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Vegetarianism in France? Hiya, I'm going to France in June (Paris) with my school, is it possible to last 4 days in France as a vegetarian? Also how will I persuade teachers that I'll be fine? They don't know yet but my mum is worried that I'll starve, so the teachers might think so too! Thank you =D Post Date: 06/14/15, Replies: 5
cooking classes abroad Hey veg heads! I want to know if anyone knows any vegan cooking courses in asia, europe or south america! I'll be travelling the next year and would love to soak up vegan cooking classes all over the world! Thank you everyone! Post Date: 06/09/15, Replies: 0
Marakesh Cafe - Warsaw - review Last month my partner and I had a long weekend in Warsaw, we tried a couple of restaurants and this one came out tops! www.gaiaskitchen.co.uk/blog/marakesh-cafe-warsaw-wow-wow-wow/ Post Date: 05/31/15, Replies: 1
Mallorca, Spain Hi All I just wanted to share this website that is really useful with some great places to eat listed on it. www.mallorcavegan.com [email protected] Hope this helps Post Date: 05/31/15, Replies: 1
Singapore Hi, travelling to Singapore in a couple of weeks. Any Vegetarian restaurant suggestions? Thanks Post Date: 05/30/15, Replies: 7
Tour to Myanmar (Burma) Dear all I intend to visit Myanmar for 7-9 full days in Dec 2015. Some of places that I intend to visit are Yangon, Shwedagon Paya, Bagan, Inle lake, Golden Rock, Pyin Oo Lwin, Mrauak U. My family prefers scenic places like mountains and lakes and Buddhist temples. Any tips/advice/itinerary to share? Any 3-stars hotel recommendations perferably near vegetarian eateries and with attached toilets and showers facilities. Alternatively you may email me at jimmyseah AT yahoo.com Many thanks! Post Date: 05/30/15, Replies: 0
morocco I am travelling to Morocco for 2 weeks in august, as raw vegan / fruitarian i am gettin a little freaked about the food options.. mainly because i dont want to get sick!super sensitive tum at the best of times, as sure fellow fruitarians can relate to.. any advice welcome :-) Post Date: 05/21/15, Replies: 2
Vegan Mexico? Hey everyone! I am a vegan college student. I am going to be studying abroad for an academic year in Guanajuato, Mexico! I would love to hear some stories about how it is to be vegan in Mexico. Does anyone have any tips? Any go to vegan mexican food items? Thanks! Also, does anyone know anything about sugar used in Mexico? Is using bone char a part of the refining process like it is in a lot of sugar from the U.S.? Post Date: 05/18/15, Replies: 1
Good Vegan restaurants in Chicago? I'm planning a trip to Chicago with a friend for sometime in May. However, I'm a vegan and I've never been to Chicago and would really like to experience some of its great vegan cuisine. Do any of you have suggestions? Any favorites? Also, are there any vegan food carts around? I doubt there are, but we're looking to save a lot of time so would prefer some quick options as well. Thanks! (: Post Date: 04/09/15, Replies: 2
Vegetarian meals at Yoga Ashram in India Recently I stayed a while at a Yoga Ashram in India www.arhantayogaindia.com/ I discovered the great vegetarian Indian kitchen and lived a very healthy lifestyle with healthy food, meditation, yoga, long walks... It was an amazing experience! Post Date: 03/17/15, Replies: 0
Vegan Traveling in Europe I have lived all over Europe, but never really just bummed it. I am taking my kids (13 and 9) for 2 months in the summer, we are planning on winging it and following our bliss, meaning no kitchen to prepare foods. I am wondering about the idea of being flexitarian when we travel, as getting all of the healthy fats, nutrition can be so challenging on the road. I am seeking suggestions, ideas and comments about this, would you go out of the vegan lifestyle for nutrition when traveling, choosing the next best option (ie, raw cheese, pastured eggs, etc), as finding avocados for breakfast will be a challenge in northern Europe. We have been vegan for almost 7 years. Thank you for all suggestions, ideas, etc! Warmly, Stacy Post Date: 03/09/15, Replies: 0
HELP: survey for veggie travelers Hello community! Me and my partner are considering starting a local veg business. We're at a stage that would appreciate help from the potential clientele. This is a quick (really 5 minutes) survey, that we would like you to answer: https://pt.surveymonkey.com/s/HFCDH53 And if you're a PORTUGUESE veg traveler, please help us with this survey: goo.gl/forms/aI4C0bLI5N Thank you so so much! Have a nice one! Post Date: 02/20/15, Replies: 0
The Foods and Sweets of Turkey. Most dishes in Turkey start with a vegetarian base and meat is mostly added as an afterthought. Turkish cuisine mostly relies on strong flavors, and it utilizes variety of spices and sauces in every dish. A dried black pepper is one of the most common of the spices used. The strong flavors are complemented with both rich and bright generally by topping the dish with yogurt ro curd and lemon. With aromatic appetizers and soups to savory main courses, it’s easy to find something authentic and delicious in Turkey. And don’t forget to take the opportunity to try one of the many tasty Turkish sweets for dessert. Simit, a ring-shaped bread covered with sesame seeds, Zeytinyagli Dolma a grape leaves stuffed with rice that has been seasoned with olive oil and herbs. Freshly Squeezed Pomegranate Juice are another thirst reliefer. Lokum and Helva are others. It won't be wrong to say that it is one of the best eating vacation one can have. Post Date: 01/27/15, Replies: 1
