Veganism has been on the rise for a number of years now as people decide to step away from animal products for personal and dietary reasons. Living an animal product free life has become easier with new products being produced each year as protein supplements and restaurants featuring more and more vegan-friendly options. However, when deciding where to travel for a long duration ensuring that you can stick to your vegan diet has to be a consideration. These three cities offer the most vegan dining options per population in the world, plus the countries they are situated in offer a feast for the senses and many exciting places to explore.
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Ubud has long been known as a vegan and yoga-friendly place. It also has a shockingly high number of co-working spaces for the digital nomad. It is characterized by well over 43 restaurants that offer vegan options, along with 13 that are strictly vegan. This means that you can spend the day at the beaches on the island or in the close-by Monkey Forest and then have a plethora of vegan options to choose from. If you are looking for a great smoothie or buddha bowl check out Kismet Restaurant and Lounge.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Israel is now reported to have the biggest vegan population in the world which means there are a ton of vegan restaurants to choose from all over the country, but specifically in Tel Aviv. Eating vegan eliminates the worry of not keeping kosher, so vegan food is always a good option. It is reported there are around 400 restaurants with vegan choices. Check out Anastasia for a changing menu which offers all sorts of dishes with fresh salads and vegan cheeses. Don’t forget to try roasted cauliflower with tahini when you’re there, it is simply the best.
Portland, Oregon, USA
As one of the cities that is constantly on point with culinary trends, it should come as no surprise that Portland boasts many restaurants with vegan options and even a vegan mall. It has restaurants which cater to every price point with vegan fine dining actually being an option. You won’t have to worry about finding meals that feature salads and other lentil based dishes as the only vegan-friendly option, but entire restaurants like Blossoming Lotus which have perfected the art of nut cheeses and plant-based meat substitutes. Jackfruit barbecue is delicious.