A Vegan Guide to Traveling During the Holidays

Sarah Von Alt|
December 21, 2018

With year-end holidays comes one of the busiest travel times. If you’re new to vegan eating, staying nourished while traveling might be a bit daunting at first. Whether you’re road-tripping or taking a train or plane to see distant relatives, with a little preparation, it’s easy to find delicious, animal-friendly foods anywhere.

Here are our tips for eating vegan while traveling:

Plan Ahead

If you’re flying or taking a train, knowing the vegan options available in transit (and at the airport) can be helpful. Many airlines offer a vegan meal option, and nearly all of them have a few plant-based snacks.

Even Amtrak has several plant-based offerings. While the menu will vary depending on where you’re traveling, many vegan options, including vegetable lasagna, black bean and corn burgers, and pad thai, are available on most routes.

Bring Snacks

Pack a bunch of easy protein-heavy snacks that you can eat throughout the trip, like almonds, trail mixes, roasted soybean or chickpea snacks, and energy bars. Other easy snack options include fresh or dried fruit, granola, pretzels, and crackers.

Use an App

If you’re road-tripping across several states or just headed to an unfamiliar town, it’s simple to find vegan restaurants and menu options using an app.

The original vegan travelers guide, Happy Cow’s website (and corresponding app), has been an invaluable resource for years and remains one of the best ways to find vegan food around the world (covering 183 countries), with helpful info on restaurants, markets, and more.

The Yelp app is great about listing the vegan-friendly restaurants in your area. Just specify the location and voilà! Since Yelp is a review site, you can also see recommendations and honest feedback on a restaurant’s menu items.


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