There’s no avoiding it - the vegan movement is growing - and demand for vegan products, vegan food, vegan holiday destinations, and vegan in flight meal options is following suit. But where is good for vegans to visit, and why? We thought we’d share some of our recommendations for vegan cities and holiday destinations to help you to decide on your next vegan-friendly trip.
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Veganism is becoming more popular in Portugal, particularly in Lisbon, a city known more for seafood. As mentioned in our Instagrammable Spots in Lisbon blog post, the city is beautiful and up-and-coming as a city break destination.
Veganeats Caffe, Ao 26 - Vegan Food Project, Organi Chiado, Green Beans, O Botanista
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The quality of vegan food in the culture packed, party city of Amsterdam is incredibly high. You’ll be spoilt for choice when paying a visit to Amsterdam - however, due to the city experiencing overtourism, we recommend staying outside of Amsterdam and visiting for the day.
Men Impossible, Vegan Junk Food Bar, Little Plant Pantry, Koffie ende Koeck
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Alongside London, Brighton, and Norwich, Glasgow is one of the top cities for vegans in the UK. It has fully embraced veganism, and the majority of eateries have a good amount of vegan options on their menus.
Stereo, Mono, Rose and Grants, The 78, Bloc, Flying Duck, Lotus Vegetarian Cuisine
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For a city of its size, Turin is packed full of vegetarian and vegan eateries, and the number grew since mayor Chiara Appendino pledged to make her city more vegan friendly.
L'Orto Cafe, Ratatouille, Soul Kitchen, Mezzaluna, Sale in Zucca
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Bohemian hub Berlin is seen by many as the vegan capital of the world. From vegan versions of traditional German dishes such as currywurst and schnitzel, to healthy salads and smoothies, to burgers, visitors to Berlin are spoilt for choice for vegan food - in fact, Berlin is also home to Europe’s first vegan supermarket - Veganz.
AtayaCaffe, Vedang plant burger, Brammibal's Donuts, Feel Seoul Good, Cafe Vux, Lucky Leek
Fly to Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) with Eurowings, TUI fly Deutschland, airBaltic, Air Canada, American Airlines and more Fly to Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF) with Aeroflot, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Belavia, Wings of Lebanon, Pegasus Airlines, Georgian Airways, El Al, and more
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India is a vegetarian’s paradise, and with the growth of veganism in India, the sprawling metropolis of Mumbai leads the way as India’s most vegan friendly city.
Earth Cafe, Earthlings Cafe, Imagine Cafe, Rare Earth, PRISiM at PRISiM Healing Institute
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Ubud is known as vegan paradise - beautiful, warm weather, culture and an abundance of vegan restaurants!
Bella by Sage, Zest Ubud, Siboghana Waroeng, Wulan Vegetarian Warung, Yellow Flower Cafe, Prima Warung
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The vegan scene in Taipei makes it one of Asia’s most dynamic vegan friendly destinations. From traditional cuisine, to cute, Instagrammable sweet treats, there’s plenty of choice for vegans.
Vege Creek, Shàng Dǐng HuángJiā 上頂皇家 , Hoshina 穗科, Plants, Loving Hut
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After Taipei, Singapore is known as Asia’s second best city for vegans, and is packed full vegan eateries. The vegan scene in Singapore is still rapidly growing and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down soon.
Smoocht, NomVnom Bistro, Smoocht x Bold, VeganBurg, The Vegan Bowl, Vege Pot, Well Dressed Salad Bar and Cafe
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There’s more to Turkish cuisine than kebabs and other meat - there’s also lots of vegan options. This, paired with the growing, modern vegan scene in Istanbul means that vegans can soak up the culture and history of the beautiful city and not go hungry.
Muhtelif Mekan, YUZU by LiT, Community Kitchen, Falafel Zone, VegaNarsist
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New York is known as a culinary capital and so it makes sense that the five borough city has plenty of plant based delights for vegans to enjoy. From classic New York style pizza slices, to high end eateries and everything in between, New York is a delight for vegans.
Orchard Grocer, Champs Diner, Delice & Sarrasin, Jajaja, Beyond Sushi, Franchia Vegan Cafe, Peacefood Cafe, Avant Garden, Modern Love, Superiority Burger, Dirt Candy, Scarrs Pizza (not vegan but has great options)
Fly to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Eagle, Finnair, Copa Airlines, Delta Connection, JetBlue, Virgin Atlantic, and more Fly to LaGuardia Airport (LGA) with Southwest Airlines, WestJet, Air Canada Express, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines and more. Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) with Alaska Airlines, La Compagnie, Scandinavian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Cathay Pacific and more
Ever been to an entirely vegan neighbourhood? You can do in Toronto! The city is home to Vegandale - a self-described "mecca for the ethically minded and hungry, with the best of vegan food, goods, and services co-existing on one city block in downtown Toronto."
