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Regional Information on Tahiti

Tahiti, French Polynesia
Regional Notes - Events - Gatherings & Groups - Travel Information

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Visitor Notes:

Subject: 'By user Emil July 2011'
Posted by emilc on: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 12:23 PM PST
* More options here. Many large supermarkets, including Carrefour, which have TONS of produce and vegan options
* Food trucks ("les roulottes") line up in front of teh cruise ship terminal in Papeete, starting at about 6 pm. Lots of vegetarian options in most places, and good prices. Just be sure to specify "no butter or eggs."
* Hotels tend to have some vegetarian options on menu. Just mention the usual "no butter, dairy or eggs, please."

In summary, go for the fresh tropical fruits when you can. And specify your dietary needs: most places will be happy to accommodate. This is certainly no vegan paradise, but not a vegan hell, either. Hope this was helpful.

Subject: 'No one eats vegetarian here?!'
Posted by Chia on: Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 09:20 AM PST
Locals, the French, and tourists... seems like there is no demand for vegetarian food as almost all restaurants DO NOT offer any with the exception of a salad or two and maybe plain pasta with a tomato based sauce or a plain pizza using some canned toppings... eek. Recommend to bring your own dried foods or eat lots of locally grown fresh fruits - which are abundant and delicious. If you don't mind eating fish, the catch here is always fresh.

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