Last Updated on March 26, 2018
One of the best parts about travelling is getting to try new kinds of food. Travelling as a vegetarian can be tricky when you are eating out for every meal but you just have to politely communicate with the staff to find out what is in the meal before it is prepared. More and more restaurants provide menus with a list of the ingredients in the dish so it is becoming easier to travel as a vegetarian. You can also find many restaurants menus online so you can choose which restaurants to go to beforehand. You can also stop at grocery stores and pick up some produce so that you always have a snack on hand. Here are 6 great countries for vegetarians to travel to.
There are many exciting things to do in the UK that will really build up an appetite. There are more than five hundred thousand vegetarians in the UK and there are plenty of vegetarian restaurants. It is rare for a restaurant not to serve a vegetarian option. Indian food is quite popular and it is easy to pick up vegetarian curries and vegetarian snacks. Standard pub fare usually involves meat or fish but you can also find salads, soups, vegetarian pizzas, and pasta dishes that are vegetarian.
Greece is a stunning country that is known for its fabulous food. Vegetarians will have no problem finding food as vegetarianism originated in ancient Greece. Appetizers are really popular here and you can find lots of vegetarian options like Briam, Dakos, Dolmathes, Spanakopita, Tzatziki, Hummus, and Gigantes.
You can also find fantastic salads, vegetarian soups, deep fried vegetables, fried cheese, and entrees that are based around eggplant, beans, and legumes. If you are renting a villa in Greece, you’ll be able to pick up plenty of locally grown fruit and vegetables and make your own meals. This is particularly useful if you are travelling with fussy children as you’ll be able to cook them their favourite dishes.
The food varies in France from region to region but you can find vegetarian food throughout the country. Ratatouille is a fabulous vegetable stew but make sure that it isn’t made with beef broth. There are lots of pastries, cheeses, and different kinds of fresh bread to choose from in cafes and restaurants. You can get crepes stuffed with savoury vegetables, fabulous vegetable side dishes, salads, soups, and stews.
Being a vegetarian is easy when you’re travelling though Sri Lanka. The food is very similar to South Indian food. There are many vegetarians living in the country and you can easily get vegetarian dishes like Coconut Sambol, Gotu Kola Sambol, Lunu Miris, Hoppers and Kurakkan Pittu. You can also get curries made with lentils or mangos. If you wish to have desserts you can choose from a Beetroot Burfi and Semolina Burfi.
Germany is a fantastic place for vegetarians to visit. A traditional German breakfast offers a lot of variety and you can choose from different kinds of cheese, a variety of cereals, freshly baked buns, and yoghurt. Lunch is generally cake and coffee. For dinner you can get a rich creamy noodle dish called Spätzle that you can get with cheese, and fried onions. Spargel is another tasty vegetarian dish that is a white asparagus stew. You can also get vegetarian dumplings, vegetarian pizzas, vegetarian soups and salads. You may have difficulties finding vegetarian food in the smaller towns and many dishes come with bacon so read the menu or ask the waiter if you have any doubts.
Bhutan is a fabulous destination for vegetarian travellers and there are lots of different foods to try. You can get vegetable dumplings, rich creamy vegetable soups, buckwheat noodle dishes, and traditional buckwheat pancakes.