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Vegetarian Hotel Stays Around the World Looking for an all vegetarian Hotel, Bed & Breakfast, Hostel, or Vacation Rental? Currently with listings in 65 Countries covering every Continent and Major Island Area. Happy Veg Travels!! Post Date: 12/29/15, Replies: 4 12/29/15 4
Being Vegan in Florence I went to Florence last year and found the best vegan ice cream. Head to Perché no! (translated to Why not!) Rated by some as the best ice cream shop in Florence, this small gelateria offers a range of SFV ice creams made from soy and rice milk. They are easy to differentiate as they are in a separate window, and flavours include vanilla, chocolate sorbet and hazelnut. FYI: THE HAZLENUT IS AMAZING! Gelateria Vivaldi and Gelateria Edoardo also offer a range of flavours which are definitely worth a try including rum, chocolate and pear! I've written a blog about my trip which you can see here: Post Date: 03/05/18, Replies: 0 03/05/18 0
Gran Canaria vegan food items Hi When I was on holiday in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria I found some vegan foods which I thought might be handy for others to know about. First one is a soy milk of the brand "Vive Soy" which is found in SPAR. I only tried the one in a blue carton which was vanilla flavored. Even the small grocery stores had this brand, but when I went to a bigger SPAR, they had 5-6 different kinds of plant milk, even "Oatly" and "Alpro". Second are veggie burgers of the brand "Sojasun". They come in a box of two, and isn't too expensive. They taste quite good, a bit of curry, and I like the fact that they are not like the fake meat which tries really hard to taste like meat. I found them in a bigger SPAR in the frigde section next to sausages & other meaty stuff. Last one is a hummus which is sooo good! Ate it every day since I found it. The brand is "Argal Cocina" and I found it next to the cheeses. Definately worth a try! (The avocados in Gran Canaria are amazing as well - and huge!) Hope you found this helpful. Post Date: 03/05/18, Replies: 1 03/05/18 1
Dublin Hi all, I'll travel to Dublin in a few weeks. Does anyone have restaurant tips for me? Sightseeing tips are welcome too. Thanks! Ellis Post Date: 03/05/18, Replies: 4 03/05/18 4
Italy Travel for a Vegan - Guided Tour My family and I are going to Italy for 8 days. It is a guided tour of three cities and not much time to search for restaurants. Can anyone suggestion how to veganize what I order? Any tips and suggestions, please it will be greatly appreciated. Post Date: 03/05/18, Replies: 1 03/05/18 1
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: 03/03/18, Replies: 5 03/03/18 5
The rest of Iceland? I'm going to Iceland over the summer and curious about anyone's vegan experiences outside of Reykjavik. With so many people going there these days I see a lot about all the great options in Reykjavik, but we'll be spending 2 weeks going around the whole country so I'd be interested in hearing about any gems you've run into -- either restaurants or good shops along the way to stock up. We'll be camping a lot and plan to cook for ourselves for most of the trip, but would love to go out our way for a couple treat meals. Thanks! Post Date: 02/25/18, Replies: 0 02/25/18 0
Vegan on a Japanese school trip? I just started taking Japanese, and I know that there's going to be a trip at the end of senior year (im a junior rn). The only problem with this is I know they aren't accommodating with vegan diets, there was this one incident last year where they had to eat a meal at the school, and there was a yogurt in the meal. One of the kids then explained that he was lactose intolerant, and that he'd feel really sick the whole day if he drank it. He promptly was told he had to be respectful so he eventually chocked it down and let it reign havoc on his insides. I'm not sure if I should just try to eat as vegan as possible and occasionally have something with animal products (only if it's given to me). I don't want to be a pain in the ass and ask the teachers for special treatment (heck they didn't even care when the guy had allergies) but I also know I'll feel [censored]ty if I eat animal products. What should I do? Post Date: 02/18/18, Replies: 5 02/18/18 5
