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Is it hard for vegetarians to find good food while traveling?

  1. Emme West profile image54
    Emme Westposted 8 years ago

    Is it hard for vegetarians to find good food while traveling?

    I recently made the switch to vegetarianism, and worry that I will starve during my travels. Does anyone have any tips for vegetarian travelers?

  2. Katelyn Weel profile image87
    Katelyn Weelposted 8 years ago

    Depending on where you're traveling, it's not hard at all. The tricky part is when you don't speak the language and can't fully understand the menu.

    For the most part, however there are tons of options. Don't forget, nobody eats 100% meat all the time. You may need to be fairly open minded (again, depending on where you are going), but you definitely won't starve. There will always be meatless side dishes or appetizers you can have as a meal, if no vegetarian main course is available.

    If you're vegan on the other hand, you'll need to be extra careful as you never know when animal fats, eggs, honey, etc are added to restaurant food... especially if you can't read the menu.

  3. Hmrjmr1 profile image80
    Hmrjmr1posted 8 years ago

    It's more difficult in (but not impossible) Europe and the US, Throughout Asia and Africa it's more common to have Veg only meals.

  4. J. Kumm profile image57
    J. Kummposted 8 years ago

    This is definitely doable. In my experience it depends largely on with whom you travel. If you are alone or with other veggies, you can seek out establishments with vegetarian items or complete menus. If you are with a larger group, you might have to be more creative because the veggie options won't be the group's main concern.

    In my experience, even in the meatiest of places I can find sides, salads, and veggie options with a little creativity. You might not always find a complete meal on the menu, but you can make one by ordering piece by piece or making a special request.

    Happy healthy travels. smile

  5. Dim Flaxenwick profile image79
    Dim Flaxenwickposted 8 years ago

    Good question if you care about what you are eating . My husbands sister has been completely vegetarian for50 years and swear that is why she such a healthy 74 yr old.
              At home is easy you buy what you want. Travelling can be different but doesn't have to mean difficult. e.g. If you travel through India you'll find restaurants advertised as NON veg so people know the can get meat in there. There is no need for them to advertise  vegetarian food because most of it is.If you like indian food there are good indian restaurants outside of India that will help you choos wonderful meals made with beans, lentils green vegetables , usually mixed with fantastic spices..
    This is only one avenu, so if you don't like Indian food let me know. My sister in law is an expert and prefers more bland food

  6. carenmorgan9 profile image58
    carenmorgan9posted 8 years ago

    yeah i no but not always there is few places in world were people who are non-veg they face most of the problems.

  7. Edgeon profile image58
    Edgeonposted 8 years ago

    It depends on the country.  Developed countries like those in Western Europe will have plenty of options, along with countries that are less meat-based, such as India or those in Southeast Asia.  You will have more trouble finding vegetarian-aimed dishes in South America, Central America, Eastern Europe and Africa.  Still, you can always just order sides dishes and skip the meat.  Also, if your choice is due to health rather than moral reasons, allowing yourself fish will mean that there is nowhere you travel where you won't find a sufficient meal.