Follow the steps below to make your vegan travel experience as painless as possible:
- Research, research, research!
Use our Ultimate Travel Guide to help you find out more about your chosen travel destination. We’ve got phrases, restaurant suggestions, local tips, and travel advice for lots of different countries and will continue to add to this.
We also recommend using HappyCow, which is constantly updated with new and exciting vegan businesses.
- Book a vegan meal for your flight/train journey.
Even if you do this during booking, we recommend ringing the travel company a couple of days before your journey – just to double-check! There’s nothing worse than travelling on an empty stomach.
- Tell everyone you’re vegan!
Yep, that’s right – fit that stereotype and tell everyone who’s listening that you’re vegan. That includes your hosts, restaurant staff, friends that you meet along the way, etc.
Telling people in advance will help you avoid any sticky situations such as having non-vegan treats left on your bed as a “welcome surprise” or finding out that a chicken has been slaughtered to celebrate your visit.
- Prepare travel snacks and pack some emergency food.
Believe us, you’ll thank yourself for this later.
We like to stay in places that have kitchen space so we can prepare nutritious food in case it’s particularly difficult to source vegan options (it’s also a great money-saver). Consequently, having some non-perishable food, such as quinoa, rice, nuts, your favourite seasoning, TVP, and some food supplements, might just save your vegan butt.
We also love to travel with Form Nutrition Superblend (the toffee flavour is insanely good) because it’s packed full of essential nutrients, which you might need after a week-long diet of vegetable fried rice and chips!
Small snacks such as breakfast bars, protein balls, and dried fruit are great to tide you over until you can find your next vegan meal. Why not try out the recipe below for some delicious peanut protein balls using Form Nutrition Protein Powder: