Ecological tourism has become a trend in recent years, and vegetarian or vegan tourism is called a separate direction of “green” travel. We are talking about those cities where a tourist who doesn’t eat meat and fish will have something to try without violating their beliefs. It’s difficult to maintain your vegan beliefs when traveling in an unfamiliar city. Sometimes it seems that this is, by definition, wild and wasteful for the budget.
Even in the most “gloomy” meat-eating cities, you can always find something edible for vegans. You just need to know where to look and prepare for the trip in advance. Just a few right steps before the trip, plus a competent “market research” upon arrival at the place – and you will have a great time without changing your principles in any way.
Realizing that we are doing a good job, we have prepared several places for “green” travelers based on the number of restaurants for vegetarians (+ depending on the population), as well as on the annual amount of meat per capita.
What have we found out by the calculations? Seychelles are the winner due to its small population, a bunch of vegetarian restaurants, and low consumption of meat. Vegetarians and seafood lovers will probably like the dishes of local chefs the most. The garnish is almost always rice or stewed vegetables; the most popular ingredients are coconut, fish (and there are more than 1000 species of it off the coast of Seychelles), and spicy curry. By the way, Thailand, Malaysia, is also perfect for “green” tourism. Also, you can visit Sao Tome or Principe.
Despite the high level of meat consumption in the United States, there was the largest number of vegetarian restaurants (this is a fact)! However, many restaurants don’t mean that all favorable factors coincide, right? Therefore, the first place – Seychelles.
There is even a Global Vegetarian Index. So, according to this index, countries favorable for vegan travel are ranked this way. The top five include some countries in Africa (Seychelles), Asia (Thailand), Europe (United Kingdom), North and South America (Belize and Peru). Oceania closed this top by the Solomon Islands.
How was the Global Vegetarian Index created? When analyzing countries, several important factors were taken into account. Countries were compared based on the number of restaurants for vegetarians (+ depending on the population), as well as on the annual amount of meat per capita.
Each country was then sorted according to each criterion and assigned a certain rating. The total scores for all categories were summed up, and a general index was derived. So that’s it!