So, you love to travel, but you’re also a vegan. You probably already know how difficult that can be, with few places in the world that can accommodate your special dietary needs. But the good news is, there are some spots that tend to be a lot more vegan-friendly than most, including these.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur is not only a melting pot of cultures from India to China, it’s home to nearly 100 vegetarian or vegan specific restaurants offering everything from hummus and falafel sandwiches to aloo ghobi, chana masala and mock-meat variations of all the traditional Chinese favorites. The city also hosts a number of Boost Juice outlets which serves up especially yummy vegan options like the dairy-free cookies-and-“cream,” made with vegan Oreos. Gopala Vegetarian Restaurant features an extensive array of cultural fare from Indian to Thai, and you’ll find numerous vegetarian hawker stalls throughout Kuala Lumpur too.
Mumbai is home to the largest vegetarian population in the world. As such, it’s pretty easy to find all types of vegetarian options in just about every food stall and restaurant here. You will need to watch out for dairy, as Indian vegetarians are mostly lacto-vegetarians, meaning they don’t eat meat, eggs or fish, but they do consume dairy. Still, you certainly won’t go hungry here with the multitude of vegan dishes to be found at places like Birdsong Café with an especially tasty black rice and mushroom risotto or the roasted zucchini bruschetta and grilled corn and jalapeno quesadilla at Under the Banyan Tree. For dessert, you can enjoy an extensive range of dairy-free sorbets at Amore Gourmet Italian Gelato or especially decadent treats like Dark Truffle chocolates at C4 Chocolates.