Vegan everyday foods in Taiwan? Hey all :) Will be travelling to Taiwan for a few weeks, with pretty much no knowledge of Chinese or Taiwanese culture (yes, I'll read into it a bit... but there's only so much you can learn in a limited time eh). Since I'll be travelling with a group I probably won't be able to pick my restaurants, so I was wondering if there's any 'safe' vegan foods? Basically things that are sold at most restaurants/convenience stores/street vendors and are vegan 99% of the time, or alternatively can be easily veganised. (Please teach me how to say "Without the sauce, please!" haha) I found this article which seems a good start, but I'm also not sure how specific some of these are to Taipei (where I won't be), and it doesn't mention the Chinese names... so for example all I could find when searching for "steamed rice buns vegetable taiwan" was "Gua Bao (Taiwanese Pork Belly Buns)" xD Any and all advice welcome, be it snacks, full meals or other maybe useful tips :) Thanks in advance! :D (Sorry if someone has posted/answered something like this already...) Post Date: 02/18/18, Replies: 0 02/18/18 0
Layover in Salt Lake City Flying back thru SLC to Las Vegas from Amsterdam summer 2018. My two Delta flight choices are either a 2.25 hr or a 7.5 hr layover from around 2pm on. I have no desire to spend the time in the Delta lounge (no vegan food from all I've seen ). I thought I would try to eat instead at either Sage's Cafe or Vertical Diner. Or is there a 100% vegan restaurant that's closer to the airport? I probably won't have eaten since leaving AMS that morning (except for snacks). I refuse to eat the VGML slop that Delta labels "food". IOW, I'll be a bit grumpy :) so I'll be wanting food FAST! TIA. Post Date: 02/01/18, Replies: 1 02/01/18 1
How to report incorrect mapping? Hi there, unfortunately some of the places listed in Dakar/Senegal aren't displayed when you search for Dakar, because obviously the mapping of the city is not correct - which is a shame, especially since there are very few possibilites vor vegans in town. By searching the FAQs I couldn't find a solution for this. So if anyone knows how to report this, please help! Thank you! Post Date: 01/26/18, Replies: 1 01/26/18 1
Vegetarian restaurants in Bolzano Hi everyone! Can you help me to find a good vegetarian restaurant in Bolzano (Italy)? Thank you very much! Post Date: 01/22/18, Replies: 0 01/22/18 0
Thailand Island life Hi everyone! I would love some advice and good pointers on my upcomming island adventure in Thailand. I hope you guys can help me out . :-) My name is Anna, I am vegan and currently live in Bangkok, Thailand. Btw. Bangkok is a GREAT place to live vegan! Anyway, I am travelling to South Thailand to live the island life, and I am wondering which island would be best for me. I am planning to cook (most of my raw vegan meals) myself, so I need acces to fresh organic fruits and vegetables. It is crusial for me that the produce is organic - expecially with the high amount of pesticides use in Thailand. I've heard some great things about Koh Phangan, but cannot figure out if buying organic veg and fruits is accesable. So, what do you guys think? :) Hope you all are living the happy and fruity life! Post Date: 01/16/18, Replies: 10 01/16/18 10
Morocco We recently returned from a visit to the south of Morocco. I just wanted to recommend a couple of places we stayed because eating vegetarian/vegan in Morocco can be a bit hit and miss. The first is a place called Riad Tafilag in Taroudant. There is an exceptionally nice guy called Ben who works on reception and serves breakfast who is a committed vegan, despite it being very difficult in terms of local culture. He can assure you what is vegetarian/vegan on the menu and is pretty inspirational to chat to too. Food is great, both breakfast and three course evening meals on offer (staying guests only). The other place is the Ecolodge Atlas Kasbah, in the countryside about 30 mins from Agadir airport. They have vegetarian and vegan options available at all times and serve breakfast lunch and dinner (inc. non-guests). Their food was amazing and they grow a lot of the ingredients, you can walk through their lovely gardens too. Post Date: 01/15/18, Replies: 0 01/15/18 0
Central American- Tips for eating vegan? I'll be traveling to Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. I'm writing down a list of all the vegan restaurants where I'm going, but I know there will be times where I'm going to end up somewhere that's not technically vegan. What are you tips for eating vegan in these situations? Go to foods? What are some hidden animal products I should look out for? etcetc. And any other tips you have! Thanks Post Date: 01/10/18, Replies: 1 01/10/18 1
