One of my favourite aspects of travelling, is enjoying the delicious food. I can remember, in the days before camera phones and instagram, when the only time it was “acceptable” to photograph your meal was when you were on holiday.
Being vegetarian for many years means I haven’t always found it easy to sample the local cuisine. Whilst on holiday with my family if I ordered “vegetarian pizza” it would arrive covered in fish and a vegetarian pasta dish would contain ham (I know!). I have spent no end of vacations eating salad and omlette every night, which if I was vegan, would of course be even more difficult.
I love how nowadays, thanks to the internet and social media, it is far easier to be more knowledgeable about the region we are planning to stay in. Years ago, we could only go by the guide book and if they weren’t up to date there was no guarantee that the places we wanted to visit would still be there or up the same standard.
Next time I travel somewhere new, I want to be more organised and make sure I actually get to experience some local vegetarian delights.
One vegan and vegetarian food guide that I will definitely be using on my next travels is this one by House Trip. It covers three wonderful cities: London, Paris and Berlin.
I visit London quite often but have never visited a truly vegetarian or vegan restaurant there. However, I am increasingly finding more vegetarian friends (yay!) so I’m sure that I will get to try some out soon. Inspiral London sounds like an amazing place where I would love to chill out, whilst at Amico Bio I could enjoy vegetarian rich and hearty Italian food .
Within the food guide, once you choose your city of preference, you can then choose from a variety of filters such as vegan, best for families or special occasions, this is particularly useful for when we go away with our kids and need to find a family friendly restaurant.
In Paris I would love to dine at Le Grand Appetit and can imagine grabbing a bite to eat at Maoz Paris whilst sightseeing.
Meanwhile, in Berlin I would enjoy great vegan food and German beer at Viasko or a family vegetarian meal, quite possibly with dumplings, at Momas.
In other news next month the first vegetarian restaurant will be opening in my local town- I can’t wait and will be sure to tell you all about it!
I think this guide is such a great idea and I hope they extend it to to lots of other tourist destinations. What city or destination would you like to see added to the guide?
In association with House Trip
Thanks to my sister, Ceri for the photos. xxx