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Questions About Vegetarian Travel and Restaurants
One of the best places to start looking for vegetarian travel resources is our Travel section. You will find a listing of sites, books, and a bulletin board at: www.vrg.org/travel/. You will also find several City Guides there. Another very helpful section of our site is the travel links section, where you will find links to vegetarian and vegetarian friendly tours, travel agents, and lodging. This is at: www.vrg.org/links/vacation.htm.
The best place for international information is The International Vegetarian Union www.ivu.org. There you will find contact information for local groups, links to restaurant guides, information about various countries, and so much more. You will also want to check World Animal Net worldanimalnet.org/new.asp, where you will find additional local resources.
We publish The Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the US and Canada. Read more about it at: www.vrg.org/catalog/guide.htm.
If you are looking for travel guides for the United Kingdom, Europe and more you will want to contact Vegetarian Guides Ltd. They publish Vegetarian London, Vegetarian Britain, Vegetarian France, and are working on Vegetarian Europe. They have created a new online shop. You can also access the site at: www.vegetarianguides.co.uk or email them at email@example.com.
If you are a vegetarian traveling to Walt Disney World and the Orlando area, Vegetarian Walt Disney World will be invaluable. Go to: www.stonecircleinc.com/vegworld/
Tofu Tollbooth is a guide to natural foods stores in the US by Elizabeth Zipern and Dar Williams. It is available through VRG for $17. You can order online, just list the book title in the notes field or you can call 410-366-8343 M-F 9-5 (EST) to order over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard. The $17 price includes media mail shipping.
You can also try Healthy Journeys, a 243 page guide, which is available from Charisma Publishing, 175 Heartbreak Hill, Palermo, ME 04354; www.healthyjourneys.net.
We have links to individual vegetarian restaurants at: www.vrg.org/links/restaurant.htm
Also, if you are traveling to Maryland, don't forget to check out our Maryland Dining Guide. It lists over 130 vegetarian friendly restaurants in Baltimore and the surrounding areas.
Often the best place for information about area restaurants is a local vegetarian
group. You will find links to US based groups on these pages:
I'm going to be traveling to Europe and Asia, and I need translations to show waiters and chefs in several different languages. Do you know where to look?
You can also contact the American Vegan Society, which offers a Vegan Passport, which explains vegetarianism in several languages. The American Vegan Society, 56 Dinshah Lane, P.O. Box H, Malaga, New Jersey 08328-0908 Tel: 609-694-2011.
The book Speaking Vegetarian, which is published by Pilot Book, is available for $14.95. They can be reached at 800-797-4568 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Vegetarian Vacation Guide list vacation spots all over the US, Canada, and Europe, some with websites to check out. It is at: www.vrg.org/travel/vegvacation.htm.
Also try The Vegetarian Traveler (303 pages), by Jed and Susan Civic, a guidebook for vegetarian, vegan, and environmentally sensitive travelers. This guide lists almost 300 guest houses, B&B's, motels, hotels, spas, resorts, hostels, retreat centers, and outdoor adventure tours. It has an international focus and includes information for the US, the Caribbean, South America, the UK, and Europe. The Vegetarian Traveler is available through VRG for $18. You can order online, just list the book title in the notes field or you can call 410-366-8343 M-F 9-5 (EST) to order over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard. The $18 price includes special standard shipping.
I'm very interested in learning about all the different veggie B&B's throughout the U.S. Does anyone know of a guide to this sort of thing or have a list available?
Try looking through our Vegetarian Vacation Guide: www.vrg.org/travel/vegvacation.htm
This link: www.vrg.org/links/vacation.htm will take you to all sorts of B&B's.
This is another online guide:
If you are traveling to Israel, get the Guide to Vegetarian Restaurants in Israel www.vrg.org/catalog/isguide.htm
Within 3 weeks I will be travelling around in Zambia. What are the possibilities for vegetarian food?
The IVU site has a section on Zambia: www.ivu.org/global/africa/zambia.html
This group: The Zambian Society of Vegetarians, P.O. Box 40728 MUFULIRA Fax: + 260 (2) 410 211 might be able to offer some advice.
There is a vegetarian restaurant in Cancun called 100% Natural with three locations:
The International Vegetarian Union page for Latin America www.ivu.org/global/latinam/index.html has some helpful information, and additional links.
We published an article, "Veggie Dining in Mexico City," and you can access it at www.vrg.org/travel/vjmexcty.htm.
We also published a Guide to Latin American Resources and that is on our website at www.vrg.org/travel/larg.htm#Restaurants.
I'm traveling to the Dominican Republic very soon. What is the possibility of getting vegan (or vegetarian) food there?
You should find some help from the links listed on this page: www.ivu.org/global/latinam/dominican.html
You might find the article "Vegan in the UK" helpful. There is a list of tips and resources at the end: www.vrg.org/travel/ukdavida.htm
The idea of a dude ranch where I could get vegan meals is probably an oxymoron but my husband would like to vacation at a dude ranch and I am a vegan. Any suggestions?
Surprisingly, there are several that will cater to vegetarians and vegans! Here are a few places to check out.
This site will help you find natural foods stores near you: www.healthyjourneys.net/Default.htm
There are restaurants and stores here: www.vegeats.com/restaurants/
You might decide that you want to order some hard to find products via mail or internet order. There are some products and retailers here: www.vrg.org/links/products.htm
We sure do, try Traveling with Vegan Children by Reed Mangels, PhD, RD. Go to www.vrg.org/journal/vj97may/976trav.htm
We are looking for help on some ideas for cheap eats while on a cross-country road trip. We will have a camping stove and a hot pot.
You could try couscous, rice, pasta, or noodles, all of which cook quickly and easily. "Just add water" soups and pastas are another option. There are also several Asian style meals available in grocery stores that just need to be boiled to heat and serve. Tortillas, marinated tofu, and hummus make easy road sandwiches, and so does good old peanut butter and jelly.
Also, don't forget about our Guide to Fast Food.
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