Apiecalypse Now Pizza and Snack Bar, Tori's Bakeshop, Veggie D'Light, Ital Vital, Bloomer's, The Hogtown Vegan, Doomies, The Imperative, Mythology Diner
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Caribbean trips should not be restricted to those who eat animal products and there are plenty of vegan friendly Bajan eateries to enjoy.
Bongo Light's International Culture, Lion's Share Cafe, Renentet Foods, Roots Reggae Vegetarian Cafe
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In the past 3 years the vegan movement in Mexico City has really started to pick up. Vegans in Mexico City are no longer limited to rice and beans, and can enjoy vegan versions of traditional meaty dishes like tacos al pastor and conchiita pibil.
Por Siempre Vegana Taqueria, Gatorta, La Pitahaya Vegana, VegAmo MX, Forever
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Sao Paulo is the best place in Brazil to be vegan - there’s lots of food to enjoy, including traditional Brazilian eateries but also Japanese food as it’s very popular in the city.
Sushimar Vegano, Loving Hut, Gran Vegan, Veganeria, Pop Vegan Food, Panda Vegan Restaurant, Teva
Fly to São Paulo–Congonhas Airport (CGH) with Azul Brazilian Airlines, Gol Transportes Aéreos, LATAM Brasil and Passaredo Linhas Aéreas Fly to São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) with Boliviana de Aviación, LATAM Argentina, Qatar Airways, Iberia, South African Airways, Swiss International Airlines and more
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Compared to other cities in Colombia, Bogotá has a growing number of vegan friendly eateries, especially in the Usaquén and Chapinero neighbourhoods.
Mestizo, De/Raíz Cocina Café, Vegoto Fast Food, Herbívoro, Naturalmente Restaurante Vegano
Since Lima is South America’s food capital, there’s no surprise that it’s also home to lots of delicious vegan friendly food. We recommend the local hippie hangout neighbourhood of Barranco, alongside Miraflores.
Raw Cafe, Seitan Urban Bistro, Veda Restaurante, La Verde, SANA Vegan Cafe
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Since there is a large Orthodox Christian population in Ethiopia who are obligated to fast, and this includes only eating plant based foods, Addis Ababa is home to many vegan friendly eateries or at least those with a ‘fasting’, plant based menu. Ethiopian food is delicious and plentiful, and combined with exploring incredible Abyssinian history, Addis Ababa should be a must visit for vegan travellers.
Bait Al Mandi, Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food, Five Loaves, Kategna Restaurant, 2000 Habesha Cultural Restaurant
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The ever-changing city of Cairo has lots of vegan friendly gems, and paired with travelling around Egypt to see all of its wonders and the national dish (Koshary) being vegan, makes Cairo a great place for vegans to visit.
Earthly Delights, Bashandy Restaurant, India Along the Nile, Zooba, Kazaz, Koshary Abou Tarek
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Leading the way with vegan food in South Africa, Cape Town has some great fully plant based or vegan friendly food outlets to enjoy when visiting.
The Kind Kitchen, Lekker Vegan, Plant, Vegan Test Kitchen, Balducci, Orchard on Long, Honest Chocolate Café
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Tel Aviv is the vegan capital of the world! Almost every restaurant, cafe and food stall will have vegan options, with many being solely vegan. Israel now has the highest proportion of vegan residents in the world - 5.2%, meaning that businesses have to adapt to and accept the vegan lifestyle otherwise they will miss out - perfect for those who choose to travel to Israel.
Dosa Bar, Anastasia, Hatool HaYarok, 416, Meshek Barzilay, Bana, Rainbow Burger, Zakaim
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The tech-savvy metropolis of Nairobi has wonderful vegan food options and cruelty free animal rescue reserves, including The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a rescue and rehabilitation program for orphaned elephants.
Artcaffé, Tin Roof Café, Boho Eatery, CJ's, The Lord Erroll, Tamarind, Matbronze Cafe, About Thyme, Chowpaty
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The diverse, cosmopolitan city of Melbourne is home to a growing vegan population and offers lots of delicious plant based foods, shops and things to do!
Union Kiosk, Lord of the Fries, Crossways, Vegie Bar, Sister of Soul, Red Sparrow, Smith & Daughters
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Multi-cultural food hub Auckland has a wide variety of places for plant based eaters to enjoy - alongside lots to do, makes this gorgeous city a great location for vegan travellers to visit.
Tart Bakery, Gorilla Kitchen, Lord of the Fries, Kaiaroha Vegan Deli and Eatery, Sunflower Thai Vegetarian Restaurant, E-PACS Vegan Cafe, Kaiaroha, The Butchers Son
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