How To Eat A Vegan Diet When Travelling

Jan 06, 2023by Gabby - F&F

On that new year's resolution list of yours, you may have made a goal to eat vegan. January or should we say Veganuary is the best time to make that goal a reality! The 31-day vegan challenge is adopted by people all over the world, so the support and motivation is at it's highest. 

The problem with January for some people however, is that it is holiday season. People tend to go away, eat out and when you're new to the vegan game, it can all seem a little too hard. So, this year, we have put together some tips on how you can stick to a vegan diet when you travel! And let us tell you, it's easier than you think. Read along!

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Plan Ahead

Tip number one, is simple — plan ahead! No one wants to stress about where to eat on holidays, so our hot tip is to research what's around your stay beforehand. Google and social media have never been more of your friend when it comes to looking up where to eat. You can find some pretty cool places when you do a bit of browsing. So take a look at the menu's and see if they can cater for you dietary requirements. 

When travelling with your friends and family who aren't vegan it can be a little tricky to agree on a place. But fear not! You can still go to a non-vegan resturant or cafe and have the chef customise your meal. Just make sure to phone up beforehand, to see if it's all doable.

Another great tip is to make sure you make a booking to eat in. You don't want to miss out on all the incredible vegan food options, just because the place booked out. If you're new to veganism, you can even start to think about what food combo's you like from your tastings. A great way to gain some inspo, so make sure to secure your spot!


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Book A Place That Has A Kitchen

When booking your holiday stay, be sure to book a place that has a kitchen, especially if it's a long trip. 

Cooking vegan food in your kitchen is the best way to stick to your diet, as you can control all the ingredients that go into your meals. If you're new to veganism and are wondering where to start, a great tip is to cook your favourite recipe, but simply adapt it to ensure it's 100% vegan. For example, if you want to cook spaghetti bolognese, swap out the mince for lentils. You can then experiment with flavours and try different food combo's.

Cooking is always a fun activity to do when you're away in our opinion. So take advantage of teaching yourself something new, and have fun doing it with your friends, partner or family. Did we mention that cooking is going to help you save heaps of money eating out too? Remember to shop local where you can and bring your own Reusable Produce Bags and Shopping Bags to avoid using single-use plastics. 

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Pack Vegan Snacks

When you're on the go, it's a little hard to know what vegan food is around. So when the stomach grumbles start to kick in, try not to give in to temptation. It's easy to want to grab anything in arm's reach, so if that's the case — make sure to pack some vegan snacks with you on your travels. They're also great for having on hand during long flights, buses, and train rides.

Here at F&F we have a wide variety of Snacks to help keep you tied over until meal time.

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A Note On Sustainability

As conscious consumers, we just had to include a note on sustainability. We make it our mission to refuse single-use plastics where we can, and it's no exception for when we're travelling. Packing reusable items is a no-brainer when we're out and about and they fit so easily in our handbags. Some easy travel options include:

We hope these tips help you feel more confident eating a vegan diet when travelling. Nowadays, there are so much more available options too, which is amazing to see!

For more Veganuary tips, make sure to check out the blogs below:

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