Planning to travel out of your country with your friends and family this summer holiday? But, the only thing that's getting you worried is that you are a vegetarian. Almost every country has some or the other kind of meat as their identity. What are you going to eat then? Energy bars, nuts, cuppa-noodles, fruits, that's it? Don't worry. You no longer have to munch only on that. Here is a list of countries that are great to visit and have the best vegetarian food you could have.
Go anywhere around India and you are sure to find pure veg food destinations India easily. So, this is the safest bet for a vegetarian traveler. The Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations ranked India as the lowest consumer of meat in the world on 2007. Though the number of Indians consuming meat is rising, 42% of Indians are still vegetarians. Hindus and Jains that comprise almost 80% of India often do not eat meat. So, finding vegetarian food anywhere in India shouldn’t be a problem for you. If you’re looking for discount offers on food ordering, don’t miss these food and dining deals when you’re in India.
Many Ethiopians belong to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, where Wednesdays and Fridays are considered as meat-free days. This is the reason vegetarian food is widely available in the country. Don’t forget to have the unavoidable injera, a large thin pancake used to pick up food from your plate, while you are here. You can choose what you would like to pick up with your injera – lentils, peas, beans, spinach or cauliflower, and don’t forget to spice up your dish with the traditional Ethiopian berbere sauce!
You might wonder how UK can be a vegetarian-friendly city. The thought of a UK city brings fish and chips to mind. But, UK chefs have started moving towards vegetarian culture. With one in five UK residents moving towards vegetarianism, it has become easy to find delicious vegetarian foods in London too.
Jamaican people belonging to the Rastafari Movement follow a strict vegetarian Ital diet. Although they form only 8 to 10% of the Jamaican population but, with them around, it becomes easier to find purely vegetarian restaurants. Also, the country has a bountiful growth of delicious fruits and vegetables, making good vegetarian food easy to have.
Israel is another large vegetarian place. Its street food highly comprises of falafels and hummus, which you can’t probably resist! By the end of 2013, out of a population of 8 million Israelis, there were 2,00,000 vegans and the number has only been growing.
Taiwan is equally a great place for non-vegetarians as well as vegetarians. There is a great Buddhist and Daoist influence in the country due to which Taiwan has a large vegetarian population. The government also encourages one-day-a-week vegetarian diet and strictly regulates labeling of all vegetarian foods.
So now, all you vegetarians can happily plan a trip anywhere around these countries and rest assured that you can find the best and most delicious vegetarian cuisine for you!