Airline vegan food review Copy of what I just sent to Delta: THIS IS FOR THE CATERING COMPANY FOR DELTA #1551 MSP-LAS Thank you for offering a "Vegetarian (Pure)" VGML meal on this flight. However, if I wanted to eat a bland, boring, insipid "grilled veggie sandwich", I could have brought it onto the plane from any number of restaurants in the airport. You should be ashamed of offering this "meal" in first class. Lettuce on a plain whole wheat bun with 2 slices each of zucchini and yellow squash topped off with a slice of grilled red onion. Dry, no condiments, nothing else. "Salad": 10 cherry tomatoes cut in half along with maybe 10 quarter round slices of cucumber covered in some greasy oil (dressing?). I guess the 2 slices of cantaloupe and pineapple were supposed to be "dessert" Pathetic! Here's an idea: Take whatever the non-vegan meal is and make it vegan. So, instead of the ham and cheese sandwich offered to others, you could use vegan ham slices (they exist - go shopping at Whole Foods to see the variety of manufacturers) and vegan cheese slices (such as Daiya). Other choice was some sort of white rice and chicken dish. VERY easy to veganize: brown rice (using vegetable broth) and either Gardein or Beyond Meat grilled "chix" strip/breast. See, no need to use the grilled veggies in either of these entrees. May I suggest to the "chef" in the company that they get a vegan cookbook and use those recipes instead of using the brain-dead, stuck in the '50s ones I got last night for "dinner". I refuse to eat grilled veggie sandwiches in restaurants, and I certainly didn't eat it on the plane. I had a bag of the cranberry blueberry crunch things, about 30 little bags of peanuts and the fruit slices instead. Post Date: 12/23/17, Replies: 3 12/23/17 3
Food at Air plains ???? Hey guys , what is your experience with meals in air planes ? I haven't traveled since I became veg, but soon I am going oversees and I want to know did they serve only salads, or there exist something for veggies too ??? Post Date: 12/23/17, Replies: 12 12/23/17 12
More Per Capita Veg Restaurants Recently I posted US States and Canadian Province per capita vegetarian and vegan restaurant stats based on Happy Cow listings: Now I'll do this for Europe. Most countries should have reasonably good listings. European Countries Ranked from First to Last for Veg Restaurants per Million People (vegan and vegetarian only, nothing just listed "vegetarian friendly"). (Note that here, countries with less than 100,000 aren't listed.) Iceland 20.8* Czech Republic 17.8 UK 14.6 Austria 14.6 Portugal 14.0 Sweden 14.0 Malta 13.9* Luxembourg 12.9* Lithuania 11.7 Switzerland 10.6 Estonia 10.2 Slovakia 10.1 Netherlands 10.0 Finland 9.9 Ireland 9.5 Spain 9.3 Belgium 8.6 Germany 8.4 Italy 7.8 Denmark 7.6 Hungary 6.8 Poland 6.3 Croatia 5.9 Latvia 5.4 France 5.3 Norway 5.3 Cyprus 4.3 Greece 3.5 Bulgaria 3.4 Macedonia 2.8 Romania 1.7 Serbia 1.2 Kosovo 1.1 Ukraine 1.0 Russia 1.0 Bosnia & Herzegovina 0.8 Albania 0.6 Moldova 0.6 Belarus 0.4 * Extrapolated due to population below 1 million. Obviously, the lowest values are in the east (even counting Mediterranean countries, values increase towards the west). Some other countries for comparison: Singapore 98.8 (this city-state really is impressive with its veg restaurants) Taiwan 24.3 Australia 22.8 New Zealand 21.5 Canada 14.8 US 7.1 Japan 2.8 South Korea 1.8 China 0.5 (but may be under-reported) Post Date: 12/22/17, Replies: 3 12/22/17 3
Vegan THC edibles in amsterdam? Hi everyone, I am going to amsterdam this november and was wondering if anyone knows about coffee shops selling vegan space cakes/brownie/cookies? I've looked online but haven't found anything for now :( I'm desperate - please help mee :) Post Date: 12/09/17, Replies: 3 12/09/17 3
Vegan in Machico, Madeira Hello, first of all I'd like to say I'm on mobile and have no option to search the forum. Also i have no way to get to the forum without going through the add a listing procedure for veg option places and rejecting it. Now to business. I'm staying in Machico and found it hard to find options to eat that were not in Funchal. Funchal is about 10 miles away so in Happycow terms that must mean it's too close to add any non vegan only places. But some people might not have the luxury to travel even 10 miles. But just so anyone else can find it. Yesterday I ate at MareAltea at the boulevard and they had vegan soup and vegan vegetarian dish. Today I'm having a cheeseless pizza just a little further into town at pizza cafe. So far the only vegan options I found. Post Date: 11/28/17, Replies: 2 11/28/17 2
