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Vegan Dining/Travel April 02, 2007 8:29 AM

I posted a list similar to this one on this group about a year ago, but it's now buried in the archives and was in need of updating anyway. So here it is again, revised and updated, because it continues to be a fairly common lament among veg*ns that dining out, especially when traveling, can be a challenge. This list is by no means comprehensive (so if anyone has any good ones I've not listed, please post!), but I have found the following sites to be very helpful many times. I've limited this list to guides that are more detailed, user-friendly and up-to-date. Many of these sites have wonderful resources, links and information beyond their restaurant guides, so you may want to check them out and/or bookmark them even if you never plan to leave home.

Happy trails and bon appétit!

"The Ultimate Restaurant and Shopping Guide for Vegetarians and Vegans" from Veg Guide:

"Your Online Guide To Vegetarian Restaurants Around the World" from Veg Dining:

"VegetarianGuide to Restaurants and Health Food Stores" from Happy Cow (Worldwide listings):

"VegDC," Compassion Over Killing's very detailed guide to restaurants, shopping, events, etc. in the Washington, DC area:

Click on the "Resources" tab at the top of the VegDC page for links to "Veg Guides in Other Cities" for the following US locations:
San Francisco & SF Bay Area
New York City
Albany, NY
Kansas City
Madison, WI
Portland, OR
San Diego
Sarasota, FL
Tampa Bay Area

"The U.S. Veg Guide" search tool from VegSource:

"Questions, Answers, Ideas for... Veggie Restaurants & Organizations" (also from VegSource, worldwide discussion boards. Not very easy to locate info on a specific place, but a fun exchange of information here, and you can always post a request for info to fellow veg*ns who live in or have traveled to the place you plan to visit).....

"Vegan Restaurant Guides" from Friends of Animals (guides are currently limited to these five US Cities: NY, LA, Seattle, Portland (OR), & Washington, DC):

"Vegetarian (& vegan!) Restaurant, Café and Hotel Guide" from Veggie Places (used to be UK only, now worldwide):

"Vegan Village" (UK only; dining, lodging and shopping guides, among other resources):

If you find yourself stuck (like in an airport) and hungry with only fast food/chain restaurants as an option, this guide will help!....
"Vegan Fare at Restaurant Chains" from Veg Cooking:

And speaking of airports, here's the PCRM's 2006 "Guide to Airport Food" for 11 of the busiest airports in the US:

Green Earth Travel (veg & environtmentally-friendly travel/vegan travel agent):

Vegetarian & Vegan holidays from Responsible Travel:
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 April 02, 2007 9:11 AM

Vegan London:
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Travelhacker's Top 50 Veg*n Restaurants December 08, 2007 11:56 AM

From Travelhacker, The Top 50 Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in the World by Christina Lund (with descriptive notes and links to the restaurants' web sites when applicable).

I found the Travelhacker web site from a recent post on the Travelling Vegan blog, owned by a vegan (what else? ) from Finland named Jari who is "travelling slowly around the world, a few months in every country." He just started the blog in May, beginning in China where he's been for a couple of years. His blog has an emphasis on vegan food, including restaurants, groups and gatherings, as well as photos and accounts of his travel experiences.
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Vegan Restaurant Online July 29, 2008 7:11 AM

Vegan Restaurant Online Green Lifestyle  (tags: vegan, raw, food, restaurant, green, greenliving, greenproducts, health, healthy, humans, organic, society )
This vegan restaurant is being created on-line first, and then will be built to cater to vegans in the area. Interesting concept....
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 July 29, 2008 10:42 AM

A new one that doesn't have many entries yet, but it's growing:
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 August 18, 2008 1:10 PM

There's a growing list of restaurants at Vegan World Order.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 August 19, 2008 9:44 AM

Thanks for the links!

I am pretty peeved at happycow. I think it is quite ridiculous that they will only allow 100% veg resteraunts to be listed now. When I am traveling or dining out it is RARELY with other veg*ns. So, I don't really have a choice in going to non-veg resteraunts when you are the only veggie eater in the group. We need a list of resteraunts to help veg*ns to choose the veg options on the menu. Not to mention that there are ZERO 100% veg resteraunts in the city I live in. So, I am canceling my account with them and switching to

Ok, my rant is over.

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