Awesome Vegan Comfort Food I'm planning on heading to Philadelphia for work and I'm looking for some wicked Vegan spots. I found this article that listed out 5 wicked spots. www.theneeds.com/food/n5664959/the-best-thing-i-ever-ate-in-topix Are there any other spots in Philadelphia?? I look forward to hearing from you all David Post Date: 01/27/15, Replies: 2
Studying Abroad? Hello everyone, In April I will be traveling to Quebec with my school to study French. I am a bit wary though because we are all staying with different host families and I am not sure if they can accommodate my vegan diet. I do not want to be demanding or ungrateful for the food they are able to provide me, but I still want to eat as vegan as possible on this trip. Any thoughts? Post Date: 01/26/15, Replies: 1
Vegetarian/ Vegan Society in Italy? Does anyone know a legitimate vegetarian/ vegan society in Italy, particularly around Milan? Many thanks for your help! Silvia Post Date: 01/11/15, Replies: 1
Happy Cow GPS Feature I wanted to suggest a feature for Happy Cow and so am posting to see what people thing. I'll be traveling to Europe and plan to use a GPS to find my way around the city since I don't have need of a smart phone to justify their costs. At least for the Garmin GPS it's quite simple to load new points of interest (POIs), like restaurants, etc. Would you find it useful if Happy Cow could download search results into a file that can be loaded onto a Garmin? It should be pretty simple to program. It's just a 3 or 4 column CSV file. www.poi-factory.com/garmin-csv-file-format I believe Google Maps might also be able to create a custom map with a CSV file upload. Etc. Any other uses you can think of for this? If you are a GPS user, is that something you'd find useful? Post Date: 01/10/15, Replies: 0
Vegetarian studying abroad I'm a college student working on planning my study abroad adventures for next year. The top locations I am interested in are Vietnam, Bolivia, Tanzania, India. Any insight into being vegetarian in these locations would be greatly appreciated! Post Date: 01/07/15, Replies: 1
Sea cruise from/to Sydney I an a vegan who lives in Sydney, Australia, and would like to take a sea cruise that begins and returns there, or involves only one flight. Can anyone recommend a cruise where they know how to cater for vegans? It would also be good if they understood the concept of vegan wines. Ideally the cruise would be for about two weeks, visiting destinations in Asia or the Pacific. Post Date: 12/11/14, Replies: 0
Amsterdam - Vegan coffee shop Hey, is there any vegan or veganish coffee shops in amsterdam, perhaps one that offers v space cake? Other tips and suggestions are welcome too :) Post Date: 12/06/14, Replies: 1
AQP Peru - Cook needed for new restaurant Hi all. We are working on opening a new Asian vegetarian place in Arequipa, but we are missing an important team member, the cook! Do you know someone? If so, get in touch: https://www.facebook.com/del.buda Post Date: 11/17/14, Replies: 1
Realizations of a vegetarian backpacker Great post from a new vegetarian backpacker in Europe: www.pinkpangea.com/2014/10/challenges-realizations-vegetarian-traveler/ Post Date: 11/17/14, Replies: 1
42nd World VegFest Dubai I am organizing the vegan table at the 42nd International Vegetarian Union World VegFest in Dubai. Are any of you around or coming? :) Would be lovely to meet more vegans. We are also having a meetup this Thursday to plan the vegan table in more details if anyone is around. :) ''Date - 25-26-27 November 2014 Time - 11 am to 6 pm Venue - Hall 4 - Dubai World Trade Centre Exhibition Hall The 42nd International Vegetarian Union World VegFest is to be held in Dubai from the 25th of November to the 27th November 2014. Organized by the volunteers of Middle East Vegetarian Group (MEVEG) the event will be held alongside the Middle East Natural and Organic Products Exhibition (MENOPE) at Hall no.4 Dubai World Trade Centre. With seminars, workshops, illuminating debates and panel discussions the three-day event is open to all interested in better health, sustainable environment and animal welfare.'' Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/309958065823288/ Meet Up: https://www.facebook.com/events/414573038696566/?fref=ts ''This is a gathering for all veg - people and everyone else who is interested in brainstorming and planning our vegan table at the World Veg Fest. For more details join the group 'Vegan Food in the Middle East' - https://www.facebook.com/groups/170435546464808/?ref=ts&fref=ts We are looking for volunteers to be there on the days of the event, vegan cake-bakers and creative minds. We chose bestro, as everyone knows where Dubai Mall is and parking can easily be found. And of course so our raw-foodies don't feel left out! '' World Veg Fest vegan table looking for volunteers: https://apartment2504.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/worldvegfest/ If you have any ideas please let me know. Thank you so much :) Post Date: 11/03/14, Replies: 0