Estonian real life I plan to live in Tallinn,Estonia and need for it supervising commentators about estonian real life.Like where is it possible to do find a job and what their4 prices are,that sort of stuff.Local estonians,any1? Post Date: 11/27/17, Replies: 0 11/27/17 0
Eating around Salvation Mountain I will in the next weeks spend a few days around Salvation Mountain in California, the place from Leonard Knight. Anyone experience of going there, any suggestions on food or other interesting things to share about it? I can't find anything close around with HC, now it looks like being in the middle of nowhere in any case... As it looks now, it looks like I better take food with me from LA, since I don't go till Mexicali where it looks like there are some Vegan restaurants as well. Thanks! Post Date: 10/12/17, Replies: 0 10/12/17 0
Per Capita Veg Restaurants in US/Canada Time to geek out! Here are the veg restaurants per million people for various US states and (all) Canadian provinces. There are some surprises. Note that I only used what Happy Cow lists as vegan or vegetarian restaurants (no veg-friendly restaurants or any stores). First, the US vs. Canada as a whole: US: 7.1 veg restaurants per million people Canada: 14.8 veg restaurants per million people--Canada wins handily with almost double the value of the US! Now the top 10 US states: (DC, while not a state, has (extrapolated due to having fewer than a million people) 41.8 veg restaurants per million people) 1. Hawaii 28.6 2. Oregon 23.6 3. Vermont 19.2 (extrapolated) 4. New York 14.1 (largely due to NYC, which has over 200 veg restaurants--upstate has a significant lower amount per capita) 5. California 12.7 (surprised this is lower than New York, but see NYC comment above) 6. Massachusetts 11.9 7. Washington 11.7 8. New Hampshire 11.2 9. New Jersey 9.9 10. Maine 9.8 Anyone surprised these are all Pacific or Northeastern states? Not me! Now the bottom 10 in the US: 1. South Dakota 0 (the only state with no veg restaurant) 2. Mississippi 1.0 3. Kansas 1.0 (this isn't actually tied with Mississippi, I just only include to one decimal point) 4. Louisiana 1.1 5. North Dakota 1.3 6. Alabama 1.6 7. Wyoming 1.7 8. Oklahoma 2.3 9. Arkansas 2.4 10. Minnesota 2.4 (surprisingly low) Thus, the Plains States and (mainly western) parts of the Southeast rank lowest. One state that should be higher is Colorado (5.3 veg restaurants per million people), which is actually below average for the US. They should have more given that people are generally health-conscious, and at least parts of the state are quite progressive. Now a listing of the Canadian provinces: Yukon 53.6 (Note that Yukon only has 37000 people. There are 2 veg restaurants listed, but being spaced far apart, that would hardly make Yukon a veg mecca.) British Columbia 24.5 Ontario 17.3 Quebec 12.9 New Brunswick 10.6 (extrapolated) Nova Scotia 9.6 (extrapolated) Alberta 8.6 Prince Edward Island 6.8 (extrapolated) Saskatchewan 6.2 Newfoundland & Labrador 5.7 (extrapolated) Manitoba 3.9 Northwest Territories & Nunavut have 0. Canada's provinces with major urban centers do best, but even the prairie provinces do much better than their central US counterparts. Hopefully the numbers for both countries will continue to increase! 4. Post Date: 10/10/17, Replies: 0 10/10/17 0
Vegan pancakes in Ao Nang I know it's kind of a long shot but does anybody know any places in Ao NAng where i could get pancakes? Post Date: 10/01/17, Replies: 0 10/01/17 0
New to Melbourne :) Heya! I am a student moving from Malaysia to Melbourne for studies. I adopted this plant-based diet (mostly vegetarian) few months back and I absolutely love it. Will slowly transition myself to a vegan lifestyle in near future hopefully! However, at the moment I am pretty scared that I will have problems making new friends in Melbourne U due to my diet. Any advice on this issue? :) Post Date: 09/17/17, Replies: 3 09/17/17 3
Studying Abroad as a Vegan Hey guys! I was wondering if any of you have ever studied abroad as a vegan. I've been thinking about going to Australia, but I'm nervous because of having to deal with a host family that are not vegan. If you guys have any tips or comments for me that would be wonderful! Post Date: 09/08/17, Replies: 6 09/08/17 6
New member into this community! Hello mate, I am newbie here. I just joined into this community. Though I am a non-vegetarian. But trying to be vegetarian. Please accept me guys. Thanks! Post Date: 09/07/17, Replies: 0 09/07/17 0

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