Our First Taste of Italian Dining


Le Piccole Vele Resturant

We were two weeks into our Italian getaway before we realized we hadn’t eaten in a single restaurant. With all the veggie restaurants closed for August, we weren’t tempted. We used this time to give our budget a break and cook our own meals. By the time we arrived in Sermoneta, which is about 40 minutes outside of Rome by train, we were ready to treat ourselves. We were delighted when our Couch Surfing host, Martine, suggested we eat at Le Piccole Vele (The Little Sales), a small restaurant located in the Lepini Mountains, just a short drive from Sermoneta. The picture above may not look like much, but it captures the scene. After driving up the mountain, we parked the car and came around a bend to see these lights shining from inside a small house, and smoke coming off the barbecue. We knew we were in for a special meal.

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Vegan Pizza in Italy


We ate a lot of pizza in Italy. Just look! Whenever we found ourselves craving pizza, there was a pizzeria anxious to serve one up. Pizza often seemed like the best option when we were out and about, sight seeing and away from any kitchen. They’re a great choice because they’re cheap, easy to share, and can be taken to a park for a simple picnic lunch.

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

Country Life

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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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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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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Vegan Baked Goods in Berlin: Cupcakes & Pie, Oh My!

Cupcake Berlin Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Frosting and Coconut Flakes

Vegan Vanilla Cupcake with Strawberry Frosting from Cupcake Berlin

It’s been a few days since I’ve brought you a sugar-coma-inducing blog post. I know my review of vegan ice cream options in Berlin was a lot to handle. I’m hoping you’ve all recovered and are ready to take a look at some of the vegan baked goods Berlin has to offer.

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NOW CLOSED – Hans Wurst Organic Vegan Restaurant in Berlin

Hans Wurst Vegan Sunday Brunch

Hans Wurst Sunday Brunch

Please note: Hans Wurst has closed as of January 2011.

Before arriving in Berlin I asked a lot of people for restaurant recommendations and everyone suggested I check out Hans Wurst. The restaurant serves organic vegan food and has an interesting menu with a mix of seasonal specials and standard items like salads, burgers and pizza. I ate there twice, once for brunch and once for dinner.

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Lunch Time at Maja’s Deli in Berlin

Holy Cow it's Vegan!

Maja's Deli: Holy cow, it's vegan!

Maja’s Deli is one of the few restaurants in Berlin that falls somewhere between fast food and fancy. It’s pretty causal, but has a really nice atmosphere, healthy dishes, and affordable prices.

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A Fancy Vegan Dinner at La Mano Verde in Berlin

La Mano Verde

La Mano Verde

Berlin is full of fast food options but there are only a small number of restaurants where vegans can go if they have something to celebrate and want to enjoy a fancy meal in a posh environment. We had an anniversary while in Berlin and decided to make reservations at La Mano Verde.

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