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The Top Vegan Destinations Around The World

Veganism is becoming huge around the world, and 5-10 years ago, a lot of vegans would have struggled to travel the world whilst sticking to their diet. Now, it’s a different story.

Tour operator, Topdeck recently carried out a survey and found that food and drink was the second highest expense when travelling. And for a specific diet, costs could go through the roof.. if you’re able to find the right ingredients first. We’ve picked the 3 top destinations, as well as suggestions of where to get some good grub from.

#1 Tel Aviv, Israel

Vegans, rejoice! Israel has the highest percentage of vegans globally (almost 5% are forgoing animal products), so naturally, some of the best vegan restaurants can be found in Tel Aviv, on the country’s Mediterranean coast. The city itself boasts over 400 vegan friendly places to eat at, not to mention Vegan Fest, a huge festival which happens annually every September. It’s not just all about the food though, Tel Aviv offers an array of nightlife, culture and shopping, to compliment the falafels and hummus, obviously.

Nanuchka

This place is the first Georgian Vegan restaurant in the world. Its’ antique setting is full of character and the artwork on the walls is all made by local Israeli artists. Traditional Georgian dishes such as dumplings and baked Khachapuri gives you an authentic experience in the heart of the city. Plus a cocktail or two.. which goes without saying.

Meshek Barzilay

 

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Catering to both vegans and vegetarians, this communal style café is perfect for a cosy meal on the patio. An ultimate local food selection with a ‘farm-to-table’ ethos full of health and flavour.

Zakaim

Rated one of the best vegan restaurants in Tel Aviv, Zakaim brings you a Persian flare reminiscent of the head chef’s Iranian upbringing. Fresh natural foods sourced locally to create some amazing dishes.. watch out for the daily specials!

#2 New York, USA

America is known for its’ food. And New York is a place that is so diverse that it’s able to cater for everyone. There are some incredible high end vegan restaurants, as well as handfuls of cafés nestled in NYC’s concrete jungle. If you’re in the Big Apple, there’s no way you’ll be stuck for vegan options.

Beyond Sushi

Not just your average sushi place, the chefs here create colourful sushi filled with fresh fruit and veggies. Their ethos is simple: eat clean and have a lasting impact on the planet. Which is exactly what they’re doing. There are six locations across the city, so a perfect way to grab a quick lunch wherever you’re exploring.

Ladybird

 

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This dreamy pastel space in East Village is perfect for delish vegan food, as well as a cheeky instagram photo or two. Labeled as a ‘vegetable bar’, the place has a series of tapas style dishes to share with your mates as you sip (or gulp) on cocktails and natural wines.

Avant Garden

If you’re looking for somewhere a little more fancy to splash out for dinner, you’re heading to the right place. Make the most of the NY nightlife and sit down to some incredible dishes you probably won’t experience at home.

#3 London, UK

London’s sheer diversity means it is, of course, home to a huge vegan scene. Mix this with the country’s gastro pubs (no, not the virus) and you have some hearty British meals vegan style. Plus, there’s always events, festivals, markets and meet ups going on if that’s also your cup of tea.

Wulf & Lamb

Treat yourself to a visit to this gem if you ever find yourself among the beautiful scenery of Chelsea. The 100% plant based menu focuses on satisfying a craving for comfort food, and boy do they achieve it. Almost every cuisine you can think of is on offer, so if you’re in two minds as to what you want, you’ve got the best of.. well, every world.

The Blacksmith and the Toffeemaker

 

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A newcomer to the vegan restaurant scene, this place provides the best pub grub around. Burgers, polenta fries, mac & cheese and even a traditional bread & butter pudding for dessert. Just make sure you’re there on a Monday for quiz night!

The Hardihood

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this is the place to indulge your tastebuds. This bakery creates delectable raw cakes that taste as good as they look and look as good as they taste. Get your hands on these sweet treats for the ultimate melt in your mouth experience.

#4 Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

A little closer to home, this place is perfect for rainforest vibes and chilling in the midst of all the rice paddies. Because the place attracts a number of vegan and vegetarian diets, restaurants are popping up all over the place. And to make it all better, the food is super cheap!

Moksa

 

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Nestled amongst the rice paddies, off the beaten track is this tropical oasis that is hard not to miss. Locally sourced food are created with passion and served overlooking their vast gardens. There’s a farmers market at the restaurant too, as well as cooking classes where you can learn to make the food you’re eating.

Alchemy

The perfect spot for a healthy, light lunch in the hustle and bustle of Ubud. A raw banoffee pie to finish looks like a personal favourite and smoothie bowls for days are perfect for a cheeky ‘gram.

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Isabelle is an avid music lover always in search of a good glass of wine and a weekend trip away. A typical Brit, is never far from a cup of tea.

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