan-friendly are Berlin, Los Angeles, Warsaw, Taipei, New York City, Singapore, London, Tel Aviv, and San Francisco.