Being vegan while traveling the world doesn’t have to be difficult! Discover the top 3 vegan-friendly spots in Asia before you plan your trip.
More people are embracing the vegan lifestyle in 2019. According to The Economist, 25 percent of Americans aged 25 to 34 years old claimed that they are proud vegans or vegetarians.
The article also revealed that the sales of vegan food products in the US increased 10 times faster from January to June last year. This demonstrates that the popularity of plant-based diets continues to be on the rise, but being vegan comes with several challenges.
One of them is finding vegan-friendly meals while on holiday. Fortunately, there are a lot of places all over the world that embrace the vegan culture. Some of which can be found in Asia.
For those who are considering spending their holiday in the Asian region, here are several places where they can explore the best-tasting vegan delicacies.
Singapore, the diverse destination
Singapore is one of the most popular holiday places in Asia. Aside from the remarkable tourist spots and chic shopping destinations, Singapore also appeals to a lot of vegan travelers because of its many vegan-friendly dining options.
One of them is The Boneless Kitchen located at The Commerze, Irving. This is the go-to place of vegans who are craving Korean cuisine. They are known for their delicious vegan Kimchi Mandu. They also have Dolsot Bibimbap rice bowl topped with loads of shredded vegetables. For those who want an all-veggie version of local foods, the Genesis in Central Singapore would be the best bet.
Aside from the plant-based meals, these restaurants also offers plenty of tourist-friendly services such as food tours, English menus, and a courteous staff. Also, most diners accept cashless payments if you do not have enough Singaporean dollars in their wallets. This means that any tourists can eat in these dining establishments without bringing cash.
Taipei, Taiwan’s Capital
PETA Asia listed Taipei as the best city in Asia for vegans. This is because of the numerous vegan and vegan-friendly dining options in the city.
One of the most popular restaurants is the Ooh Cha Cha at the Technology Building or near the Guting MRT Station. It serves plant-based “bacon and cheese” burger, their version of the Vietnamese Bahn Mi, and other delicious vegan dishes.
For dessert, vegans can also visit the Soul R. Vegan Cafe or the Fresh Bakery & Cafe Taipei for fresh bread and pastries. Both establishments can be found in Zhang Xiao E. Road.
Makati, Philippines’ Business And Tourism District
Aside from the hippest bars and clubs in the metro, Makati City in the Philippines also appeals to vegan tourists because of the number of restaurants that offer plant-based food.
Travelers can have a taste of traditional Filipino dishes like adobo and sisig without the meat at the Greenery Kitchen near The Circuit. The Corner Tree Cafe in Jupiter St. also offers a wide range of plant-based meals and desserts. This veteran vegan establishment is known for its all-veggie Veg Nut Roast “meatloaf” and the Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna.
These are just three of the top cities in Asia where vegan travelers can find plenty of vegan dining establishments. With so many options, all travelers have to do is to enjoy their trip and taste all the delectable vegan meals during their holiday.