Best vegan places in Bangkok? Hi everyone! I just over a week I'm going to Bangkok for a few days, and I feel quite lost looking at the amount of vegetarian and vegan restaurants listed on this site! I'm not used to there being so many. Can you help me pick out a few, preferably ones easy to find and close to places I might want to visit? Thanks! Post Date: 11/02/14, Replies: 5
Hospitality Education Has anyone had this experience? It was the first time for me. I was reading the menu outside a very popular beachfront restaurant, and a maitre'd came up to me and asked if I'd like any help. I explained that I was looking to see if there was any vegan or vegetarian options, and she said with a big smile - "Yes!" and then told me they had a gluten free menu. Every dish on the menu had animal products, so I said that vegan meant nothing dead from an animal or related to an animal's body - no meat, dairy, eggs - so she repeated that they had a gluten free menu, and I repeated myself about being vegan! Needless to say we didn't dine there. I had hoped that the difference between gluten free and vegan/vegetarian would be more commonplace in a high tourist area. Post Date: 08/18/14, Replies: 0
Vegan explanatory card in 83 languages!! No more Vegan confusion when traveling. These V Cards explain the needs of a Vegan Diet in 83 different languages, including; Afrikaans / Albanian / Arabic / Armenian / Azerbaijani / Basque / Belarusian / Bengali / Bosnian / Bulgarian / Cambodian / Catalan / Cebuano / Chinese(Simplified) / Chinese(Traditional) / Croatian / Czech / Danish / Dutch / English / Esperanto / Estonian / Filipino / Finnish / French / Galacian / Georgian / German / Greek / Guajarati / Haitian Creole / Hausa / Hebrew / Hindi / Hmong / Hungarian / Icelandic / Igbo / Indonesian / Irish / Italian / Japanese / Javanese / Kannada / Khmer / Korean / Lao / Latin / Latvian / Lithuanian / Macedonian / Malay / Maltese / Maori / Marathi / Mongolian / Mongolian / Nepali / Norwegian / Persian / Polish / Portuguese / Punjabi / Romanian / Russian / Serbian / Slovak / Slovenian / Spanish / Swahili / Swedish / Tamil / Teluga / Thai / Turkish / Ukrainian / Urdu / Vietnamese / Welsh / Yiddish / Yoruba / Zulu Simply hand this card to your Server, Chef or Host in their prospective language! Trouble with the pronunciation, try plugging the text from any of the languages into Google Translate or any other online audio pronunciation guide. http://www.maxlearning.net/HEALth/V-Cards.pdf Download or Print - Happy Vegan Travels!! Post Date: 08/11/14, Replies: 6
Israelis Sway Domino's To Make Vegan Pizza In the U.S., Big Pizza is locked in a battle that's as much a testament to gluttony as it is to food science: How much cheese can you possibly stuff inside of wheat dough? Earlier this year, Pizza Hut took it to the next level with the Crazy Cheesy Crust Pizza: a regular pizza ringed with "pockets" oozing a five-cheese blend. By way of explanation of its existence, Pizza Hut's head chef told Yahoo, "Consumers always want more cheese." But in Israel, apparently, they don't. There, the cheese is being voted off the pizza, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported this week. It seems a passionate vegan lobby clamored so loudly for dairy-free pizza that Domino's had to acquiesce. The pizza chain's stores in Israel are now offering a family-size pizza with vegetables and a soy-based topping for about $20. It all started with a Facebook campaign led by Vegan Friendly, a group that promotes the vegan lifestyle in Israel. Vegan Friendly claims to have a virtual community of 30,000 vegans in Israel, and has stamped hundreds of stores and restaurants with its vegan-friendly seal. The vegans wanted pizza, and they weren't going to stop until they got it. Americans eat about 31 pounds of cheese per person each year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "Israel is leading the vegan revolution around the world, and this is another indication," Omri Paz, the director of Vegan Friendly, told Haaretz's Dafna Arad. He said that with the new pizza on the menu, vegans could order from the chain "without pangs of conscience." Domino's has 10,000 locations in more than 70 countries, including 50 branches in Israel. We were curious whether the Israeli vegan pizza might inspire something similar on stateside menus. Not so much. "We'll be paying attention to [the vegan pizza in Israel], but it's not something we're working on here in the U.S.," Domino's spokesman Tim McIntyre tells The Salt. In the meantime, Domino's will continue selling Wisconsin 6 Cheese Pizza and the Stuffed Cheesy Bread to cater to the cheeseheads. (Americans consumed about 34 pounds of cheese per person in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which some argue is a bit too much.) Still, vegans or people who may simply want a lighter pizza may have more pizza options in the near future. The Wall Street Journal reports that Chipotle is getting into the choose-your-own-topping pizza business, with a new concept in Denver called Pizzeria Locale it helped finance. article link; http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/12/17/251998998/hold-the-cheese-israelis-sway-dominos-to-make-vegan-pizza Israel Vegan Friendly http://www.vegan-friendly.co.il/ Post Date: 08/09/14, Replies: 0

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