3 Tips for Vegan Travelers

Traveling on a vegan diet? Here are some things to remember

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A vegan falafel plate at Nuba in Vancouver.

Whether due to growing awareness of animal cruelty in the food industry or a diet that’s catching on fast, veganism is here to stay.

And just because you’re following a diet that cuts out meat, cheese, eggs, and other animal products doesn’t mean traveling should be impossible. There’s every reason why vegans can make the most of international travel, and here are some tips on how.  

Research your destination ahead of time

Certain countries are more vegan-friendly than others – for example, one in eight British adults followed a vegetarian or vegan diet as of last year, and one in 10 Swedes follows a vegetarian or vegan diet, according to results from a 2014 survey by Animal Rights Sweden. That means more vegan restaurants to choose from abroad.

Bring a collapsible food container

Having one of these is a life-saver when traveling. Save your leftovers from the vegan restaurant you found for later, or bring your own lunch while sightseeing.

Know how to explain your diet

The Vegan Passport teaches you how to explain what your diet entails in 74 languages, which spans over 95 percent of the world’s population.

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