How to Travel and be Vegan

Travelling, Veganism

Summer is here and many of us find ourselves traveling. Slipping up is really easy on the road as it is so much easier to just go with what is being served locally without asking too many questions. The key is preparation- make sure you’ve done your research before you arrive. 

The first thing I do in a new city is hit up the local supermarket and stock up on essentials like fruit, vegetables, bread, nut butter, and plant milk. These standbys can be found almost everywhere and while not exactly pictured in travel blogs, a peanut butter sandwich on the beach can be very satisfying. 

I eat ice cream almost everyday when I’m on vacation. I’ve found that if a city doesn’t have a readily available vegan option, most sorbets are a decent option. Most restaurants have a few vegetarian options which can easily become vegan with a few simple requests. Order a vegetarian pizza without cheese or a falafel wrap with hummus instead of yoghurt. Most restaurants will be happy to oblige and make an extra effort for you! 

Do you have any vegan travel tips? Let me know in the comments! 

BIG HUGS

Vegan Pizza Party in Estonia

Travelling

Sometimes it can be challenging finding places to eat when you’re in a vegan – non-vegan relationship. My boyfriend and I often want completely different meals so we often meet in the middle and go for pizza! Pizza is so easy to veganize as you can easily ask the restaurant to remove the cheese and meat.

We found wonderful pizza in Estonia! Here are some of our favorites!  

Kaja Pizza Köök; didn’t have vegan cheese, although the high-quality of their ingredients more than made up for it. The base was made with sour dough and was incredibly tasty and flaky! The tomato sauce was perfectly tangy as well. It’s got a great vibe inside- friendly staff and a great selection of Ramones, Sex Pistols, and other old school punk music spinning. 

Address: Õle 33, 10319 Tallinn, Estonia 

Vegetable pizza with vegan cheese and vegan mayonnaise
Vegan kebab pizza with mayonnaise and rucola

Opera Pizza; is an Estonian pizza chain that serves vegan pizza – and my goodness they know how to make a vegan pizza sinful. They have two different vegan combinations. My favorite was their vegan kebab pie that came with mayo served on top. It was greasily inventive and I can’t wait to go back! 

Address: Kotka 3a, 11315 Tallinn, Estonia 

La Dolce Vita; serve a thin-crust pizza with olives, mushrooms, and pinapple. It came with plenty of vegan cheese and was overall very tasty. You could also purchase a vegan cheese swirl that tasted amazing!

Address: Kompanii 10, 51005 Tartu, Estonia 

Estonia’s pizza game is strong! My initial impression is certainly positive and I look forward to making my own vegan guide to Tallinn! 

BIG HUGS