Archive for October, 2010

Vegan Tips & Trips: October

Welcome to the October edition of Tips & Trips, a roundup of vegan travel tips and blog posts by vegans who have recently traveled and documented their food finds. If you have some tips or want to submit a link, please contact us.

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Checkin’ Out the Vegan Restaurant Scene in Prague, Czech Republic

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Country Life

Earlier this week I wrote about all of the vegan products we were able to find in Prague’s organic shops and health food stores. Today’s post is all about the restaurants. Well, not all of Prague’s veggie restaurants. Just a couple we managed to dine at during our three day visit. Oh, and one ice cream shop, just for good measure.

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Tips for Ordering Vegan Meals in Chinese or Any Foreign Language


Pumpkin, Cabbage and Tofu for Lunch in Yulong Village, Yangshuo, China

This guest post was written by Dan Friedman, a guy who lives in New York, misses China, and can order vegan meals in a lot of languages. He also runs More Than Salad, a worldwide directory of vegetarian and vegan restaurants.

I am vegan, and I traveled in China for six months. Such a journey is not without its trials.

Certainly, there are vegetarian restaurants in China. In bigger cities like Shanghai or Beijing, there are many, and out in the sticks or suburbs, you will find one at a Buddhist temple here or there (sometimes a really good one).

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A Peek into Prague’s Bio Shops

Vegan Bus Snacks

Snacks for the Bus

Europe is a wonderful place to visit for so many reasons but one big one is that it’s easy to hop from country to country with just a short ride on a bus or train. We wanted to take advantage of this luxury so we caught a bus from Berlin to Prague. Before starting our bus journey, we made a quick trip to the supermarket. We picked up fruit smoothies, grapes, wholegrain rolls and a jar of tomato spread made from sunflower seeds. Having forgot our cutlery, we also snagged some chopsticks for spreading. There were no plastic knives, spoons or forks in sight. Sometimes you have to get creative. After five hours on the bus, we arrived in Prague. Ready to eat, of course!

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Beyond Fresh Fruit: Snacks Fit for Vegan Travelers in Turkey


Fresh Peach

This guest post is by Heather Nauta from Healthy Vegan Recipes. Heather is a registered holistic nutritionist who teaches you how to live a healthy vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. Visit Healthy Vegan Recipes to check out her vegan travel videos.

The usual snacks for my husband, Phil, and I are fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. These foods are available pretty much everywhere, and we’ve been eating lots of them on the road, including some gigantic peaches. We’ve also found a few more interesting snack ideas for vegans while traveling in Turkey that we wanted to share.

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Vegan Japan: Udon Noodles to Bite-Size Temple Food

This guest post is by Marie from the Candy Penny blog. In 2009, Marie traveled extensively through Japan and found many vegan options. This post is a summary of some of her favourite meals. To read more about Marie’s travels, visit Candy Penny.

1.The Unique Find: Gozan Noodle Shop, Kamakura, Japan

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Kenchin Udon & Vegetable Soup

Visiting the temples south of Tokyo I stumbled upon the Gozan Noodle Shop. This homey noodle shop that appeared to specialize in ken-chin (vegetarian) style soup. This steaming bowl came with plentiful vegetables and chewy delicious udon noodles.

Read the full Candy Penny review here.

Gozan Noodle Shop
1531 Yamanochi
Kamakura, Japan

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Interview with Bikya Masr

Bikya Masr, a website run by one of our friends in Egypt, just posted a Vegan Backpacker interview. Check it out here.

I answer questions like…

How long have you guys been traveling and what would you tell people who are going to try the same?

Often, people say that many cities do not offer any vegan options. What has been your experience?

What has been your most memorable meal?

Lion’s Share Industries Giveaway: And the Winner is…

Congratulations to Amanda! She is the winner of our Lion’s Share Industries giveaway.

A big thank you to Lion’s Share and everyone who entered and promoted the giveaway. Thank you!!!

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A Taste of Vegan Mexico

This guest post is by Marie from the Candy Penny blog. In 2010, Marie traveled extensively through Mexico and found many vegan options. This post is a summary of some of her favourite meals. To read more about Marie’s travels, visit Candy Penny.

1.The Unique Find: Fonda Antigua, Guanajuato, Mexico


Sopes Topped w/ Beans, Carrot, Mushroom Gravy, & Salsa. Served w/ Rice & Beans

There is nothing better than finding a restaurant without the help of the internet or guide book. Fonda Antigua in Guanajuat is a charming antique designed cafe that offers a daily vegetarian meal. The menu del dia includes an agua fresca, salad, soup, basket of fresh tortillas, main dish, and small dessert for around $5.00 USD. The warm staff ensured my meal was veganized and served up everything with a side of TLC.

Read the full Candy Penny review here.

Fonda Antigua
Campenero 15, 2nd Floor
Guanajuato, Mexico

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