For a vegetarian or vegan, the thought of eating out can be a bit overwhelming. Traveling to a different country and culture can be an even bigger challenge. But fear not, there are many resources available that can make traveling a breeze. In the next few installments, I'm going to include some tips and websites that offer vegetarian alternatives and information for the traveling herbivore.
I think the logical place to start would be with flight information. With budget cuts and bankruptcies, many airlines have limited if not completely cut out all specialized meal options. If you wish to be provided with a snack or meal on your flight remember to contact your airline ahead of time. If a vegetarian option is available it must be requested beforehand. If a vegetarian option is not available, packing a small snack is a great option. PETA has a great list of vegan foods at the following link: Accidentally Vegan
Here are some popular snack items that are vegan and travel-friendly:
- Goldenberg's Peanut Chews (Original)
- Nature Valley Peanut Butter, Maple Brown Sugar, Banana Nut, Cinnamon, Pecan Crunch, Roasted Almond and Apple Crisp Granola Bars
- Laffy Taffy
- Ginger Snaps
- Ritz Crackers
- Swedish Fish
- Wheat Thins
- Famous Amos Sandwich Cookies
My favorite place to find vegetarian-friendly information on the Web is HappyCow. I will be making many references to this wonderful site. In the future, I will discuss fast food options for the traveling veggie, vegetarian and vegan friendly foreign cuisine, and things to look out for when looking for food. Happy eating!
By Jennifer Horigan