Alaska, AK (103 listings)
Travel Notes: Known for its rugged beauty and vast wilderness, Alaska- which is about two-and-one-half times the size of Texas- is a destination for outdoor exploration and wildlife viewing. Alaskans and tourists alike hunt and fish for sport and subsistence, and the growing season for produce is short, so vegan eateries are not common; tofu is not a widespread food staple in Alaska. Vegetarian options are easier than vegan options to find without searching ahead, though almost all restaurants prepare both veg- and non-veg food on the same equipment and in the same oil. Businesses in Alaska often hang hand-written signs on doors announcing day, weekend, or month-long closings, so be sure to call ahead if you have your heart set on frequenting a specific restaurant or cafe, especially in the smaller locales. The cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks have the most ample and varied vegan options within the state, and the smaller destinations of Haines and Talkeetna have quality vegan options. Everything is more expensive in Alaska than in the Lower 48, and vegan food can be even more expensive than the more abundant non-vegan food throughout the state. In the summer vegetables abound at farmers' markets, and vendors often sell vegan baked goods and prepared foods. Be sure to pick up provisions if passing through the larger cities, and with some planning for veg eating, a trip or move to Alaska will prove a most enjoyable adventure.
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