One of the most exciting parts of travelling is when you are able to try different cuisines from the places you are visiting. There is so much to tell from foods including history and culture. Therefore, travelling without food hunting will feel incomplete somehow. However, there are also vegans out there who are a bit concerned about the trip since their choices of food tend to be more limited. It doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy travelling as much as the others though. You can still make the most of your trip as vegan and here are some useful tips to consider:
Do some research before the trip
If you want to be more prepared with your trip and what you can eat later, it is best to do a research in advance. The place to find out more about food choices for vegans is social media platforms. You can visit Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter and scroll down to find visually mouthwatering dishes from around the world. Find the right hashtags to help you discover great vegan locations in your intended destination.
Learn useful phrases in local language
There will be times when you need to ask about the foods you are going to enjoy to the server or the chef. To make it easier, learn useful phrases in local language such as asking if there is egg, fat, or meat in the food, you may also ask if there is veg dish in the menu. This way, it will be more efficient for you when selecting the right dishes.
Join local vegan community
It is also recommended that you find out more about the existence of local vegan community in your intended destination. You can search it online and if there is, join and meet them up later. You may have great times befriending them during your trip. Also, you may share various tips or tricks to enjoy the trip as vegan.
Always carry vegan treats with you
Even though you have done your research well, there is always possibility that you are unable to find vegan foods during a trip. To anticipate this, make sure to always carry vegan treats with you. You may pack a bag of cliff bars, ginger chews, or chocolate. They will come in handy when you are craving for sweets.
Learn more about local ingredients
It is almost impossible to know every single ingredient in the world. However, you can learn more about ingredients of the place your are going to visit at least. This way, it will be easier for you when scanning food labels. At least, you won’t be too clueless when reading the ingredients especially when they are in foreign language.
Book accommodation with a kitchen
If you prefer preparing your own vegan foods, might as well booking an accommodation that provides kitchen as well. Hence, you can make your own foods using local produces. Not to mention that it is less costly to cook your own meals during a trip.