Far too many vegetarians know the feeling of heading out on vacation and then struggling when it comes to mealtime to find something to eat. It can be really frustrating and put a damper on the trip.
Who wants to deal with that?
Here’s the good news, some cities across the country are havens for vegetarians and their special diets. These cities make meal time easy, whether you’re on vacation, at a conference, or just passing through town.
In this post, we’re going to highlight must-visit cities for vegetarians so bring your appetite and get ready to dig in!
Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville has long been a hot spot for artists and creatives to enjoy a thriving community. This increasingly trendy city has a plethora of vegetarian options.
Some of the more popular include Plant, which is a local favorite and was recently listed as one of the top vegan restaurants in the country. And Rosetta’s Kitchen which features vegetarian and vegan soul food. Hey, it’s still the south, right?
Portland has long been a mecca for vegans and vegetarians around the country. In fact, one of the most popular food scenes in the area is based on foraging local plants and fruits. Plus, unlike many cities, it’s thriving food truck scene features plenty of veggie-friendly options.
Here are a few places to check out: Blossoming Lotus is a good spot offering weekly vegan and raw foods specials based on their Asain fusion theme (plus they have a happy hour) and Sweetpea Baking Company which offers a wide range of sweet treats.
New York, New York
When it comes to having pretty much every option for anything in the world, you know you’ll never go wrong with New York City. The Big Apple is not only one of the top tourist destinations in the world, for good reason, it also has thousands of incredible restaurants for every palate.
These are some of the most popular spots among vegetarians: Buddha Bodai is a Chinese restaurant that offers vegetarian and vegan-friendly dim sum also PS Kitchen that only offers artisanal small plates and snacks in a beautiful midtown location.
For a while, Austin was one of the best-kept secrets in America. It’s got a great blend of Texas hospitality, a cool hip vibe and tons of great food and music. Well, the secret is out, and people are heading to Austin in droves each year to take in everything it has to offer.
With an influx of people there brings all sorts of new places to eat that are vegetarian and vegan-friendly including the Bouldin Creek Cafe that started as a coffee shop and has expanded into a really popular breakfast all day option and Lil’ Nonnas a food truck that offers a variety of pizza options.