6 Great Destinations for Vegetarians

Travelling is a great way to learn about the world and explore exciting destinations. Food is part of the culture of a country and there are many tasty options to try. It can also a great way to pick up new recipes and add new options to your daily menus at home. Vegetarians may be wary of trying new dishes but as long as you communicate your needs there are plenty of interesting options for you to try. Here are 6 great destinations for vegetarians.

Japan

If you are a vegetarian visiting Japan may seem like a difficult proposition as the diet is rich in fish and meat. But there are lots of alternatives and vegetarians will find plenty of variety to choose from. Tokyo is the capital city and it is filled with restaurants that offer up tantalizing vegetarian fare. Try vegetable tempura, vegetarian sushi, and many bean dishes like edemame, natto, and tofu. There are many different kinds of seaweed that are prepared in different ways and very tasty.

France

France is beautiful country and there are many exciting places to explore like Paris, Normandy, Brittany, and the French Riviera. Although the French enjoy their meat it is easy to find vegetarian options for meals. Crepes and pancakes made with other kinds of flour like buckwheat are popular choices. You can get crepes filled with sweet fruit or savoury vegetables.

Ratatouille, a hearty vegetable stew is a great option for lunch or dinner. On the streets in Paris you can easily pick up baguette sandwiches made with cheese and tomatoes. There are also plenty of great vegetarian soups and salads made with nuts and cheese.

Dubai

If you’re planning a trip to Dubai you’ll have discovered the there is a simply overwhelming array of restaurants, so you’ll be able to try out a different cuisine every night.

Lebanese food can be found throughout the city and there are many exciting options like hummus, baba ghanoush, tabbbouleh, lentil soup, and falafel.

There’s also a fair amount of Asian food represented and you can enjoy delicious Indian, Thai, Japanese and Chinese. Many different kinds of restaurants will offer salads, soups, roasted vegetables and pasta dishes that will keep you satisfied.

The UK

The UK is a great place for vegetarians and there are lots of different options available. Just communicate your needs with the wait staff to make sure that they understand your dietary needs. You can get easily get vegetarian soups, sandwiches, salads, and pasta dishes at pubs.

Many menus also list the ingredients so you can ask for the meat not to be added. You also can try different kinds of food like Indian, Chinese, or middle eastern foods like falafel or hummus with flat bread.

Italy

Italy is a fabulous country to explore and there are lots of options for vegetarians to eat. You can easily get a delicious margarita pizza anywhere in the country and you will find this simple food is great for eating as you explore the streets. There are also plenty of great bean soups, legume based dishes, pasta with fresh spring vegetables, and hearty risotto dishes with mushrooms. You can also choose plenty of antipasti dishes, freshly made bread, and sample the many different kinds of cheeses and olives that are available.

On a visit to Rome, Italy’s capital, you’ll find that there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan cafes and restaurants, so you certainly won’t feel like you are missing out on the culinary experience. If you really want to experience the best vegetarian food Italy has to offer, make sure you go to Turin, as it is Italy’s ‘Vegetarian City’ and has a wide variety of vegan dining options. 

Bhutan

Bhutan is an exciting country that is nestled high among the Himalayan mountain range. It is a great place for people who love the outdoors and you can enjoy exciting activities like trekking, exploring ancient fortresses, visiting monasteries, and bird watching. It is illegal in Bhutan to kill an animals for consumption, so meat must be imported in. This means that it is easy to get a good vegetarian meal here!

You can order vegetable dumplings, rich vegetable soups cooked in milk or cream, or buckwheat noodle dishes served in a tantalizing mix of mustard oil and pepper. For breakfast you can have buckwheat pancakes served with a tasty chilli sauce called ezay.